9 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Illinois

We locals have a special way of talking that may seem like a foreign language. Get acquainted with these nine silly sayings so you can keep up with the conversation.

Keep this list as a handy guide to translating Illinois speak. Check it out:

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Next to not being familiar with how we talk here, there are 12 more big mistakes you don’t want to make as a tourist in Illinois.

What other silly sayings are native to Illinois? Share your phrases with us!