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My Favorite Madison Slang

by Anonymous on July 14 2009

Author Description: "Awesome Madison slang."

1. Willy Street The use of "Willy Street" to describe Williamson Street originates with Madison cab dispatchers.
Author Comment: "This is a classic example of local yokel speak. People from Madison know Williamson Street as "Willy Street." If you're coming into town and someone instructs you to go to Willy Street, makes sure you look for Williamson Street on your map."
2. Leaky Beer The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs down a...
Author Comment: "To be honest, I just learned about this term, but I love it. So gross, yet so funny!"
3. Granolaville Slang for the Williamson Street (popularly dubbed "Willy Street") area, a very hippy-like neighborhood with a great food...
Author Comment: "Slang for the Marquette Neighborhood, which includes Willy Street--known for its hippies."
4. Grateful Red This is a nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.
Author Comment: "The student section(s) at Badger sporting events get crazy, and basketball games are no exception."
5. Jump Around "Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the Wisconsin...
Author Comment: "A Madison institution, Jump Around is a dance between the third and fourth quarters at Badger football games. It's not just a wedding reception cliche anymore."