"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you!" We Michiganders know our state motto by heart, but in my opinion, the word "pleasant" doesn't even begin to touch all the magnificent wonders that make The Mitten so special.

For one, we're the only state in the country that is shaped exactly like a hand and don't let anyone (Wisconsin) try to tell you otherwise!

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Being a Michigander is not easy; take the Detroit Lions, lake effect snow, and our road conditions for example-- but we wouldn't have it any other way.

This water-winter wonderland is too good not to share, so naturally when newcomers arrive for a visit -- or to stay!-- we welcome them with open arms. However, there is a bit of a learning curve.

Here are some telltale signs that someone is not originally from The Mitten. If you know, you know:

Clear Signs Someone Is Not From Michigan

If you know, you know. Here's how you can tell if someone is originally from Michigan or not.

Living in Michigan is not for the faint of heart! These may seem like obvious signs to some, but what are some other dead giveaways that someone is not originally from here?

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