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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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You might be from chicagoland if...

You might be from Chicagoland if....
* You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois.
* You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Plaines,"
* Your school classes were canceled because of the cold.
* Your school classes were canceled because of the heat.
* You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
* You carry jumper cables in your car.
* "You drink "pop." (Exactly)
* You realize that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different roads.
* You refer to any interstate highway as "the Tollway."
* You know the names of the interstates: Stevenson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Dan Ryan, Reagan.
* You refer to anything South of I-80 as "Southern Illinois."
* You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake."
* You refer to Chicago as "The City."
* No matter where you are, when you hear the term "Downtown" you immediately assume they're talking about Downtown Chicago.
* You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers.
* You buy "The Trib."
* You know what goes on a "Chicago" Hot Dog....and you are permitted to shoot anyone who puts ketchup on a hot dog.
* You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is.
* You know why they call Chicago "The Windy City."
* You understand what "lake-effect" means.
* You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station they end up at
* You have ridden the "L."
* You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847, 630, 773, 708, 312, & 815.
* You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpets.(LOL)

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 05:31 PM
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 05:37 PM
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 05:39 PM
 
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 06:17 PM
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* Your school classes were canceled because of the cold.
* Your school classes were canceled because of the heat.
all but these two are correct. shit, I've went thru naperville schools junior high thru highschool, and they would nevet take a day off unless it was simply impossible to get to school (huge snow fall) and even that it was iffy And i can only remember one time, and bastards made us make the day up at the end of the year
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 06:19 PM
 
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* You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpets.(LOL)
Believe it or not, Empire is nationwide, and they have the same number in California as they do here.

Also, We know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 06:24 PM
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Also, We know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr
Brin Mar? or Brian Mower
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 06:32 PM
 
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You might be from Chicagoland if....
You know the meaning of FIB, it pisses you off and yet still directly applies to you.
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You might be from Chicagoland if....
..you go deer hunting in WI and come home with a Holstein tagged and bagged.

..you drive 95mph in a 65 but yet slow down to 55 and take 5 miles to pass a semi.

..you think Lake Geneva is part of Chicago.
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 07:25 PM
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Believe it or not, Empire is nationwide, and they have the same number in California as they do here.

Also, We know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr

I currently live on Bryn Mawr.


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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 08:18 PM
 
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Brin Mar? or Brian Mower

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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 07:59 AM
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You know the meaning of FIB, it pisses you off and yet still directly applies to you.
you know the only purpose for the entire state of WI is to act as a playground to IL, how does the saying go, WI is IL's biggest state park

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 08:44 AM
 
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..you go deer hunting in WI and come home with a Holstein tagged and bagged.

..you drive 95mph in a 65 but yet slow down to 55 and take 5 miles to pass a semi.

..you think Lake Geneva is part of Chicago.


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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 09:23 AM
 
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i pronouce it "soda"
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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 06:21 AM
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..you go deer hunting in WI and come home with a Holstein tagged and bagged.

OMG this happens here too! Use to happen at least once a season in my home town, the folks from Southern Ontario (read Toronto) would come north to "deer hunt" on the Island (Manitoulin) and someone would shot a cow, and bring it into a check station

Sometimes goodbye is your second chance.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 09:49 AM
 
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I used to call it "soda", then moved to Chicago and it has become "pop".
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 10:10 AM
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if your area code aint 773 or 312... youre not from Chicago. Most of you are from the suburbs of Rockford
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FIB...Ha.....Isnt wisconsin just another suburb of illinois? Hmmm.....Gotta think about that one.

Heres one to add to the list.

: If you frequently use the word Jag-Off in the correct form then you MUST be from Chicago!

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: If you frequently use the word Jag-Off in the correct form then you MUST be from Chicago!
you are after all what you drive, right rick?

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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 10:57 AM
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The only "soda" I know of is baking soda.

you use the "ok to pass lines" in the road as an ok to speed up to 20-30 mph over the speed limit.

once you are in the city (limits) you are not a tourist or going to work any longer. your main objective is not to get hit by a cab.

anyone who doesn't talk like you is an out of towner.

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