Once a year, people race in teams around the city on a bar/city tour. Participants are in teams of 5 and are expected to dress up to whatever theme they choose. Grocery carts are stolen (and then returned) as sleds and one
An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on...
The people in Buffalo are a very religious bunch (mostly Roman Catholic), as well as very taken to their alcohol.
When I first moved to the area, this is one of the odd foods I found out about that is a regional favorite. Squeaky cheese is simply a bit of the curd taken out before the rest of the cheese is aged. It squeaks when you eat it. People from 'round these parts take pride in their squeaky cheese.
Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.