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Take A Look At The United States, According to Michiganders

If there’s one thing we Michiganders know it’s the fact that we can use our hand as a map to let folks know where we live. If you liveĀ in southeast Michigan like I do, you live below the crease for your thumb. If you live up near Lake Huron, you live in the actual thumb. And if you live in the UP, your map is still a hand, only you hold it sideways. This leaves me with a question though. If Michigan is the shape of a mitten, how the heck are we supposed to describe other states? This handy map (see what I did there?) of the U.S. should serve as a helpful guide to all those other states.

America map
So, does this get it right? Let’s see, according to this map, I’ve lived in Detroit, Chicago, The Other Disney and Portland or something.

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.