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?
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.
Hitler was born there.
I think I had a layover there once.
I thought the joke was if you ever flew in the US you had a layover there.
A plate of food that one would think was the hot item at a raccoon restaurant.
Long shot but Rochester? I'm thinking of the garbage plate.
Honestly, this could be a lot of places.
Chlamydia and Ice.
Sounds like most of rural Australia.
Australia's koalas have taken additional steps to cope with the bushfires.
Jelly Belly Factory!
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.
We're the place you call in the cliche when you say "we have a problem".
I love calling my dad (ex Mission Control) every so often and saying this.
What a kind city.
Helping people who Come From Away when they're stranded.
Gander! The whole world owes you a debt of gratitude.
What's going on in Milwaukee?
Two girls stabbing a third girl because they wanted to meet Slenderman...
Greater Milwaukee area. Also home to the Making a Murderer guy and Gypsy Rose's boyfriend.