Do You Know Minnesota’s Unofficial Units of Distance?
Being Minnesotan means being able to speak and understand our unique language, idioms, and even our own unique units of measurement? What, you don't know them? Here is a crash course.
Minnesotans don't like to be specific, if we can generalize, we will. That's why it's important to know if someone tells you, "that's a pretty good drive," what that exactly means in real time and distance, unfortunately we can just estimate these things, again, being specific is not in our nature.
Sure, with technology we can often avoid the scenario of having to ask someone for directions, but it's still important to know these terms just in case you're stuck in Northern Minnesota with no smartphone and you need to get somewhere.