You Know Your From Michigan

Here is your true Michiganders list

Or is it Michiganians? I’m not sure actually! Whatever!

See if you fit in

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You Know You’re From MICHIGAN If . . .

  • You know how to pronounce Sault St. Marie.
  • You know what a Soo Lock is.
  • You know a pastie is something you eat.
  • You knew that Mitt Romney’s dad was named George, and what he did for a living. If you’re REALLY good, you know that Mitt’s real name is WILLARD.
  • You eat corn on the cob with home grown tomatoes for dinner in the summer.
  • You know that UM’s biggest rival is Ohio State.
  • You know that walleye is better than perch.
  • You know what a sea lamprey looks like, and what it can do to a fish.
  • You know only a suicidal fool takes a boat onto Lake Superior in November.
  • You know what a lake REALLY is.
  • You show people where you’re from by pointing to a spot on the back of your left hand. (Especially useful if you’re from the Thumb or the Little Finger.)
  • You consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by.
  • Your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.
  • You know that UP is a place, not a direction.
  • You know it’s possible to live in a thumb.
  • The only place in the world can you experience all four seasons in one day.
  • Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it’s not medicine.
  • You know what a ‘party store’ is.
  • You’ve never met any celebrities.
  • “Vacation” means going to Cedar Point.
  • At least one member of your family disowns you the week of the Michigan / Michigan State game.
  • Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.
  • Half the change in your pocket is Canadian….eh?
  • You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.
  • You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.
  • It’s easy to get Vernor’s ginger ale, Better Made chips, Sanders hot fudge sauce, and Faygo pop.
  • You know how to pronounce “Mackinac.”
  • You’ve had to switch on the heat and the air conditioning in the same day.
  • You bake with SODA and drink POP.
  • The movie “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” wasn’t funny. You consider it a documentary.
  • Your little league game was snowed out.
  • The word “thumb” has geographical rather than anatomical significance.
  • Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.
  • You measure distance in minutes.
  • When giving directions, you refer to “A Michigan Left.”
  • You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but is only 100 miles fom Hell.
  • Your year has two seasons: Winter and Construction.
  • Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.
  • You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.
  • When owning a Japanese car was a hangin’ offense in your hometown.
  • You believe that “down south” means Toledo.
  • Your idea of a seven-course meal is a six-pack and a bucket of smelt.
  • You know that Big Mac is something that you drive over.
  • You can see a car running in a parking lot with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.
  • You end your sentences with a preposition; example: “Where’s my coat at?”
  • All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.
  • You think of the four major food groups as beef, pork, BBQ sauce, and beer.
  • You carry jumper cables and snow chains in your trunk.
  • You design your kids’ Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • Driving in the winter is better because the pot-holes are filled with snow.
  • Your favorite holidays are Christmas,Thanksgiving, and the opening of Deer Season, which you consider a National Holiday.
  • You have 10 favorite recipes for venison.
  • You learned to drive a boat before you could ride a bike.
  • You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
  • Your snowblower has more miles on it than your car.
  • Shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout.
  • You’ve ever used the word “bogue.”
  • The “Big Three” means either Ford, Chrysler and GM, or Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, or Hungry Howie’s.
  • You think alkaline batteries were named after a Tiger outfielder.
  • Your definition of a small Michigan town is one that doesn’t have a lake.
  • You define summer as three months of bad sledding.
  • You attend a formal event in your best clothing, finest jewelry, and snowmobile boots.
  • The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.
  • You have experienced frostbite and sunburn in the same week.
  • The orange barrel is considered Michigan’s ‘other’ lighthouse.

****** Thanks to DetroitMemories.com

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I am an aging American Navy veteran with some very pointed and acidic opinions. Feel free to heed the warning and read on.

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