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Wisconsin Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

7 Wisconsin Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Wisconsin slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Milwaukee, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.

Here are 7 Wisconsin Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

Tennies = Trainers

1. Tennies = Trainers

Tennies are what every true Wisconsinite calls their tennis shoes, or trainers.



FIB = Rude term for Illinois resident

2. FIB = Rude term for Illinois resident

This what locals in Wisconsin call their southern visitors (f**cking Illinois b*st*rd)!



Stop and go lights = Traffic lights

3. Stop and go lights = Traffic lights

“Did you see the car crash on Main Street took out the stop and go lights?”



Believe you me = I swear!

4. Believe you me = I swear!

When someone wants to really emphasise the fact that every word they’re saying is true, this is what they’ll say.



Tyme Machine = ATM

5. Tyme Machine = ATM

Most ATM’s in Wisconsin used to be supplied by Tyme, so the term stuck.



Hey, c’mere once! = Come here quickly

6. Hey, c’mere once! = Come here quickly

If calling someone over, this phrase is added for a touch of Midwestern nice.



 Aw geez! = Aw man!

7. Aw geez! = Aw man!

“Aw geez” is a phrase that most Wisconsinites use without even realising!

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