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    Smile I grew up on the south side of Chicago

    Hi! What's the connotation of 'south side of Chicago'? The words gave me a vibration that the place is not good.

    Could someone please give me a hand? Thanks!

    Sister Mary: "Carlos is a diamond in the rough, a flawed man to be sure, but someone who is desperately searching for something to believe in. To satisfy your materialism, he ended up breaking the law. To deal with your adultery, he resorted to assault. As long as he's with you, he will never find what he's looking for."
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    Default Re: I grew up on the south side of Chicago

    Yes, the connotation is that the area is rough and someone who grew up there won't be easily intimidated.

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    Smile Re: I grew up on the south side of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    Yes, the connotation is that the area is rough and someone who grew up there won't be easily intimidated.
    Hi Jamiep,

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Default Re: I grew up on the south side of Chicago

    The south side of Chicago has long been considered a "bad" area of town - lots of gangs, lots of violence, poverty, etc. Similar to South Central Los Angeles and West Philadelphia; mention any of the above locales to an American and you know immediately that you're dealing with some hard-nosed people.

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    Smile Re: I grew up on the south side of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    The south side of Chicago has long been considered a "bad" area of town - lots of gangs, lots of violence, poverty, etc. Similar to South Central Los Angeles and West Philadelphia; mention any of the above locales to an American and you know immediately that you're dealing with some hard-nosed people.
    Hi Ouisch,

    Thank you very much! The info of the background is very useful and interesting.

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