Milwaukee Lingo - It’s A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do YOU Know?

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Are you a true Milwaukeean?

Do you know all the Milwaukee lingo? Born and raised in Milwaukee? Prove your pride by taking this quiz on Milwaukee lingo.

 Mar 08, 2019
1 of 22Choose your answer!
The world’s largest music festival happens right on the shores of Lake Michigan! What’s it called?
Summer Fest
Warped Tour
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“Hey, hand me the ______ so I can change the tv channel.”
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"You wanna see a movie later, ______"
How 'bout so
Maybe not
Or not
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When it comes to baseball, you're obviously cheering for the:
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How would a true local pronounce Wilkwaukee?
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If you’re stopping at a TYME Machine, you’re in need of:
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It might sound a little odd, but when a thunderstorm is coming to an end, you might say:
It’s starting to stop
It’s nearing a stop
It’s stopping to start
8 of 22Choose your answer!
Milwaukee touches which great lake?
Lake Michigan
Lake Erie
Lake Superior
9 of 22Choose your answer!
Ice cream is delicious, but frozen ____ is even better!
10 of 22Choose your answer!
What's an FIB known to do?
Have Illinois plates and drive horribly
Have Illinois plates and drive horribly
Blend in like a true Wisconsinite
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"I'm really thirsty, do you have any water left?"
"I'm out, but I see a gurgler right up there!"
"No, but there's a bubbler right up here!"
"No worries, you can get a drink out of this sprouter!"
12 of 22Choose your answer!
Stop 'n go lights are?
Traffic lights
Stop signs
13 of 22True or False?
There is a “Recombobulation Area” at the General Mitchell International Airport.
False, what on earth is that??
Yes, it's true!
14 of 22Choose your answer!
"You betcha" means?
I can't remember!
You're betting!
Of course!
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Riddle me this: Todd and Nancy showed got to the Packers game 2 hours early, but somehow ended up at the game late. How is this possible?
Must've forgotten their tickets at home. Rookie mistake!
Easy! They spent too much time tailgaiting, happens to all of us!
They must have been sitting in the nosebleeds. Too many stairs to climb.
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Which of these is a classic Friday night meal for supper?
Hot wings
Fish Fry
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It's true... _______ are a pretty popular side around here!
Fried okra
Fried green tomatoes
Fried cheese curds
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What colors do you wear to cheer on the Packers?
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Wisconsinites love to joke that the Wisconsin state bird is actually a:
Bumble Bee
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How far would you say Madison is from Milwaukee?
Around 80 miles
About an hour and a half drive
Has to be about 120 km
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"Come up real quick once" means?
Come over
Remember that one time?
Innit so?
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Bottoms up, Milwaukee’s known as ______ and you should consider yourself lucky to get to call it home!
The Wine City
The Cold Brew City
The Brew City
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