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Irish people need to stop referring to Chicago as 'Chicargo' right now

It’s so far from being right.

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AH, CHICAGO. THE windy city. Home of deep pan pizzas, Kanye and many quality J1s down the years.

Chicago has been good to Ireland, and Ireland has been good to Chicago in return.

But there’s one small problem

Yes, there’s a sizeable portion of the Irish population that have invented a letter in Chicago

Some of us pronounce it Chicargo instead of Chicago – and nobody knows why

Some find it all a bit gas

But most Irish abroad and Chicagoans give it two major thumbs down

It lost its charm long ago

In fairness, the situation has got so serious that we might have to give up our own verbal snobbery if we’re not careful

A modest proposal.

Lord knows we’re world class at giving out about pronunciation here in Ireland.

So, we should all just agree that Chicago doesn’t have an ‘r’ in it

Let’s think of the poor people that have to put up with it from time to time

They’ll thanks us for it in the end.

Chicago Accept our profuse apologies, please. Source: romanboed

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