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Old 12-30-2021, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Arkansas (Eventually Wisconsin)
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Just curious.
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Old 12-30-2021, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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In what way?
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Old 12-31-2021, 08:21 AM
 
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Sorry, but I hope not. I grew up in the South and moved to the Midwest for the majority of my adult life. Had to move back to the South for my husband's job and CAN'T wait to get back to the Midwest. I LOVE Wisconsin - the people, the weather..... It's going to be in the upper 70's tomorrow, and it was in the 70's on Christmas. We could have opened the windows! It's JUST WRONG. It's supposed to be snowing!
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Old 12-31-2021, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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One thing I'm thinking of that is reminiscent is maybe the area in southwest Wisconsin along the Mississippi River. I remember seeing signs for catfish along the River Road, and some areas nearby (such as Potosi) are quite hilly and remind me of southern/Appalachian hollers.

In Milwaukee and a few of the other industrial cities in SE Wisconsin, quite a few Black people have moved from the South, or their parents or grandparents or other ancestors came from the South. Much of this happened during the Great Migration (1916-1970), when many Blacks moved to northern cities in search of better employment opportunities.

Many Black people in Milwaukee still have strong ties to family and friends in the South, especially the Delta region of Mississippi. As a result, there is some residual Southern culture in some Black communities in Wisconsin--speech, food, modes of association, lifestyle patterns, etc.

But other than these possibilities, no, not coming up with much.

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Old 12-31-2021, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Wisco Disco
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No first hand knowledge, and I admit not researching it ... but I'd wager that inside the jails feel similar.
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Old 12-31-2021, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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ManApplet, I work in a jail.

And ANY day one gets out of that jail is a good day!

And I do that 5 times a week!

Happy New Year, all!
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Stereotypical Deep South would probably find a lot of similarities to most rural areas in Wisconsin.

Lots of hunting, fishing, churches (though more Lutheran, Methodist, & Catholic versus Baptist, Church of Christ, & Pentecostal), conservative views, strong/deep family ties, boating, eating unhealthy, obesity, barbeques/cookouts, their own slang, jacked up trucks, good ol' boys clubs, big emphasis on high school & college football etc. Wisconsin just has a much bigger alcohol/bar culture.

I lived in Tennessee for 3 years. A lot of locals there had this view that all "Yankees" lives in cities, never shot a gun before, never had apple pie etc. It was comical. I'm pretty sure if you put a rural person from Wisconsin in a room with someone from the deep south, they'd have way more in common than they'd originally think.

Also, a lot of Wisconsinites call our state Wississippi because they're mad at the lack of progress with politics, gun violence, marijuana, covid etc.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Stereotypical Deep South would probably find a lot of similarities to most rural areas in Wisconsin.

Lots of hunting, fishing, churches (though more Lutheran, Methodist, & Catholic versus Baptist, Church of Christ, & Pentecostal), conservative views, strong/deep family ties, boating, eating unhealthy, obesity, barbeques/cookouts, their own slang, jacked up trucks, good ol' boys clubs, big emphasis on high school & college football etc. Wisconsin just has a much bigger alcohol/bar culture.

I lived in Tennessee for 3 years. A lot of locals there had this view that all "Yankees" lives in cities, never shot a gun before, never had apple pie etc. It was comical. I'm pretty sure if you put a rural person from Wisconsin in a room with someone from the deep south, they'd have way more in common than they'd originally think.

Also, a lot of Wisconsinites call our state Wississippi because they're mad at the lack of progress with politics, gun violence, marijuana, covid etc.

Ignore this political post and nobody calls Wisconsin Wississppi this is even the first time I am hearing this.



I have spent a lot of time in rural WI and upon going to rural LA it was culture shock even for a guy like me who has spent a lot of time around the country bumpkins.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Wisco Disco
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First time for me encountering the term Wississippi as well.
However, think about King walker and his merry band of greedy bigoted cohorts and how he was dragging this place down to third world banana republic political standards..... it kinda fits that era.

Is that the analogy the recently minted OP was gunning for?
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Old 01-02-2022, 03:35 PM
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Location: ^##
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Wisconsin conservative is a distant cousin to deep south conservative. Barely the same, but sometimes vote for the same guy.
Thankfully, it's conservative enough to not completely become some authoritarian wasteland, so far at least. WI still a bit too uptight, high-tax, nanny-state for me, but thankfully it's not coastal-bad yet.

Otherwise, I've spent a huge portion of my life in the deep south and similarities are few and far between.
Politics aside, forget guns, trucks, country music or whatever other silly stereotype people have about these places, Wisconsin has nothing like the deep south and general Americana would be the primary similarity that you will find. That's the case literally everywhere in the U.S.
At the most, you might come across individual people here and there that act like they'd be at home down south.
As far as whole areas or towns go? No.
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