If you live in Charlotte, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re not actually from Charlotte, maybe you just flocked here for work or general quality of life. It’s amusing that newcomers immediately feel right at home upon arrival thanks to the overwhelming surplus of other clueless non-natives that have landed right alongside them (I’m throwing myself in here too, folks). Transplants may outnumber the rest, but they can be spotted instantly among the born-and-raised Charlotteans through these 20 inherent differences.
Transplants: Somehow end up in NoDa when told to go Uptown. “Why can’t it just be called 'Downtown Charlotte' like any other city center?”
Locals: Will respond to any Downtown reference with confused frustration. “Downtown from what? Do you mean South Charlotte?”
Transplants: Came here with an MBA from Wake to work for Bank of America.
Locals: Visit a Bank of America only when in need of immediate cash for Saturday’s hungover visit to Price’s Chicken Coop.
Transplants: Must buy new copycat vintage Hornets gear.
Locals: Actually own a #1 Muggsy Bogues jersey from 1990, and remember wearing it on the reg in middle school.