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‘Fargo’ again spotlights our Scandinavian-tinged speech

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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 Tuesday.

Ah, geez.

It’s hard to tell from the show’s teasers how well British actor Martin Freeman and Arkansas-born Billy Bob Thornton imitate Upper Midwest speech patterns.

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