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Why do people from Wisconsin argue so much?

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  1. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Banned Supporting Vendor

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    I've always wondered this. From my personal experience, I've had no issue, but I've noticed that they seem to like to argue amongst themselves. Sometimes, when the second an out-of-stater walks into the room (such as myself), they stop and go about a normal conversation as if there are no animosities....but when you leave, the room erupts in bickering (I can hear it through the door).

    What is it about those people?
     
  2. gdbabin

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    Quote from Wiki; "Drinking has long been considered a significant part of Wisconsin culture, and the state ranks at or near the top of national measures of per-capita alcohol consumption, binge drinking, driving under the influence, and proportion of drinkers."
     
  3. DB3006

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    Because we are always in the middle.... Minnesota sucks and Michigan blows!

    DB3006
     
  4. Straight99

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    When the democrats are out to get you, a little paranoia is a good thing.
     
  5. senior smoke

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    Tron:
    Here in the fun and Sun capitol of the world, once November comes around, what else is there to do around here, other than watch Packer games,hunt,shoot, and argue?

    Sure we have winter sports, but you need to warm up when your done. Than we start drinking and one word leads to another and all hell breaks loose. Our Democrats hate the Republicans, and vice versa. In fact, I have my wifes family reunion to go to this weekend, loading up the car with Brandy, and Bandaids.
    Take care,
    Steve Balistreri
     
  6. 33 Willys

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    They didn't have the "The Grand" move from Vandalia to Sparta so the the only thing they have to argue about are the "Home grounds".
     
  7. kiv-c

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    All Wisconsin stories start the same way: "Well, we was drinkin' one night and..."
     
  8. WS-1

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    I think it has something to do with Toe Jam and Nut Cheese?!?!?!
     
  9. halfmile

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    HOW TO SAVE YOUR ASS IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT WISCONSIN THIS SUMMER
    ISSUED BY THE WISCONSIN BUREAU OF TOURISM TO ALL VISITORS:

    1) Don't order Filet Mignon or Pasta Primavera at Al's Lodge. It's a diner. They serve breakfast 24 hours a day. Let them cook something they know. If
    you upset the ladies in the kitchen, they'll kick your ass.

    2) Don't laugh at the names of our little towns (Sheboygan, Menomonee, Nekoosa, Prairie du Chien, etc.) or we will just have to kick your ass.

    3) Don't order a bottle or a can of pop here. Here it's called "soda." Accept it. Doing otherwise can lead to an ass kicking.

    4) We know our heritage. Most of us are more literate than you are. We are also better educated and generally a lot nicer. Don't refer to us as a
    bunch of hicks or we'll kick your ass.

    5) We have plenty of business sense. You have to to make a living here. Naturally, we do sometimes have small lapses in judgment from time to
    time, but we are not dumb enough to let someone move to our state in order to run for the Senate and let her win. If someone tried to do that, we would kick her ass.

    6) Don't laugh at our giant fiberglass fish and cows. Anything that inspires tourists to buy 50,000 postcards can't be bad. And don't laugh at our love
    and pride of cheese or we'll kick your ass.

    7) We are fully aware of how cold it gets here in the winter, so shut up. Just spend your money and get the hell out of here or we'll kick your ass.

    8) Don't order the vegetarian special at the local diner. Everyone will instantly know that you're a tourist. Eat your steak rare like God intended
    and have some potatoes with that, for heaven's sake! Also, don't ask what a hot dish is or we'll kick your ass.

    9) Don't try to fake a Wisconsin accent. We don't have an accent. That will incite a riot and you will get your ass kicked.

    10) Don't talk about how much better things are at home because we know better. Many of us have visited big-city hell-holes like Detroit, New York
    and Chicago, and we have the scars to prove it. If you don't like it here, interstate 90, 94 and 43 are ready when you are. Move your ass on home
    before it gets kicked.

    11) Don't complain that Wisconsin has too many mosquitoes and farmland. If you whine about OUR scenic beauty we'll kick your ass all the way back to
    Chicago.

    12) Don't ridicule our manners. We only speak when spoken to. We hold doors open for others. We offer our seats to old folks because such things are expected of civilized people. Behave yourselves around our sweet, little gray-haired grandmothers or they will kick some manners into your ass just like they did ours.

    13) So you think we're quaint or losers because most of us live on the farm or in the woods? That's because we have enough sense to not live in
    filthy, smelly, crime-infested cesspools like New York or LA. Make fun of our fresh air and we'll kick your ass.

    14) Oshkosh B'gosh is NOT a joke. Your ass will be kicked.

    15) The Green Bay Packers are not a joke. God created the greatest football dynasty ever and placed it in Green Bay. Any jokes about the Packers or
    Vince Lombardi will result in a severe and unrelenting ass kicking.

    16) If you are from Atlanta, for your own safety, say you are from somewhere else, lest you get your ass kicked. (Take three sports franchises from
    Milwaukee and we have a tendency to hold a grudge.)

    17) If you are looking for a water fountain, you'll need to go to a park. Water comes out of bubblers here. Make a joke about it, and you guessed
    it, another ass kicking.

    18) Sausage Races are cool. Make fun of it, and one of the Sausages will come up from the field of Miller Park and lay down a 8 foot sausage ass
    kicking on you.

    19) The University of Wisconsin is the oldest, best school in the Big Ten. Any jokes about the quality of UW will result in Barry Alvarez, Ron Dayne,
    Dick Bennett, Bo Ryan, Crazylegs Hirsch, Alan Ameche, Pat Richter, and any able bodied UW students assisting Bucky Badger in his class, Ass-Kicking 101.

    20) Last, but not least, DO NOT DARE to come out here and tell us that hunting is cruelty to animals and venison is not edible meat. This will get your ass shot (after it is kicked). Say this twice and you will go home in a pine box. Minus your ass.

    Now enjoy your visit and then go home!

    HM
     
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    HM,

    That's absolutely quadruple unreal. That's some of the funniest $hit I've ever read. You made my day. Thanks!

    Kit
     
  11. JACK

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    half... good stuff.
     
  12. Nutso

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    We're not fighting, we're debating in elevated tones...and when we're done we'll have a beer together.

    And some of us with German grand parents grew up listening to them converse in deutsche; if you have ever listed to germans converse it sounds like they have no respect for one another, or anyone for that matter. So naturally we do the same in english.

    And the #1 reason we all fight so much, is because Vince Lombardi taught us that "winning isn't everything, its the only thing". So we don't give up until we win, or until first round of beer is bought.

    Ach de liba hemmel.

    PS And there is a town where the main road is called the "Trollway", nothing good can come out of that. Google Trollway if you don't believe me.

    LOL
     
  13. puablo

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    HM,

    I love it!!!! Makes me want to move out of upstate NY! Whenever I went anywhere, and people ask where I'm from, it's always upstate-country side NY...we have dirt roads around us. God bless the Good Ole Boys!!!!
     
  14. senior smoke

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    I salute you, that was great.
    Steve
     
  15. halfmile

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    Sent in an email a while back, had to go find it again. I agree, it's a good chuckle.

    HM
     
  16. daddiooo

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    I was going to say something bad about string cheese, but I'm afraid they'll kick my ass.

    Mums the word.
     
  17. Tron

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    I just saw a documentary about a guy named Ed Gein. I never heard of him before, but he was really weird. He was from Wisconsin.
     
  18. new loader

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    Every direction I ever received in WI involved a liquor store. Turn at the liquor store, 2 miles past the liquor store, liquor store next door, liquor store that sells gas, across from the liquor store.
     
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    This has potential for "Thread of the Year".
     
  20. shooter99

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    We don't hate people from Chicago. Remember, Wisconsin is Chicago's largest State Park.
     
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