Tuesday, April 17, 2018

22 Words That Have Different Meanings in Chicago-- Part 5: The "L"


First, what it means everywhere else.

18.  THE COACH--  The head person on a team who calls the plays.  In Chicago, it means Mike Ditka, also sometimes called Da Coach.

19.  PARKING METER--  Where you pay for parking.  In Chicago, it is what the mayor sells to buy some stuff.  You can take out a second mortgage to pay for it now.

20.  THE "L"--  The 12th letter of the alphabet.  In Chicago, what you take to get around downtown.

21.  ST. PATRICK'S DAY--  March 17.  In Chicago, it is a day of drunken debauchery where the river gets dyed green.  People have green tongues for several days afterwards.

22.  THE SECOND CITY--  Chicago.  In Chicago, it means New York.

--RoadDog

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