19 Wisconsin Slang Phrases
18 Sayings That Wisconsinites HAVE To Explain To Non-Natives
"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!
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?"
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.
If lunch is dinner... then dinner must be supper?
This one's pretty self-explanatory.
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"
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.
What do you eat on Friday? Fish Fry!
You betcha you'll be eating
Ya Hey Der
Ya Hey Der = the perfect greeting for any sitaution