IL Posted in Illinois December 02, 2015 by Laura 10 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Illinois There are certain words that you will only understand if you are from Illinois. What are some examples of Illinois slang? Here are some words that only your fellow Illinoisians will understand. 1. Washroom Erich Stussl/Flickr Sometimes we sound so polite. 2. Sammich Alpha/Flickr Also known as a "sandwich." 3. LSD Ken Ilio/Flickr Not a drug--it's Lake Shore Drive. 4. Gym shoes m01229/Flickr Also known as sneakers. 5. The "El" Paul/Flickr For non-Chicagoans, this is the name of the train that runs through Chicago. 6. Pop Allen/Flickr DEFINITELY not soda. 7. Jewels Payton Chung/Flickr This is how we pronounce Jewel-Osco. It is common to put an "S" at the end of store names. 8. Grabowski WEBN-TV/Flickr This was a term invented by Ditka to describe the 1985 Bears. 9. Casimir Pulaski Gareth Milner/Flickr All Illinois kids love Casimir Pulaski--even if the only thing they know about him is that he gives kids a day off of school. 10. Knee High by the Fourth of July James Jordan/Flickr A phrase used in Illinois to talk about the height of the corn. What’s your favorite Illinois slang word?