Chicago accent?

Out of curiosity, does it really exist? What is it supposed to sound like?

7 Answers

  • marie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Mayor Daley, perfect Bridgeport accent

    Bill Murray, perfect north side accent

    Bernie Mac, perfect south side accent

    George Wendt (norm on cheers) another type of south side accent

    It's a very flat "a" (as flat as our land) and we just don't have time to say all those sylables.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it exists, and I still have a bit of it left, and I am proud of it.

    When you say the word "roof", a Chicagoan will say it like "ruff". They say "pop" instead of soda.

    It is really hard to describe, but if you ever saw the parody on SNL with men that love Da Bears, they do an extreme version of the accent. It is the accent to the max there.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know I'm from Chicago and when i travel people always ask if from Chicago they say they could hear the accent. I asked what was was it and the said Chicago people speak rudely.

    Source(s): This happend to me a couple of times.
  • 1 decade ago

    Watch the Blues Brothers....when Dan Ackroyd speaks, that's a textbook Chicago accent.

    however, I'm from Chi town and I'm told I sound like I'm from LA.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, but actually there are several accents. And the comment about Akroyd was quite correct.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes. have you ever seen the "ditka" skit on SNL ? thats it.i kid you not.

    the more refined north shore accent sounds more east coast.

  • lisa s
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    yes it does exist.

    think of mike dikta

    of the bears fame

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