Chicago Slang - It's A Thing. Do You Know All This Typical Lingo?

Blow us away with your Windy City knowledge

Chicago, liz, emmy rossum, shameless
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
 Apr 14, 2019
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Question: 1/20Pick Your Answer!

Do you know what “Lake Effect” means?
Beach day, of course!
Spring time, obviously.
Bundle up, that’s what.

Question: 2/20Pick Your Answer!

A real Chicagoan would never dare put _____ on their hotdog. At least, that's what everyone says.

Question: 3/20Pick Your Answer!

We bet you absolutely refuse to call Willis Tower by its new name and still refer to it as _____.
Trump Tower
Sears Tower
BMO Tower

Question: 4/20Pick Your Answer!

Locals flock to the Green River on _____, and if they don’t, did they even celebrate?
St. Patrick’s Day
Mardi Gras
Christmas Eve

Question: 5/20Pick Your Answer!

When it comes to airports, you’re either a(n) _____ person.
General Mitchell or McCarran
O’Hare or Midway
JFK or Laguardia

Question: 6/20Pick Your Answer!

Get it right! Illinois is pronounced _____.

Question: 7/20Pick Your Answer!

You're either rooting for the Cubs or the _______, but there's no in-between!
White Sox

Question: 8/20Pick Your Answer!

_____ pizza = life.
Deep dish
Stuffed crust
Hand tossed

Question: 9/20Pick Your Answer!

What popular food festival takes place every year in July?
The Taste

Question: 10/20Pick Your Answer!

The sign on the State Street store may say Macy’s, but Chicagoans will forever refer to the store as _____.

Question: 11/20Pick Your Answer!

Which of the Great Lakes is THE Lake in Chicago?
Lake Erie
Lake Superior
Lake Michigan

Question: 12/20Pick Your Answer!

Only to a Chicagoan does Jewel's refers to:
A football field
A train stop
A grocery store

Question: 13/20Pick Your Answer!

If you want to ride the train into the city, you’re going to need to hop on the _____.

Question: 14/20Pick Your Answer!

Tourists flock to “The Bean” sculpture, but locals know its official name is _____.
Silver Bead
The Jewel
Cloud Gate

Question: 15/20Pick Your Answer!

If someone tells you to “take LSD”, they’re telling you to _____.
drive on an expressway
do illegal psychedelic drugs
hop on the light rail

Question: 16/20Pick Your Answer!

Chicago gets called the Windy City because of its _____.

Question: 17/20Pick Your Answer!

How do real Chicagoans pronounce “hot dog”?

Question: 18/20Pick Your Answer!

You can’t order an Italian beef sandwich from Portillo’s without the _____, a.k.a. pickled peppers and veggies.
pico de gallo

Question: 19/20Pick Your Answer!

There’s nothing like _____ pizza, but you're probably going to need to grab a knife and fork to dig in!
Lou Malnati’s

Question: 20/20Pick Your Answer!

Move away from the _____ City? No way! I love it here in Chicago.
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Chicago natives only - no transplants! Chicago is an amazing place to live in! Can you keep up with the lingo like all of the locals? Or do you need your own translator? The Chicago pride is real! Do you know all about the locals’ favorite foods, sports teams, slang words, hangout spots, and more? Are you a true Chicago local? It's time to show you know all about the amazing place that is Chicago by answering these educational and insightful trivia questions. It’s time to prove that you know its food, culture, and many landmarks! How many do you really know? Let's find out! Sit back, relax, access your memory banks to answer these tricky questions about the things that make this great place what it is! Do you have any idea what the Lake Effect is? Do you have an aversion to putting ketchup on a hot dog? Do you still call the Willis Tower the Sears Tower? Are you always hungry for Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Portillo’s Italian beef sandwiches, and Chicago style hot dogs? Do you enjoy attending annual events like The Taste and Lollapalooza? Do you know why they call it the Windy City or the Second City? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then you're definitely prepared and ready to answer a lot more fun and challenging questions about Chicago culture. We promise you'll learn a lot along the way and get to show off your local pride with all your friends at the end of this quiz. If you think you're enough of a Chicago scholar to answer all these brainy questions, hit the play button now and step up to the challenge.