[B]If you use the word[/B]
[B][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]Bubbler[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] a trademarked name that refers to a drinking fountain. The Bubbler was developed in 1888 by the then-small Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin, which was already well-known for its faucet production. While Harlan Huckleby is credited with the actual design, it was Kohler that patented it and trademarked the name.
The Bubbler concept took off and there were many copies. Since the name was trademarked, other companies named their fountains "The Gurgler" and "The Gusher". In the end, the generic term "drinking fountain" became the standard term used in American English for a device that shoots water into the air for purpose of drinking.
[B]The bubbler term is still used in several regional dialects of the United States such as in Wisconsin (mostly in the southeast part of the state, centered on Milwaukee, where it is considered part of the local dialect; [/B]residents of southeastern Wisconsin often state that the term is used within a "five county radius," however, the term's use has spread throughout the region, beyond five counties in the area.
Some people only call ones that are outdoors "bubbler" and some vice versa.[U] Some residents of Milwaukee refer to them as "water bubbler". Most residents of southern Wisconsin refer to water fountains, both indoor and outdoor, as "bubbler".[/U]
[B]The Bubbler at the Washington County Fairgrounds[/B]
And almost every time I am in a hotel at an ice machine, I think of Wisconsin... anyone want to guess why?
I know, I know - 'cuz I live in the town with the same name as the company that makes them, Manitowoc. They also make cranes.
I've been in Rhode Island all my life and "Bubbler" was the only name we knew of for drinking fountains... Maybe Rhode Island is actually just a county of Wisconsin, just a bit outside the five county radius!
And here I thought that it was because of the bubbles that rise in the carboy when you fill a cup from the old-fashioned type of fountain. Damn- so much for deductive reasoning!
[B][I]You know you are from Wisconsin when....
The Friday Night Fish Fry is served all day.[/I][/B]
[B]Good food at Maxwell downtown Cedarburg. Cedarburg is a historic town 12 miles from the Rally.[/B]
you might be from WI if....
you can smell the difference between aged brick and Limburger
You might be from Wisconsin if you know that Wisconsin is the only state in the country to make Limburger Cheese, and it's all produced in a single cheese plant.
.... Chalet Cheese Coop, located 6 miles north of Monroe on Cty N.
Limberger and onions on Rye bread, and don't forget the mustard! MMMMM, must be lunch time!
[QUOTE=2beers;198821]Limberger and onions on Rye bread, and don't forget the mustard! MMMMM, must be lunch time!
washed down with a huber bock...
* If every time you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and you sing gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters,....you might live in Wisconsin .[/QUOTE]
I was pretty much ambivalent to the post until the "Land of sky-blue waters" ahh memories. Now... that stupid jingle will be in my head all day. Thanks Sue.:wave
San Antonio, TX
limburger, braunschweiger, raw onion & fresh horseradish on rye!!
[QUOTE=mikegates;198887]limburger, braunschweiger, raw onion & fresh horseradish on rye!![/QUOTE]
Oh Man ... I have to have some NOW! My mouth is watering. :)
From the Land of Sky Blue Waters,
From the land of pines, lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Great ad campaign, who doesn't remember the Hamm's bear? (If you were around back then).
But honestly, [B]dreadful[/B] beer.