Bubbler map — Wisconsin Englishes
Linguistic map of water fountain vs drinking fountain vs bubbler. Or, should I say, bubblr.
(via South 12th)
YES, BUBBLER! That’s what I call it. But I was born and raised in Milwaukee, so it makes sense.
It’s like calling facial tissue “kleenex” — it was a drinking fountain design trademarked in 1888 by Kohler Water Works.
Kohler simply pwned the drinking fountain market in the area with what was probably some awesome marketing.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbler