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UMisms

This list is taken from the folks at Uniquely Michigan, who have kindly allowed us to record sound files of their terms. We have included the ones that we think are the most commonly used, and we hope you will find these sound files helpful as a way of familiarizing yourself with the campus before you arrive, as well as a useful resource for English listening practice.
If you wish to follow along with the original text, please visit the UM-isms site.

Note that some of the text has been modified for ease of reading. We also wanted to present you with dialogue that is as naturalistic as possible, so minor speech flubs have been left in the recordings.

The Voices of UM-isms

Jon Okey Manchester, Michigan UM undergraduate Linguistics student

Sunny Park Troy, Michigan UM undergraduate Linguistics student