You never know what you're going to get when you ask Facebook users to describe something with a GIF. Truthfully, when it comes to Illinois you know exactly what you're going to get. If the over/under is 50 negative GIFs you had better take the over.

I thought it would be fun to ask Illinoisans to use a GIF to describe the Land of Lincoln. I most certainly expected a negative reaction, however, most of the GIFs were hilariously brutal. I'm not even mad about it, some of them are just too funny. If you're reading this and you aren't a native of Illinois, very new to the state, or have never even lived here, some of these won't make sense.

Illinois has a bad rap, which is evident in news stories online and in the news. Corrupt politicians, high taxes, crimes rates, corn, mosquitos, random tornadoes, wild winters, extreme heat & humidity in the summer; the list goes on and on.

I always say if you want to enjoy Illinois you will, but if you don't want to enjoy it you will learn to loathe the state.

From dumpster fires to crying babies, potholes to confusion, sinking boats to poop jokes, these GIFs pretty much encapsulate all the brutally honest descriptions of Illinois. And, as a warning, if NSFW language makes you cringe there will be a few uncomfortable moments ahead.

Aside from all that, have fun scrolling through 50 (of out the 100s we received) GIFs that accurately and brutally describe Illinois.

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