Okay so, being a real philadelphian, lemme clear up a few things:
-hockey isn't as big a deal here as everyone thinks
-people here can be pretty nice, if you're not a stuck up a hole
-in terms of sports, we have lots of pride, and yeah, we know the eagles suck, let us cling to our hopes and dreams, mkay? Besides, the phillies are pretty good
-there are some very nice places with some very high end cafe's, shops, etc. And then there are places that look like shit. There is no one way to describe Philadelphia.
-the stereotypical Philadelphian will most likely be found in south Philly, also home to real Italian food.
-yeah, we've got a lot of bums, but if you don't look like a total moron, then they generally leave you alone
-pat's and geno's suck! To find a real Philly cheesesteak, you must find the most run down, diviest place imaginable. Like Johns roast pork.
-we've got some pretty friggin cool tourist attractions, including the art museum, Franklin institute, not even to mention numerous historical sites.
So yeah, maybe we can be obnoxious, and yeah, maybe some of us have a weight problem, and yeah, most of us can't drive, but Philly has a real heart and soul, and is home to some of the best people you could meet, and you'd have to be a total, pretentious ass not to see that.
Do you really need an example about what Philadelphia is like after all that stuff I just wrote? Really?
by Who me? Yes, you! April 27, 2011
The original capital of the US and birthplace of the country we know today. Its a Greek word meaning " brotherly love" hense " the city of brotherly love". The people who live here are mostly known for our incredible pride for our city and our inability to keep our opinions to ourselves. Especially if you are talking bad about the city in anyway you can be sure the city is going to talk back. On the other hand if you show your love for Philly, you will have the entire city behind you.
"When in Philadelphia I started yelling E-A-G-L-E-S but before I could get to G everyone around me was saying it with me!"
by JayP_24 June 22, 2014
A word that is said when a guardian or parent comes into the room. This is said so that any conversations present could be now "g-rated" to adapt to the new person in the room.
Oh what a fine ass that Nicole girl has!

Oh yes definitely! I would just want to stick my-

(parent walks in)

"Philadelphia!"

- my report card in her face and show her my awesome grades!
by Andrij December 23, 2010
The second largest city in the North-eastern United States (behind New York City). Although culturally we are also behind Boston and Washington DC.

Cons: Blight and urban decay. Horrible infrastructure, underdeveloped public transit system. NASTY subways, litter, double parking, raggedy streets. Clean streets at 5am and a mess by noon! Graffiti, public urination... It's as if the City residents say "WE DON'T LIKE NICE THINGS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!" Too many residents are proud of being ghetto and stupid. People rarely renovate their properties. Our schools were built in the early 20th Century. Ugly downtown, low-class mall (The Gallery) and Chinatown always smells of rotten meat. We have a LOT of dollar stores and abandoned properties in our DOWNTOWN! Our City's population is generally older, poorer, and less educated than other large cities. There are a few pockets that attract young people like Fairmount, Northern Liberties, University City, and Queen Village but they are so small and exclusive that they are vastly overpriced and many of those neighbourhoods are within walking distance of a local GHETTO!

Pros: Crime seems to be steadily declining. We have GREAT hospitals and Universities! The City attracts students from all over who obtain a higher education here but few stay upon graduation. People who succeed often flock to our suburbs where they ostracize the city and be pretentious.
Outsider: Why does Philadelphia have such a negative reputation?

Philadelphian: We have a "Crown Fried Chicken" in our downtown.

Outsider: But I thought "Crown Fried Chicken" was only found in city slums?

Philadelphian: This is Philadelphia, our downtown is a slum, too!
by RazorSharp215 June 24, 2010
A phenomenal city that is sometimes disrespected by New Yorkers because of its ghettos. What NY fail to realize is that they have ghettos too. Bed-Stuy, Compton, the Bronx, the worlds most known ghettos are in New York. But there is a difference to New York ghettos and Philly ghettos. In NY there are too many people involved in drugs and money so there is no space for friendship among neighbours. In Philly you can leave your front door unlocked for forever and not get robbed, your neighbour will always watch it for you.

Philly is the home of the USA's greatest food: Cheesesteaks, ice water, Rita's, ect.

Philly is where you have to love the Eagles or get a butt-whopping. Philly is where basketball isn't basketball without the former MVP, ankle-breaking Allen Iverson.

NY "Stop judging that you may not be judged; for with the judgment you are judging, you will be judged, and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you. Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye but do not notice the rafter in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ when look! a rafter is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the straw from your brother’s eye." Matthew 7:1-5
Philadelphia is home to the worlds best food and sport.
by Naija Babe September 06, 2014
Philadelphia is a very old, historical city (by North American standards) located in the Northeast region of the United States. Ironically, its name means "The City of Brotherly Love," but its residents whose families have occupied the city for generations are so rude and nasty that people were actively fleeing the city for decades, causing massive population loss. According to the recent census, however, the city has gained in population due to both international immigration and migration from the way-too-expensive suburbs. The newly-arrived people are very nice and friendly, yet they have to watch their backs around native Philadelphians.
Have you been to Philadelphia? The townies are really mean!
by ladeeda777 August 20, 2011
1) Place where big things happen, site of the original Continental Congress, and where the Constitution was writen.

2) Awesome cream cheese.
1) "I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

2) I'm making bagels, got any Philadelphia?
by loucks July 05, 2005

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