When You Realize You’re a Wisconsinite…

Wisconsin CapitolYou’ve heard the phrase, “You can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take Wisconsin out of the girl”, right? Whether you are from Wisconsin or just live here, there’s a point in your life when you realize that this great state will never leave you!

We’ve put together a list of 20 different ways for you to realize that you are a true Wisconsinite…

    1. You know that a Spotted Cow is not an animal.Wisconsin Spotted Cow

    1. You can drink your friends from other states under the table any day.

    2. Friday nights are for Fish Fry.

    3. You know that a brat is not a hot dog.

    4. Cheese Curds are a food staple, whether they’re squeaky or fried.

    5. When someone says “Up North”, you know what they mean.

    6. You wear shorts outside when the weather hits above 35 degrees, and it’s perfectly acceptable.


    1. Walking out into the middle of a frozen lake, cutting a hole in the ice and fishing is a completely acceptable and enjoyable way to gather food.

    2. Opening Weekend for Deer Season is a known holiday, and so is “Hunter’s Widow’s Weekend”.

    3. You know how to spell and perfectly pronounce Ashwaubenan, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, and Weyauwega.

    4. You get sunburn and frostbite in the same week.


    1. Formal wear is a flannel shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

    2. You think it’s funny when other states shut down with the threat of an inch of snow, meanwhile you’re trekking it to class in 2 ft of snow.

    3. Fall means Badger Football.

    4. You live for Green & Gold.

    5. -15 degrees is still perfectly acceptable for tailgating.


  1. You’ve seen “Making a Murderer”.

  2. You hate driving to Illinois, and you assume any bad driver on the road is from Illinois.

  3. It’s not summer until Summerfest.

  4. Last of all, nothing beats HOME!


How many of you can relate to ALL of these?? We know there are so many more we can relate to. Comment down below with other ways you know you’re a Wisconsinite. We’d love to hear them!

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