25 Phrases & Sayings That Illinoisans Seriously Can’t Stand
Who knew so many words and phrases gave people of Illinois a big "ick"? Here's just a handful of the sayings we just can't stand around Illinois.
If you asked me, I would say the word I hate hearing is "decent" or "that's decent." Why so specific, you ask? My ex would ALWAYS say "that's decent" every time he wasn't actually listening to something I'd say and it would make me sooooo angry.
Actually, one of my favorite words we've made up in this state is "Illinoyed." It's funny, clever, and a term that can be used in any situation where you're feeling irritable.
Well, I'm not the only one who gets irritated by certain phrases or words. According to tons of Illinois residents, these are the most eye-rolling and cringe-worthy sayings.
25 Phrases & Sayings Illinoisans Seriously Can’t Stand
#1: C H I P O L T E
Please, it's spelled c-h-i-p-o-t-l-e. Say it wrong one time and don't think I won't call you out about it!
#2: EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZEY
Not sure why this one rubs me the wrong way, but it's faster to just say "it's easy."
#3: IT IS WHAT IT IS
This could be used in so many different ways. I've mainly seen it be used negatively in conversation to let someone know they just have to "deal with it."
#4: EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
Say this to someone who had a loved one pass away. See how well that conversation goes over then report back to me.
These are just the top four sayings we can't stand hearing. Here are 21 other phrases and words people of Illinois wish would be banished forever.
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