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  1. I've grown up in this state and love it! Personally I'd rather be called a Sconnie or Wisconsinite than a cheesehead but that's just me. I don't know why people have an issue with the word Sconnie. Posted by: Anonymous on Dec 03, 2014 (1) (0)
  2. From the late 1910s to the 1950s, all of the Ivy Leagues and many East Coast liberal art schools adopted unofficial policies of limiting the number of Jewish students admitted to preserve their WASP majorities. This led to a large number of Jewish students from the East Coast attending college at the large land grant universities of the Midwest, such as Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. While the "Jewish quotas" are long gone, the tradition of Jewish students, especially from New York and New Jersey, attending the UW lives on. Often, these students form insular groups that speak and dress in a manner that sets them apart from the local students. The local slang for them is "coastie," although a fair number of them actually come from the Chicago suburbs nowadays. I believe that the term Sconnie developed among students as a differentiator: Coastie vs. Sconnie. In the early 00s, a couple of UW students formed a successful T-Shirt shop called Sconnie Nation, which popularized the term, even if it's not accepted (or actually hated) by most Wisconsinites. Posted by: Anonymous on Dec 01, 2012 (1) (0)
  3. ??? Have lived in Madison for a long time and have never heard anyone use this word. Posted by: Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 (2) (1)
  4. I grew up in madison. This is made up to sell shit. Posted by: Anonymous on Aug 20, 2012 (0) (0)
  5. I hadn't heard "Sconnie" until I moved from Madison to Minnesota. Posted by: Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 (0) (0)
  6. Im from Wisconsin and everyone I know embraces "Sconnie" and "Wiscy"... Why not? Most you people are probably old and dont enjoy the new traditions anyway... Let it be enjoyed... Posted by: Anonymous on Sep 01, 2011 (0) (0)
  7. 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. Posted by: madmax on Apr 04, 2008 (10) (12)
  8. A word for "Wisconsinite" (adjective or noun) that has gained in popularity due to the prominence of the Sconnie Nation t-shirt company in Madison. Posted by: Anonymous on Sep 07, 2009 (2) (6)
  9. Wisconsinite, according to drunken UW students. To everyone else? Nothing. Posted by: Anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 (1) (6)
  10. I first heard the term sconnie in 1997 after moving to colorado from Mowakee Posted by: Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 (1) (6)
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The signature "Sconnie" t-shirt design from Sconnie Nation
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What is a Sconnie?
Sconnie tutorial from the guys at Sconnie Nation

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