You might be from Wisconsin if…

This is an old submission from around 10 years ago or more…
  • you have gotten frostbitten and sunburned all in the same week.
  • you have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
  • you owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.
  • you refer to the Packers as “we.”
  • your 4th of July Family Picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
  • snow tires come standard on all your cars.
  • you know what cowtipping is.
  • traveling coast to coast means going from La Crosse to Milwaukee.
  • you know what a bubbler is.
  • a brat is something you eat.
  • you only know three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
  • you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
  • your sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightshirt.
  • you know that Eau Claire is not something you eat.
  • you have no problem spelling Milwaukee.
  • you consider Madison exotic.
  • you don’t have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
  • you were unaware there is a legal drinking age.
  • you go out for fish fry every Friday.
  • you know what to do with a Blatz.
  • you can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.
  • you know how to polka.
  • you think the start of deer season is a national holiday.
  • at least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
  • you know where Waukesha is AND can pronounce it.
  • you can visit Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.
  • you’ve seen mosquitoes with landing lights.
  • the local paper covers major headlines on 1 page, but requires 4 pages for sports. you drink soda and refer to your dad as “pop.”
  • formal wear is blue jeans & a baseball cap.
  • your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.
  • you find 0 degrees a little chilly.
  • you actually understand these jokes.
  • you forward them to all your Wisconsin friends.
  • “Down South” to you means Chicago…
  • your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar…
  • at least 50% of your relatives work on a dairy farm…
  • you can identify a Michigan accent…
  • you learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike…
  • traveling coast to coast means going from Superior to Milwaukee…
  • the “Big Three” means Miller, Old Milwaukee & PBR
  • you used to think Deer Season was included as an official school holiday…
  • the snow on your roof in August weighs more than you do…
  • your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce…
  • you think there should be a “FIB go home” bumper sticker on every car north of Madison…
  • a Friday night out is taking your girlfriend shining for deer…
  • you go to work in a snowsuit in the morning and return home wearing shorts…
  • when you tell someone where you are from and they say: ‘I thought that was part of Canada…
  • your idea of the seasons is Winter, Spring and the 4th of July…
  • you think that Lutheran and Catholics ARE the major religions…..
  • every sweatshirt you own is either red and white or green and gold.
  • FFA was the most popular club in high school. (That’s Future Farmers of America to the rest of you.)
  • you have eaten a cow pie at the State Fair.
  • the town you grew up in had a bar called Ma’s Place.
  • cheese is an important staple in your diet.
  • there was at least one kid in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning…phew!
  • you have to drive thirty minutes to the nearest movie theater.
  • you know how to pronounce “brat”.
  • you loved it when the Brewers hit a home run so the lady would slide from the huge keg into the mug of beer.
  • Sunday morning at church involves lots of coffee, JellO molds and danish.
  • Country Kitchen was the place to meet after the party. (or Perkins )
  • you know someone who can use “ja, der hey” in a sentence.
  • your school lost half their student body during deer season.
  • at every wedding you have been to you have had to dance the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.
  • you ever went to a wedding reception in a bowling alley.
  • you know it’s traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the ceremony and the reception.
  • you own at least one cheese head.
  • Sunday afternoons are sacred for the Packer game!
  • you have ever been to State Street in Madison during a protest of something.
  • you have been to at least one house party on Johnson Street in Madison.
  • you get irritated at sports announcers that pronounce it “Wesconsin”.
  • your high school class went to the Pabst Theater to see “A Christmas Carol”.
  • you thought everyone drank from “bubblers”.
  • you went to the local tavern on Friday night for Fish Fry.
  • you have drank “white soda” (ie 7Up, Sprite, etc).
  • you have experienced snow storms in April.
  • you have had school closed due to wind chills and frostbite warnings.
  • you know what a “flatlander” is and you know all the “why Wisconsin is better than Illinois” jokes.
  • you get choked up when you hear the University Marching Band play “On Wisconsin”.
  • you believe that Badgers will always beat Gophers.
  • The Packers will always be better than the Vikings, no matter what the standings are.
  • you have been to a “BoDeans” concert.
  • you have ever partied at Summerfest, Festa Italiana,German Fest, Irish Fest or all of the above.
  • you or someone you know was a “Dairy Princess” at a county fair.
  • you have gone out of your way to eat ice cream at Gilles’ or Kopp’s.
  • Goodyear Tire on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas
  • driving is better in the winter because the potholes fill in with snow
  • sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.
  • the most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.
  • you head south to go to your cottage.
  • the trunk of you car doubles as a deep freezer.
  • you play hockey outdoors 10 months a year.
  • you can make sense out the words upnort and Trivers.
  • you were offended by the movie Fargo.
  • your idea of foreign culture is listening to Da Yoopers .
  • you’ve seen a hodag.
  • you know that Gotham is a real city.
  • your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.
  • Bernie Brewer is your idol because he gets to dive in a giant beer mug.
  • you tried to tap the Worlds Largest Six Pack.
  • you have to go to Florida to get a tan in August.
  • you have caught a fish in Lake Michigan and it glowed in the dark.
  • you define swimming season as Labor Day weekend..
  • you know where the city of Waunakee is AND can pronounce it
  • you have more fishing poles than teeth.
  • you’ve taken your kids trickortreating in a blizzard
  • you know which leaves make good toilet paper
  • your hometown buys a Zamboni when they need a bus
  • you define Summer as three months of bad sledding…
  • you got a passport to go to Minnesota…
  • you decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend…
  • your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.
  • you can identify an Illinois accent.
  • you know where Oconomowoc is AND can pronounce and spell it.

A couple other places I found:

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    Thank you Thomas for writing a great post. Also it is Informative. Thank you once again.

  • Thank you Thomas for writing a great post. Also it is Informative. Thank you once again

  • JJ

    you might be from WI…”Christmas shopping” means going to the liquor store to buy beer, AND store gift certificates.

  • You don’t go to Gilles’ or Kopp’s or Omega or Leon’s for ICE CREAM! I should have your cheese head for that!

    You might be from Wisconsin if…
    …you take offense to anyone calling custard “ice cream.”

    • LejiFan

      Dang straight! You go to Gilles’ for the Gilleburger!

  • Random

    To Gotham city one

    And you would be from Wisconsin if you knew that Gotham also had a bar called the bat cave.

    • Shawna

      this is true but do you know how to say Gotham? Locals say GO – thumb city.

  • Random

    To Gotham city one

    And you would be from Wisconsin if you knew that Gotham also had a bar called the bat cave.

  • Andrew

    If you are a real Wisconsinite, swimming season begins on Memorial Day, not Labor Day weekend. You just have to stay towards the top of the water because letting your legs dangle in the deeper stuff can lead to hypothermia or make your ears pop.

  • Sdf

    You keep a case of beer in the bed of your truck… just in case

  • Olmilwaukee

    You end a sentence with Once… “Let me see that once”….You know and love Mock Chicken Legs… You know what a Kringle is

    • Deviousthorne

      Kringle … You from Racine?

    • LejiFan

      Do that ALL the time!

  • Deviousthorne

    You know where Cudahy is, know how to spell it, and STILL think it’s missing a letter…

  • Bai

    You bring all your nickels and dimes during any family get together because you know you’re gonna play Sheep’s head