Milwaukee September 18, 2017
8 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Milwaukee
Milwaukeeans tend to stand out in a crowd, whether it be our accents, the cheese on our heads, or our general Midwestern charm that makes us always willing to help anyone in need. Once someone’s figured out you’re from Milwaukee, they tend to have a lot of questions about this little city. Have you ever been asked any of these eight questions once people hear you’re from Milwaukee?
1. Do you live on a farm?
Despite being a metropolitan area, when people hear Milwaukee they tend to instantly think "Wisconsin." No, we don't live on farms, and have only seen cows that one time on a field trip in fifth grade.
2. Are you a Packers fan?
Milwaukee has some of the best sports teams—the Brewers, Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers... We have some of the best fans in the world, too, and you're sure to connect with a Packers fan anywhere you go. We bleed green and gold, and everyone knows it.
3. Do you really hate people from Illinois?
Hate is a strong word, but there's definitely a rivalry between the border of Wisconsin and Illinois. We enjoy teasing any Illinoisan on their driving habits and The Bears losing streak.
4. Miller Lite! Is it true it smells like beer there?
Brew City is definitely most known for the popular brand, Miller. It's true, if you drive through Miller Valley where they make the beer, you'll be surrounded with the sweet smell of wheat.
5. Is there really a bar on every corner?
It's a known fact that Wisconsin has more bars than grocery stores, and Milwaukee proves it. A Milwaukeean might stick out for their drinking habits and will be shocked if they can't find a bar within walking distance.
6. Is it Mil-walk-ee or Mil-wacky or…?
Milwaukee is a strange name. But no, it's not Mil-ee-walk-ee, or Mil-wacky, or anything else! If you're from here, it's "Ma'waukee" and that's final.
7. Milwaukee! Like Laverne and Shirley, right?
Milwaukee is famous for being featured in the 1970's sitcom,
Laverne & Shirley. Yes, we all love it.
8. I hear Milwaukee’s a really underrated city. Do you like it?
Absolutely. Milwaukee is one of the most underrated cities in America, and though it's gaining popularity, not many know this. Milwaukee will steal your heart, and any Milwaukeean anywhere will share with you all there is to love about Milwaukee. Only in the most polite way, though.
What do you hear people asking Milwaukeeans? Share it with us in the comments!