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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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Philadelphia's motto, coined by William Penn.

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 surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.

Nickname for the New York Stock Exchange

Strong black coffee served in very small cups and infused with a hefty dose of sugar; a real pick-me-up, not for the faint-hearted.

1. Italian swear word used commonly, since most of the city is Italian. Let's just say it's an f-word.

2. New York Italian slang for the "f word"