Chicago - The windy city 22
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  • May 15, 2005, 1:02 p.m.
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From John Branch: "I've heard three explanations for the term Windy City as an epithet for Chicago, Illinois: the common assumption that it refers to the winds gusting through the city (understandable to anyone who's been there); the boasting of Chicagoans to the rest of America about the glories of their rebuilt city after the Great Fire; and the blustering of Chicago politicians to the city's inhabitants. My guess is that the first could easily be invention after the fact, while the last is too local to account for the term's familiarity elsewhere. What do your sources tell you