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Dictionary Ditches "p" Sound in "Yooper" in Addition to Their "Words List"

 
Posted Monday, May 19th 2014 @ 12pm  by The Associated Press

There's good news and bad news for Yoopers in the new Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

 

The nickname for natives or longtime residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula was among about 150 words added in an update to the 11th edition.But the suggested pronunciation in the popular dictionary lacks the ``p,'' though the entry itself is spelled correctly.

 

Asked about the Yooper blooper, Meghan Lunghi, a spokeswoman for the Springfield, Mass.-based company, said Sunday in an email : ``Yes, unfortunately a `p' is missing from the pronunciation. The rest of the entry is fine.''

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