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You Know You're From Wisconsin When. . .
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Posted on 12/04/2001 10:07:56 AM PST by Enough_Deceit

You know your from Wisconsin when:

Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

Snow tires come standard on all your cars.

You refer to the Packers as "we."

You have gotten frost-bitten and sunburned in the same week.

You can identify and Illinois accent.

You know what cow-tipping is.

Down South to you means Chicago.

Travelling coast to coast means going from LaCrosse to Milwaukee.

A brat is something you eat.

You have no problem spelling Milwaukee.

You consider Madison exotic.

You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

You can actually pronounce Oconomowoc.

You know what a bubbler is.

You go out for fish fry every Friday.

You can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.

You know how to polka.

You drink soda and refer to your dad as "pop."

Formal wear is blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Your 4th of July Family Picknic was moved indoors due to frost.

You know where Waukesha is AND can pronounce it.

You can visit Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London, and Poland all in one afternoon.

You design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.

You've seen mosquitoes with landing lights.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You enjoy driving in the winter because the potholes fill in with snow.

Your sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.

You owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.

At least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.

Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.

You think the start of deer season is a national holiday.

You find 0 degrees a little chilly.

You know what to do with a Blatz.

You actually understand these jokes.

You forward them to all your Wisconsin friends.


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I grew up in Wisconsin, but have live in AZ for the past 20+ years. One of my friends sent this and I thought that some of you would enjoy it. Take care and God bless.
1 posted on 12/04/2001 10:07:56 AM PST by Enough_Deceit
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To: Enough_Deceit
A big BUMP for the cheeseheads!
2 posted on 12/04/2001 10:11:59 AM PST by Ronzo
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To: Enough_Deceit
Don't forget the long, green "Escape to Wisconsin" bumper-stickers.

And ya gotta love the sailing farmers license plates.

3 posted on 12/04/2001 10:14:50 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Enough_Deceit
I wonder where the pop/soda line really is. I know if you ask someone in western and northern Wisconsin for another name for soft drink, the correct answer will POP into their heads.
4 posted on 12/04/2001 10:15:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: Enough_Deceit
GREEN BAY PACKER MNF BUMP.
5 posted on 12/04/2001 10:16:02 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: Enough_Deceit
Might also fit the UP. One community I've visited in the Upper Peninsula (east of Ashland, WI.,)is home to the Turdy Below Liquor Store...
6 posted on 12/04/2001 10:16:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Enough_Deceit
You consider Madison exotic

Should read " You consider Madison toxic.

7 posted on 12/04/2001 10:16:45 AM PST by conservonator
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To: steveegg; WIMom; longlakelulu
dontcha no? {;~)
8 posted on 12/04/2001 10:17:04 AM PST by d14truth
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To: angelo
Any of this sound familiar? ;-)
9 posted on 12/04/2001 10:18:10 AM PST by conservonator
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To: Incorrigible
"Eat Cheese or Die"
10 posted on 12/04/2001 10:18:48 AM PST by Andyman
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To: Andyman
Ya der hey.

Goin' to get some beer.  Wanna come with?

12 posted on 12/04/2001 10:21:15 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: MozartLover
Bump for a laugh.
14 posted on 12/04/2001 10:23:49 AM PST by kachina
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To: Enough_Deceit
Oh, how true! Thanks for the laugh! We do refer to the Packers as 'we'......
15 posted on 12/04/2001 10:24:06 AM PST by WIMom
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To: Enough_Deceit
Bump
16 posted on 12/04/2001 10:25:21 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: sixtycyclehum
I grew up using the term soda in upstate new York (still do here in Arizona, hence my small children do). I cringe when I hear people say POP.
17 posted on 12/04/2001 10:25:23 AM PST by riri
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To: Incorrigible
Wanna come with?

That sounds completely natural to my MN ears.

18 posted on 12/04/2001 10:25:50 AM PST by DManA
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To: Enough_Deceit
You know the difference between up by and down by.

You know what a cheesehead does with a sheepshead.

19 posted on 12/04/2001 10:26:03 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: DManA
You can give me a 'soda', but never a 'pop'(bottle of pop or can of pop, maybe)--south central WI native.
20 posted on 12/04/2001 10:26:11 AM PST by d14truth
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To: Enough_Deceit
"You Know You're From Wisconsin When. . .

The Amish are part of the 'culture' and not a 'cult'.

A 'viking' is an alien 'purple people eater'.

21 posted on 12/04/2001 10:31:11 AM PST by d14truth
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To: Enough_Deceit
Bump for Minocqua.
22 posted on 12/04/2001 10:32:23 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: d14truth

23 posted on 12/04/2001 10:32:50 AM PST by WIMom
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To: Incorrigible
Wanna come with?

I never realized this was not in universal usage until I joined Free Republic. I suppose it must sound to others what beginning a sentence with "anymore" sounds like to me... *cringe*

Chicago girl forever...

24 posted on 12/04/2001 10:38:25 AM PST by JenOPCer
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To: Enough_Deceit
"You drink soda and refer to your dad as 'pop.'"

BZZT! I drink pop.

Otherwise, list looks accurate.

25 posted on 12/04/2001 10:38:51 AM PST by Tauzero
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To: Enough_Deceit
Hey - I'm from 'Bama and I can actually pronounce Oconomowoc.....I just can't spell Oconomowoc.

Good Ol' Wisconsin ..... .... ..... with their nine months of Winter and 3 months of bad sledding.

Or, as we southeners refer to it....WisKahnsin...

I have a First Cousin that lives up there, somewhere. Last winter her dog started it's "Full Bladder Boogie" and, since she was working in her garage that morning, she opened the garage door to allow him to go and take of of 'business'.

She was unaware that it had snowed the previous night and the snow was packed as high is her garage door was tall..... The dog looked up at her just as she looked down at him - -- - she told him to just go and pee in the cornor....

26 posted on 12/04/2001 10:40:19 AM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: Enough_Deceit
"You can visit Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London, and Poland all in one afternoon."

Unfortunately, certain parts of Madison and Milwaukee can now be accurately described as "Chicagotown".

27 posted on 12/04/2001 10:41:25 AM PST by Tauzero
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To: Enough_Deceit
North side Milwaukee BUMP!

And how about them Green Bay Packers!

28 posted on 12/04/2001 10:41:27 AM PST by Monitor
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To: sixtycyclehum
Milwaukee = Mawa' key

Three = tree

Let's go by Bill's house = Let's visit Bill at his house

Fond du lac = Fon ja lac

Any other Wisconsinisms?

29 posted on 12/04/2001 10:43:35 AM PST by WIMom
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To: WIMom
That's the best thing I've read in a looooooonnnng time! Thanks!
30 posted on 12/04/2001 10:43:57 AM PST by crossculturalmedia
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To: Enough_Deceit
Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

And so does the priest.

31 posted on 12/04/2001 10:44:41 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: Enough_Deceit
You forgot a few:

"Hey" is found in barns and at the end of every sentence.

You never "grill" something on your outdoor grill. You always "fry" your food.

Cookouts and barbeques do not exist; you only go to a "fry".

You think wearing a cheese wedge on your head is fashionable.

You believe every Wisconsinite should make a pilgrimage to Lambeau Field at least once in their lifetime.

You curse every time someone mentions the name of Tony Mandarich (sp?).

You know what the Lambeau Leap is, who started it, AND when it was started.

32 posted on 12/04/2001 10:44:45 AM PST by Genesis defender
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To: WIMom
Roof = ruff
33 posted on 12/04/2001 10:45:21 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Monitor
Pulled it out last night, eh ?
Any truth to the old story that in Wisconsin, if you fail your drivers test three times, they issue a yellow license plate ?
34 posted on 12/04/2001 10:45:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: WIMom; KentuckyWoman; TNJimbob
Hoo Boy!!!
#11 is Great !! !! !!

"Today's Giggle" Bump !!

35 posted on 12/04/2001 10:46:04 AM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
#11 is good....but, make that #23....
36 posted on 12/04/2001 10:47:05 AM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: JenOPCer
HA! I was looked at like an alien with my (formerly) thick New Jersey accent my freshman year at Marquette.
37 posted on 12/04/2001 10:47:27 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: WIMom
Any other Wisconsinisms?

Down dere where da trolly bend's da corner round.

UCLA - University of Cudahy, down by da Lake, Aye.

38 posted on 12/04/2001 10:48:17 AM PST by Monitor
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Any truth to the old story that in Wisconsin, if you fail your drivers test three times, they issue a yellow license plate ?

You mean the new Packer license plates that were issued as a fundraiser for Lambeau Fiela?

39 posted on 12/04/2001 10:48:59 AM PST by Genesis defender
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Any truth to the old story that in Wisconsin, if you fail your drivers test three times, they issue a yellow license plate ?

Not any more.

41 posted on 12/04/2001 10:49:18 AM PST by Monitor
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To: Genesis defender
ARRGGHH! "Field". Don't flog me, please!!!
42 posted on 12/04/2001 10:49:54 AM PST by Genesis defender
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
Growing up in Alabama, I thought all soft drinks were called "Cokes."
Except for RC's, of course.
43 posted on 12/04/2001 10:50:22 AM PST by Redbob
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To: WIMom
I was looking for you! Hey, I'm a "we" too...!
44 posted on 12/04/2001 10:52:51 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Genesis defender
You know what the Lambeau Leap is, who started it, AND when it was started.

Leroy Butler, on an interception against the Rams, 1993.

BTW, don't insult cheeseheads. Cheeseheads save lives. One man used it to protect himself in a plane crash. Others have been using them in addition to throw cushions on their boats--and think the cheeseheads float better.

45 posted on 12/04/2001 10:53:23 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
hmmmmm.....It's not true??????
46 posted on 12/04/2001 10:53:33 AM PST by WIMom
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To: Enough_Deceit
Can I try a few?

You know you're from Wisconsin When...

You know that Kaukauna is not a Hawaiian island.

You understand the saying "When you're out of Point, you're out of town."

You know that Leinenkugels is not a brand of bagel.

You are aware that "Eau Claire" is not a filled and frosted pastry.

You know what kind of fish the ice fishermen are trying to spear on Lake Winnebago.

You recognize a Sheboygan accent.

You can brag about an alpine lake that's only a few hundred feet above sea level.

You can smell the difference between the emissions from a paper factory and the emissions from a cottage cheese factory.

You can't understand why speed-skating isn't on TV more often.

You know that "Fond du Lac" is not a Scandinivian form of dining where meat or cheese on long forks is dipped into various pots.

47 posted on 12/04/2001 10:53:54 AM PST by cogitator
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Hi C! I'm hanging out on the fundraiser thread, my unofficial job here. Stop over and chat sometime! C
48 posted on 12/04/2001 10:55:03 AM PST by WIMom
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To: Monitor
UCLA - University of Cudahy, down by da Lake, Aye.

South Milwaukee Whitefish Bay
Nothing sticks like Cudahy

49 posted on 12/04/2001 10:55:12 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: Redbob
"Let's go get a coke"

"Ok, what do you want"

"A Dr. Pepper"

"Yea, and make mine a Sprite..." lol

50 posted on 12/04/2001 10:55:47 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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