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

 


The Arb

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The Arch

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The Big House

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The Cube

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The Diag

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The Fishbowl

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Football Saturdays

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The Grad

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The Hill

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MoJo

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The Mud Bowl

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The Rock

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Spin the Cube

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Stepping on the M

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The UGLI

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The Arb

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The Arch

sample sentence | description

The Big House

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The Cube

sample sentence | description

The Diag

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The Fishbowl

sample sentence | description

Football Saturdays

sample sentence | description

The Grad

sample sentence | description

The Hill

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MoJo

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The Mud Bowl

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The Rock

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Spin the Cube

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Stepping on the M

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The UGLI

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