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Unconventional U-turns. Sixty-degree weather in July. Were the Great Lake State, and despite its downfalls (yeah, there are a few), lets face itwe couldnt be more proud to be Michiganders (or Michiganians, if youre a hipster like that). Here are 12 things we all have in common. 1. Youre prepared for ANY weather at ANY time. It could very well be 80 degrees and sunny in April. Or maybe sleeting in August. We all understand that Michigans weather is fickleand thats putting it lightly. So were always armed: Puffy coats, tank tops and rain boots all share space in our closets at any time of year. Because a Michigander just never knows. 2. Youve heard/used the term Pure Michigan at least once. Youre familiar with the slogan is all about its purity (although, what does that even mean? Is the Mitten wearing a metaphorical promise ring? ). Maybe youve even liked on Facebook. Because were not just Michigan. Were Pure Michigan. 3. Youve hit a mailbox, tree or other inanimate object while driving in the snow.

Its unfortunate, but its kind of an oh well situation, because its bound to happen. At least, in Michigan it is. After all, these roads are not easy to navigate when theyre covered with six inches of snow and another layer of ice. All we can do is go 25 mph and cross our fingers that we dont crash into anything. Ugh. 4. You vehemently deny your Michigan accent Michiganders dont have accents. Duh. Your great-aunt from the South always has some comment to make about your cute Michigan accent. NO, Great-Aunt Lydia, I dont have an accent you do. The accent debate is a never-ending battle. And for the record, we really dont have accents. And thats final. 5. In high school, you participated in all the weird snow-day superstitions. You wore your pajamas inside out and backwards. You put a penny and/or spoon underneath your pillow. And maybe you even flushed ice cubes down the toilet. But it was all worth it when woke up at 5 a. m. , turned on the news and saw your schools name under the School Closings list. Because snow days are what compensate for minor Michigan disadvantages, such as number three on this list. 6. Youre absolutely outraged when out-of-staters consider 50 degrees to be cold.

No. Just no. Its freezing here! your cousin from Cali tells you on the phone. Like, 50 degrees! You pause, just basking in the absurdity of that statement, and then you hang up the phone and shake your head and fist because the idea that 50-degree weather is cold is, like, RIDICULOUS. Sadly, theyll just never understand. 7. When attempting to pinpoint where a Michigan city is located, you automatically hold up your hand. Because everybody knows that Michigan is in the shape of a mitten, and so identifying a location in this state is easy as pie. Psshh, who needs a map when we can use our hands? Waterford is right there! you say as you point to a place on your palm. Oh, okay, your friend nods in complete understanding. 8. You know that non-Michiganders find our U-turns to be strange, but youre totally used to them. Ahh, the Michigan left, or more commonly known as the Michigan U-ey. We Michigan people completely understand itits quite simple, reallybut apparently its weird to everyone else. Whatever. Theyll quickly adapt to our oddball road layouts. 9. Sometimes its so cold you actually cry, and not necessarily on the inside. 30 degrees in January feels like spring to you.

And while youve developed pretty thick (albeit chapped) skin, sometimes those frigid temperatures still break down all of your barriers. Go ahead and cry. #NoShame 10. You get all defensive when people start bashing Detroit. Yeah, its a little run-down these days. But out-of-staters just dont understand. Detroit is home, no matter the condition. Plus, theres still really there, like visit the or. And speaking of the city 11. You brag about Eminems roots. Frequently. Youve seen 8 Mile (probably multiple times), and you still get really emotional and may even shed a tear or two throughout because IT TAKES PLACE IN OUR HOME CITY. Mad pride. P. S. Well always 3 you, Eminem. Youre one of us. 12. And finally, youve died and gone to heaven after tasting Mackinac Island fudge. Theres nothing quite like it. Mackinac Island fudge is pretty much every happy thing you can think of times three compressed into a little edible square. We Michiganders actually feel sorry for those who havent been able to experience this particular sweet bliss. See, being a Michigan native really does have its perks: fudge. End of story.

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