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11 Words And Phrases People In Michigan Just Don’t Understand

Here in Michigan, we’ve got a few phrases and terms that we and we alone understand. It’s in our nature, depending on what part of the country we live in, to pick up on certain mannerisms that others just wouldn’t comprehend.

So it’s funny when we Michiganders travel outside of the state and are baffled by the dialects that folks in other regions of the country have picked up on. Here are a few such phrases.

Saayyyy whaaaaa? Tell us, what are some of the words or phrases that you hear elsewhere that never fail to leave you scratching your head?

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.