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Old 09-12-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by pierrot View Post
Welcome to SaturnFans, Amy23army! Referring to northern Michigan, does that mean the U.P., or something else? I apologize for my ignorance of these things in your state.
You could ask Amy23army if she's a troll*

My guess is UP - many (but not all) refer to the UP as "northern MI," and the troll parts as "northern lower MI" (or "up north" ) - ymmv

* lives under the bridge
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If you know where the "yoopers" and the "trolls" live, there’s a very good chance that you’re from Michigan.

On this week’s edition of That’s What They Say, host Rina Miller and University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan discuss some vocabulary that is unique to the state of Michigan.

Since its recent addition to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, yooper, a term referring to people from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, has gotten a lot of attention. However, there are plenty of other fun Michigan words that are not making headlines.

While yooper refers to residents of the Upper Peninsula, those that live south of the Mackinac Bridge may be lightheartedly referred to as trolls since they are “under the bridge.”
http://michiganradio.org/post/vocabu...ls-and-fudgies

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