Yooper: Merriam-Webster to add word in the 2014 edition of the popular dictionary

(WLUC) A word commonly used in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will finally be showing up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary after a 10-year campaign.

It was announced Monday that "Yooper" will now be appearing editions of the dictionary.

The campaign, headed by Steve Parks, has taken 10 years to complete.

As part of the process, Merriam-Webster officials needed to verify that the word wasn't just a local term.

The word, defined as a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will appear starting in the 2014 edition of the popular dictionary, according to Merriam-Webster officials.

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