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16. Notsoberfest: "Notsoberfest" takes place the last weekend of September, kicking off La Crosse's famous Oktoberfest celebration. P...  
17. Blatz: A cheap, gross beer brewed in Milwaukee as part of the Pabst Brewing Company. Blatz is also the sound a person make...  
18. Wolski's: A classic Milwaukee tavern. This 100 year old bar is famous for it's bumper stickers that read "I Closed Wolski's"....
19. Terrace Chairs: The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica ter...
20. Boot: A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for...
21. Sconnie: The fact that this term is allegedly used by people of other states does not make it local Madison slang. I have n...
22. Lake Delton Dam Disaster: The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and d...
23. Piccolo Guy: The infamous guy who plays his Piccolo (very well) all year round on state street and also plays in the University ...
24. Grainger High: This is a cutting, yet endearing, reference to the Wisconsin Business School's Grainger Hall. The term likens the b...
25. Circle of Death: The road that circumnavigates the parking lot at Madison's West Towne Mall. Lanes are created and then merge togeth...
26. Olbrich Gardens: Officially called Olbrich Botanical Gardens, it is located off the east side of Lake Monona on Atwood Avenue. It o...
27. Dane County Farmer's Market: The Dane County Farmer's Market is a larger producer only farmer's market. That means the people at the market actu...
28. Old World Third Street: Old World Third Street is a historic German neighborhood. In this area you'll fine Usingers Sausage and Maders G...
29. Red Gym, The: Affectionately known by students also as "Bowser's Castle."
30. Essen Haus: A German restaurant and bar located at 514 E Wilson St in downtown Madison. They are famous for their rowdy polka m...
 
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A bunch of crazies jumping into Lake Monona for the Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 20th, 2010 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.

A nickname for the Dinkytown area that is earned by the many rowdy college kids that live in the neighborhood.

Carry a heavy load or a bulky package for a distance: "The MTA is on strike every Christmas, so we schlep our packages from Macy's to Grand Central"

A nickname for the Dinkytown area that is earned by the many rowdy college kids that live in the neighborhood.

The native Rhode Islanders' reference to the hordes of tourists from Massachusetts who swarm their beaches each summer.