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Had to laugh...Yooper is now the latest addition to the dictionary!   A resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is called a Yooper....(U-pper), those living in the Lower Peninsula (below the 5 mile Mackinaw Bridge) are called "trolls"....they live below the bridge!

On other news, we are listed in Wikipedia too as a National Register Listed Property!  Doesn't mean much, but pretty cool I think!

What does your area call "locals"?

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North of the Mason-Dixon Line, West Virginians who came north to work were (and are) called Hoopies. It was never considered derogatory as far as I know, just a designation of where you were from. People from WV have been called Hillbillies forever.

I love the Yoopers and their songs are sooooo funny (and close to true). 

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I would NEVER call you that Beachie. I call you DUNKEN DONUTS. Why? Because everyone from Mass has a dunken donut coffee cup as I type this in their drink holder in their car.  Go ahead, admit it. cool

 

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(Running with scissors from Maddie...)

"What's Dunken Donuts?" said Timmie!

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I have heard the term Mass-holes, but I don't like it very much.   Smiling

 

 

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People from Michigan are meshugenah. People from Oregon are oreganos. People from Newfoundland and Labrador are Newfies and people from Virginia are... virgins. That's how my world works. 

PS: People from Frankfurt are frankfurters and people from Vienna are weaners.

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Professor Pieixoto wrote:

People from Michigan are meshugenah. People from Oregon are oreganos. People from Newfoundland and Labrador are Newfies and people from Virginia are... virgins. That's how my world works. 

PS: People from Frankfurt are frankfurters and people from Vienna are weaners.

and you know "Virginia is for lovers" heart

From Oregon are called hippies. cool

From Washington State are now called pot heads or would that be Colorado...both.

From Florida "Newly wed or nearly dead" as the saying goes.

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