People Explain Which Thing Their Hometown Is Known For

There's always something inherently charming about where we grew up. The memories, the family, the old haunts- visiting is just so special. But there's always that one thing that our hometowns are known for, for better or for worse. Here are a few examples from the kind people over at Reddit.

u/reva_r asked: Without naming it, what is your hometown known for?



Stereotypes suck.

Crime, unfortunately.

That's what it's known for on TV and movies and video games but it is so much more than that. It's amazing communities and small businesses and sh*tty roads and a lot of diversity ... I just love it so much and it makes me cringe every time I hear a flippant joke about my beloved home.

I guess if you're not from here you probably don't notice it, but we're the butt of a LOT of jokes.

DTownForever

I'm from San Diego too!

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A whale's vagina.

RealLeeSD

San Diahhgo. Of course.

judgehood

Yikes.

Hitler was born there.

Oachkatzi

Sorta similar, but my town is known for the "Hitler Dad".

https://www.nj.com/news/2008/12/child_named_after_adolf_hitler.html

JanisVanish

Atlanta?

Coca-Cola.

sonikku10

I think I had a layover there once.

droughtingcatsndogs

I thought the joke was if you ever flew in the US you had a layover there.

golden_fli

Sounds delicious.

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A plate of food that one would think was the hot item at a raccoon restaurant.

TaliskyeDram

Long shot but Rochester? I'm thinking of the garbage plate.

didymeia

Honestly, this could be a lot of places.

Chlamydia and Ice.

taylah3

Sounds like most of rural Australia.

kn777

Australia's koalas have taken additional steps to cope with the bushfires.

WeBeVibin

How wholesome!

Jelly Belly Factory!

Ball_is_lifex17

I got to go there in 2005! I was disappointed we didn't get to see the jellybeans actually being made, though. Just a tram tour around the perimeter of a warehouse.

I just recently found an old jellybean container full of dried-out jelly husks, it was the most fascinating thing. I'd never seen a jellybean rot and leave this porous exoskeleton behind.

StrawberryR

Houston!

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We're the place you call in the cliche when you say "we have a problem".

brutallyhonestfemale

I love calling my dad (ex Mission Control) every so often and saying this.

bullshitfree

What a kind city.

Helping people who Come From Away when they're stranded.

RQ-0430

Gander! The whole world owes you a debt of gratitude.

sarabeara12345678910

What's going on in Milwaukee?

Two girls stabbing a third girl because they wanted to meet Slenderman...

bananas21

Greater Milwaukee area. Also home to the Making a Murderer guy and Gypsy Rose's boyfriend.

TheFalconKid

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