I seem to have lost my pf blogging mojo so I'm just going to blog about whatever.
I got into an interesting conversation with Rivulet over at $12 A Day about accents. I'm from Minnesota which has one of the most made fun of accents in the country. If you have seen the movie Fargo you know what I'm talking about. The accent is usually done wrong in the movies but it is there. It has its roots in a strong Scandinavian background.
My grandparents were Norwegian and even though they were both born in the States they never lost the thick accent. The o's are longer and th is often pronounced as d. When you listen to them talk, it is very up and down with accentuating different syllables than normal. When Y first met my grandma, he asked where she was from and couldn't believe that she had lived in MN her whole life.
I could hear the accent before I moved away but when I lived in TN and went back, I could really hear it. I live now in North Dakota and the accent here is not as pronounced because it was settled by many Germans.
Anyways, I'm proud to have Norwegian ancestry. Norwegians came here and worked their own land to make a modest living. They were typically educated and women played a strong role in farm life from taking care of the house to working the fields with their husbands.
Anybody else have Norwegian ties? What is your ancestry?