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I read a fanfic from Fimfiction.net, and in a minor part, Applejack or Rainbow Dash says that Rarity's parents come from, I think a ponified version of Minnesota... and that Rarity uses her accent and changing the topic to hide her heritage from Canterlot nobles.

A key phrase used by the pony commenting, is "Don't cha know", or possibly "Don't ya know", to highlight the Minnesota accent, to, I think Twilight Sparkle, as part of a discussion on Canterlot? Or more likely families?

Perhaps Shining Armor, Twilight's brother, was also mentioned?

I think it's a story by Estee, it might be actually be from FanOfMostEverything? Or maybe even some other author.

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  • Aren't Rarity's parents shown with Minnesotan accents as per youtube.com/watch?v=ZWpIYnuD-jE?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 0:03
  • @FuzzyBoots - Yes, but... I don't see how that's relevant? Other than the fic in question referencing that?
    – Malady
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 0:05
  • Ah, I guess, as much as anything, I'm trying to figure out what I can search for that won't just turn up MLP episodes.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 0:46
  • @FuzzyBoots - Thanks for trying, and hopefully you succeed!
    – Malady
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 1:43

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Found it, when coincidentally rereading the story, Petriculture! I guess I never found it because there's no space between "don't" and "cha"?

“I dunno [why Pinkie Pie would lie about her family]. Why do you try to hide the fact that your family’s from St. Paulomino every time you go to Canterlot?”

This left Rarity predictably flustered. “What… well… I… that is… well, I never!”

“Where’s St. Paulomino?” Fluttershy asked.

“Oh, it’s a ways to the north of here,” Rainbow Dash replied in the accent stereotyped with the region. “Yah, you only have to talk to her parents for about a minute before it’s obvious that’s where they’re from, don’tcha know.”

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