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1. Scanner Dan: Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquain...
2. Virgin Vault: The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recent...
3. Freakfest: The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The ...
4. World's Largest Six Pack: Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to...
5. Mock Chicken Leg: A favorite food of kids in the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) and a Milwaukee classic! Pork shaped into a for...  
6. Leaky Beer: The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs d...  
7. White Soda: The soda referred to as "White" soda is NOT 7-Up, Sprite, Lemon/Lime. It was used interchangably in most recipes th...  
8. Hippie Christmas: This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time...
9. Bernie Brewer: The official Mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin Yount. At the very least he ...
10. Bowser's Castle: Nickname given to the Red Gym on the UW-Madison campus for its close resemblance to Bowser's castle in the Super Ma...
11. Capitol Building: The tallest building in Madison (by local law) and the third capitol building since Wisconsin's statehood in 1848.
12. Madison Mallards: Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Mallards are a Northwoods League baseball team. They play their home games at Wa...
13. Duck Blind: Officially called the "The Great Dane Duck Blind", this is of the ways you can watch the Madison Mallards baseball ...
14. Saukville Slam: A way of chugging an alcoholic beverage by holding it with your bicep and forearm. Named after the town of origin, ...  
15. Chad Vader: Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy ...
 
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A common question in Saint Louis upon meeting someone. It is thought that meaningful stereotypes can be made of a person once knowing where he went to high school. This is perhaps a testament to the intense segregation that has plagued the city.

A (largely derogatory) nickname for people who live in/hang out in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. See also 'Stallis.

Bassett Street came within a vote of being renamed Ho Chi Minh Trail in the early 1970's as a protest against the Viet Nam War.

1. Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but he has become the poster child for it, although unofficially. It has since been trademarked and is now marketed on all sorts of merchandise.

2. A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.

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.