September 19, 2007

Definition of Uptown

From the May 23, 2007 installment of the Chicago Sun-Times Chicagopedia, a growing collection of Chicago-centric vocabulary words:

Uptown (up'town) noun. A once perennially downtrodden, now increasingly uptrodden section of the North Side roughly—sometimes quite roughly—around Broadway and Lawrence. A place, never a direction—one cannot grab a cab going "uptown" in Chicago.

"It is a crowded apartment in Uptown." —
Studs Terkel, Hard Times.

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