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‘Fargo’ show again puts spotlight on speech traced to Scandinavian roots

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FARGO - In 1996, the Coen brothers first exposed the rest of the country to the “Northwoods” accent with their cult classic “Fargo.”


Now FX’s new miniseries of the same name will once again put the spotlight on our distinct way of speaking when it premieres on Tuesday.

Ah geez.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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