November 08, 2018

Weird signs that mean you're definitely from Detroit

Detroit is a state of mind. It's in the way we walk, talk, and interact with each other. We're tough; we can take a few punches and we know how to throw a few punches too. We don't let anyone from outside shit-talk Detroit, but we're more than a little guilty of self-deprecation.

To poke a little fun at ourselves, here are 20 weird signs that mean you're definitely from Detroit.

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You’re on a first name basis with Joumana
Joumana and I go way back.
Photo courtesy of @topherlaine

You’re on a first name basis with Joumana


Joumana and I go way back.
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You get angry when out-of-towners talk about their car insurance rates
“What do you mean you only pay $150 a month for full coverage?!”
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You get angry when out-of-towners talk about their car insurance rates


“What do you mean you only pay $150 a month for full coverage?!”
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At one point in your life, you’ve adhered to the fashion style ‘thrift store chic’
Just because you’re strapped for cash doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable.
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At one point in your life, you’ve adhered to the fashion style ‘thrift store chic’


Just because you’re strapped for cash doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable.
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You’re loyal to American-made cars
Guaranteed you have at least one family member that worked in the auto industry.
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You’re loyal to American-made cars

Guaranteed you have at least one family member that worked in the auto industry.
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Your out-of-town friends are shocked you have a club on your steering wheel
It’s a Detroit thing.
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Your out-of-town friends are shocked you have a club on your steering wheel


It’s a Detroit thing.
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You unconsciously say “Whaddup doe” to people not from Detroit
Oh, I mean. Hey.
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You unconsciously say “Whaddup doe” to people not from Detroit


Oh, I mean. Hey.
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You put a possessive ‘s’ on things
You need anything from Meijers?
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You put a possessive ‘s’ on things


You need anything from Meijers?
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You’re a masochist – as seen by your continued support of shitty Detroit sports teams
Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Redwings… it’s doesn’t matter. It’s all heartbreak.
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You’re a masochist – as seen by your continued support of shitty Detroit sports teams


Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Redwings… it’s doesn’t matter. It’s all heartbreak. Photo courtesy of @bigpapaclutch
You own at least three different antagonistic Detroit t-shirts
In case people think you’re playin’.
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You own at least three different antagonistic Detroit t-shirts


In case people think you’re playin’.
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You wear a flat-brimmed Olde English D hat even though they stopped being cool in like 2012
Yeah, we said it.
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You wear a flat-brimmed Olde English D hat even though they stopped being cool in like 2012


Yeah, we said it.
Photo courtesy of @cleohatchjr