16 Ways To Tell You’re From Duluth Without Telling People You’re From Duluth
One of my favorite social media trends is "Tell me something without telling me something". I just think they're great and I had to do a Duluth version.
I've lived in Duluth my entire life, and there is just something about it that makes you feel that this is just what people from here say or do. We live in a beautiful outdoor city with plenty to do, but often you'll find people from Duluth or Minnesota saying and doing the same things.
For the sake of saying it, I'm leaving the Minnesota accent out of this one. For Pete's sake, I know when you read this you'll say everything with the "long o" anyways, you betcha.
I got together with co-workers to compile a list of ways you can tell someone is from Duluth without actually saying they're from Duluth:
How To Tell You're From Duluth Without Saying You're From Duluth
You find yourself saying "I think I'm gonna run Grandma's this year".
There's always the alternative where you find yourself going to the cabin or getting out of town of year during Grandma's weekend.
You recognize the names of the ship entering the Duluth Harbor just by the sound of their horn. "Oh yeah, that's definitely the James R. Barker".
You find yourself saying "Amzoil" and not "Amsoil".
You call it the "deck" and not the D-E-C-C.
You keep a jacket in your car all year long. One day it's above 50 degrees, the next you can literally see your breath. Hey, sometimes the switch happens over a few hours.
You just wear a hockey jersey as your "jacket"
You refuse to turn the heat on until it’s below 50 degrees and you just tell your loved ones to add layers.
On the other hand, you then refuse to turn the A/C on until it’s above 80 and you tell your loved ones to suck it up and use a fan.
You walk in the street during the winter because there's either too much snow on the sidewalks or not all of the houses on the block are shoveled.
You find yourself avoiding Canal Park in the summer because it's "tourist season".
Ope, you constantly tell people you're late because you got bridged.
You keep a spare ice scraper in your trunk, just in case the ice is extra "thicc" and your first one breaks.
You keep your distance from other cars in the winter and avoid hills at all possible costs. Even if that means taking the long way home.
The first pair of shoes you buy your kid, is actually a pair of ice skates.
Saying you're taking the bong over has an entirely different meaning.