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Well, I can post these too as a Michiganian!!

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Sven
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0 posted 08-19-2000 03:46 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

YOU JUST MIGHT BE FROM MICHIGAN IF....

1.  You have ever been sunburned and frostbitten in the same week.

2.  You point to a spot on the palm of your right hand when telling people where you're from.

3.  You can explain the difference between yoopers, trolls and fudgies.

4.  Owning a Japanese car was a hanging offense in your hometown.

5.  You learned to pilot a boat before the training wheels came off your bicycle.

6.  You know that a place called Kalamazoo actually exists.

7.  You know someone who was Asparagus Queen at a county fair.

8.  Someone says "down south" and you think of Toledo.

9.  Your family breaks into violence during the MSU/UM football game.

10.You define summer as three months of bad sledding.  

11.You had to recite "By the Shores of Gitchee-goomie" for your 7th grade English class.

12.You drive 80 mph on the freeway and always pass on the right.

13.The trees in your yard have spigots.

14.You have as many Canadian coins in your pocket as American.

15.Coast-to-coast means Port Huron to Muskegon.

16.You know how to play Euchre.

17.You are not fazed by a traffic sign saying "Snowmobile Crossing."

18.You bake with "soda" and drink "pop."

19.You have no problem spelling names like Mackinac, Tahquamenon and Ypsilanti.

20.The Big Three are either Ford, Chrysler and GM or Domino's, Little Caesar's and Hungry Howie's.

21.You know that it's usually warmer in Hell than in Paradise.

22.You go "up north" for the weekends.

23.Your child's ball game has been snowed out.

24."Submarine" is a sandwich and "Big Mac" is a bridge.  

25.You used to believe Ernie Harwell when he said that the fly ball that went into the stands at Tiger Stadium was caught by a man from Warren.

26.You don't have coughing fit after a sip of Vernors.  

27.You know all the lyrics to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

28.You visit Florida and are frustrated because the newspapers there don't report hockey scores.

29.You refer to Kalamazoo, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor as K-zoo, Ypsi-tucky and A-Squared.

30.You thought Alkaline batteries were named after a Detroit Tiger outfielder.

31.You know all the lyrics to "Take This Job and Shove It."

32.You think that having clogged sinuses is normal.


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1 posted 08-19-2000 03:59 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
2. You point to a spot on the palm of your right hand when telling people where you're from


Except when you live in Colon, Sven. Then you have to point to the back of your hand.

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2 posted 08-19-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Lakewalker   Email Lakewalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lakewalker

Some of these are just too true
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3 posted 08-19-2000 06:14 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Sven,

I thank ya much for the trip to Michigan, I enjoyed it more than you will ever know, and I DO KNOW HOW TO PLAY EUCHRE hoes that for a city gal (HeHe) love muches friend.

Love, Cerenity


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We have to be reminded that He exist!"

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4 posted 08-19-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LOL!! Got some good ones here, Sven....but, if you call yourself a Michiganian, you're not a true Michigander!!!  
Sven
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5 posted 08-20-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Balladeer, I REFUSE to call myself a Goose!!  LOL  

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We're still playing "duck, duck, goose"?
Sven
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7 posted 08-20-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Where have you been Nan??  Don't you remember??  It's "Duck, Duck, GREY Duck!!!"

Sheesh!!!  

Are Dusk Treader and I the ONLY normal ones around here????  

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