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Here Are 21 Words That You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Michigan

Michiganders are a proud people. And perhaps the largest source of their pride is found in their deeply-rooted manner in speaking. There are words to tell you where you’re from – if you’re local, from out of state, from the UP or the LP. Whichever part of Michigan you’re from, you’re bound to have heard most, if not all of these words or phrases, in your everyday conversations.

There are some many more words and phrases specific to Michigan. And we didn’t even touch on that famous accent. Share with us your favorite Michigan mannerisms in the comment section below!

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.