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A spectacularly beautiful, spectacularly mismanaged city whose high point came in the 18th century when it was the center of the American revolution's planning and execution. Having fostered the creation of the modern world, Philadelphia retired from the scene. The nickname Philly,' the 'blue-collar' sobriquiet, the cheesesteaks-and-scrapple rep, the sports losers mythology - all dross, all amusements for a frivolous era. Philadelphia is an old, serene snake coiled atop her rocky Main Line, an ambitionless city with old blood, old sins and old soul.
What outsiders never understand is that Philadelphia doesn't care. NYC's enormity, DC's power, Boston's ego, LA's glitter, Chicago's brawn - Philadelphia just doesn't care about any of it. She is the ultimate insider town.
by Callowhill November 02, 2005
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Philadelphia is a city where everyone in a phillies, flyers, or eagles jersey are like brothers even if they have never seen eachother before. We have a funny accent like "wooder" or "jeatyet?" (did you eat yet) we hate the mets and devils and rangers and penguins. we are loyal to all our sports teams and never doubt them. sure there is some violence but what major city doesnt have any violence? we are not second to ny or pittsburgh philly is clearly the best city to live in. center city is tremendous from love park to the parkway, the vet was not just a stadium but a memory pit for everyone myself and many other people witnessed their first phillies game there. Philadelphia is a city where brotherly love is everywhere i love philly and always will.
by dwayze April 22, 2011
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Philadelphia. The city that causes hysteria within outsiders because they will never understand. The city that brings up controversy among others because once again, they will never understand. The city that is so well-known and amazing in every aspect of the word that brings the attention of "haters" to discriminate upon us because of their jealousy of our awesomeness.

The city that does not care what yuppies from other parts of our country have to say.

We are the city made up of cultural diversity and unity. We are the city made up of neighborhoods and struggle. We are the strongest among the United States...and nobody will ever change that.

We are Philadelphia.
"That girl is very down to earth and outgoing."

"Oh, yes she's from Philadelphia."
by Krissy J. May 22, 2006
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a very diverse city. home to the avenue of the arts, "smokin" joe frazier,cheesesteaks,philadelphia eagles, indepence park, rocky balboa, and the boxing capital of the universe.
it may have its bad parts but all in all philly is a unique and special place. "Ey,YO!"
by kool kid March 31, 2005
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Phillies, Sixers, Eagles, Flyers, Phantoms, Wings, Kicks, Soul, also home to the Athletics 1901-1954, CHEESESTEAKS, tastycakes, soft pretzels, water ice<3
What'd you like most about Philadelphia?

everythingg. the water ice, cheesesteaks, and sports.
by Cecilia B. Westville April 29, 2006
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The City that the Brothers Love.

William Penn's Greene Countrie Towne. Philadelphia is an old, odd collection of neighborhoods. Many residents have never left their ZIP code. In fact, some of them don't even know about ZIP codes. TBH, I lived in Manayunk for 14 years and loved it. Lived in West Philly for three and it was fab.

Serviced by a good transit system if you know how to read a map. In general laid out well. Driving is an art, however this is due to people on the roads who aren't city dwellers. The city dwellers drive fine.

Some of the best restaurants on the East Coast. Fresh food everywhere. No need to eat in - cheap good food is all around you.

Best place I can think of to have home base if you have to travel a lot for work. You can leave your house unlocked for years in some 'hoods and your neighbors will watch out for you. Of course, they also know who you are sleeping with, but hey, it's a rowhouse!

Philadelphians shop at the Ac-a-me.
Did we just eat dinner in someone's living room?
Yes, what did you expect? Caesar's Palace? It's a restaurant, not a damn casino.

Can you let me off in downtown Philadelphia?
Sure, which train station?
by atomicalex April 19, 2006
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The city with the greatest football team ever. The Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to win win Super Bowl XXXIX
by Josh January 22, 2004
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