Michigan Lingo - It's A Thing! Do You Know These 17 Typical MI Things?

Take a (michi)gander at this quiz, if you dare!

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 Jan 23, 2020
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Question: 1/17Choose Your Answer!

It’s game day and you need some beer, where do you go?
The Red Dot!
The Packie!
The Party Store!

Question: 2/17Choose Your Answer!

Glenn Miller wrote about what Michigan town?
“Say hello to my lover in Lansing”
“I’ve got a Gal in Kalamazoo”
“My firstborn lives in Dearborn”

Question: 3/17Choose Your Answer!

You’re going to go see the doctor? Did you even TRY drinking a glass of ____ first?

Question: 4/17Choose Your Answer!

Only in Michigan can you ______ to show someone else where you live!
Hold up your hand and point
Pull out your car hood
Gesture on your foot

Question: 5/17Choose Your Answer!

Not all Michganders are the same… if you live Up North, you’re a:

Question: 6/17Choose Your Answer!

And if you live “under” the Mackinac Bridge, you’re a:

Question: 7/17Choose Your Answer!

While we’re on the subject, how do you real locals pronounce Mackinac Bridge?
Like Mack-ih-knack
Like Mack-ih-gnaw
Like Make-ih-knack

Question: 8/17Choose Your Answer!

If you leave Michigan, you might have a hard time finding which of these soft drink brands?

Question: 9/17Choose Your Answer!

Wait, so where does Michigan fall on the whole pop/soda debate?
Obviously, it’s pop.
It’s always going to be soda to us!

Question: 10/17Choose Your Answer!

No one’s really sure why, but you guys just love to add “s” onto the end of what stores?
Meijers and Krogers!
Targets and Kmarts!
Burger Kings and Taco Bells!

Question: 11/17Choose Your Answer!

Saying the “Upper Peninsula” is a mouthful. It’s just the:

Question: 12/17Choose Your Answer!

Drivers can attest to the fact that some transplants just never adjust to the Michigan _____.

Question: 13/17Choose Your Answer!

No, we’re not taking about “pasty” like you-need-a-tan, we’re talking about “pah-sties,” AKA:
Fruity scones
Delicious savory pastries
Peanut butter and chocolate treats!

Question: 14/17Choose Your Answer!

Watch out Californians, you’re not the only ones with which of these cities?
Beverly Hills!
Santa Monica!

Question: 15/17Choose Your Answer!

They say it isn’t a real coney dog unless it’s made with:
Koegels Vienna
Oscar Meyer

Question: 16/17Choose Your Answer!

ANY Michigander can agree with another that _____ State is the ABSOLUTE worst.

Question: 17/17Choose Your Answer!

Leave the _______ State? You’re crazy! There’s nowhere else quite like Michigan.
Great Lakes
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Are you ready to put yourself to the test? To the Michigan test, that is. This seventeen question Michigan lingo quiz will really push your knowledge of the Great Lakes State to the extreme. Michiganders really have a unique way of life in their upper-midwestern glove-shaped state that has lent to a lot of lingo, mannerisms, local foods, favorite traditions, and more. Words that sound like gibberish to out-of-staters fit right in with the Michigan lexicon. For example, Yooper, Faygo, troll, Vernor's, euchre, and Kalamazoo, just to name a few. If you're not a proper Michigander, these words either mean nothing at all to you or mean something entirely different without context. Life is just different by the lakes, and Michigan locals wouldn't want it any different. Even if it does get bitterly cold at times. It's nothing that they aren't prepared to handle!

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