Casperson on hand at fair to honor the inclusion of the word “Yooper” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

LANSING, Mich.— Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, (center-right) is flanked by Gov. Rick Snyder and Steve Parks, Delta County prosecutor, (right) whose 11 year effort got the word “Yooper” included in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which defined the term as “a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan —used as a nickname.” Emily Brewster, the associate editor of Merriam-Webster, (left) was on hand for the presentation, and got an opportunity afterwards to travel to see some of the iconic treasurers that make the Upper Peninsula someplace truly special.

Casperson on hand at Escanaba State Fair to honor the inclusion of the word “Yooper” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Casperson on hand at Escanaba State Fair to honor the inclusion of the word “Yooper” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary


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