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    15 Things You'll Never Understand If You've Never Lived Near A Great Lake

    Pass me a pop.

    1. Apocalyptically low temperatures are, unfortunately, all too familiar to you.

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    2. But you have..."strategies" for dealing with that.

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    3. Speaking of winter, you're prepared for just about anything between October and May.

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    4. Two words: Lake Effect.

    5. But somehow, despite numerous feet of snow, you always manage to make the best of it.

    6. You take great pride in your ability to withstand anything the lakes throw at you. In fact, you thrive.

    7. You know what doesn't thrive? The roads. There are potholes everywhere.

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    8. And even when it feels like it won't, summer does ultimately roll around, and you take full advantage of it.

    9. Does your family own a lake house? A family friend? A friend of a friend? A friend of a friend's neighbor? Either way, you've enjoyed a lake house in your day.

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    10. The same is true for boats.

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    11. Your drug of choice? Tim Hortons, obviously.

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    12. You're not even sure which radio stations are American and which are Canadian.

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    13. There must be something in Great Lake water, because the "sorry" epidemic is killing us.

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    14. And you're damn proud of your lake! "Great" doesn't really do justice to these immense bodies of water.

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    15. Oh, and one last thing: It's "pop," not soda.

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