Yooper, Fudgie or Troll? Only a Michigan Native Will Know These 18 Phrases!

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Do you know Michigan like the back of your hand - or glove?

Whether you’re a Michigan native or a newer local, test your knowledge of the lingo and culture in Michigan!

 Jan 24, 2019
1 of 18Pick Your Answer!
It may sound a little funny, but what's the common nickname for people from the Upper Peninsula?
They're Yahoos!
They're Yayas!
They're Yoopers!
2 of 18Pick Your Answer!
But what do you call those people who live under the Mackinac Bridge?
Trolls, of course
Tuppers, duh
Dwellers, obviously
3 of 18Pick Your Answer!
And how the heck do you pronounce “Ypsilanti”?
YIP-sill-ANN-tee
IP-sill-ANN-tee
YOOP-sill-ANN-tee
4 of 18Pick Your Answer!
People call it a "Michigan left," but really it's just a:
Round-about!
Stop light!
U-turn!
5 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Although Michigan is often called the “_____ State" there are no longer any of these animals in Michigan.
Bald Eagle
Mountain Lion
Wolverine
6 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Vroom! Detroit is known as the _____ Capital of the World.
Jet
Train
Car
7 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Calling it "The Mackinac Bridge" is so boring! What name do locals love to shorten this suspension bridge to?
Mighty Mac
Big Mack
Micknac
8 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Feeling thirsty? _____ ginger ale was created in Detroit and became the first soda made in the U.S.
Seagram
Schweppes
Vernors
9 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Michigan actually has more _____ than any other state except Alaska.
Seafood
Shoreline
Snowfall
10 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What in the world is “Ypsi”?
A beverage
A city
An exclamation
11 of 18Pick Your Answer!
If you’re on your way to “DTW”, where are you going?
To the beach
To the airport
To the mountains
12 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Only locals will be able to pronounce this Michigan town correctly: Bet Grise!
BEET-grease
bet-EE-gris
bay-DE-gree
13 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What does the word Michigan mean in Native American?
Open Land
Many Farms
Great Water
14 of 18Pick Your Answer!
And what famous record label originated in Detroit?
Sony
EMI
Motown
15 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What was the original name for The University of Michigan?
Mackinacian
Cathelepistemian
Yooperanian
16 of 18Pick Your Answer!
How do Michiganders pronounce “Charlotte”?
shar-LOT
shar-LIT
CHAR-lit
17 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Want to see the gorgeous “The Big Spring”? You’re going to have to head to _____.
Kitch-iti-kipi
Ocqueoc
Ypsilanti
18 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Come summer, some parts of Michigan really do get crowded with "fudgies." What are these?
Tourists
Deer
Mosquitoes
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