M'waukee's most mispronounced, misused words

Published July 19, 2019

There's hardly a major city in America that doesn't have its own regional accent, colloquialisms and verbal idiosyncrasies. Today, we're highlighting the lighter side of our local dialect: the mispronunciations, the phrases and the abbreviations that make sense to Brew city - but perhaps nowhere else.


Celebrate one year of Drink Wisconsinbly with birthday bash

Published March 6, 2017

It was Feb. 10, 2016 when Drink Wisconsinbly Pub first opened its doors to the public at 135 E. National Ave. in Walker's Point. Just over a year later, it was voted Milwaukee's Best New Bar. And the pub is celebrating with a best new bar birthday bash.


The Booth Street bubbler

Published June 27, 2013

Last week, Micah MacArthur, who is a licensed plumber, installed a drinking fountain on the 3100 block of Booth Street, which is where he lives. It is for both humans and pets to access.


Social Circle: Describe Milwaukee in three words

Published June 23, 2013

This week, OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle to describe Milwaukee in three words. The response was phenomenal and responses ranged from "Best city ever" to "not that bad" to "once was great." How would you describe it?


Bostonians say "bubbler," too

Published Aug. 20, 2009

Overall, I felt Boston and Milwaukee are very different cities, but I found a few things we have in common: weather patterns, endearing / annoying accents and use of the word "bubbler."


Milwaukee's best bubbler

Published June 28, 2008

If you, like me, are a connoisseur of the bubbler, this is worth noting.


Milwaukee's urban legends debunked, part two

Published Nov. 8, 2005

Is Arnold's Drive-In based on Kopp's? Do people outside Milwaukee say "bubbler?" Is it true you couldn't get a tattoo in town before 1998? We answer all these questions and more in this fact-finding article about Milwaukee urban legends.


The truth behind the M'waukee accent

Published Sept. 29, 2004

Ask some Milwaukeeans if there's a such thing as a Milwaukee accent, and some of them will say no. From a linguistic point of view, those who say 'bubbler,' and 'ain'a,' may be correct, depending on the linguist you ask.