While outsiders might assume you can borrow money from your buddy and he will lend it to you, in Wisconsin we borrow everything.
i.e. "Can you borrow me ten bucks?" "No, sorry. I can't borrow it to you 'cuz then I won't have enough left for the brat fry."
Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is separated from the main event by several rows of fences and is tucked away out of sight, effectively deterring any meaningful protest.
A "trilobite bill" passed in the State Legislature in 1986 to make the trilobite the Wisconsin state fossil. These creatures roamed the shallow watery areas of what is now Wisconsin some 400+ million years ago.
1. Water moccasin-infested
2. Adj. describing dark, murky areas along the banks of Barton Creek in which water moccasins may lurk. For use when evaluating swimming holes.
This was the alternate nickname for the "Phi Slama Jama" University of Houston Cougars basketball team from 1982 to 1984 that featured basketball legends Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. The fraternity had a joyful reunion during the 1994-1995 NBA season when Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets at mid-season, solidifying what was to be the second-straight championship team for the franchise.