The Wolverine State. The capital of the Rust Belt. A Great Lakes state of the Upper Midwest, where the weather changes faster than a NY prostitute. The weather sucks big time. It's too cold for much of the year and too humid in the summer. It is not uncommon in anywhere in Michigan to get some snow in May. It can be 70-degrees one day and in the 50s and rainy the next. The skies are gray with overcast much of the time, making Michigan one of the states with the least amount of sunshine.

It currently ranks 8th in population with almost 10 million people, but will be passed soon by Georgia and North Carolina. Lansing is the capital and Detroit is its largest city. Other important population centers include Grand Rapids, Flint, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek and Ann Arbor. About half of the state lives in the Detroit metro area.

If you think your state has problems, try coming here. Michigan has serious problems and is experiencing a "one state" recession compared to the rest of the U.S., because it is controlled by the corrupt and anitquated labor unions of the auto industry, such as the UAW, and their Democrat money. It has refused to diverisfy its economy by placing all of its economic eggs in this industry alone. This has produced devastating effects: Michigan and Detroit have become the capital of the Rust Belt; the most job losses of any state and the highest unemployment rate as plants close, downsize or move to Mexico; people then move south or file for unemployment or transfer to plants out of state; the nation’s highest number of foreclosures; and a decline in population as people move elsewhere to find work. Things have gotten so bad for many of Michigan’s cities, that Governor Jennifer Granholm initiated a failed “cool cities” initiative to attract young folk back to its cities. It will never work because once Michiganders graduate from college, they usually leave this place. Who could blame them?

Outside its cornfields and declining Rust Belt cities, Michigan has some nice places, mostly in the far north Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula (which should belong to Wisconsin). The state is generally Dull with a capital-D with not much to do. However, Mackinac Island (pronounced MAC-IN-AW)is popular in the summer. Frankenmuth has the world's largest Christmas store and Detroit is only good for going to casinos and bars. OK, so Dearborn (a Detroit suburb) has Greenfield Village and Detroit is four professional sport teams, but the rest of the city is an urban nightmare and should almost be avoided at all costs.

Most Michiganders love to escape their "downstate" urban hell for their cabins or summer homes in Northern Michigan. Northern Michigan is good for hunting, fishing, skiing and going to the lake. Michiganders talk with a funny accent that resembles a northern dialect heard in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Ontario. Michiganders can't drive worth a damb and usually speed on the freeway as if they were in the Indy 500. Other than that, Michiganders have Midwest values and are generally friendly when compared to either coast.
Michigan is generally dull with not many good paying jobs anymore, but it is NOT the worst state to live in compared to those Great Plains States.
by krock1dk February 05, 2008
The only state where you can hold up your hand, point, and say i live THERE -> because your hand is your map

a state where it can be 30 degrees one day, and 80 degrees the next

resident have there own pick up line, 'Will you hold my map?'
i live in Michigan, it's cold.
'Will you hold my map?' is my favorite pickup line.
by lucky389 June 08, 2011
-A magical, mitten-shaped land consisting primarily of trees, whitetail deer, squirrels, beaches, and snow. Inhabited by a race of people which are said to never complain about the cold, have a diet of which is made of 85% venison and beer, and are rumored to be direct descendants of Canadians.
-Consists of the U.P. and the lower peninsula. Don’t ever call it the “L.P.”
-Where whitetail deer come from.
-Where whitetail deer flee from in November.
-Tourists are both hated and loved here. The state needs them for a sustainable economy, yet it doesn't matter where you go; if you are a tourist, no one likes you.
-All five Great Lakes belong to Michigan. Ontario included. Which is why Michigan is also called the “Great Lakes State”. Deal with it.
-An Asian Carp’s dream home.
-Therefore, Asian Carp are a Michigander/Michiganian’s greatest fear (other than running out of beer and deer to hunt).
-There is only one sports rivalry that matters: University of Michigan and Michigan State.
-Nobody in Michigan can drive worth a damn unless there’s snow on the ground. But even if there is snow on the ground, one should drive cautiously; this excludes douche bags with trucks. They quickly end up in the ditches.
-Detroit… just… sucks. Anyone who lives outside Detroit considers it it’s own state. It’s often referred to as “Un-Michigan” or “Red Wings Land”.
-Without Detroit, Michigan would be much further down on the obesity and crime lists.
-See also: Canada.
Person A: So where are you from?
Person B: Michigan.
Person A: Oh really, me too. What part?
Person B: Detroit.
Person A: ...Oh... So, uh... I hear they have hockey over there, huh?
by The Green Pirate November 28, 2010
Known for manufacturing cars, being 100 degrees one day and then a blizzard the very next day, party stores, and of course Eminem.
Michigan is awesome.
by Willow Collie June 15, 2011
The only state where you can hold up your hand, point, and say i live THERE -> because your hand is your map

A state where it can be 30 degrees one day, and 80 degrees the next

Residents have there own pick up line, 'Will you hold my map?'
I live in Michigan, it's cold.
'Will you hold my map?' is my favorite pickup line.
by lucky389 June 08, 2011
A Midwestern state with two count em two peninsulas. There are some awesome cities here such as my hometown Ann Arbor. The weather may be incredibly unpredictable, but winters are fun (for the first few weeks before the slush comes in late February) and the 5 great lakes are always fun in the summer. We are all very friendly people. Plus several movies have been shot here because of the low taxes. So like michigan is AWESOME.
Hail to the victors valiant! One of the fun Michigan fight songs.
by Erheodcn June 05, 2011
A state that always says fuq u to anything and anyone. Detroit is the Unofficial capital of this badass state and overshadows the real capital which is Lansing
Snows on Saturday
Muddy by Monday
Michigan doesn't care about your snowdays
by bananly August 26, 2011
The state that is shaped like a boxing glove. Makes sense because that state kicks ass. Largest city is Detroit, which is well over 80% black. Is followed in population by Grand Rapids.
Michigan Artists: Kid Rock, Eminem, Taproot, Andrew W.K., lead singer of New Radicals, Madonna.
by Bush Fan November 30, 2004

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