November 23, 2022

31 Ways to Tell If Someone's Not From Cleveland

Have you ever met someone new and something was just... off? You can't quite place it, but something is weird with them.

Maybe they've never been to the West Side Market. Or they don't worship the Browns. Or they make a face when you say 'ope.'

Then you ask what high school they went to, and their perplexed expression finally gives it away: They aren't from here.

Save yourself some confusion next time and learn the signs that someone isn't from Cleveland. It can really save you some time.
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They think this photo captures an amazing moment
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They think this photo captures an amazing moment
They don't know at least two people who claim to be a relative of Bone Thugs
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They don't know at least two people who claim to be a relative of Bone Thugs
They can't remember at least 10 of the Browns' last quarterbacks
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They can't remember at least 10 of the Browns' last quarterbacks
The date June 19, 2016 means nothing to them
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The date June 19, 2016 means nothing to them
They have no clue why you have a bumper sticker that says ‘CHOC’
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They have no clue why you have a bumper sticker that says ‘CHOC’
They wonder what's with all the clam bakes in fall
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They wonder what's with all the clam bakes in fall
They believe UnifyWork is actually going to revolutionize anything
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They believe UnifyWork is actually going to revolutionize anything
The Feast is just some random Catholic holiday
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The Feast is just some random Catholic holiday
High school football is not a religion
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High school football is not a religion
Leg lamps aren’t absolutely appropriate and perhaps essential holiday decorations
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Leg lamps aren’t absolutely appropriate and perhaps essential holiday decorations