While waiting for LoriMNnice 's next installment
I thought some more diversion from politics was in order.
How about our regional differences and similarities?
How many of you have heard of a 'Michigan credit card'?
It's a siphon hose for stealing gas.
How many of you know what a Yupper is? How about a Troll?
A yupper (U-per) lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
A Troll lives (under the bridge) in the Lower Peninsula
How about some of the old measurements?
Here are some from my childhood:
A rod (still used on some fencing labels) - 16 1/2 feet
A peck (you know, peter piper) - 4 pecks to the bushel
Do you Southerners still eat black-eyed peas on New Years Eve - for good luck?
Do the Hispanics still give away Tamales over the Holidays? Like us Anglos use to do with Christmas Cookies?
How about 'Ice house'? Do they still have them in Texas? We would call them bars or taverns, here in Michigan.
Here in Michigan , a hundred years ago M/L, before the days of 'artificial ice', an Ice house was were the blocks of ice were stored.