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Old 11-04-2010, 03:58 PM  
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What is the Upper Peninsula?

I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:29 PM  
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Yep, a strange lot, them easterners
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:43 AM  
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I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....
Uh... Don't they also call Jeans Dungaree's or is that PA?

My Aunt in Florida calls her piano a pe-anna.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:18 PM  
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Oh, yeah. I can't believe I forgot to list that one. Dungarees - heh.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:45 PM  
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906, God's area code!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:26 PM  
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906, God's area code!
You got that right!
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:08 PM  
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I'm glad that the UP is a secret. It keeps down the riff-raff.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:06 PM  
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I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....
We do call pop soda, but I can't say I've heard any of those others and I've lived here all of my life. Sure an occasional person will call tennis shoes sneakers, but you get that every where. The only widespread one is pop.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:22 PM  
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Funny most people I speak to in other states think all of Michigan is a barren snow bound pile of woods like the UP.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:38 PM  
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Funny most people I speak to in other states think all of Michigan is a barren snow bound pile of woods like the UP.

Michigan is such an expansive state. To get from the Western part of the UP to the Southern part of the LP it can take 11 hours. And in that trip, it's faster (depending on where you're traveling to) to drive through four states rather than drive through Michigan to get there. There is so much diversity here in both demographics and in the landscape.
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