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Michigan Answer Appears on Jeopardy! (& G.R. Makes an Appearance on My Mobile Game)

It's always exciting when your town is highlighted in some type of way and Michigan made an appearance on Jeopardy! last week.

The episode aired on Wednesday, May 3rd says MLive...

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Take a Pasty Road Trip from Grand Rapids to da U.P. [Map]

Heading north to the Upper Peninsula is a summertime tradition for anyone from West Michigan. It's a long trip and all that time on the road can work up an appetite.

Make your next road trip to the U.P. a delicious one with our map of places to stop for a pasty along the way.

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GVSU Professor Explains Origin of Yooper Dialect

Since 2000, Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English at Grand Valley State University, has been examining Yooper dialect, its relationship to the U.P. and the idea of the Yooper identity.

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Yooper’s Officially Added to the Dictionary, But There’s a Problem

It's official! My people are finally recognized by the dictionary!

Back in March I gleefully announced that the folks that make the dictionary finally decided to add the word "Yooper".

Now, "Yooper" and 149 other words and phrases are part of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

But, it also includes a blooper. And, of course, it's associated with the word "Yooper".

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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‘Yooper’ Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Finally! After all of these years, my people are finally recognized as existing by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Monday, after 10 years of campaigning, the word "Yooper" was added to the dictionary.

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