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28 Signs You’re From Cleveland

This is the most official and up-to-date list of the 27 signs you are a Clevelander.

  1. It’s called pop, not soda
  2. If you could, you would STILL make Lebron James the godfather of your children
  3. You live on either the East or West side and rarely venture over to the other side… not because you have anything against it but it’s just really inconvenient. 
  4. You know that there really are only two seasons in Cleveland: Winter and Construction. 
  5. You know what midges/Canadian Soldiers are and you FREAKING HATE THEM
  6. You love Lake Erie but you don’t really want to swim in it… 
  7. You have incredibly high standards for grocery stores
  8. And beer
  9. In fact, you probably still have a Great Lakes Christmas Ale sitting in your fridge from last holiday season
  10. You believe your accent is one of the purest in America
  11. You know better than to go to Tower City Mall by yourself.
  12. You are genuinely shocked when someone says they haven’t been to Cedar Point or Put-in-Bay
  13. You still call it Jacob’s Field 
  14. You’ve eaten pierogies more than 4 times in your life 
  15. Every time you drive past the Burke Lakefront Airport you get angry at the wasted real estate
  16. You were shocked to find out that black squirrels aren’t everywhere
  17. You leave your windshield scraper in your car year-round
  18. You know that THIS is the year the Browns will finally make it to the Superbowl again
  19. You know someone who has a Fount Leather Goods bag or you have one of your own
  20. You have thought about getting a symbolic tattoo for Cleveland (Bonus point if you actually got one)
  21. You would probably vote for Michael Symon if he ran for Mayor
  22. Without fail, you take every out-of-towner to see the West Side Market
  23. You’ve never actually been inside the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame
  24. You spend as much time outside as humanly possible during the warmer months
  25. You feel an intense sense of pride for  A Christmas Story and Superman. YOU ARE WELCOME, WORLD.
  26. You are sick of hearing about the Cuyahoga River Fire. Let’s move on, shall we?
  27. You think about moving on a weekly basis but…
  28. No matter where you go, Cleveland always feels like home.

Any other trademark signs of a true Clevelander? Leave them in the comments.

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