"I'm going to Piggly Wiggly to get brats, yous wanna come with?"
For some reason, Wisconsinites like to abbreviate the oh-so-long question, "Do you want to come with me?" While "come with?" doesn't make much sense on its own, if you put it in context it seems self-explanatory. We're just too busy -- OK, more likely lazy -- to say those superfluous words.
"There's a parking ramp right next to the Bradley Center, but they charge an arm and a leg."
This one pops up in other places, but it's ubiquitous in Wisconsin, especially in cities other than Milwaukee (they're also called parking garages here). I suppose you could make the argument that many parking garages feature one continuous ramp up through each level, kind of like a big screw. So it kind of halfway makes sense that the entire structure is called a ramp, not just the incline at the entrance.
"Take a left on Center, then go straight for three blocks and turn right at the stop and go light."
We're just being extra descriptive with this one. The light tells you when to stop and when to go. Duh.
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Lacey Muszynski is a Milwaukee native who had a "where's the bubbler?" T-shirt in high school. Tell her how much of a nerd she is on Twitter @worthhersalt.