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Chicago Dictionary for Suburbanites

……….Target

Backyard……….Balcony

Car……….CTA

Rental Car……….Taxi

45-Minute Commute……….10-Minute Walk

House……….Condo

Mall……….Marshall Field’s

Mag Mile……….Michigan Avenue

Tourists……….Damned Tourists

“How do you get to…?”……….Damned Mapless Tourists

Navy Pier……….Tourist Trap

“Let’s go to Navy Pier.”……….“No way in hell.”

Sears Tower……….(see Navy Pier)

‘Burbs……….Cook County

Boonies……….Everywhere Else

Passport……….Needed to enter ‘Burbs

“Don’t Walk”……….“Walk”

“Coming soon”……….Block 37

“People of Color”……….Friends and Neighbors

Front Lawn……….Grant Park

Swimming Pool……….Lake Michigan

Downtown……….Home

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I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.

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