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Milwaukee-ese and Other Wisconsin Things To Say

We kick off the hour with Professor Joe Salmons, a linguist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a conversation around dialects, accents, and our attitudes about language.

Guest: Joe Salmons

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Joe Samons On Why We Talk the Way We Talk

Oh, Wisconsin-isms. There are many.

  • Soda v. pop
  • bag v. bayyyg a
  • Bubbler
  • Ope
  • And adding “or no?” at the end of every question.

We talk to UW Wisconsin Madison Linguistics Professor, Joe Salmons, about dialects, accents, how they form, and how they change.

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