Philadelphia September 06, 2017
7 Ways You Can Always Spot Someone From Philadelphia No Matter Where They Are
Philadelphians know how to stand out in a crowd! No matter how far we are from our beloved city, we take a piece of it with us whenever we travel. Here are seven ways to spot a Philadelphian, no matter where we are in the world.
1. Our clothing
We love our sports teams, and it shows on our clothes. Whether it's a Phillies hat, an Eagles jersey, or even a Flyers t-shirt, that's the first clue that you've spotted a Philadelphian.
2. Our culinary tastes
We love our Cheesesteaks - and trust me, we'll tell you why your town just doesn't make them right.
3. Our disregard for parking laws
Wait... you mean that in other cities, you don't just park on the median? What's that about? You can spot a Philadelphian by looking for the car parked exactly where it shouldn't be parked.
4. Our language
"Ay, youse guys see that young bol over there?"
5. Our Ben Franklin obsession
You can spot a Philadelphian because they'll be the only one in the room to ever mention Ben Franklin. Whether it's to tell you you've paid too much for your whistle, or talk about the fact that they see Ben Franklin on their walk down to the train every morning - they'll find a way to bring him up.
6. Our stories
No other city has residents with stories quite like Philadelphians. We'll tell you about what it was really like to watch a game at the Vet, about the last time we ran into some interesting people on South Street, or about how our uncle was part of something real sketchy in South Philly in the 1980s - but not to worry, because there's no such thing as the mafia.
7. Our city pride
The best way to spot a Philadelphian is to just be near one for a minute, because we'll let you know as soon as you meet us! Philly residents love their city, and they'll be sure to tell you all about the best parts of the City of Brotherly Love.
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