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(Bennington Banner)   Yoopers is now a real word with its own dictionary entry, and the yoopers couldn't be more pleased. "The word is fun to say and has a fun origin, from U.P. It's just the kind of word that many people are likely to hear and remember"   (benningtonbanner.com ) divider line
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2014-05-19 10:39:57 AM  
Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.
 
2014-05-19 11:42:09 AM  
I am a yooper and I'm ok, I drive snowmobiles and hunt all day
I eat pasties, and drink cheap beer
My truck is big and loud

At night i dress dress in women's clothing
and hang around in bars
 
2014-05-19 11:44:43 AM  

NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.


low iq - no more than any other place
love of flannel - yes
packers - yes
pasties - yes
snowmobiles - yes
bud light - too expensive, they drink blatz and bush light around here (i wish i was kidding)
 
2014-05-19 12:41:29 PM  
"Da Yoopers" were a novelty group that would send our student run radio station 45s in the late 80s... usually about fishing.

dmdb.org
 
2014-05-19 12:42:47 PM  
When I see "U.P." what comes to mind is Uttar Pradesh.
 
2014-05-19 12:43:38 PM  

d23: "Da Yoopers" were a novelty group that would send our student run radio station 45s in the late 80s... usually about fishing.

[dmdb.org image 600x592]


http://dayoopers.com/
 
2014-05-19 12:44:56 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.


It's basically a way to describe rednecks who live in a place where the sun is never strong enough to give them a decent tan much less turn their necks red.
 
2014-05-19 12:46:01 PM  
Pretty soon there will be a split between those who say "Yoopers" and those who say "Yoopas"...
 
2014-05-19 12:46:07 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.


????

I thought it was Molson and Labatt
 
2014-05-19 12:46:49 PM  
Up next:  Yinzers.
 
2014-05-19 12:46:57 PM  
FTA: The update of the Collegiate's 11th edition has pleased Yooper Steve Parks, the prosecutor in Delta County, Michigan, who pushed for more than a decade to have the word recognized by Merriam-Webster.

Pretty sad.  I rack this up there with a 8 year old kid choosing his own nickname. One that no one else would ever assign to him.
 
2014-05-19 12:47:53 PM  
I went to a U.P. casino for a wedding once. There were used syringe receptacles everywhere, all at least half full.

I don't plan on returning.
 
2014-05-19 12:48:32 PM  

Billy Liar: Pretty soon there will be a split between those who say "Yoopers" and those who say "Yoopas"...


never expected this would be relevant in this thread:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-05-19 12:48:36 PM  
You betcha, doncha know. Eh?
 
2014-05-19 12:49:13 PM  
But will still cause friends to flip scrabble board
 
Skr
2014-05-19 12:49:30 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.


Probably missed "A Gordon Lightfoot - 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' CD in their possession."
 
2014-05-19 12:51:37 PM  
Klippoklondike: ,,,,

Hey neighbor!

/ about 90 miles away to da north
//yooper by proxy
 
2014-05-19 12:52:55 PM  

NuttierThanEver: snowmobiles


I think you mean 'snow machines'.
 
2014-05-19 12:53:55 PM  

Magorn: NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.

It's basically a way to describe rednecks who live in a place where the sun is never strong enough to give them a decent tan much less turn their necks red.


That is not true. You can be a red neck and be a yooper. You can be a doctor and you can be a yooper.

Yooper does not denote class, it denotes location. Now yes, I understand that many if not most yoopers might be a bit rednecky, but an educated professional can be a yoopper too if the live over the bridge
 
2014-05-19 01:00:01 PM  

syrynxx: NuttierThanEver: snowmobiles

I think you mean 'snow machines'.


Nope, that's Wisconsin and Minnesota. In MI it's snowmobiles
 
2014-05-19 01:00:10 PM  
Unfortunately for the yoopers, their word for the rest of us in Michigan ("trolls" - Because we live under the bridge) has been taken over by the Internet and means something entirely different, now.

I guess they have to call us "Lowpers" now.
 
2014-05-19 01:00:18 PM  

nunyadang: Magorn: NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.

It's basically a way to describe rednecks who live in a place where the sun is never strong enough to give them a decent tan much less turn their necks red.

That is not true. You can be a red neck and be a yooper. You can be a doctor and you can be a yooper.

Yooper does not denote class, it denotes location. Now yes, I understand that many if not most yoopers might be a bit rednecky, but an educated professional can be a yoopper too if the live over the bridge


here's the litmus test for me:   If I ask you what part of Michigan you are from do you hold up your hand and point to part of it?
 
2014-05-19 01:02:31 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.


Bite your tongue. We drink beer, not horse piss.
 
2014-05-19 01:02:38 PM  
Thanks to a longtime family tradition (that is no more) of driving out to my aunt's in the U.P. for Thanksgiving, I've been to Da Yooper Tourist Trap far too many times for comfort, so I'm not getting a kick...


/also got dragged to a Da Yoopers concert at the Bayfront Blues Fest
 
2014-05-19 01:03:32 PM  

The One True TheDavid: When I see "U.P." what comes to mind is Uttar Pradesh.


Well aren't we just so internationally savvy
 
2014-05-19 01:08:28 PM  
Doggone Yoopleheads
 
2014-05-19 01:09:06 PM  
I once dated a Yopper. Nopper was not in her vocabulary.
 
2014-05-19 01:16:46 PM  
It's the second week of deer camp, and all the guys are here
We drink, play cards and shoot the bull, but never shoot no deer
The only time we leave the camp is when we go for beer
The second week of deer camp is the greatest time of year

/a dumb ohio head such as myself has no room to talk about yoopers
 
2014-05-19 01:36:38 PM  

NuttierThanEver: syrynxx: NuttierThanEver: snowmobiles

I think you mean 'snow machines'.

Nope, that's Wisconsin and Minnesota. In MI it's snowmobiles


It's "snowmobiles" in Wisconsin too.
 
2014-05-19 01:39:57 PM  
Spent three years up there. Can't get them back...

Q: So where does a Yooper wear his hat? A: Ontonagon
 
2014-05-19 01:50:27 PM  
Eh, I've been once,  it's not that bad but it is a big trap here and there. Mackinac island was neato as far as no cars go, but that was it.  The rest was a wide open expanse of not-worth-the-drive.

 Any historical museum / etc anywhere up there was almost hilariously overpriced and almost always a jaw-dropping poor value for the money once you went in and checked it out. My wife's favorite thing was the soo locks, which was free less parking.

I otherwise likened it to flat, less charming Maine.  But instead of mass-holes clogging the place up in tourist season with their clashing out-of-state attitudes, you instead have Michiganders filling that role.
 
2014-05-19 01:52:40 PM  
Thank goodness they didn't say they have a Canadian Accent....  IT SOUNDS NOTHING LIKE DEM SILLY FROST BACK CANUCKS!!

Oh and the beer was Stroh's , when did dey start drinking da  Butt Light Eh?  Oh ya  dey like deir Packers up dere

I freaking love Pasties! Do ya use da lard or da Criso in da crust eh?  If jou put gravy on it, jou must be a troll eh?   (Troll :  What a Yooper calls a Michigander  that lives under the Mackinaw bridge or in the Mitten of Michigan)
A fun way to start a fight in bar in the UP is to say Ski Doo is better than Arctic Cat or Yamaha.    Old timers start rolling up their sleeves, and turn red....
 
2014-05-19 02:18:05 PM  

nunyadang: Magorn: NuttierThanEver: Yooper - a colloquial term for residents of Michigan's Upper Pennisula. A "Yooper" can usually be recognized by their low IQs,  love of flannel and the Green Bay Packers, Pasties, snowmobiles and cases of Bud Light.

It's basically a way to describe rednecks who live in a place where the sun is never strong enough to give them a decent tan much less turn their necks red.

That is not true. You can be a red neck and be a yooper. You can be a doctor and you can be a yooper.

Yooper does not denote class, it denotes location. Now yes, I understand that many if not most yoopers might be a bit rednecky, but an educated professional can be a yoopper too if the live over the bridge


This. My very nerdy, yooper uncle, who is a very educated tech for IBM, would take offense to being called redneck. He's one of those yoopers who claim to be a WI citizen, but his address is MI.
 
2014-05-19 02:44:05 PM  
treasure.diylol.com
 
2014-05-19 02:53:59 PM  

NuttierThanEver: syrynxx: NuttierThanEver: snowmobiles

I think you mean 'snow machines'.

Nope, that's Wisconsin and Minnesota. In MI it's snowmobiles


My BIL was a Yooper and he used the term "snow machine" in casual conversation and I just looked at him blankly, wondering how a snow generator was relevant to his tale of getting around town.
 
2014-05-19 03:14:41 PM  

catmandu: NuttierThanEver: syrynxx: NuttierThanEver: snowmobiles

I think you mean 'snow machines'.

Nope, that's Wisconsin and Minnesota. In MI it's snowmobiles

It's "snowmobiles" in Wisconsin too.


As a neighbor and some-time Hodag, I concur.
Also known as 'easiest way to travel between bars in the winter.'
 
2014-05-19 05:16:37 PM  

sulco: Klippoklondike: ,,,,

Hey neighbor!

/ about 90 miles away to da north
//yooper by proxy


hello sir!  Hope you are enjoying the 4 days of spring we've had so far
 
2014-05-19 05:20:20 PM  

Ambitwistor: Up next:  Yinzers.


You rang?
 
2014-05-19 06:00:12 PM  

JeffreyScott: FTA: The update of the Collegiate's 11th edition has pleased Yooper Steve Parks, the prosecutor in Delta County, Michigan, who pushed for more than a decade to have the word recognized by Merriam-Webster.

Pretty sad.  I rack this up there with a 8 year old kid choosing his own nickname. One that no one else would ever assign to him.


Except that this particular nickname was actually assigned to us...
 
2014-05-19 06:08:53 PM  
Another Farm Hooper thread? Shut up! We're trying to keep this place a secret!
 
2014-05-19 07:03:54 PM  

Klippoklondike: sulco: Klippoklondike: ,,,,

Hey neighbor!

/ about 90 miles away to da north
//yooper by proxy

hello sir!  Hope you are enjoying the 4 days of spring we've had so far


AHAHAHAHaaa.... you put your snowblower away yet?

I know of a person who left the area after less than a year because of all the snow.
 
2014-05-19 07:45:55 PM  

sulco: Klippoklondike: sulco: Klippoklondike: ,,,,

Hey neighbor!

/ about 90 miles away to da north
//yooper by proxy

hello sir!  Hope you are enjoying the 4 days of spring we've had so far

AHAHAHAHaaa.... you put your snowblower away yet?

I know of a person who left the area after less than a year because of all the snow.


They should be glad the kitchens are now indoors.

True story:  I visited my sil in the Sault, and as we were looking at the old house they were renting, I noticed the odd layout.  Most of the house was tiny, living room, the bedrooms, everything was tiny; except the kitchen.  The kitchen was nearly 50% of the total square footage by itself.  She said it was added on, long after the rest of the house.  So I assumed they tore off the old kitchen and built a new large kitchen.  She said "No, the house wasn't built with a kitchen."  I of course replied, "Excuse me."  She went on to add that at one time, houses in the Sault were not built with kitchen included.  They cooked outdoors, year round.  That still seems like a long bad joke, so I'm waiting to find proof for tearing apart her story.
 
2014-05-19 09:00:10 PM  
lack of warmth:  They should be glad the kitchens are now indoors.

Well technically everyone cooked outside at one point! :)

is0.gaslightmedia.com

My Google-fu is weak on this one, but perhaps the timeframe the house was built it served a clientele you'd not want mucking up your house! It does sound a bit off since the kitchen stove also heated the house, so why want it outside? Or unless it was all dutch ovens and spits.

/inquiring minds want to know
 
2014-05-19 09:41:00 PM  

Cletus C.: I once dated a Yopper. Nopper was not in her vocabulary.


Did she ever take it in the popper?
 
2014-05-19 09:58:31 PM  

Magorn: here's the litmus test for me: If I ask you what part of Michigan you are from do you hold up your hand and point to part of it?


...what? Lots of Michiganders, both Yoopers and trolls, do this. The left hand held horizontally looks similar to the U.P., the right hand held vertically looks similar to the L.P. . I spent most of my grade school and high school years in the U.P., and it was definitely a good experience, but there's no way I'd be able to live there now that I've gotten used to living in a large city.
 
2014-05-20 12:49:56 AM  

danceswithcrows: Magorn: here's the litmus test for me: If I ask you what part of Michigan you are from do you hold up your hand and point to part of it?

...what? Lots of Michiganders, both Yoopers and trolls, do this. The left hand held horizontally looks similar to the U.P., the right hand held vertically looks similar to the L.P. . I spent most of my grade school and high school years in the U.P., and it was definitely a good experience, but there's no way I'd be able to live there now that I've gotten used to living in a large city.


Dat.
 
2014-05-20 04:47:20 AM  

Anayalator: [treasure.diylol.com image 800x588]


You can't believe how boring the U. P. is.
 
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