January 28, 2022

The 20 unwritten rules of Detroit

A popular Reddit trend has users sharing the unwritten rules of their respective cities; Cleveland, Ohio has a thread and so does San Antonio, Texas. Naturally, Detroiters also took to the Reddit trend, and it went exactly as expected.

We know Detroiters do not waiver loyalty when it comes to coney island or the Detroit Lions, but what other rules do Detroiters just know to follow?

We pulled our favorite from the Reddit thread, and added a few of our own inspired by the conversation.

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Meijer is superior to Walmart. -  fishing_pole
Photo via Google Maps

Meijer is superior to Walmart.

- fishing_pole

Photo via Google Maps
I hope you know how to pronounce Paczki. - rondiggity 
MT file photo

I hope you know how to pronounce Paczki.

- rondiggity

MT file photo
Canada isn’t really another country, it’s a Detroit suburb.
Photo via  alyssa BLACK./Flickr Creative Commons

Canada isn’t really another country, it’s a Detroit suburb.

Photo via alyssa BLACK./Flickr Creative Commons
No cheese on coneys. -  spoonyfork
Photo viaHollywoodConeyIsland / Facebook

No cheese on coneys.

- spoonyfork

Photo viaHollywoodConeyIsland / Facebook
Gas station food is often surprisingly good. - Happy_Pause726
Photo via Google Maps

Gas station food is often surprisingly good.

- Happy_Pause726

Photo via Google Maps
You cannot frequent both American Coney Island AND Lafayette Coney Island. After trying both, you must pledge your allegiance to one or the other until you die. - GodFlintstone
Photo by Cynthia longhair Douglas / Shutterstock.com

You cannot frequent both American Coney Island AND Lafayette Coney Island. After trying both, you must pledge your allegiance to one or the other until you die.

- GodFlintstone

Photo by Cynthia longhair Douglas / Shutterstock.com
Joumana is our Queen Elizabeth. - okmax
Photo via Brian Rozman

Joumana is our Queen Elizabeth.

- okmax

Photo via Brian Rozman
Learn to love hating the Lions. - detroitbankster 
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Learn to love hating the Lions.

- detroitbankster

Photo via Detroit Lions / Facebook
We all have a preference, east side or west side. - amposa 
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We all have a preference, east side or west side.

- amposa

Photo via Google Maps
Park in Greektown Casino’s parking structure to go everywhere but Greektown Casino.
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Park in Greektown Casino’s parking structure to go everywhere but Greektown Casino.



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