"Windy City" and Whacker Drive

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Dec 10 16:41:41 UTC 2002

Nice to know about all those friendly people in Chicago. But is the
mistake in the spelling/pronunciation of Wacker Drive...

(from Barry:)
I mean, downtown Chicago is very, very unique. I mean, in that
you've got layers, you got levels. I mean, like, I know they're about to
open--re-open lower Whacker Drive, which is a great name.

...likely to be a hypercorrection because of our old friend wh-/w-? Or has
the street been renamed to reflect a sudden increase in urban assaults?

Peter R.

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