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Local linguist explains the M'waukee accent

Has anyone ever called you out for having a Milwaukee accent? Maybe its the way you say your Os, like in "boat," or maybe it's your word choice.  Ask for a soda in Chicago, and you might get a blank stare.  Or a seltzer water.  Neither are probably what you were looking for. But what characterizes the Milwaukee accent?  What's the definition? We asked a linguist to find out.   Local linguist explains the M'waukee accent appeared first on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

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Scratch Ice Cream
Imagine digging into a pint of deep, rich chocolate ice cream. It's velvety smooth, interrupted only by generous pieces of chewy, fudgy homemade brownies.That's exactly what you get when you taste the chocolate brownie ice cream from Scratch Ice Cream.
Free Italian festival
The 11th annual Milwaukee Italian Film Festival - which debuted in 2007 at Marquette's Varsity Theater - premieres eight acclaimed Italian films, April 28-30, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Union Theater, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
St. Martini Lutheran
Though the language and country of origin is different, St. Martini Lutheran Church and School continues to serve as a vibrant landmark in the heart of a Milwaukee immigrant community on the city's near South Side.
Writers on writers
Who knows writers better than other writers, right? So, when some Wisconsin scribes - in this case Jim Higgins and Michael Schumacher - pen works about other scribes - and in one case about other Wisconsin scribes - we take notice.