Say you’re from Cleveland when you’re not.
Cleveland is as much a victim of suburban sprawl as almost any other American city, especially in the Rust Belt with a roster of cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Youngstown and Pittsburgh. As a result, Cleveland is surrounded by an army of cookie-cutter suburbs that have pretty much spent their existence succeeding off of the city’s misery. Yet despite all this, people who live in these communities insist on calling Cleveland home, even though their true home probably hurt Cleveland economically and socially, not to mention they couldn’t dream of living within the city limits. So here’s the deal: You’re not from Cleveland unless you’re actually from Cleveland.
Now that I’ve pissed off the vastly larger metro population, let’s move on.