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QUESTION: WHY IS CHICAGO KNOWN AS THE "WINDY CITY?"


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I have actually looked this up in the past and there are a few different stories as to how that came to be. One story was something about politicians bloviating a great deal back in the day. Still appropo today I suppose.

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1 hour ago, superds77 said:

I have actually looked this up in the past and there are a few different stories as to how that came to be. One story was something about politicians bloviating a great deal back in the day. Still appropo today I suppose.

blo·vi·ate
/ˈblōvēˌāt/
 
verb
INFORMALUS
gerund or present participle: bloviating
  1. talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
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21 minutes ago, king of the county said:
1 hour ago, superds77 said:

I have actually looked this up in the past and there are a few different stories as to how that came to be. One story was something about politicians bloviating a great deal back in the day. Still appropo today I suppose.

blo·vi·ate
/ˈblōvēˌāt/
 
verb
INFORMALUS
gerund or present participle: bloviating
  1. talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.

Hence the "windy" part.

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