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Wisconsinite?
An alternate name
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2013/09/04
1:47pm
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JerryP
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When I was a young boy, my Aunt Lillian who lived in Wisconsin, told me that people from Wisconsin were called “Wisconians”. Was she pulling the leg of a little fair haired lad? It’s not something that comes up in casual conversation but now I hear my favorite word mavins (Martha and Grant) using Wisconsinite repeatedly. Could I possibly have I been living with this misconception for the past 50 years? If so, please let me know – I can take it.

2013/09/04
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Originally from WI myself, and always used “Wisconsinite” (though I occasionally heard “Wisconsonian”). The alternate name is “Cheesehead” but I think that might be more a Green Bay Packer thing. I have never heard “Wisconians” used.

See the “official” list here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demonyms_for_U.S._states

2013/09/05
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What a surprise! I always though Wisconian had a nice sound to it too. The way she pronounced it was with a long “o”. They used to have a farm somewhere between Janesville and Madison. My being a child and her being one of my favorite aunts I naturally never found reason to challenge her information. Unfortunately she passed away years ago.

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