From Our Community: 24 Ways You Know You’re From Michigan

Photo by Dave Dimuzio

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Dimuzio

What makes Pure Michigan such a unique place to live, work and travel? We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to tell us the telltale signs of a true Michigander. Check out these 24 ways you know you’re from Michigan according to our social community.

You know you’re from Michigan when…

“You look forward to revisiting the same places over and over again wanting to see them in all four seasons.” – Ann Roedel

When you aren’t happy unless you are near a body of water” - Karen Collins-Parker

“You wear clothes in layers in the middle of summer ‘just in case’!” - Juli Bailey

“You say pop not soda” - Sheri Coleman

“The Pure Michigan ads put a lump in your throat and you can describe Lake Superior as just “a little chilly” then go right in!” -Bridget Tauber

“You go “up north” for your summer vacation.” - Cindy Gebert

“You pack a sweatshirt, a rain coat and your swimsuit for a weekend trip.” – Lois Marlene Gretzinger

Photo captured at Tahquamenon Falls

Photo captured at Tahquamenon Falls

“You know what yoopers and pasties are, and you drink Vernors to calm a stomachache” - Kirk Vogel

“You are never more than a couple of hours from a beautiful beach!” - Kristy Bies Sleeper

“You use your hands as the map to show where you live and where you are heading.” -Rodney and Beth Pentoney

“You wear flip flops out to the mailbox and it’s 42 degrees!” - Marian Ledergerber

“You know that you’re the only state that can give a high five” - Timothy Rexin

“The best vacations are traveled by car and the desired direction is NORTH.” - Pam Gregory

“You can experience all 4 seasons in one week!” - Kasey Lauwers

“Vernors, Sanders, Faygo, Better Made…Need I say more.” - Mary Ruth Romeos Martin

“You know who ‘Da Yoopers’ are!” - Barb Kalinski

“You have to explain what a “Michigan left” is!” – Twitter user @mcusuman87

“You can’t decide whether Mackinac or Frankenmuth has the best fudge.” – Twitter user @JessicaFastball

Photo captured at Isle Royale

Photo captured at Isle Royale

“You know what it means to be a troll or a fudgie” - Suzanne Ritchie

“Fall football! Michigan vs. Michigan State!” - Amy Macksood

“You correctly pronounce Sault Ste. Marie!” - Charlotte Hamilton

“You know how to spell and play Euchre!” - Faith Waterous

“You picked cherries and asparagus every summer.” - Shelly K Cherry

“No matter where you go there’s no place like home Michigan” - Laurie Ann Krzemien Burkey

Do you have any telltale signs of a Michigander to add to the list? 

  • Tatuszek

    Two words: Diet Squirt

  • http://michigal.net Sue

    You know that a Coney Island is not an amusement park.

  • Harold Miller

    Thanksgiving comes soon after Michigan plays the Buckeyes.

  • Dawn

    don’t forget Mr fables and Meijer thrifty acres.

  • Nick Bank

    You know when to use “Mackinac” and “Mackinaw”.

  • Angela Steinhaus

    Your vehicle sports a black square with a white M 22 logo.
    You know no matter where you swim you are in no fear of a shark or jelly fish.
    You know what swimmers itch is, where it comes from and how to avoid it.
    Hitting a deer is common place and no emergency but may be dinner.
    You can drive in blizzard conditions with one hand, relaxed.

  • Angela Steinhaus

    Other than Senior skip day, the opening day of deer season has the least high school attendance.