Merriam-Webster Adds "Yooper" to Dictionary

Published 03/25 2014 10:14AM

Updated 03/25 2014 10:17AM

(WLUC) A word commonly used in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will finally be showing up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary after a 10-year campaign.

It was announced Monday that "Yooper" will now be appearing editions of the dictionary.

The campaign, headed by Steve Parks, has taken 10 years to complete.

As part of the process, Merriam-Webster officials needed to verify that the word wasn't just a local term.

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