Quiz: Only 1 in 50 Chicago Locals Can Ace This Slang Challenge. Can You?

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  • Frunchroom: The “Chicago” way to say “front room.” The Chicago Bar Project shares additional Chicago slang that derives from our unique “accent.” (Do we really have an accent?)

  • The Drake, The Taste, The Loop: --The Drake – A nice hotel in Chicago. --The Loop – Downtown Chicago, more specifically, the “loop” shape that public transit makes around it. --The Taste – The Taste of Chicago, a food festival that tourists love, occuring in the Summer.

  • Lincoln Park Trixie and Chad: Chicago neighborhoods are all distinctive in their own ways. “Lincoln Park Trixie and Chad” refers to a couple who lives in Lincoln Park or another trendy neighborhood – usually in their 20s-30s. The nicest way to describe them is #basic. Urban Dictionary digs deeper into the stereotype, if you’re interested.

Slang quiz about Chicago. How well do you know the Windy City? Put your Cook County Public School education to the test!

 Jun 02, 2016
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