Delco is the nickname for Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Delco isn't just a place to live; it's a way of life. And, Delco is not something you can obtain with a short visit or while you are only passing through. If you never been or don't actually live here, you just won't understand.
Delco is a blue collar kind of town. We're the ones who built the houses MontCo and Chester County. We're white collar wannabe's and don't really care how we do on our annual reviews. It's not a bad thing, it's just who we are.
Delco is something you can spot from across the bar while out of town. Speaking of bars, there's a 42:1 ratio when it comes to Bars to Library's. And, it's cool to be a 26 year old bar back...you're just waiting for your big break.
Delco is in everyone, you just need to find it and to find it you need to live it. It's the way you walk, the way you look and the way you talk. The residences of Delco aren’t cocky, we're confident....confident because we know.
When describing someone else from Delco, you say their name, state that you know them, say they're a good guy/girl, and then say their high school or the parish they're from. That's it. No need to disclose any additional information because that's all you need to know. Again, if you don't live here, you won't understand. (Not being cocky here either..)
When telling other people that you're from Delco, they'll look you up and down and snarl and stare. But hey, we're used to it by now.
There's no bigger bar tour the Saturday before St. Patty's Day. Philly's bar tour is 2nd best. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it right.
Bands have written songs about Delco. Band's that you might not know, but we do. They'll pack any bar, any night of the week.
Think we're not smart? Delco's got a few colleges and universities sprawled out across out great land.
We should have our own flag. It would be a map of Delco on a Green and White flag. And it would say DELCO real big through the center. Nothing fancy because that's not who we are and once you see it you'll know the meaning behind it.
Delco can be your friend if you would like it to be, but that's up to you.
You can find Delco and a whole lot of it down the shore on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Delco packs 20 people into a 3 bedroom house each weekend during these months. Delco usually buy's your 1st round for you.
Delco is staying in on New Years Eve because showing up at the Trophy by 11am is too late.
Delco is the Pike Hike.
Delco is White Rock, The Palace, The Golf, Nailer's Run, The Tracks, The Pit.
Delco is a lot more than just this, but that's for you to find out.
"Joe, I grew up with him, he's a good guy. He's from Delco, want to Dot's then O'Hara. He bartends at Maggies."
1) A person born in or residing in Delaware County, PA - suburb of Philadelphia. q.v. retard
2) SouthEast DelCo is more prominently stereotyped (Glenolden, Floroft, Sharon Hill) but DelCo exists in other places like Lenni, Aston, and other far Western reaches of the county.
"Wow - check out the low profile tires and super-dark tint job on that 1986 Honda Civic with the rust-cancer on the body... Totally DelCo!"