10 Things People From Milwaukee Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

If you’re a Milwaukeean, it’s likely that you’ve hosted a visitor or two — we’re hospitable people, after all. Besides explaining that it’s pronounced M’waukee and not Mil-wau-kee, that our art museum has wings that move, and that Milwaukeeans are the nicest people you’ll ever meet — there are a few other things that are simply Milwaukee culture. Here are ten of the most common things you’ll have to explain to any out-of-towner visiting The Good Land.

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Have you had to explain any of these things to a non-Milwaukeean? What else have you had to explain? Let us know in the comments!