Coinages (part three)

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Sat Jan 22 17:50:06 UTC 2000

Doubt that Detmer coined the phrase. I'm a native Michiganian and have heard it
at least since the early 50s.


Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> 11 January 1998, BERGEN RECORD (NJ), pg. S09--Steve Mariucci is a "Yuper,"
> and proud of it, a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where everyone
> talks with that quasi-Canadian inflection.  "Ty Detmer coined that phrase,"
> said the former Green Bay quarterbacks coach about one of his former pupils.
> "He said you can take the boy out of the UP but you can't take the Yuper out
> of the boy."

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