Michiganders Get Territorial About Mitten Comparison
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. When kids learn the shapes of states in school, the teacher may say Michigan is easy to remember; the lower part of the state is shaped like a mitten. But now, the nearby state of Wisconsin has struck back with an official website that features a picture of a mitten. They say Wisconsin is mitten-shaped - which might be true if you squint, and if the thumb is smashed.
Michiganders are furious, and officials accuse Wisconsin of, quote, mitten envy. It's MITTEN EDITION.
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