If you didn't grow up in Michigan, there are things you learn very quickly after moving here.If you listen to the Morning Mayhem, you know I moved here from Ohio. I've lived in New Jersey as well so, I understand that there are different traditions, cultures and stereotypes in each place. Onlyinyourstate.com came up with a list of 13 but here are things I quickly learned after moving here that makes Michigan so easy to love.
Yellow Light Left Turns
I quickly had to adjust to the confusing (at first) yellow blinking left turn arrows. Their purpose is to make turning less dangerous.
"Very simple - cars turning left that have a yellow signal of any kind do not have the right of way to turn until all incoming traffic is clear." - MDOT
I learned never to ask a Michigander the question, "What is Vernor's?" without complete and utter shock. Now, I say, "Oh yeah! The Original Ginger Soda!" It works as a tasty drink mixer and helps settle an upset stomach, and it really works!
I learned that Michiganders who live in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) are referred to as "Yoopers"
When I moved to New Jersey, I learned that very few people know how to play. It was heartbreaking. When I moved to Michigan, I learned it is a way of life.
Shorts in Winter
It is totally normal to see people walking/running in shorts after a snow storm.