1. An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites are often called "Sconnies" outside of the state. The word is now gaining traction within Wisconsin as well, largely the result of the company "Sconnie Nation" that was founded by two UW-Madison students in their Lakeshore dorm room.
2. I beg to differ: my friends and I were using the term "Sconnie" during college in Madison in the 80's. I first heard it from a good friend who hailed from Oshkosh. He now lives in Seattle, and we bought some of the original Sconnie Nation sweatshirts several years ago and had a reunion, specifically to mourn the fact the WE didn't copyright the term. The Sconnie Nation owners can confirm this.
3. Although many naysayers are correct in saying that "Sconnie" is not a term often used by real Wisconsinites, it is certainly a legitimate term, as it is used in other states in reference to Wisconsinites. In Michigan, a Sconnie is someone from Wisconsin.
4. A bogus term made up to sell t-shirts. True Wisconsinites will confirm that no one from Wisconsin uses this term to refer to each other.
1. In the summer months, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra holds free concerts on the capitol square in Madison every Wednesday night.
2. 2010 will see the 27th year of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra playing at Concert on the Square. 2010 dates will be:
June 30th, 2010
July 7th, 2010
July 14th, 2010
July 28th, 2010
August 4th, 2010
That's six straight Wednesdays, with all concerts starting at 7:00 PM. As always, C on the S is BYOB and open to the public. Bring your bug spray just in case.
Take a left (while driving).
Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.
Racing a bicycle down a hill, starting at the Oregon Zoo. Riders will take MAX light rail to the zoo and repeat.