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"Chicagoese" Chicago Local Custom Tip by sambarnett

Chicago Local Customs: 150 reviews and 190 photos


Bring a lot a' film, fer faataghraphy. Ders some nice gahthic churchs in Chicaahgo, da architechture is outta dis world. And don't fergit da root fer da Bears, da Bulls, da Cubbies, da Saahks and da Haaahks!

   OK, so I've exaggerated a bit there, but while the Midwest accent is generally nondescript, nasally and bland, the old school Chicago accent is very distinctive.

   Catch the early evening sports talk radio shows on 670 or 1000 AM for great examples of this interesting brogue. If you can't put up with their usual idiotic blather, much of which has nothing to do with sports, try striking up a conversation with an older local, a cop or catch a speech by "Mare" Daley (a fun event often filled with humorous nonsequiters.)

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2003
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