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You know you're from Wisconsin when...

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:09 pm
by roadrunner
Saw this on another site...had to post it :P

For those of you from Wisconsin laugh; for those who are no longer in WISCONSIN reminisce; and for those of you are just lucky enough to know someone from WISCONSIN, maybe this will help you understand them a bit better.

You know you are from Wisconsin when:

* Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

* "Vacation" means going up north' to Crivitz for the weekend.

* You measure distance in hours.

* You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

* You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again!

* You use a down comforter in the summer and gloves.

* You drive at 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

* You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.

* You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

* You think of the major food groups as venison, beer, fish, and berries.

* You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

* There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the Fleet Farm at any given time.

* You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

* Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

* You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.

* You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction

* It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.

* Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

* You define summer as three months of bad sledding.

* Snow tires come standard on all your cars.

* You refer to the Packers as "we".

* You have gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week.

* You can identify an Illinois accent.

* You know what cowtipping is.

* You learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike.

* Down South to you means Chicago.

* A brat is something you eat.

* You have no problem spelling Milwaukee.

* You consider Madison exotic.

* You got a passport to go to Minnesota.

* You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

* You can actually pronounce Oconomowoc.

* You know what a bubbler is.

* Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.

* Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.

* You go out for fish fry every Friday.

* You can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.

* You know how to polka.

* Formal wear is blue jeans and a baseball cap.

* You drink soda and refer to your dad as "pop".

* You were unaware there is a legal drinking age.

* Your 4th of July Family Picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

* You know where Waukesha is AND can pronounce it.

* You decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend.

* You can visit Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, New Berlin, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.

* You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.

* You've seen mosquitoes with landing lights.

* You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.

* You owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.

* The local paper covers major headlines on 1 page, but requires 4 pages for sports.

* At least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.

* Your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.

* You think the start of deer season is a national holiday.

* You find 0 degrees a little chilly.

* you know how to tell if a Cheese Curd is fresh

* You know what to do with a Blatz..

* You didn't know there was a such thing as a town without a bar

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:06 pm
by Ian
That stuff is so true.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:09 pm
by roadrunner
You know you're in Wisconsin when:

Your neighbors shot & eat 7 legged deer;
Your neighbors set their genitals on fire;
Your neighbors have carnal relations with dead deer.

Sorry, couldn't resist... 8)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:04 pm
by smartin4
roadrunner wrote:You know you're in Wisconsin when:

Your neighbors shot & eat 7 legged deer;
Your neighbors set their genitals on fire;
Your neighbors have carnal relations with dead deer.

Sorry, couldn't resist... 8)

Good stuff. I like that you tacked on the last 3 considering the laughs we have all had on those stories.


Of course, many of the items in the original post (mostly the ones w/o snow and the Pack) could be transferred over to some of the people near where I live, the Pineys.....

That is a conversation for another day though :wink: