19 Things You Should Never Say to a Clevelander

Cleveland is in the Midwest and that means we're generally pretty friendly and nice people. That doesn't mean we don't have tempers, and mentioning one of these 19 things will surely bring that temper out. When it comes to our sports, our food and our city, we're passionate and it'd be better if you avoided saying these 19 things.

Cleveland is in the Midwest and that means we're generally pretty friendly and nice people. That doesn't mean we don't have tempers, and mentioning one of these 19 things will surely bring that temper out. When it comes to our sports, our food and our city, we're passionate and it'd be better if you avoided saying these 19 things.

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I’m a lifelong Clevelander and have never been to the West Side Market.
This one doesn’t even make sense. Go already!
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I’m a lifelong Clevelander and have never been to the West Side Market.


This one doesn’t even make sense. Go already!

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The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame isn’t that cool.
It’s one of the pride and joys of Cleveland and it’s awesome, so don’t talk that mess.
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The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame isn’t that cool.


It’s one of the pride and joys of Cleveland and it’s awesome, so don’t talk that mess.

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Michael Jordan is better than LeBron James.
Jordan, the six-time NBA Champion, is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player to ever play the game, but LeBron is getting close to him, if he hasn’t passed him already, but LeBron is already considered the greatest around here.
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Michael Jordan is better than LeBron James.


Jordan, the six-time NBA Champion, is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player to ever play the game, but LeBron is getting close to him, if he hasn’t passed him already, but LeBron is already considered the greatest around here.

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Detroit is a better city than Cleveland.
No offense to our neighbors to the north, but this just isn’t true.
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Detroit is a better city than Cleveland.


No offense to our neighbors to the north, but this just isn’t true.

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Pittsburgh is also a better city.
Yeah, this is false too.
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Pittsburgh is also a better city.


Yeah, this is false too.

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Bernie Kosar was overrated.
There’s nothing we hold on to like sports of the bygone eras, and the last time the Browns had any consistently decent teams, Kosar was under center, so you better not say a bad word about him.
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Bernie Kosar was overrated.


There’s nothing we hold on to like sports of the bygone eras, and the last time the Browns had any consistently decent teams, Kosar was under center, so you better not say a bad word about him.

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I’m from Cleveland and I’ve never seen A Christmas Story.
Are you sure you’re from here?
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I’m from Cleveland and I’ve never seen A Christmas Story.


Are you sure you’re from here?

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The 1990’s Indians were overrated.
From 1995-1999, the Indians set a Major League Baseball record with 455 consecutive sellouts, and although the team fell short of a World Series, those teams are always remembered very fondly and any slander will not be tolerated.
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The 1990’s Indians were overrated.


From 1995-1999, the Indians set a Major League Baseball record with 455 consecutive sellouts, and although the team fell short of a World Series, those teams are always remembered very fondly and any slander will not be tolerated.

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Referring to Lakewood as Cleveland.
It’s a totally different place and not part of the city of Cleveland.
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Referring to Lakewood as Cleveland.


It’s a totally different place and not part of the city of Cleveland.

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Michigan is better than Ohio State.
The Buckeyes are 15 and 2 in their last 17 contests against the school up north, so this is comically wrong.
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Michigan is better than Ohio State.


The Buckeyes are 15 and 2 in their last 17 contests against the school up north, so this is comically wrong.

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