Michigan Slang - It's A Thing. Do You Know These 21 "Typical" MI Things?

Not all Michiganders are the same, but...

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 Apr 09, 2019
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Question: 1/21Choose Your Answer!


What’s considered the cure for everything… or at least for a stomach ache?
Kombucha
Cherry Soda
Vernor’s

Question: 2/21Choose Your Answer!


“Can we swing by _____ on the way home? I need to pick up some groceries.”
Jewel
Ralph’s
Meijer's

Question: 3/21Choose Your Answer!


Remembering all those Great Lakes is easy if you know the acronym. It's:
H-O-M-E-S
S-H-O-N-E
H-O-N-E-D

Question: 4/21Choose Your Answer!


When it’s time for a Michigander to vacation, where do you go?
Down South!
Up North!
Out West!

Question: 5/21Choose Your Answer!


If someone’s talking about fudgies, they just mean:
Fudge shop workers
Pre-schoolers
Summer-time tourists

Question: 6/21Choose Your Answer!


It's not always necessary to head to the gym during the winter... You might get a great workout from:
Starting the fireplace
Defrosting you car
Shoveling snow

Question: 7/21Choose Your Answer!


Around here, Halloween costumes work best if you can find a way to work a(n) _______ into them:
Rain boots
Umbrella
Heavy coat

Question: 8/21Choose Your Answer!


Any Michigander will tell you that dodging ridiculously huge ______ could be considered an extreme sport.
Speed bumps
Potholes
Curbs

Question: 9/21Choose Your Answer!


Books might tell you that Michigan’s state bird is the American Robin, but you know it’s actually the:
Mosquito
Wasp
Bumble Bee

Question: 10/21Choose Your Answer!


Pasties are __.
Cookies
Small, delicious meat pies. Also, it's pAHsties
What you wear if you don't want to wear a bra

Question: 11/21Choose Your Answer!


You’re either a _____ or a ______ fan. You just cannot be both.
Spartans, Trojans
Firebirds, Wolverines
Wolverines, Spartans

Question: 12/21Choose Your Answer!


But you guys CAN agree that _____ is the worst. The absolute worst.
University of Kansas
University of Nebraska
Ohio State

Question: 13/21Choose Your Answer!


It’s kind of like nails on a chalkboard when you hear someone pronounce it:
Mec - i - nack
Mac - i - nack
Mack - i - naw

Question: 14/21Choose Your Answer!


Where does Michigan fall on the whole pop/soda debate?
Neither! We say cola.
We call it pop!
It’s always going to be soda!

Question: 15/21Choose Your Answer!


What on Earth is a Yooper?
Someone whooping it up at a Wolverines game
That’s what we call tourists
Anyone who lives in the Upper Peninsula

Question: 16/21Choose Your Answer!


Ok so if you don’t live in the U.P., that means you live *beneath* the Mackinac bridge, making you a:
Gremlin
Hobbit
Troll

Question: 17/21Choose Your Answer!


It’s a not a sliding door, it’s a _______. It’s a Michigan thing.
Door slide
Wall slide
Door wall

Question: 18/21Choose Your Answer!


“Let’s play Euchre. I even brought ____ with me!”
Paddles
Dice
Cards

Question: 19/21Choose Your Answer!


On Fridays, we:
Pizza party
Spaghetti Shindig
Fish fry

Question: 20/21Choose Your Answer!


You can practically consider which of these days a state holiday?
National Ice Cream Day
First day of deer hunting season
Last day of duck hunting season

Question: 21/21Choose Your Answer!


You’re so lucky to call the _______ State home. There’s seriously nowhere else quite like Michigan.
Cheese
Show Me
Great Lake
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