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It's a real phenomenon and one you might encounter sometime soon, especially since you might be getting together with family and friends for the holidays this season. It's the Minnesota Goodbye, and here's how it works.

Now while Minnesota Goodbye IS prevalent here, isn't limited to just families in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. My family is a master at it and I grew up over in Wisconsin, so it's prevalent there too. In fact, this story from Odessy.com calls it the 'Midwestern Goodbye.'

You know what I'm talking about, right? The 'Minnesota Goodbye' is essentially a long, drawn-out phenomenon when trying to leave a family event or function that extends the process of saying goodbye. In fact, it stretches a regular goodbye into one that is much longer than it really needs to be.

It typically happens with family, especially during the holidays, but can also happen with a group of friends (though that's not as likely.) See if you can identify the following 9 stages of the Minnesota Goodbye.

And while the Minnesota Goodbye is a frequent occurrence during the holidays in the North Star State, there are some other things you're bound to encounter, as well. Keep scrolling to check out 11 Things You'll Only Hear at a Minnesota Thanksgiving too.

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