Maybe We Were Wrong – A Closer Look at Why We Call it a Bubbler in Wisconsin

Almost exactly two years ago – we were launching WhooNEW – a website about all the things that make Wisconsin unique. The very first story that caught on with readers was an article examining the origins of the word “bubbler.” Why did Wisconsinites use the term for drinking fountains? Are there other people in the […]

The Real Reason Why We Call it a ‘Bubbler’ in Wisconsin (And Who Else Does Too)

It’s happened to just about all of us when we travel outside the state. You’re absolutely parched and ask a friendly looking stranger….”Where’s the bubbler?” They look at you like you’re speaking Klingon. Or perhaps an out-of-towner has asked you where they could find the nearest water fountain, and you were momentarily puzzled, picturing a […]