Prosecutor Steve Parks of Delta County, Michigan, says he’s pushed for more than a decade to have Merriam-Webster recognize the word Yooper, a longtime resident of the Lake Superior region.
Now Yooper and 149 other words or phrases have been added to the 11th edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Many of the other new additions stem from digital life and social media, such as spoiler alert, hashtag, selfie and tweep. Others are food driven, including pho and turducken, a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey.
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