Michigan Lingo - It's A Thing! Do You Know These 18 "Typical" MI Things?

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Let's see if you can pass this tricky Michiganders-only quiz! It's harder than you think.

Take this quiz about Michigan food, slang, and culture to prove you're a true Michigander. We're pretty sure it's harder than you think.

 Mar 25, 2019

1 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What in the world is a "yooper"?
Someone who just moved to Michigan
Someone who lives in the U.P. and is practically Canadian
A tourist

2 of 18Pick Your Answer!

So what's a troll then?
Someone who instigates on the internet
A mythical creature
What yoopers call people who live under the Mackinac bridge (all of L.P.)

3 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Mackinac? Mac - i - knack? Did I say that right?
Close. It's Mack - EYE - knack.
No, no, no. It's Mack - I - gnaw!

4 of 18Pick Your Answer!

__ is another name for the Mackinac Bridge.
The Long Mac
The Mighty Mac
The Small Mac

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Why is Michigan sometimes called, "The Mitten"?
It snows a lot
The state is actually shaped like a hand.
It's oppressively hot

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

If you want to order a soda, you'd better say __.
Soft drink
Um. Soda?

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

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True or false? If you ask a Michigander where they live, they'll literally show you on their hands. Because Michigan is shaped like a hand.
Haha, false.
Oh, true.

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Where do Michiganders head for vacation?
The mountains
The ocean
The Great Lakes

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Ask someone from Michigan what their favorite ice cream was as kid and they'll say __.
Superman ice cream
Klondike Bars

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

In Michigan, you're either a __ fan or a __ fan, but everyone hates __.
Michigan, Grand Valley, NYU
Michigan, Oakland, UNL
Michigan, State, Ohio State

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which of these will seriously scare and confuse you if you've never been to Michigan?
The "Michigan Left Turn"

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Speaking of confusion, what's a beloved but confusing card game?

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Michiganders love to joke that the only two seasons are __ and __.
Fall and raining
Winter and construction
Summer and snowing

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which of these is the name of a real city in Michigan?
Puerto Rico

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Which is the grocery store of choice in Michigan?

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Michiganders sort of get an extra holiday, since everyone considers the first day of _______ to be one.
Squirrel Catching Season
Deer Hunting Season
Ice Fishing Season

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No matter where you go, you'll always be proud to be from the __ State.
Great Lakes
Tar Heel
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Do you know the correct pronunciation for Mackinac? How about for pasties? Do you wear them or eat them? If you're a true Michigander, you'll know the answer to these and more. Let's find out how Michigan you really are.

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