With students moving all across the country for uni, you'll soon find there are some pretty big differences between northerners and southerners!
Going to uni provides you with the opportunity to meet people from all different types of backgrounds that are probably very different from your school friends! This leads to the inevitable north / south debate that is commonplace at universities all across the UK. Which differences have had you arguing with your northern and southern buddies?
Tea is tea, and tea is also tea
"I'm just gonna have some tea."
"Is that all you're having!?"
we know how to make a proper brew!
"I'm gaspin'!" Yorkshire Tea is an absolute must.
we have awesome accents
we love look north
Step aside Metro newspapers, Look North is where it's at.
We rarely complain about the cold or drizzle
Rain is part of the land, duck. As long as you can still sit and have a pint there's no problem!
We understand the importance of good gravy
We have gravy with everything. It is imperative that everyone knows how to make a really good gravy. If you’re plate isn’t swimming in gravy you’re not eating your meal right. Also, it's such a pain to get curry sauce with your fish & chips down south.
NO London Pricing
£5 for a pint!? You're having a laugh.
We get proper fish and chips up north
You'll never find a small fish served in soggy batter with hardly any chips to go with it up north. You do in London though...
we're immune to the cold on a night out
If you drink enough and dance hard enough then there's no need to feel the cold! Plus, no one can see your outfit under a jacket.
We do proper portions
Large portions are commonplace up North. Down south there's sparse portions with sky high prices and quite frankly, it's a sad sight to see.
Way more Greggs around
the south can't compete with our beautiful countryside
No concrete jungles in sight. No weird smog. No police sirens constantly going off in the middle of the night. No commuters cough...*sigh*
We have our own irresistible ways of sweet-talking you
Chatting to strangers isn't seen as psychotic behaviour in the north
You can say hello to people without them scowling back at you. Bus drivers are also talkative and friendly because they're lovely people. London is hostile and the epitome of staying in your own bubble on public transport.
Being able to rent THE place ON THE RIGHT FOR LESS THAN THE ONE ON THE LEFT!
You could buy a house and pay off a mortage up north. Or you can live in a tiny studio flat next to a busy road that never sleeps.
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