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Dictionary officially recognizes "Yoopers"

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- A word that most Michiganders already know is coming to a dictionary near you.

After a ten-year-campaign, the word "Yooper" will be found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The process took a while, in part, because dictionary officials had to confirm that the word used to describe a native or resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula isn't just a local term.

Starting with the 2014 edition, the word will appear, with a celebration schedule in August as a dictionary representative plans on visiting the UP.

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