Friday, April 13, 2012

Observed Absurdities™ 5 - Duck!

When last we met (http://almostthetruth.blogspot.com/2012/04/duck-duck-what.html), the subject at hand was a duck threesome I had seen on a stroll through the neighborhood. Included in that post was a short discussion of how everyone in the world refers to a particular game as "Duck, Duck, Goose," while native Minnesotans almost exclusively insist the game is "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck".

Two observations that are equally absurd:

ONE:
All the comments on that post related to the game name controversy, even though that wasn't really the emphasis intended.

TWO:
The Minnesotan bent toward defending and exalting all things Minnesotan comes into stark contrast with normal social behavior. When talking about the whole is-it-goose-or-grey-duck discussion, Minnesotans will insist they are right and the rest of the known universe is wrong. It's almost always "Goose?!!? That's wrong! It's Grey Duck! Don't you know anything?"

Notice...it's not "Hmm, that's interesting," or even, "Wow, that's weird," but an adamant "That's wrong!"

Not that I'm judging or anything...

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