Oh God, those are all so horribly true
But the ones that hit me most...
You know what the phone number for Empire Carpet is!
*sings* eighthundred five eight eight, two three hundred, EMPIIIIIIRE!!! Actually, I've met that guy. He sings barbershop. Seriously.
You don't pronounce the "*" at the end of Illinois, and you become irate at people who do.
Thought everybody knew that
You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"), and
everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
Yep, only MY city is DeKalb
And i live 15 minutes from it
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "DesPlaines."
Not to mention knowing where it is...
Your school classes were canceled because of the cold weather.
Your school classes were canceled because of the hot weather.
Welcome to the Central US
You've switched from heat to air conditioning in the same day.
We have a saying here...if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes, it'll change
Your grocery stores don't have sacks; they have bags.
Hell, I LAUGH at people who say "sacks"
You end your sentences with prepositions: "Where'* my coat at?" or "If
you go to the mall, I wanna go with," or "Come by and pick me up."
That'* just modern American english :P
You always carry jumper cables in your car.
You drink "pop," not soda or even worse "coke."
You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different highways.
Been on all of em too
You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers!
Don't like the Bears, but I'm still to this day a broncos fan due to them beating the Packers in the superbowl
You read "The Trib."
Good paper, too
You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
it'* ALWAYS great weather to wash my car
Great post, Steve, I laughed my butt off