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SheVegas is the future of journalism. Covering the greater Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, SheVegas brings multimedia to...
One of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions. The fish market is the home to the flying fish. Here fishmongers...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
"Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were...

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March 27th
Aina Hey: Milwaukee, WI

Literally, "Is it not so?", a slurring of "ain't it, hey?". May be used after a statement of fact when one expects a response, reply, or nod of acknowledgement. Ex: "Dem Brewers is doin' good dis year, aina hey?".

March 27th
Madison Chain of Lakes: Madison, WI

The Madison Chain of Lakes includes Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. If you're talking to a boater or fisherman, they will just use the term "Madison Chain". These lakes are all very popular recreational lakes.

March 27th
Alburquerque: Albuquerque, NM

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

March 27th
B & T: New York, NY

Shorthand for "Bridge and Tunnel," the term for people who make the commute to Manhattan via bridge or tunnel, but who don't actually live in "the city."

March 27th
House of Paign: Champaign, IL

House of Paign refers to Assembly Hall, the home of the University of Illinois basketball teams.

March 27th
Wisconsin's West Coast: La Crosse, WI

A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also, it happens to be right up against the Mississippi, which is why many liken it to a coastal town (albeit facetiously).

March 27th
Stop and Go Light: Milwaukee, WI

A traffic light - otherwise known in other parts of the US as a stop light...

 
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Malatts closed the East & West side pharmacies (and costumes) spring 2017. They are strictly mail order now.
Pronounced > Tea-Tea-Zjazz AKA.......Tortillas Popular types-Flour or Corn Usually eaten as a snack, together with appetizers and also a wide variety of dishes.
A word of expression for excitement commonly used by locals to say how they feel or what they felt like. For example, when he or she saw a really chubby baby; that he or she really wanted to squeeze the baby.
Shoot-Shoot ~ A native slang word used to say} " Thank-You, I really appreciate it, but No Thank You "
I had a TYME card for my First Wisconsin account when I was a student at UW. When I first received the card there were three locations in Madison. I think this was 1977. In 1979, after graduating, I interviewed with TYME...