Comments: *Wisconsin

I live in the inner city of Milwaukee, having been a FIB until seven years ago. I still get all of them, and can claim a few. Today, driving home from work, I chased a herd of deer for a couple of blocks.

No mention of a bubbler?!

Posted by triticale at November 2, 2004 11:57 PM

Why would Dairy Queen be closed from November through March?

Posted by Victor at November 3, 2004 09:19 AM

Why would Dairy Queen be closed from November through March?

Because there is no need to pay for a Blizzard.

Posted by triticale at November 3, 2004 09:37 AM

Victor - because it's just too damn cold to go out for ice cream! :-)

Triticale - There's a sign in our local library that says "bubbler" with an arrow pointing to the ...[looks up word in Wisconsin-American dictionary]... "drinking fountain".

And don't forget, if you're from Wisconsin you call it simply "the Dells".

Also, you know what FIB stands for :-)

Posted by Harvey at November 3, 2004 10:19 AM

Oh. Duh.

I like Triticale's answer better, though.

Posted by Victor at November 3, 2004 10:55 AM

How about THIS one:

Dairy Queen closes because in winter you can get ice cream directly from the cows.

Posted by Harvey at November 4, 2004 10:45 AM

This brings back memories! We moved from Illinois to Wisconsin and had to learn to ask for "skips" instead of "cuts" in the line at the bubbler, and that our groceries went in sacks instead of bags. There was also a soda/pop disparity, but after all these years in Indiana, I can't remember who called what where anymore.... I DO remember that we never had a single snow day off from school while we lived in WI--and it wasn't because it didn't snow...

Posted by Susie at November 8, 2004 10:56 AM