Yoopers, people from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the "UP") Yooper dialect: The dialect of English speech used by the inhabitants of the Upper Peninsula. Da Yoopers: A comedy–musical group from the area of the Upper Peninsula.
Just so, why are they called Yoopers?
Clearly, Yooper is derived from the abbreviation of Upper Peninsula (U.P.) plus “-er”. NOUN: A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Likewise, what do Yoopers call residents of the Lower Peninsula?
Yoopers jokingly refer to residents of the Lower Peninsula as "flat-landers" (referring to the region's less rugged terrain) or "trolls" (because, being south of the Mackinac Bridge, they "live under the bridge").
How do Yoopers talk?
The Yooper accent follows the local North Central (Upper Midwest) pronunciation system, but with the following noticeable additions: Tendency towards intonation that stresses the first syllable of each word, which is an influence of Finnish spoken by many immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
What is a Yooper girl?
The term "yooper," a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will be added to the upcoming edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, according to the Escanaba Daily Press, and not a second too soon.