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11 Things People From Cleveland Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

There are some things that you’ll only feel or know if you grew up in a place. Which means that there are also some questions or assumptions held by every visitor you’ve ever played tour-guide for. First, you find yourself explaining things you’re certain you’ve explained before, then suddenly you have a CliffsNotes version, refined for ease of dissemination and comprehension. Here are 11 things people from Cleveland always have to explain to out of towners.

What do you find yourself explaining to out of towners every. Single. Time? What questions about Cleveland does every relative, friend, and friend-of-a-friend-who’s-visiting-distant-relatives-for-a-few-days ask you when they come to Cleveland?

Giorgia Kerr
Giorgia is an anthropologist and freelance writer from Australia, currently living in Cleveland. Her main hobbies are traveling and sleeping in.