Friday, December 22, 2006

The ups and downs of Sconnie ...

Noticed recently that there was a new comment on an old Sconnie post, here. I had sort of expected something like that earlier, given how insiders and outsiders view names for social groups.

I've got a Mr. Verb operative working on the case -- when you start a blog on blogger, you get a couple of part-time, quasi-official operatives thrown in the deal for free, like a start-up package for an academic superstar hire, more or less. Anyhow, he's gathering some data from a variety of natives of the state.

In the meantime, I'd be curious about how readers -- from Wisconsin and not from here -- view the term. (Seems like this is a blog that a fair number of people read but few ever post comments. Of course, that's fine, but I am curious ... .)

Stay tuned ...


Janelle Renee said...

I never liked the term "cheesehead," even though I considered myself one. (I have a well-known obsessive fondness for cheese, particularly cheese curds. I'm not a Sconnie, I'm 100% Californian.) There's not much room for dignity with the title Cheesehead.

Now, Sconnie-- that's a great word!

It's cute, catchy, and sounds very friendly-- much like most of the Sconnies I've met.

If I were a Sconnie, I'd be proud to call myself one.

That's my 2 cents, for what it's worth.

Happy Holidays, Mr. Verb!

Mr. Verb said...

And happy holidays to you too ... our weather is probably about like yours right now, sadly.

'Cheesehead' is a much more loaded term, of course, in some sense, pretty well regarded as downright goofy by lots of folks.

The results of our operative's survey are apparently tricking in ... more soon on this!