"Silicon" (geog.)

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jul 13 19:23:18 UTC 2001

Not quite. The Upper Peninsuala is called the UP, but the Lower
Peninsula is called "Lower Michigan" or even the "Lower Peninsula."
Never herard anybody say LP (been here in the LP since '83).


>In a message dated 7/13/01 1:01:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK writes:
>>  There are certainly a number of 'uppers' in the UK.  My favourite (so far)
>>   is the nearby Upper Dicker.  (I know of no Lower Dicker.)
>Look for Nether Wallup (somewhere near Winchester) and its (I think) two
>companion towns.
>Lower Slobbovia (does anyone remember Al Capp and the L'il Abner comics?)
>which I believe was a parody of "Lower Slovenia".  One wonders what Capp
>would have done with post-Tito Yugoslavia.
>Upper Palatinate (distinct from the Rhenish Palatinate, whose capital was
>Upper and Lower Canada.
>Upper and Lower Peninsulae of Michigan, generally called simply "UP" and "LP".
>      - Jim Landau
>PS.  I would like to point out why "Baja" is part of Mexico.  It seems that
>back in 1846 the USA and Mexico fought a war.  Mexico lost, and therefore was
>required to keep Baja.

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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