Merriam-Webster Adds Da 'Yoopers' to Dictionary
from The Associated Press via ABC News
Da "Yoopers" up dere in da U.P., Michigan's Upper Peninsula, have hit it big with inclusion of their nickname in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the company's free online database. The moniker for native or longtime residents of the Lake Superior region known for a distinctive manner of speaking and its Scandinavian roots was among 150 new words announced by the Springfield, Massachusetts, company.
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