Michigan Lingo - It's A Thing! Do You Know All The Great Lakes Slang?

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 Mar 10, 2019
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Question: 1/20Pick Your Answer!

It's not a myth! Everyone knows a bunch of _____ live under the Mackinaw Bridge in the Lower Peninsula!

Question: 2/20Pick Your Answer!

It might be an old wive's tale, but many Michigan moms swear by drinking a glass of _____ to cure all that ails you.
Green tea

Question: 3/20Pick Your Answer!

If someone calls you a _______ don't go getting offended! It just means you live in the Upper Peninsula.

Question: 4/20Pick Your Answer!

If you're stopping at a"party store" then you're probably actually in need of:
Beer or liquor!
Party hats and streamers!
Cake and baked goods!

Question: 5/20Pick Your Answer!

Michiganite... Michigan-er... Michigander... Help me out here, which one of these are you supposed to call a Michigan local?!

Question: 6/20Pick Your Answer!

Struggling to remember the 5 Great Lakes? It should be easy, didn't you learn the acronym:

Question: 7/20Pick Your Answer!

What is a Michigan traffic jam?
A new SIG-Alert on the interstate
Twenty cars stuck behind a tractor
A fender-bender on the 405

Question: 8/20Pick Your Answer!

If someone asked you how far Detroit was from Ann Arbor, you'd probably say:
That's around 70 kilometers!
That's about 44 miles!
About an hour!

Question: 9/20Pick Your Answer!

"I just saw a huge group of fudgies over by the ice cream shop!"
You know it's summertime once all the deer come out!
You know it's summertime once all the students come out!
You know it's summertime once all the tourists come out!

Question: 10/20Pick Your Answer!

Only in Michigan, can _____ your hand double as a state map! (Not really, but if someone asks what town you're from it's easy to point out the spot!)

Question: 11/20Pick Your Answer!

This is one question that separates the locals from the tourists.: How do you pronounce "Mackinac" correctly?

Question: 12/20Pick Your Answer!

A Michigan parent might have some seriously mixed feelings if their kid tells them they're going to _____ State for college. And that's putting it mildly!

Question: 13/20Pick Your Answer!

"I'll ask Jim if he can swing by ______ and pick up some groceries before this big snowstorm. We've got nothing in the house!"

Question: 14/20Pick Your Answer!

Detroit might be the largest city in the state, but everyone knows the capital of Michigan is _____.
Ann Arbor
Grand Rapids

Question: 15/20Pick Your Answer!

"Did you leave the ______ open again? There's a real draft coming in!"

Question: 16/20Pick Your Answer!

If you family wants to play a round of Euchre, you better grab your _____.
pen and paper
athletic shoes
deck of cards

Question: 17/20Pick Your Answer!

Have you ever tried a pastry filled with beef and vegetables?
Yes! What's not to love about pasties?
Yep! Gotta love a good chimi.
Of course! I always crave hoagies.

Question: 18/20Pick Your Answer!

The University of Michigan campus is located in which idyllic and quaint city? (That also has a great food scene!)
Ann Arbor

Question: 19/20Pick Your Answer!

Michigan State fans really have a problem with anyone calling Michigan the Wolverine State, but _______ fans love it!
Oakland University
University of Michigan
Grand Valley State

Question: 20/20Pick Your Answer!

Where do Michiganders go to vacation?
Down South!
Out East!
Up North!
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