19 Wisconsin Slang Phrases

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18 Sayings That Wisconsinites HAVE To Explain To Non-Natives

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Cheese Curds

"If they aint squeakin', we ain't eatin'."

A squeaky cheese curd is a fresh cheese curd! But, we have to say that fried cheese curds shouldn't be squeaking.

Other states seriously don't know what they're missing out on when it comes to this delicious fried cheesiness!

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FIB

Ahem, this one is a little inappropriate, but it refers to a F*cking Illinois Bastard.

If you need to see the term used in a sentence, it would go like this: "These FIBs are seriously clogging up the roads, can't they go back to Chicago?"

Enough said.

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Yoopers

People from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

This one does sound a bit like the word "up" and is far less derogatory towards Michigan, than FIB is about another Midwestern native.

Seriously, not all Midwesterners are alike and us Cheeseheads know that.

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Supper

If lunch is dinner... then dinner must be supper?

This one's pretty self-explanatory.

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Da Pig

This shortening refers to the grocery store Piggly Wiggly that has locations across Wisconsin and other Midwestern state.

Used in a sentence: "Yes, I'll stop at Da Pig on the way home and pick up some things for supper"

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The TYME Machine

No, it won't seriously take you back in time, but maybe you do remember an earlier time when ATM machines were called TYME (Take Your Money Everywhere) Machines.

The expression stuck and you'll still sometimes hear Wisconsinites refer to it as such.

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Fish Fry

What do you eat on Friday? Fish Fry!

You betcha you'll be eating

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You Betcha

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Ya Hey Der

Ya Hey Der = the perfect greeting for any sitaution

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Guldarn

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Badgers

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Brats

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Bubbler

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Crick

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Custard

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Ope!

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Pop

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Up North

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Cripes