Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yooper

I've already written about my hometown, but this post is dedicated to the whole of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's a fairly big place, but there aren't that many major towns in the U.P. I sometimes think that the Lower Peninsula completely forgets that we exist sometimes. Nothing like going to a bowling tournament in Michigan and having people ask "Where's that?" when you say you're from the U.P.

Yeah. I've had that happen to me before.

For any trolls that might be reading this, I have to say: Good luck, you poor bastards.
For any Yoopers, best of luck with the hunting season.

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  1. As a fellow Yooper, I really enjoyed this post. :)

  2. I've never met anyone in MI who didn't know what I meant when I said I was from the UP. I did have a friend who lived out of state ask how I got to the lower part. He didn't know there was a bridge connecting the two. One of my friends did, one time, have someone from Detroit insist that the UP was not part of MI.

    1. Maybe it was just a brain fart on the account of the other girls. They might not have understood that we meant "the Upper Peninsula" when we said "UP".