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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 09:25 PM
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4. The difference between Michigander and Michiganian is dead, but not buried.
For some in the 1860s, Lincoln's derision of a fellow presidential wannabe as a goose, er, gander for the idea that some states should just decide slavery themselves, rather than keeping the state counts evenly divided. Or, something like that.

Some would take rebel-ious derision as a badge of honor, I guess.

Then again, our state motto, is: if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you (Or, as I prefer, take a gander). It sounds pretty good in Latin, if anyone were to make sounds of Latin expressions.

Michiganian seems elegant and not gay, not that either of those would be a bad thing, mainly because we love underdogs here.

So, when I want people to enjoy looking about, I'm a Michigander, and when I want to be proper, I'm a Michiganian.

Then, there's that tremendously colossally huge bridge between the Lower and the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. with the U.P.ers up there, the Yoopers. They in turn affectionately -- NOT -- refer to us in the lower peninsula as Trolls, because, we live, down here, under the bridge.
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