Sometimes, people outside of our state think Wisconsinites are super friendly simply because of the way we say things.For example – the way we use the word “interesting.” Instead of saying “I don’t like that chicken booyah”, we might say, “Dat’s some Speaking of interesting, there’s actually some pretty hardcore research behind the language of America’s Dairyland.There really is such a thing as Sconnie speak, dontcha know. Our Wisconsin dialect has mainly been influenced by the northern and central European language family.And because of this northern European influence, we tend to drop the “th” and replace it with a “d” – creating words like dis, dat, dem, dere, dese or dose.This is where a lot of Wisconsinites go on vacation, go camping or go to hunt and fish.It’s also a dead give away that you live in some part of the northern Midwest.Did you hear how Dave got totally catfished last month?!The fox he thought he was talking to turned out to be a pervy guy from San Diego!
I’m guilty of this one for sure, and I didn’t really even know that people elsewhere say traffic lights!
Here’s one that I’m not really a fan of, but that you hear often around here, and especially at a greasy spoon dinner.