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


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.

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