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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One of the 50 states in the united states. Michigan has a lot of tourism, beaches, campgrounds, and they have the Petoskey stone which is a cool rock.

Also theres lots of dramatic weather changes.
Dad: We are going on a trip to michigan kids

Mom: take the jackets and the swim suits, its supposed to be 80 on tuesday, and 43 and rainy on tuesday.
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The best State. Even though Granholm fucked us up. I was born in Ann Arbor and lived in southeast Michigan my whole life. It is a beautiful state. Even though there are a lot of poor people, there are still those that are normal.

People in Michigan go on vacation in their own state because its beautiful. Everyone has a boat and goes to lakes "up north" or to their "cottage" (coddage) If you don't own a boat, no worries, one of your friends does for sure and they'll let you chill with them.

People in Michigan are aggressive drivers and actually know how to drive, unlike people in most other states. There are lakes everywhere that people vacation at, so you get to meet new people a lot.

I vacation at Higgin's lake and Burt Lake in the northern lower peninsula and it is beautiful, except for when you can't go on the boat because its storming. The Great Lakes are awesome too (esp. Huron) even though they are a little chilly.

In the Summer(ish season) there are a lot of rich people from other states that go to the lakes because its so cheap to vacation in Michigan.

And the people are nice. Though a lot of people have lost their jobs and are poor, they are still the most generous people you could find.
Grew up in Hamburg, Canton, Plymouth, and Howell Michigan.

Michigan is kind of the vernacular bridge for words.

*We know what soda is, but we call it by the right name: POP
some may even choose to call it soda-pop
*A woodchuck and a groundhog are the same thing, but we call it by the right name: WOODCHUCK

*a refrigerator is a "fridgerator"
*government is "goverMit"
* Stores such as Meijer, Kroger, and K-mart get a possessive s attached for whatever reason and become Meijer's, Kroger's, and K-mart's.

* The beach refers to whatever lake you are closest to, whether it be a great lake or a smaller one.

*There is such a thing as a Michigan accent we pronounce t's in the middle of worlds like d's (city= Ciddie)and we draw out our a's (baaathroom)
*If you are from the U.P. (that's upper peninsula for you outsiders) then you are a yooper, if you are from the lower peninsula, you are a Troll (because you are below the Bridge)
*The "Bridge" refers to the Mackinac Bridge
*Correct pronunciations of Mackinac= Mackinac Bridge-MackinaW, Mackinaw City-MackinaW, Straits of Mackinac-MackinaCK, Fort Michilimackinac- MichilimackinaCK
by Heliolater July 08, 2010

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The best state. The home of cars and cereal.

The best MI cites:
Benton Harbor
Detroit
K-Zoo
Flint Grand Rapids

Every city except Hell, Michigan
Nothing like good ol' Michigan.
by M Ville October 14, 2006

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Michigan, where men are men and sheep are nervous.
Byron"where is Dave from?"
Greg"Michigan"
Byron"that explains it"
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It's an overall nice state. Yeah, we have unemployment, and three (maybe four) of our cities were named in the top ten with the most crime in the U.S. But have you seen our beaches? Our sunsets, oh wow. And people think it's boring and horrible, etc, etc. The people are generally nice, and even though it's freezing, it can also be hot. Our spring is one of the nicest around. And yes, we have FOUR seasons, and even though I want to move to Cali later in life, MICHIGAN will always be my home. So the Lions suck right now. They're getting better! The Pistons are good, the Red Wings are good, Michigan and Michigan State are nice. So our gov't has had some problems (okay, a lot), but so does the national gov't. So we might be country people, for the most part, but you can tell the difference between our city people and our truly, truly country people. And guess what else? We can drive in ANY conditions. So beat that.
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Beautiful lakes, and beaches. Nice warm summers, and winters with alot of snow. There are a lot of poor people and a LOT of rich people. The middle class is disapearing in michigan. Michigan is a great place to live if you have money. There are many great colleges in this state. Michigan has a superior level of education. This state also has great weed.
I love living im Michigan because of the perfict summers and the winters are ok for a little while but when i get sick of the snow i just fly to Florida and stay at my condo.
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A great state.
Beautiful lakes and sunsets, and grass.
Huge city of Detroit with the Tigers and Red Wings making things interesting, and bringing in things like the North American International Auto Show.
Maybe the auto industry is going downhill, but we're still the birthplace of the car.
Lots of beautiful snow, but warmer than Minnesota so you can actually play in it.

Two peninsulas (connected by the famous Mackinaw Bridge) so if you are sick of the city life you can just visit your own state, and basically visit a different world.
Home to a ton of great colleges, and some good jobs in the Advertising industry, and Chemical Engineering fields.
We also have great fruit, like the cherry festival and Michigan Apples!!
And where else can you show someone where you live by using your hand??
Oh Yeah! I'm from Michigan, right here!

Wait...that's your hand
by BridgeMich January 17, 2011

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