I was talking with a friend this morning who recently returned from a trip to South Carolina and Georgia. The woman who hosted her in Georgia commented to my friend that people from Minnesota say "yet" a lot. Personally I've never noticed this but it makes perfect sense to me. I explained to my friend that the reason we say "yet" a lot is because we are a hopeful people.
Let me show you some examples of our hope. "I'm not skinny, YET." "I haven't been to Hawaii, YET." "I haven't eaten at that '$50 a plate' restaurant, YET." You see, hopeful! This kind of talk encourages us to get up every day because you just never know what's around the next corner.
I say embrace it! Today, I'm going to embrace the word YET in a way every Minnesotan can relate to - "Spring has not come, YET." It will though - there are rays of hope. Maybe next week, just not yet.