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  1. Joe

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    Wisconsin:
    If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Rice Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too pricey," you might live in Wisconsin .

    If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Wisconsin ..

    If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Head Cheese, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett," you might live in Wisconsin .

    If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you know how to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha , Wannabe, Stoughton , Menomonee & Manitowoc, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If you think that ketchup is a little too spicy, you might live in Wisconsin .

    If every time you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and you sing gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters,"....you might live in Wisconsin ...


    YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE WISCONSINITE WHEN:

    1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

    2.. "Vacation" means going up north past Hwy 8 for the weekend.

    3. You measure distance in hours.

    4. You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

    5. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

    6. Your whole family wears Packer Green to church on Sunday.

    7. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard,
    without flinching.

    8. You see people wearing camouflage at social events
    (including weddings and funerals).

    9. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

    10.. You think of the major food groups as beer, more beer, fish and venison.

    11. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife or girlfriend knows how to use them.

    12. There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm at any given time.

    13. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

    15. You refer to the Packers as "we."

    16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

    17. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

    18. You have no problem pronouncing Lac Du Flambeau.

    19. You consider Minneapolis exotic.

    20. You know how to polka.

    21. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.

    22. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

    23. Down South to you means Illinois .

    24. A brat is something you eat.

    25.. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.

    26. You go out to a fish fry every Friday night.

    27. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

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

    29. You find minus twenty degrees "a little chilly."

    30. You actually understand these jokes,
     
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  2. franknic

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    Damn right and proud or it - - -If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wisconsin .

    Nothing like the local saloon
     
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    I resemble those remarks.
     
  4. jamesxnj

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    C'mon #7 is a bit of an exageration isn't it? Or on a snowmobile I could see...I have never set foot in the state of WI,though a trip to GreenBay I would not mind at all in the summer/fall to see Lambeau etc..Lifelong Pack fan but have met and partied with countless WI Pack fans on road games (Battle of the Bays in Tampa FL when it was a yearly affair and the Tampa Bay Packer Backers would have beer trucks,cheese carvings,Johnsonville brats grills set up pre-game and HALF the crowd wore Green and Gold!)I One game was #4's entrance in a blowout as Magik went down and the next week we all know what happened...another memorable was #92 holding is helmet up high after a win and pointing to us in the stands jogging to the tunnel..
    Another forgettable moment though was late 80's a MNF game @ Giants and GB got killed...I had a Packers hat on (Back then the gear was not as available/popular? as today)
    One person gave me a thumbs up and it was a concession stand employee...Bu t caught no BS from the Gints crowd..Nowadays? Fuggehttaboutit..

    To top this off,recent plane trip with a layover.Sit mext to a guy and his wife and turns out they are from GreenBay..A minister and wife..I break out my Packers wallet to show I'm not lying..We talked Packers the whole trip...By the time we are ready to depart,he had offered his Tel# and a stay at his house if I ever made a trip to GB..Unbelieveably nice gesture...

    Hope I did not derail this thread too much..But that is my take on WI as a NJ native.. GoPackGo !!
     
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    In Mn we have loads of people that wear shorts with winter jackets and hats as well. It may be 15 below and this one guy at work shows up in shorts.
     
  6. Joe

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    Not an exaggeration for some of the idiots with 4 wheel drive who think they are invincible. But on several occasions we have caught up to them in the ditch while they wait for a tow.
     
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    Funny, there is a Northern NY version of this that's almost identical. Just a few minor regional differences.
     
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    Playing Blackjack in TI.

    Guy sitting across from me, late '50's, decked out head to toe in Packers gear. We strike up a conversation about football (he gives a polite smirk when I reveal I am an Eagles fan) and he tells me about how he converted his basement into a Packers shrine. Favre had just signed with the Vikings and I asked what he would do with all of Brett's stuff, now that he played for the enemy. He said that Brett Favre will always be a Packer.

    Just then his wife comes by. He says so long nice to meet ya and for the first time I notice he is a paraplegic. I also notice that his wife is pushing a Green Bay Packers wheelchair. They disappear into the crowd as he gives me a little wave.
     
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    #26. After all these years away from Milwaukee I still miss the Friday night fish fry thing. I've never seen it anywhere else with as much gusto as Milwaukee, and Wisconsin in general.

    I also miss the south Milwaukee vibe where literally every corner had four bars on it, for many many square miles.

    Go Badgers!!!
     
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    Two reasons for the fish fry tradition. An over abundance of Catholics who didn't eat meat on Friday and the great supply of Lake Michigan perch, sadly now mostly gone. The perch we get now come from lake Erie and the perch fish fry is usually around $10-$11. Even the smelt run tradition has died off. The Great Lakes are changing.

    I grew up on the Southside in the middle of the block. My closest corner to the left had three taverns on the corners and a hardware store. To my right, only two taverns, but that meant 5 taverns in the same 1 block area. :beer:
     
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    I can remember growing up in Manitowoc ( north of Milwaukee) when my dad would take me to the south or north piers and we'd catch 5 gallon buckets full of perch. Sometimes 2 perch at a time on a treble hook.
    And the smelt runs we'd hit early in the mornings were unreal...sometimes taking all afternoon to clean them all and then a fabulous smelt fry at night. Ah - life was good.
    That kind of fishing from the 60's is long gone.
     
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    You also may be from Wisconsin if you know what a bubbler is!
     
  14. Joe

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    Yeah, kind of surprised that one wasn't mentioned.
     
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    Yeah, kind of surprised that one wasn't mentioned.
     
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    Yes, kind of surprised that one wasn't mentioned.
     
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    A drinking fountain? Okay I cheated and looked it up on Google.
     
  18. Joe

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    Yep, that's it. Apparently a VERY local term.
     
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