Sunday, March 18, 2012

A True Chicago Greeting, Part II

In the last post I reflected on a Chicago greeting based on race. Recently though, another greeting has evolved, particularly in gentrifying neighborhoods or where people have moved that are not, in local's eyes, supposed to be living there. True Chicagoans ask this, how long have you lived here? Now lots of newer residents must clarify how long they have lived in the city.As evidence, see any Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Pilsen, or Bridgeport Everyblock posts.(Do True Chicagoans use this?). I think born and raised is the standard now, for a True Chicagoan.

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