One of the United States of America, 26th in the Union, with the longest freshwater shoreline in the entire world. Also, a person is never more than 6 miles from a natural water source, nor 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes. And most importantly, despite our tendency to truncate words, our accent forms what is called the "General American" dialect, or the one considered accent-less by the most people (although we do have some fun with words). Apparently, for people who can't spell, there are 23 different ways the residents of our state choose to spell its name. For what truly defines this state, I refer you below:
In MICHIGAN we have two seasons: WINTER, and CONSTRUCTION. 60 degree TEMPACHUR is occasion for shorts, T-shirts, and maybe a swim. We head UP NORTH to THE COTTAGE, which is anywhere north of the state's middle. The cottage is either some disintegrating cabin in the middle of BFE where we go to play EUCHRE, get drunk and THEN shoot deer; or it's a beach house that sleeps 22 and has its own marina. THE BEACH is Lake Michigan. THE LAKE is whichever Great Lake you are closest to. THE BRIDGE is MACKINAC and never ever pronounced "Mackinack." We have CIDDIES like GRARAPIDS, DihTROIH, Pah-NEEACK, BADDLE CRICK, an AnNARBOR. After coming home from THE PLANT we park our CAHRR in the GRAAGE and then pull A COLE ONE outta the FRIGERRAIDER. Otherwise we STAHP by the SEVENuhLeven an gedduh PAHP. Soda is something you bake with. We eat a SAMWICH, drink MELK, and have SHERBERT for dessert. We make a MICHIGAN LEFT and pass on the RIGHT. Driving the SPEED LIMIT warrants road rage. We blast through RUSH HOUR traffic at 85 mph past state troopers because they are looking for the guys doing 100. If we get pulled over we go to the SECRETARIAHSTATE. Our state bird is the MUSKEEDA which has been known to carry away cats and even small children. G's in verbs are always silent, R's are always hard, and we end our sentences with a PREPOSITION, like. T's in the middle of a word and not supported by another consonant are pronounced like a D, and when coupled with an "N", they get dropped like the useless energy-wasting consonants that they are.
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by Tim The Toolman Taylor March 29, 2008
Once you get away from the cities and the cornfields, it's one of the prettiest states in the union. Check out the U.P., the Au Sable River, Torch Lake, Lake Michigan and many more areas.
Detroit's ugly, but Michigan is beautiful.
by bayou August 25, 2006
A state in the upper U.S. that is shaped like a mitten. It is a state that is usually picked on mostly because of the weather, potholes, and sports teams and people tend to say it is a bad place without even going there. It is best known for its cold weather, Eminem, and car productivity.
I want to move to Michigan someday.
by The Unknown February 22, 2005
Ok, first of all... people who say, "oh it sucks and it's so boring i've been there a million times" I LIVE HERE IN MICHIGAN I THINK I WOULD KNOW A HELL OF A LOT MORE THAN YOU. yeah.. it's boring.. but there arent "just cornfields" beleive it or not, there ARE beaches here... and sometimes it gets up to 100 degrees. It's NICE having 4 seasons... at least it's not just hot weather... im sorry.. but if i had to wake up christmas morning and not see snow... it wouldn't even feel like christmas. all im saying.. is that when all everyones saying is that there's ONLY cornfields and it's only BORING... that's not the truth, so if you don't even live here... and your saying stuff like that, then you can shut the fuck up, because the only people who REALLY know about michigan are the ones who LIVE here.
person from california: OH EM GEE!! eeew michigan... all they have is cornfields!!!!

person from michigan: shut the fuck up you dumb bitch.
by Kaaaaaaatie July 24, 2006
The state where it can be a 70 degree, beautiful, sunny day on one day, and the very next can be a 45 degree rainy day. Also, it's almost impossible to find a job, due to the state being overrun by fucking idiots(Fuck you Granholm.). Other than that, Michigan is pretty sweet. It has the best sports teams - Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings, and - well, the Lions, yeah, they may suck, but we still love em.

Realistic info:
Largest city is Detroit. Capital is Lansing.

Other notable cities
Flint
Grand Rapids
Battle Creek
Troy
Westland
Wayne
Ypsilanti
Ann Arbor
Auburn Hills

and plenty more.
Day 1: damn, it's nice outside. let's go play some baseball.
Day 2: shit, it's rainy as hell... ain't that a bitch! plus i need to go find a job. Oh well. I'll just chill and watch the tigers kill the white sox, the pistons fuck up the bulls, and the red wings murder any team that comes in their way. Also I will watch the Lions job to any team.
Day 3: 100 degrees... fuck! plus Im goin to Detroit for the tigers game! better bring the spf 3000!

michigan > your state

by Jordan Stevens May 09, 2007
Michigan is a state in the Midwest. It is one of the best places on earth. Lots of snow but you still have the beaches of the Great lakes in the summer.
Michigan is full of lots of sun and snow
by Meghan McClain April 26, 2006
A ROCKIN STATE that gets longer days off then florida.
florida sucks and michigan rocks

GO BLUE
by noodlemac August 02, 2006
This is the home to a diverse group of people, although I will admit that the majority of them are farmers or work in auto factories.

There is nothing wrong with our pronunciation, and we are not all hicks. A hick is somebody who chews all day on his porch wearing a wifebeater, and sometimes shooting at people who walk by. A redneck is somebody who has gotten a sunburn from working outside all of the time. There is nothing shameful about that.

Our universities are some of the absolute best. The rest of you can suck it, honestly. You might think that you're smart, especially you Californians, but you're not.

Our lakes are not for surfing. They are for swimming and fishing. We hunt more than just rabbits and 'coons'. We go for bucks and bears. We are not pansies.

The city 'folk' are much different than us country 'bumpkins'. They might live in Michigan, but they are still considered outsiders. They are not easily effected by such factors as our crazy ass weather and our shitty governor.

Flint is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Grand Rapids is crowded, and Detroit is full of drug users. If you choose to visit this wonderful state, I suggest you go to a place such as Cadillac, Holland, or Elsie.

Soda is not something you drink, it is something you cook with. Pop, on the other hand, is a lovely carbonated substane that I suggest you try sometime. Pepsi is my favorite, but whatever floats your boat.

Say what you want, but we are all better drivers than you. That's right, you barefooted Californians. Ride your little fucking trolley.

The most important thing to remember is that Michigan might be flawed, but it is not a bad state. I have lived here my entire life, I know what I'm talking about. Stop ripping on it when you haven't even been here for more than two seconds, just passing through to lame ass Canada.
Michigan has some crazy fucking weather!

Yeah, but I love it here anyway.

Fuck California!
by sallyxsaurus July 10, 2008

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