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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 06:07 PM
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What do people from Michigan call themselves? I'm from Wisconsin and we are Wisconsinites. Your governor called you Michiganders. Is that correct?
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 06:11 PM
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1. Some people don't like Michigander, some like Michiganian
instead. Doesn't really matter to me :shrug:
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lg59kis Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 06:48 PM
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2. +1
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 10:07 PM
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3. Repub's=Michigander. Dem's=Michiganians. Yeah, its that Stupid.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 10:25 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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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 10:34 PM
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5. I grew up a Michigander
Edited on Wed Nov-09-11 10:35 PM by handmade34
I left the state when they started calling us Michiganians :rofl:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 11:19 PM
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6. Traditionally it was Michiganders, they tried to change it to Michiganians but few liked it


so there are two correct answers. (although I now see that Michignian is not liked by spell check here while Michigander is)
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:34 AM
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7. While either may be correct, I always use "Michigander"
Proudly. :toast:

Julie
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 08:08 PM
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8. Michigander
My family has always used that.
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