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What Da Heck Is A Yooper?
The people that live in the Upper Peninsula or the U.P. are called "Yoopers" and are proud of it. The people that live under the bridge are called "trolls." The song "I'm a Troll Man" was written about them. Lots of trolls from down below dream about moving to da U.P., but there's no work here. So we let them come up to relax, enjoy and spend their cash, but they gotta go home afterwards.
Where is Yooperland?
The state of Michigan is broken up into two peninsulas - the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. They are connected together by the Mackinac Bridge.
Yooper names for the Mackinac Bridge - Da Crossing, Da Bridge, Big Mac, Troll Turnpike.
Yooper names for the Upper Peninsula - Yooperland, Da U.P., Da Yoop, Yoopsconsin.