What do most adults who have never been to Chicago most associate with the city?


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I stared this poll in the Chicago Habanos Society Club but thought we would get a more meaningful, statistically relevant response here.

What do most adults who have never been to Chicago most associate with the city?

Let's also rank our top 3.

So for me:

Jordan

Oprah

Capone

BUT, if we are talking non-Americans then it's:

Capone

Jordan

(clearly the top two)

then...

Oprah?

I'm not sure?

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2 minutes ago, mbflash80 said:

I always thought it was called the windy city because way back new yorkers referred to chicago politicians as always yelling and being full of wind? Am I way off on that one?

That's the correct origin of "Windy City" = Bullshit slingers. But Chicago is also very windy (weather-wise) and this phrase has been largely adapted to fit that narrative.

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I always thought it was called the windy city because way back new yorkers referred to chicago politicians as always yelling and being full of wind? Am I way off on that one?

No, you’re right, but most other people are wrong. “Got a lot of wind there in Ill-uh-NOISE?”


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That's the correct origin of "Windy City" = Bullshit slingers. But Chicago is also very windy (weather-wise) and this phrase has been largely adapted to fit that narrative.

No it’s not. This is a myth: Chicago is not significantly windier than any other U.S. city. For example, the average annual wind speed of Chicago is 10.3 mph (16.6 km/h); Boston: 12.4 mph (20.0 km/h); Central Park, New York City: 9.3 mph (15.0 km/h); and Los Angeles: 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h).


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2 minutes ago, PaulPower said:


No it’s not. This is a myth: Chicago is not significantly windier than any other U.S. city. For example, the average annual wind speed of Chicago is 10.3 mph (16.6 km/h); Boston: 12.4 mph (20.0 km/h); Central Park, New York City: 9.3 mph (15.0 km/h); and Los Angeles: 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h).


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But that's just science ?, I am going on 36 years living here and the winter winds are BRUTAL

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1 minute ago, lovethehaze said:

I also hear a lot about how unsafe it is or must be from people not from here... lots of murders... 

Forgot that I'll add it!

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Since I'm from Chicago, I'll give you my list instead of the touristy choices:

3. The Lakefront parks and beaches

2. Great Food

1. The greatest football team ever that hasn't won a super bowl in 34 years

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4 minutes ago, Chibearsv said:

Since I'm from Chicago, I'll give you my list instead of the touristy choices:

3. The Lakefront parks and beaches

2. Great Food

1. The greatest football team ever that hasn't won a super bowl in 34 years

Great food is definitely up there. Agreed 150%

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26 minutes ago, Riverstyx said:

Corrupt

I purposefully left this off as it would have quickly spiraled out of control into a Chicago political discussion from which I am certain to have been banned from FoH! (and probably others going on vacation with me)

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Based on my travels outside Chicago, people mention the most to me:

1. Murders/violence 

2.  Deep dish 

3.  Jordan, although his mentions are going down over the years. Windy/cold could be three also. 

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