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1. Mock Chicken Leg: A favorite food of kids in the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) and a Milwaukee classic! Pork shaped into a for...  
2. White Soda: The soda referred to as "White" soda is NOT 7-Up, Sprite, Lemon/Lime. It was used interchangably in most recipes th...  
3. Ill Mill: thats sheet is ill son  
4. Mwah-kee: This is how locals actually pronounce Milwaukee. The syllables just sort of disappear.  
5. Highway "A-hunnert": Less commonly referred to as Highway 100, running through West Allis and Hales Corners.  
6. Cream City: Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once ...  
7. Once: Word sometimes used at the end of a Milwaukeean's sentence, often when requesting something. EXAMPLES: "Come over h...  
8. Mill-Wahh-Kee: This is how an outsider will pronounce Milwaukee, a local will say "Muh-Wahh-Kee".  
9. Muh-Wahh-Kee: This is how a true local will pronounce Milwaukee.  
10. Stop and Go Light: Crystal's made up word for a stop light.  
11. Can't complain: People from the Milwaukee-area will use this phrase up to 500 times a week, it seems. Example: (Rick walks i...  
12. Brain Buster: A rum-based drink, served at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, known for its strength and the "I was brain busted at Bryant...  
13. Bummer-fest: Slang commonly used for the annual Summerfest event to describe the occasional uncomfortable nature of the large cr...  
14. Hey: Used at the end of a sentence to add both emphasis and finality. Ex: "I'm goin' down dere, hey." Its repetition m...  
15. I Closed Wolski's: A saying found on many a bumper sticker in Milwaukee. Never has a bumper sticker brought so many people to a bar fo...  
 
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