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What words do Chicagoans say weird?

What words do Chicagoans say weird?

The Chicago Accent Deconstructed

Chicago Accent Instead of… …We Say
short “o” becomes short “a” hot dog, pop, mom haht dahg, pahp, mahm
short “u” becomes “aww” but, cut bought, caught
“ctu” becomes “ch” picture pitcher
double “tt” becomes double “dd” little, bottle liddle, boddle

What is the Chicago accent called?

What we call a “Chicago accent” is actually called the Inland North American dialect. This encompasses the major cities around the Great Lakes. The dialect used to be considered the standard American accent until the region experienced a vowel shift, now called the North Cities Vowel Shift.

How do Chicagoans say Chicago?

Personally, I say “chi-CAW-go,” and recommend that all Chicagoans do the same. It’s the authentic pronunciation — the one that’s only used here in Chicago. When you hear someone say “chi-CAW-go,” you know you’re talking to a real Chicawgoan.

Why do Chicagoans say Joe?

When BJ The Chicago Kid stopped by The FADER’s offices recently, he gave us a detailed explanation of the pronoun’s meaning and usage. “We use ‘joe’ for the replacement of man, friend, homie, whatever it is,” he said.

How do you tell if you have a Chicago accent?

How can I tell if someone has a Chicago accent? If they say words like “little” as “liddle” with or if they say things like “By over dhere,” they’re a Chicagoan. Changing middle “t”s to a “d” sound is just standard American. Yes, it is.

How do you test if you have a Chicago accent?

What does Shorty mean in Chicago?

She was killed by another sort of shorty, the street term in Chicago for the 100,000 or so younger members of city’s 300 gang factions. The real public enemy No. 1 in Chicago has 100,000 young faces.