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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 7 21:10:48 UTC 2013

On Feb 7, 2013, at 3:32 PM, Nathaniel Sharpe wrote:

> You may want to re-check your sources, Wilson, as the town of Brainerd,
> North Dakota, while apparently legendary, doesn't actually exist!
> Perhaps you're thinking of Brainerd, Minnesota, the setting of the movie
> Fargo (which despite its title had nothing to do with Fargo or North
> Dakota in general). Which makes it even more ironic that the Coen
> brothers shot the scenes of "Brainerd" in my own hometown of Bathgate,
> North Dakota.
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainerd,_Minnesota#In_popular_culture)
> I've always been struck by the number of people who watch Fargo and
> think they're getting a glimpse into North Dakotan culture. Of course,
> I'm sure we're not too different from our eastern neighbors, but if
> there really are people in Minnesota who talk like Jerry Lundegaard, I
> haven't yet stumbled on any in my neck of the woods.
Maybe they're all in either prison or the wood chipper.


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