BUBBLER: Find out just HOW Wisconsin you are by taking our quiz, which is based on the Dictionary of American Regional English.  
TAKE THE QUIZ

The dictionary is a project that was launched in Wisconsin in the 1940s by Fred Cassidy, an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wanted to create a regional dialect dictionary for the United States.
After gathering the data, editors compiled the 2.3 million responses to the 1,600 survey question into a dictionary. They got to the letter “Z” in 2012. 
And now they’re starting over in order to update the now 50-year-old data.

BUBBLER: Find out just HOW Wisconsin you are by taking our quiz, which is based on the Dictionary of American Regional English.  

TAKE THE QUIZ

The dictionary is a project that was launched in Wisconsin in the 1940s by Fred Cassidy, an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wanted to create a regional dialect dictionary for the United States.

After gathering the data, editors compiled the 2.3 million responses to the 1,600 survey question into a dictionary. They got to the letter “Z” in 2012. 

And now they’re starting over in order to update the now 50-year-old data.

IN MOTION: Our photography intern, Adam Wesley, snapped this track photo last week as runners took off during a track meet at Appleton West High School. 
It feels like they’re really flying by before your eyes. And, what great colors!
(Photo credit: Adam Wesley/Post-Crescent Media)

IN MOTION: Our photography intern, Adam Wesley, snapped this track photo last week as runners took off during a track meet at Appleton West High School. 

It feels like they’re really flying by before your eyes. And, what great colors!

(Photo credit: Adam Wesley/Post-Crescent Media)

APRIL SNOW SHOWERS: Sure, it snows in Wisconsin in April, but at least it’s beautiful.
Our photographer, Dan Powers, captured this stunning image of a Northern Cardinal on Monday at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha. 
Bring on those May flowers, Mother Nature. Bring it on. 
(Photo credit: Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media) 

APRIL SNOW SHOWERS: Sure, it snows in Wisconsin in April, but at least it’s beautiful.

Our photographer, Dan Powers, captured this stunning image of a Northern Cardinal on Monday at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha. 

Bring on those May flowers, Mother Nature. Bring it on. 

(Photo credit: Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media) 

UNCOVERING HISTORY: When workers began renovating the second floor of the former Conkey’s building in downtown Appleton, new owner Will Weider joked with them, “When you find the Rembrandt, let me know.” 
A rare, hand-painted artifact was, in fact, hidden in the wall. 
Turns out it was a perfectly preserved ad for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco. The sign was painted on the outside side of the building next door shortly before the Conkey’s building went up in 1891. The outdoor sign then became an interior wall.
The Weiders bought the building with a plan to live upstairs. The vintage ad is about 16 feet by 33 feet in their future kitchen. They’re now working with a designer and restoration expert to preserve it and incorporate it into their interior.
"Since our Mail Pouch has been covered by plaster, it is in remarkably good shape despite being one of the oldest such signs in existence," Will Weider said. "This might be my Rembrandt."
(Photo credit: Sharon Cekada/Post-Crescent Media) 

UNCOVERING HISTORY: When workers began renovating the second floor of the former Conkey’s building in downtown Appleton, new owner Will Weider joked with them, “When you find the Rembrandt, let me know.” 

A rare, hand-painted artifact was, in fact, hidden in the wall. 

Turns out it was a perfectly preserved ad for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco. The sign was painted on the outside side of the building next door shortly before the Conkey’s building went up in 1891. The outdoor sign then became an interior wall.

The Weiders bought the building with a plan to live upstairs. The vintage ad is about 16 feet by 33 feet in their future kitchen. They’re now working with a designer and restoration expert to preserve it and incorporate it into their interior.

"Since our Mail Pouch has been covered by plaster, it is in remarkably good shape despite being one of the oldest such signs in existence," Will Weider said. "This might be my Rembrandt."

(Photo credit: Sharon Cekada/Post-Crescent Media) 

EXTRA! EXTRA!: This snazzy page will be coming to a newsstand near you.
Pick up a copy of Saturday’s print edition for your own copy of this special Wisconsin Badgers basketball cover.
The Badgers’ deep NCAA Tournament run will continue Saturday night with a matchup against Kentucky. 
On Wisconsin! 

EXTRA! EXTRA!: This snazzy page will be coming to a newsstand near you.

Pick up a copy of Saturday’s print edition for your own copy of this special Wisconsin Badgers basketball cover.

The Badgers’ deep NCAA Tournament run will continue Saturday night with a matchup against Kentucky. 

On Wisconsin! 

FINAL FOUR: The Badgers’ trip to the Final Four means good news for businesses in the Fox Cities.
We’ve also got a fun fan competition with our Kentucky-based sister newspaper. Vote Wisconsin! 
The other story on the front page of The Post-Crescent is about a ballot mix-up that caused residents to vote for the wrong representatives. 
(Photo credit: Newseum.org)

FINAL FOUR: The Badgers’ trip to the Final Four means good news for businesses in the Fox Cities.

We’ve also got a fun fan competition with our Kentucky-based sister newspaper. Vote Wisconsin! 

The other story on the front page of The Post-Crescent is about a ballot mix-up that caused residents to vote for the wrong representatives. 

(Photo credit: Newseum.org)

DOUBLE ICE BREAK: A brother tried to save his sibling’s truck Sunday, but ended up sinking his own vehicle into Lake Winnebago. 

Brett Lobajeski said he saw his brother’s truck break though the ice at the south end of the lake and tried to help him out. But the front tires of his own truck went through the ice when he was about 100 feet from his brother, Robert.

"We were finished riding (motorcycles) for the day and I was out picking up the cones to get them back on the truck," Robert Lobajeski said. "I just drove off the track and my truck sunk. I sat there stuck and I had him come out and to try and pull me out real quick. He just did a U-turn and his truck got stuck." 

(Photo credit: Carlos Munoz/Gannett Wisconsin Media)

IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE: Fox Valley Technical College will create a cold-weather body farm in Greenville, Wis. 
A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings - in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag - to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.
The information can help determine the time and circumstances of death, which detectives can use to validate or refute alibis given by suspects in a crime.
Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the technical college’s facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.
(Photo credit: Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media)  

IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE: Fox Valley Technical College will create a cold-weather body farm in Greenville, Wis. 

A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings - in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag - to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.

The information can help determine the time and circumstances of death, which detectives can use to validate or refute alibis given by suspects in a crime.

Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the technical college’s facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.

(Photo credit: Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media)  

SPRING SILHOUETTE: Alex Wolff, of McFarland, Wis., escaped the cold temperatures by practicing his golf swing in a heated outdoor golf studio at the Bob Burns Golf Learning Center.
On spring break, Wolff was in Appleton on March 25 visiting his grandfather.
Check out more work by Post-Crescent Media photographers on the Take a Moment blog. 
(Photo credit: Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media)

SPRING SILHOUETTE: Alex Wolff, of McFarland, Wis., escaped the cold temperatures by practicing his golf swing in a heated outdoor golf studio at the Bob Burns Golf Learning Center.

On spring break, Wolff was in Appleton on March 25 visiting his grandfather.

Check out more work by Post-Crescent Media photographers on the Take a Moment blog

(Photo credit: Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media)

brewcitysafari:

The line was going out the door this morning at Grebe’s. Everyone wanted to get their Hank the Dog cookies.

This is great. :)

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