We are Twin Citi-whosiwhatsits?

I’m sure there’s some kind of style guide reasoning behind “Twin Citians” but it just sounds mealy-mouthed. “Twin Citizens” has more chutzpah. Twin Citizen would totally kick Twin Citian’s ass in a fight.

But that’s just me. What do you say? How do you refer to your hometown peeps to your friends from out of town?


11 Comments so far

  1. moe (emoeby) on July 16th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    Mpls Peeps.

  2. We are Twin Citi-whosiwhatsits? at east-lake.net (pingback) on July 16th, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

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  3. greg on July 16th, 2008 @ 4:14 pm


  4. Erica M (ericam) on July 16th, 2008 @ 4:17 pm


    I’ve used that too, but I was trying to be nice to St Paul.

  5. twincitizen on July 16th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    Hell yeah! Twin Citizens!

  6. derushaj on July 16th, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    St. what?

  7. David (jacc) on July 16th, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

    I like to call us all Saint Paulites. It’s a unity thing.

  8. Erica M (ericam) on July 16th, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

    For the record, I saw "Twin Citians" in a MinnPost article today (lots, actually) and it kept bothering me, like, all day.

  9. mjgf on July 16th, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    I’ve liked "MinneaPaulitan" as the endonym for someone who’s a resident of the central cities.

    For the whole metro, Twin Citizens for damn sure.

  10. Erica M (ericam) on July 17th, 2008 @ 12:26 pm


    I’ve never heard that one before. Interesting.

  11. robosheep on July 18th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    What’s wrong with Minnesotan, it’s not like anyone actually lives outside the TwinCities anyway.

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