As diverse a town as Cincinnati is, there are certain things that bind us together. We have a fierce love for our city and we’re always up for a game of corn hole or having a 3-way for dinner. But there are also things you will never see someone from Cincinnati doing, and if you do, well, don’t get used to it.
1. Wondering when pigs will fly
First of all, we know that pigs can fly - and we have proof scattered across our city. But if you need more convincing, check out the Flying Pig Marathon when Cincinnati comes alive with athletes that fly through the streets and locals cheer them on like crazy.
2. Staying calm in a snow storm
You have to admit, Cincinnati doesn't handle snow very well. Whether it's a dusting or 12 inches, traffic is awful, accidents are everywhere, and don't even try to make it to the store for milk, eggs and bread - because they'll all be gone.
3. Choosing a side - UC or XU
If you're from Cincinnati, you are likely either a Bearcat fan or you cheer for the Musketeers. It's nearly impossible to love both, especially during the Crosstown Shootout.
4. Ordering a soda
What is soda, anyway? We call it pop, or just the name of the specific drink we want. But rarely will you hear the word soda used within the city limits.
5. Turning our nose up at goetta
Ok, maybe not everyone loves this mystery breakfast meat, but we do have a few festivals that celebrate it. This crispy side dish is quite tasty, once you can get past what might be in it.
6. Feeling doubtful on Opening Day
That magical Monday in early spring when the baseball season is wide open and the Reds still stand a chance. Each year, we are again hopeful that our Reds will take it all the way and we celebrate in a big way on this unofficial city holiday.
7. Bragging about our consistent weather
This photo is proof that our weather is bizarre. Coats and sleds one day, shorts and flip-flops the next. You never can tell what Mother Nature will bring to our indecisive city.
8. Saying, "Beg your pardon?"
You might not realize this, but it's one of those things people always comment on when they move to Cincinnati. When someone says something, but you didn't hear them, we don't say, "Beg your pardon?" We say, "Please?" Not sure why, we just do.
9. Caring about which college you attended
When you meet someone in Cincinnati, what's the first question they ask? "Where did you go to school?" And no, they don't mean college; they mean high school. For whatever reason, we really care about high schools around here and we like to know where you went.
10. Twirling a Terrible Towel
Or wearing yellow and black in the same outfit. If you're a Bengals fan, then the Steelers are not your favorite. So we avoid bumble bee costumes, yellow shirts with black pants and definitely yellow dish towels - unless we're using them to clean mud off of our cars.
11. Moving across town
Some brave Cincinnatians have made the big move from the west side to the east side, or vice versa, but it's incredibly rare. It's a longstanding debate over which side is the best side, but we can all agree that Cincinnati as a whole is pretty darn great.
What else would you never catch a Cincinnatian doing? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!