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(WISN Milwaukee)   Oh ya? Can't understand da in locals in Green Bays? Here's a guide to how dey talk in Wisconsin, once.. an'so   (wisn.com) divider line 141
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2014-04-30 04:42:53 PM  
18 trackers and a broken slideshow. Winnar, winnar, chickan dinnar!
 
2014-04-30 05:35:30 PM  
This is the best slideshow ever! It doesn't work.
 
2014-04-30 05:59:57 PM  
Fahk ya and your Hahvahd Yahd cah.
 
2014-04-30 06:06:06 PM  
 
2014-04-30 06:06:17 PM  
Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.
 
2014-04-30 06:06:53 PM  
Yea, strange.  Never heard of that "Garage Sale" phrase before.

Definitely deserves a slideshow.
 
2014-04-30 06:11:28 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: This is the best slideshow ever! It doesn't work.


Worked for me on my phone, but was pretty stupid anyway. Didn't miss out at all.
 
2014-04-30 06:16:56 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.


I was told there'd also be brandy old fashion's
 
2014-04-30 06:17:56 PM  

strangeluck: Danger Avoid Death: This is the best slideshow ever! It doesn't work.

Worked for me on my phone, but was pretty stupid anyway. Didn't miss out at all.


You've just described every slideshow not involving tits that I've ever seen.
 
2014-04-30 06:17:59 PM  
There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?
 
2014-04-30 06:20:27 PM  

desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?


You mean: "what da ya know for sure?"
 
2014-04-30 06:20:57 PM  
Living in minnesota, I am nestled between Wisconsin and Iowa, the latter being the birthplace of the prototypical "no accent" American accent.

I can honestly say that they're not that different, all things considered. Except maybe the "dat dere" stuff, but that's honestly less pronounced thanks to a couple generations if kids raised by da teevee.

TFA probably arises from the desperate need most Wisconsinites have to feel like they're something special.

And I'm not just saying that because I'm Minnesotan.
 
2014-04-30 06:21:30 PM  

Flragnararch: Sin_City_Superhero: Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.

I was told there'd also be brandy old fashion's


Don't get me started on the old fashions. People here say that no matter where else in the country they go, no one knows how to make and old fashioned. But even here, brandy or whiskey? Sweet or sour? With fruit, pickled brussels sprouts, onions, mushrooms or olives? Holy hell there are 27,843 different ways to make them around here. Who can keep up?
 
2014-04-30 06:22:25 PM  

badger-badger: desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?

You mean: "what da ya know for sure?"


Whatever. I'm an outsider in this little town.
 
2014-04-30 06:22:59 PM  

desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?


I grew up in VERY Northern Wisconsin (Ashland), and we don't *all* sound like we are Yoopers.. but we *do* sorta sound like Canucks.
 
2014-04-30 06:23:15 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.


That would explain why I had no problem talking with the Wisconsonites I met. But apparently in northern Ohio my accent is hard to understand.
 
2014-04-30 06:26:22 PM  

desertfool: badger-badger: desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?

You mean: "what da ya know for sure?"

Whatever. I'm an outsider in this little town.


Entirely possible it's a southwest Wisconsin thing

/Mineral Point
 
2014-04-30 06:27:26 PM  
Also the first thing I noticed driving in from Minneapolis was billboards advertising "cheese barns" and "adult superstores".

/if that's what yer into.
 
2014-04-30 06:27:34 PM  
Oh ya? Can't understand da in locals in Green Bays? Here's a guide to how dey talk in Wisconsin, once.. an'so

Not when they say shiat like "da in locals da".
 
2014-04-30 06:27:53 PM  
That Fargo accent is bs the only people that remotely sound like that are upper peninsula dwellers and that is Michigan if anyone has a map handy. To channel my inner comic book guy worst troll ever.
 
2014-04-30 06:28:10 PM  
Er, "da in locals in". Whatever. It's gibberish.
 
2014-04-30 06:28:21 PM  
If I want to talk to a native Green Bayer, I just look for someone with flat nipples.
 
2014-04-30 06:28:53 PM  

Heywood Jublowme: That Fargo accent is bs the only people that remotely sound like that are upper peninsula dwellers and that is Michigan if anyone has a map handy. To channel my inner comic book guy worst troll ever.


I knew a woman from Canada that sounded just like "Fargo".
 
2014-04-30 06:31:30 PM  

hitmanric: Also the first thing I noticed driving in from Minneapolis was billboards advertising "cheese barns" and "adult superstores".

/if that's what yer into.


Yeah, holy hell there are a lot of "adult superstores" out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn fields and cows. The farmers in this state must be frisky as all get-out. Or bored. It's a fine line.
 
2014-04-30 06:31:46 PM  

desertfool: Flragnararch: Sin_City_Superhero: Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.

I was told there'd also be brandy old fashion's

Don't get me started on the old fashions. People here say that no matter where else in the country they go, no one knows how to make and old fashioned. But even here, brandy or whiskey? Sweet or sour? With fruit, pickled brussels sprouts, onions, mushrooms or olives? Holy hell there are 27,843 different ways to make them around here. Who can keep up?


Sometimes, all you need is a nice old fashioned.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-30 06:34:55 PM  
Ya?
 
2014-04-30 06:42:14 PM  
You watchin' the Badgers on Sunday?

Ya, you betcha.
 
2014-04-30 06:44:15 PM  
They talk exactly like Da Bears superfans from the SNL skit.
 
JVD
2014-04-30 06:51:56 PM  
I'm a fan of "er no?"


I'm goin' on a beer run, you guys comin' with, er no?
 
2014-04-30 06:53:47 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I knew a woman from Canada that sounded just like "Fargo".


I had a boss from Brainerd.....he hated that movie.
 
2014-04-30 06:54:33 PM  
Only thing I ever hear is "up Nordt". as in "I'm going up nordt to hunt".
You really have to get into the UP for the more "traditional" phrases.
 
2014-04-30 07:00:03 PM  

badger-badger: desertfool: badger-badger: desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?

You mean: "what da ya know for sure?"

Whatever. I'm an outsider in this little town.

Entirely possible it's a southwest Wisconsin thing

/Mineral Point


http://www.notmuch.com/

Minneapolis
 
2014-04-30 07:03:05 PM  

Heywood Jublowme: That Fargo accent is bs the only people that remotely sound like that are upper peninsula dwellers and that is Michigan if anyone has a map handy. To channel my inner comic book guy worst troll ever.


The Yooper accent isn't that nasal.

\MTU alum
 
2014-04-30 07:03:18 PM  
I have some friends who moved in my area from Wisconsin. They don't sound anything like the guys from Escanaba in da Moonlight. They claim that only the rednecks sound like that.

janessajaye.com
 
2014-04-30 07:08:07 PM  

ClavellBCMI: desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?

I grew up in VERY Northern Wisconsin (Ashland), and we don't *all* sound like we are Yoopers.. but we *do* sorta sound like Canucks.


My god, I never thought I'd see another person from Ashland on Fark.  Given the town's size, hey neighbor!

/Doesn't feel the same without seeing this whenever I go visit home now
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2014-04-30 07:10:20 PM  
Strange, I've never heard the once and the an'so ones and I grew up in both far up north, and central Wisconsin. I'm also not sure wtf they're trying to say with the bag bagel one, or the bakery one.
 
2014-04-30 07:10:59 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Heywood Jublowme: That Fargo accent is bs the only people that remotely sound like that are upper peninsula dwellers and that is Michigan if anyone has a map handy. To channel my inner comic book guy worst troll ever.

I knew a woman from Canada that sounded just like "Fargo".


Spend time in Sheboygan with a bunch of locals born and bred. The "Fargo" accent is alive and well.
 
2014-04-30 07:12:44 PM  

randomlimbs: ClavellBCMI: desertfool: There are some folks in this area that still have some of old accents, and there are some words/phrases I found funny when I moved here, but it isn't that bad. You need to go up the UP to find the really funny ones.

/Who knew?
//What da ya know? Not much, you?

I grew up in VERY Northern Wisconsin (Ashland), and we don't *all* sound like we are Yoopers.. but we *do* sorta sound like Canucks.

My god, I never thought I'd see another person from Ashland on Fark.  Given the town's size, hey neighbor!

/Doesn't feel the same without seeing this whenever I go visit home now
[fc07.deviantart.net image 509x381]


Get ready to meet another one then. ClavellBCMI up there is my uncle. Occasionally one of my brothers posts here as well.
 
2014-04-30 07:13:01 PM  
Live in Green Bay, moved here from Texas. They're nasal here, (Wi-SCON-sin) and have really long "o" sounds. (Yeah, I get the double entendre). Also, "bag" and "wagon" have a long "a" ("bayg," "way-gon").

Meh. And the rednecks wear flannel and Nascar swag instead of cowboy hats and big belt buckles, but they're just as stupid.
 
2014-04-30 07:13:15 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Strange, I've never heard the once and the an'so ones and I grew up in both far up north, and central Wisconsin. I'm also not sure wtf they're trying to say with the bag bagel one, or the bakery one.


In many places but especially in SE Wisconsin around Milwaukee you don't go buy doughnuts and pastries, you go buy bakery and you eat bakery.
 
2014-04-30 07:14:00 PM  
Could one of youse borrow me a few bucks so I can run up dere to Highway A-hunnert and get some melk and some barley-pops?

/that might be slightly Milwaukee-centric
 
2014-04-30 07:15:43 PM  

desertfool: hitmanric: Also the first thing I noticed driving in from Minneapolis was billboards advertising "cheese barns" and "adult superstores".

/if that's what yer into.

Yeah, holy hell there are a lot of "adult superstores" out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn fields and cows. The farmers in this state must be frisky as all get-out. Or bored. It's a fine line.


Hi, how ya doin? It's lonely oot ther on the road, dontchaknow.

www.thetruckersreport.com
 
2014-04-30 07:17:28 PM  

Flragnararch: Sin_City_Superhero: Who cares what those almost-Canadians are saying. Just distract them with a beer or some cheese-covered brats, and be on your way.

I was told there'd also be brandy old fashion's


Ja hey, could be a brandy with a beer back.
 
2014-04-30 07:17:38 PM  

catmandu: Dingleberry Dickwad: Strange, I've never heard the once and the an'so ones and I grew up in both far up north, and central Wisconsin. I'm also not sure wtf they're trying to say with the bag bagel one, or the bakery one.

In many places but especially in SE Wisconsin around Milwaukee you don't go buy doughnuts and pastries, you go buy bakery and you eat bakery.


Huh, never heard that one before.
 
2014-04-30 07:18:04 PM  

catmandu: Dingleberry Dickwad: Strange, I've never heard the once and the an'so ones and I grew up in both far up north, and central Wisconsin. I'm also not sure wtf they're trying to say with the bag bagel one, or the bakery one.

In many places but especially in SE Wisconsin around Milwaukee you don't go buy doughnuts and pastries, you go buy bakery and you eat bakery.


Sounds like years back when I took my California native girlfriend back home to MN/WI for a couple weeks.  She comes into the kitchen one evening and my dad and I are hunched over bowls of food shoveling away with our forks...

"What are you eating?"

"Hotdish..."

"What's in it?"

My dad and I look at each other and shrug...

'Hotdish..."
 
2014-04-30 07:22:37 PM  
The only local accent may as well be a foriegn language is Masshole.
 
2014-04-30 07:24:13 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: catmandu: Dingleberry Dickwad: Strange, I've never heard the once and the an'so ones and I grew up in both far up north, and central Wisconsin. I'm also not sure wtf they're trying to say with the bag bagel one, or the bakery one.

In many places but especially in SE Wisconsin around Milwaukee you don't go buy doughnuts and pastries, you go buy bakery and you eat bakery.

Huh, never heard that one before.


I grew up a little north of Madison and never heard it either until I moved to Milwaukee.

Another localism that threw me was "Beer Depot" my friend talked about her father owning the Beer Depot and a lot of other unrelated people talked about going to the beer depot so I started wondering why he sold it since it appeared to be the only liquor store anyone ever went to. Eventually I figured out that "Beer Depot" wasn't the name of a liquor store but was what locals called any liquor store.
 
2014-04-30 07:26:38 PM  

MustardTiger: I have some friends who moved in my area from Wisconsin. They don't sound anything like the guys from Escanaba in da Moonlight. They claim that only the rednecks sound like that.

[janessajaye.com image 850x330]


Is dis da soadie deer camp?
 
2014-04-30 07:26:43 PM  

dv-ous: Living in minnesota, I am nestled between Wisconsin and Iowa, the latter being the birthplace of the prototypical "no accent" American accent.

I can honestly say that they're not that different, all things considered. Except maybe the "dat dere" stuff, but that's honestly less pronounced thanks to a couple generations if kids raised by da teevee.

TFA probably arises from the desperate need most Wisconsinites have to feel like they're something special.

And I'm not just saying that because I'm Minnesotan.


Ay ya Mudduck!
 * Hudson Wi... Represent!*
 
2014-04-30 07:29:11 PM  
Had dinner with some friends near the Milwaukee airport, while waiting for another friend to arrive before heading to Alpine Valley. We asked about some wine they had on "tap". This waitress was very confused and we thought she was just dense, until we realized she thought we were saying on "top". Thick accents up there in Wiscaaansin. Is was fun talking like that all weekend.
 
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