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#263162 - 09/02/13 04:18 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: RNewcomb]
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somebody here is getting paid by the Rapid City public relations department. If there is any more talk of buffalo steaks and rhubarb pies - I swear I am gonna buy some plane tickets to South Dakota this week !!!!!

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#263174 - 09/02/13 10:19 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: Pete]
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If you do buy those tickets, you should learn to speak South Dakotan so you can speak with the natives, especially the SDB's. How do you pronounce the name of the capital city, Pierre?
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#263179 - 09/03/13 01:32 AM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: RNewcomb]
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well Geezer-In-Chief.
Let me expose my copious ignorance on such important matters.
How DO they say "Pierre" in SD?

[I'm kinda frightened to hear the response to this :-) ].

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#263180 - 09/03/13 02:07 AM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: RNewcomb]
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Hahaha. Well, either we're pronouncing it wrong or the rest of the world is. blush grin
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#263181 - 09/03/13 02:56 AM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Looking at the word, you might follow the traditional French - "Pee-air." That would be wrong. The True SD says "Pier," so use that pronunciation lest you be branded a dweeb tourist.
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#263185 - 09/03/13 05:43 AM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: RNewcomb]
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Yeah, like the object you'd fish off of. Pronouncing it the other way would get you branded as a city slicker or one of them Eastern libruls! grin Here in flyover country no one pronounces it the French way.
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#263187 - 09/03/13 01:39 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: Phaedrus]
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One thing we haven't discussed yet is the nice people you will find in SD. Here's an example. One day at The mammoth Site, I went for a ride with my boss in his recently refurbished 1969 Jeep. With the city of Hot Springs, and close to TMS, we had a problem with the clutch linkage and pulled over to the side of the road. Within five minutes, three separate strangers stopped and asked if we needed any help.

Try that in most places in SoCal, and you will create the mother of all sig alerts. Maybe one car can stop, but everyone else should just keep on going, and maybe use their cell phones. Perhaps its the fundamental difference between urban and rural situations. Arizona ranchers, in my experience, are pretty helpful, as well.

Now, if I like SD so much (and I do), why don't I pull up stakes and move there? SoCal has its attractions, and frankly, I am at an age where I am grateful to be living, never mind where..
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#263189 - 09/03/13 01:46 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: Phaedrus]
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BTW, I have never cared for the term "Fly over country." SD is more like "fly to" country. You will have a great time there.
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#263190 - 09/03/13 02:39 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
To be honest, buffalo is kind of for the tourists. Those of us that live here don't eat it all that much. We probably should, though. It's lean and healthy stuff. Obviously you can't go wrong with a buffalo burger, and that's how most people eat it. It's really superb in chili, too. I very much like to smoke the brisket, then pull it like you would with pork. Awesome pulled buff brisket sammies!


Phaedrus, one last question....Since you live, work, and cook in South Dakota (especially in Sioux Falls!) does that make you a Sioux chef?

Inquiring minds want to know........
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#263193 - 09/03/13 02:51 PM Re: Heading to South Dakota for a week - Suggestions? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Phaedrus, one last question....Since you live, work, and cook in South Dakota (especially in Sioux Falls!) does that make you a Sioux chef?

Inquiring minds want to know........
Good one hikermor! Your puns are cookin' today!
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