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17 Signs You're Not A Chicagoan

No shame in being a transplant, just don't claim you're a lifelong Chicagoan.

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1. You put ketchup on your hot dog.

If you're a true Chicagoan, you stick to mustard, relish, hot peppers and onions.
Via articles.chicagotribune.com

If you're a true Chicagoan, you stick to mustard, relish, hot peppers and onions.

2. You call the South Side stadium "US Cellular Field"

No matter who sponsors the stadium, it will always be Comiskey Park.
Via thesportsapple.blogspot.com

No matter who sponsors the stadium, it will always be Comiskey Park.

3. In the winter, after shoveling out your spot, you just leave it, for someone to steal

It doesn't matter if street parking isn't assigned, you worked hard for that spot. Now be a true Chicagoan and stick two of your dining room chairs there to save it!
Via huffingtonpost.com

It doesn't matter if street parking isn't assigned, you worked hard for that spot. Now be a true Chicagoan and stick two of your dining room chairs there to save it!

4. You call this "soda"

Unless you're ordering carbonated water, the proper term is "pop."
Via srxawordonhealth.com

Unless you're ordering carbonated water, the proper term is "pop."

5. You only vote on election day

You got one early vote and one election day vote. Early and often, people.
Via gizmodo.com

You got one early vote and one election day vote. Early and often, people.

6. You think the Super Bowl is an annual event

There was one Super Bowl and it was in January of 1986
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There was one Super Bowl and it was in January of 1986

7. You think Politicians are honest

4 of our last 7 governors have spent time in federal prison.
Via blogs.suntimes.com

4 of our last 7 governors have spent time in federal prison.

8. You refer to this as the train:

It's the "L"
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It's the "L"

9. You're not exactly sure what neighborhood you live in.

The neighborhood you choose to reside in is your point of pride and your identity. Friendships have been made and broken based on neighborhood boundaries.
Via nickellane.com

The neighborhood you choose to reside in is your point of pride and your identity. Friendships have been made and broken based on neighborhood boundaries.

10. You still rely on the Weather Channel or Weather Bug

In Chicago, there's only one place to get your forecast, and his name is Tom Skilling.
Via wgntv.com

In Chicago, there's only one place to get your forecast, and his name is Tom Skilling.

11. You walk leisurely along the Lakeshore path

If you're not expertly weaving between cyclists, runners, and beach goers, you're not doing it right.
Via ak7.picdn.net

If you're not expertly weaving between cyclists, runners, and beach goers, you're not doing it right.

12. You speak in cross streets instead of coordinates.

Chicago and Noble? No, it's 800 N. and 1400 W.
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Chicago and Noble? No, it's 800 N. and 1400 W.

13. You still wear a winter jacket when it hits 50 degrees.

That first 50 degree day in February? Real Chicagoans bust out the shorts.
Via mjperry.blogspot.com

That first 50 degree day in February? Real Chicagoans bust out the shorts.

14. You actually go to Taste of Chicago

Every self-respecting Chicagoan knows to skip the hordes of sweaty, drunk people and just go to the actual restaurants.
Via rentenna.com

Every self-respecting Chicagoan knows to skip the hordes of sweaty, drunk people and just go to the actual restaurants.

15. You don't know who Casimir Pulaski is or why we get a day off work

Also a sign that you're not Polish.
Via polishamericancenter.org

Also a sign that you're not Polish.

16. You know what the Willis Tower is

Oh, the big one? That's called the Sears Tower.
Via chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com

Oh, the big one? That's called the Sears Tower.

17. You're open to living in other cities

True Chicagoans know that despite the horrific weather and corrupt politicians, this is the best city in the world and there's no reason to ever leave.
Via mapsofworld.com

True Chicagoans know that despite the horrific weather and corrupt politicians, this is the best city in the world and there's no reason to ever leave.

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