November 16th, 2009

Palin Patois Traced To Cheesehead Kin

by Philip Baruth

It’s Sarah Palin Week in America, and not for the last time, friends. This woman will trouble our dreams for years, until the Crack Up, which is inevitable for an undisciplined ex-politician with a hunger for the lens. And so we thought we’d pass on the latest Palinological scholarly research: linguists have traced Sarah’s Fargo lingo back to — you guessed it — the Minnesota/Wisconsin area. How in heck’s name, you ask? An out-migration of folks from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Wasilla, Alaska, in the 1930’s. Why? That there’s between them and the preacher, son.