Ever go somewhere and have a hard time understanding people even though they (and you) are speaking English? We know that feeling well! Learn some Chicagoese Slang and it should be a bit easier. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below!
A couple, two, or three.
The main living area is commonly called a "frunchroom" in Chicago. Frunch room is what happens when you slur "front room."
The key to your garage.
Even though this term for a rude, jerk-esque person originated in Pittsburg, it's very popular in Chicago.
The old Maxwell Street and Maxwell Street Market.
In New Mexico this term refers to a man's, ahem, valuables. In Chicago it refers to a popular grocery store chain.
The Elevated Train.
Not the drug, this refers to Lake Shore Drive.
In Chicago if you are being tricked or fooled, you're actually being oke doked.
Not something you call your father, in Chicago "pop" is what you call soda.
Not to be confused with those leafy, woody plants, tree is actually the number that comes between two and four.
The plural of "you."
Going anywhere south of I-80 in Chicago for any duration of time.
In Chicago you may hear of people doing something unusual on Sundays, but don't worry, when they're going to "Warship Gad" they're really going to Worship God.