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Old 04-12-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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“Everyone knows someone who went to college in Michigan.”

Huh? We have some excellent institutes of higher learning here, to be sure, (GO BLUE!) but there aren't all THAT many of them.

“No one in Michigan owns a new sweatshirt.”

??? Not really negative or positive, this one, just ???

“My friend’s dad took Madonna to prom in Michigan.”

This one made me laugh, because it's very possible. Their aunt also could have dated Kid Rock, I guess.

“Everything in Michigan is frozen for 11 months out of the year. But, man, that one month is awesome.”
“People from Michigan only take vacations to other parts of Michigan.”


Not even close (66 degrees and gorgeous sunshine today, and it's only early April), and we have pretty darned hot and humid summers, but the part about people from Michigan taking vacations in other parts of Michigan is fairly accurate. "Up North" is a destination that every true Michigander knows well. If they don't regularly spend time "Up North" then you can bet that they at least know someone who does.

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Old 04-12-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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The only thing we're afraid of is snow.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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“Washington is just a bunch of really good-looking people who have just walked in from the rain.”

Spot on.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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I had to look up California.

“Nothing to eat in California but avocados and tacos.”
“Northern California makes cold look glamorous.”
“Everyone’s got a pool in their backyard, even when they don’t.”
“Eighty-seven percent of Californians’ conversations involve the words ‘animal style.’”
“People from California will throw up in their mouths if they spot someone eating a Twinkie.”

Too funny. I haven't seen a Twinkie for years and years. Good grief, they're highly processed and nonorganic! Who would put one anywhere near their mouth? We Californians live on organic produce from the farmer's market and authentic Mexican street tacos...with the occasional run to In-n-Out, of course.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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“Washington is just a bunch of really good-looking people who have just walked in from the rain.”
“Everyone is constantly shaking out umbrellas.”
“People from Washington are always happy you’re in Washington.”
“I bet everyone in Washington is good at Scrabble.”
“They’re probably all good at picking sweaters.”
“Everyone has a bottle opener.”

We are all good looking
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Oh my gosh this is so obnoxious. I really don't need a drawn-out Buzzfeed article to tell me what New Yorkers think of the Midwest.
I think it's making fun of the people that made the lists. You know, like in they only know what they see in the movies.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think it's making fun of the people that made the lists. You know, like in they only know what they see in the movies.
No. It was a calculated attack on midwesterners. They only included other states to diguise their elitist East Coast intentions.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:56 AM
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Location: West Michigan
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“Everyone knows someone who went to college in Michigan.”

Huh? We have some excellent institutes of higher learning here, to be sure, (GO BLUE!) but there aren't all THAT many of them.

“No one in Michigan owns a new sweatshirt.”

??? Not really negative or positive, this one, just ???

“My friend’s dad took Madonna to prom in Michigan.”

This one made me laugh, because it's very possible. Their aunt also could have dated Kid Rock, I guess.

“Everything in Michigan is frozen for 11 months out of the year. But, man, that one month is awesome.”
“People from Michigan only take vacations to other parts of Michigan.”


Not even close (66 degrees and gorgeous sunshine today, and it's only early April), and we have pretty darned hot and humid summers, but the part about people from Michigan taking vacations in other parts of Michigan is fairly accurate. "Up North" is a destination that every true Michigander knows well. If they don't regularly spend time "Up North" then you can bet that they at least know someone who does.
I have to say the “People from Michigan only take vacations to other parts of Michigan.” is pretty funny, and accurate.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:32 AM
 
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Actually, Twinkies were banned in California, that's why I had to move...
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:47 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Thanks for this site...it was fun and entertaining.

“As far as I’m concerned, it should be called Chicago instead of Illinois.”
“If you live within a 25-mile radius of Chicago you can say you’re from Chicago.”
“I’ve been to southern Illinois… it’s a scary place. Mostly Juggalos.”
“Everyone in Illinois is very friendly. They’re also all 35 years old.”
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