In Platteville, Wisconsin (particularly at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville) people of different areas would come together and often
use conflicting terminology
for common items. Some of the most
aggressive arguments were over the topic of a device which dispenses
water for drinking.
"Bubbler" is extremely common in Wisconsin and particularly around the south
eastern part of the state. However, due to the geography of UW-Platteville people of different areas collected in the city
of Platteville - most
of whom didn't use the term
"Bubbler". They instead used
either the term
"water fountain" or "drinking fountain".
It is unbelievable
these arguments would arise throughout the city
. A compromise was reached in the early 21st century. A new term
was realized which held no history and made
The device which dispenses
water in an arced path became known
as a water arc. There is now doubt
that this term
is accurate and specific.