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maigrey
Something other than my photos...
You know where Aladdin's Castle was
1. The "living room" is called the "front room."
2. You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois. You become irate at people who do.
3. You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"). And you swear everything is pretty much 1/2 hour away.
4. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Plaines."
5. You go to visit friends or family down south and laugh when they complain about the traffic.
6. You understand that no person from Chicago can be a Cub fan AND a White Sox fan.
7. It's "Kitty corner" not "Katty corner."
8. You know the difference between The Loop and Downtown
9. You eat your pizza in squares, not triangle s, and you never refer to it as "pie"
10. You own celery salt
11. You understand that the primary is the official local election.
12. You have drunk green beer on St. Paddy's Day
13. Stores don't have sacks, they have bags.
14. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "Can I go with?"
15. Your idea of a great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun, "everything" is on it and a slice of dill pickle is on the side. 16. You carry jumper cables in your car.
17. You drink "pop." [I don't, my parents spent time on the east coast so it's "soda"]
18. You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different roads.
19. You know the names of the interstates: Stevenson, Kennedy,Eisenhower,Dan Ryan, and the Edens
20. But you call the interstates "expressways."
21. You refer to anything south of I-80 as "Southern or Central Illinois."
22. You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake."
23. You refer to Chicago as "The City"
24. "The Super Bowl" refers to one specific! ! game i n January 1986.
25. You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers.
26. You buy "The Trib" and not the Tribune.
27. You know that despite being on the lake, there is no such place as the Waterfront.
28. You think 45 degrees is great weather to wash your car.
29. You picnic or ride your bike in the "forest preserve"
30. You cried when Bozo was canceled on WGN.
31.You know what goes on a Chicago style hot dog.
32. You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is.
33. You know why they call Chicago "The Windy City."
34. You understand what "lake-effect" means
35. You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station they end up at.
37. You have ridden the "L."
38. You think your next-door neighbor is a cousin to Tony Soprano.
39. You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847,630,773,708, 312, & 815.
40. You have at some time in your life, used your furniture or a friend's body to guard your parking spot in winter
41. You respond to the question "Where are you from" with a "side." Example: "West Side," "South Side" or "North Side."
42. You know the phone number to Empire Carpet!
43. You know what a garache-key is!

They left off some things like everything is preceded by a "the" and always pluralized, as in "I am going to the Jewels" for "I am going to Jewel" but it's pretty complete..
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liminal_space From: liminal_space Date: January 29th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
so tell me...what exactly *is* a chicago style hot dog? and what goes on one?

:)
carneggy From: carneggy Date: January 29th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

hooray for the intarweb

liminal_space From: liminal_space Date: January 29th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: hooray for the intarweb

thank you!

i would say that it'd look better with some chili slathered on it, but for all i know that's a total hot dog faux pas. ;)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: January 29th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: hooray for the intarweb

The only faux pas is ketchup. :D
c_vista From: c_vista Date: January 29th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sings* five-eight-eight, two three hundred...Empire

I'm not from Chicago but we got WGN at home.

And here, everyone knows San Franciso as "the city". sheesh :)

maigrey From: maigrey Date: January 29th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then you got to see the bozo show too :D
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