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02-15-2011 02:39 AM

Here’s a question for my fellow LJ’s… What’s A Yooper?

Since all posts need to be woodworking related since the coffee lounge disappeared, I’ll admit that this has a little bit to do with me and my plans for a new woodworking show.

So, as part of my market research… What’s a Yooper? (Hint- it isn’t a tool)

If you don’t know, at least give us a witty guess!

And if you know the answer, tell us what the characteristics of a yooper may be?

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 02:54 AM

Upper Peninsula of Michigan resident

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 02:56 AM

Upper peninsula er

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 02:57 AM

ahhh, Thank You Mavis Beacon!!!

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#4 posted 02-15-2011 03:00 AM

Canadians don’t get to answer…

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 03:01 AM

Tell me that US citizens cannot answer….

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 03:04 AM

What I meant is that the UP of Michigan consider’s itself as much a part of Canada as America, so Canadians have an unfair advantage. Of course that is only a poorly recieved joke.

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 03:05 AM

Jim, I looked it up on the internet. A “yooper” is a Upper Peninsula dialect for “Upper”. This is to differentiate the blessed from those poor slobs living in the lower part of the state of Michigan. Someone on LJs or another woodworking site signed his comments with “happiness is north of the bridge”. The bridge being “Big Mac” Big Mac is not only a hamburger it is also the Mackinac Bridge which connect the Michigan Upper Peninsula to the lower state of Michigan.

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#8 posted 02-15-2011 03:14 AM

Very good, Pop. Even though you cheated. Now tell us what the characteristics of a yooper are? Maybe a better way to put it is, if you were going to mock a yooper, how would you do it? (As a born and bred Michiganian, I reserve the right to ask that without being called insensitive)

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 03:29 AM

I don’t know how to mock a yooper, but I’m pretty sure you’d have to thaw him out first.

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 03:36 AM

I have herd Sarah Palin referred to as a yooper…But I think that would be insulting to Yoopers everywhere…

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#11 posted 02-15-2011 03:40 AM

A Yooper is part Canadian, part Minnesotan, with a bit of Alaskan. They live here in Michigan “above” the bridge (those below the bridge are called trolls) and would gladly break off into their own state provided they could take the Green Bay Packers with them.

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#12 posted 02-15-2011 03:42 AM

brad- Sarah Palin is Alaskan, I doubt she even knows what a Yooper is. But I wouldn’t be insulted if she were a Yooper. She’s seems like a nice lady and she looks good in glasses.

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#13 posted 02-15-2011 03:44 AM

Holy Wah! I used to be a Yooper, now I am a troll (I live under the bridge). I wish my Yooper brogue could be heard by my fellow Jocks! Yah, you bloody well better believe it, eh?

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 03:49 AM

You can take da yooper otta da UP but you can’t take the UP otta da yooper, I’ll tell ya. But for tirteen bucks ya can get a tirty pack of beer and watch the tube dreamin bout broomball till huntin time, eh?

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 05:42 AM

Back in the late ‘80’s or early ‘90’s I had the funniest cassette tape that was made by “Da Yoopers”, ay.
I wish I could find it again just to hear their voices and dialect : )
Thanks for the flashback !!
edit : Thank God for Google and YouTube !! Here’s one of the songs…Rusty Chevrolet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50IgzksUqpQ

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