The upper peninsula of Michigan, notably called the U.P. And the locals are known as Yoopers. Of course, real Yoopers are those people born and raised in the U.P. You can become an honorary Yooper by marrying a real Yooper, or by relocating to the U. P. Now if you are a Yooper you spend a lot of time hunting, trapping, fishing and splitting wood.
Where is the U.P.? Many Americans don’t know. Michigan is actually two peninsulas separated by the Straights of Mackinaw. If you are from the lower peninsula you reside in the mitt. If you have ever met anyone from lower Michigan they will show you where they are from by holding their hand in a shape of a mitt and pointing out the location.
Here is a map of the U.P. To keep you geographically savvy.
If you visit Yooper land you will find that some people talk funny, eh. Da area is heavily populated with Finnish, Swedish, as well as Croatians and Germans.
You can learn more about the Yoopers at http://dayoopers.com/ or study a bit of Yooperology at http://dayoopers.com/.
Why they even have Yooper jokes…
“The local news media is reporting: “Northern Michigan’s worst air disaster occurred today when a Cessna 152, a small 2 seater plane, crashed into a Church cemetery here early this morning. Ole and Sven, working as a search and rescue team, have recovered 826 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening.”.
So here are some great Yoopers memories