Say ya to da UP eh?
The dialect of Yoopers (UP'ers) can be a lilttle difficult to understand. These tips might help:
Ya = yes
eh? = a question, or what
da = the
nuttin = nothing
den = then
dere = there
udder = other
Yoopers = those who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Trolls = those who live below the Mackinac Bridge (get it, below the bridge)
For an explanation of the UP (including Munising), see my travelogue...
Diving and Biting Insects
If you are a skin diver be aware that the water in Lake Superior is very cold. I have never seen a diver without a full body suit, and I understand many use dry suits. Watch out for mosquitoes and biting flies, don’t go into the woods with out a good repellent along.
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