back to top

22 Things Every Southerner Going To A Northern Uni Will Understand

You basically get shouted at a lot for doing things "wrong".

Posted on

1. You're often the only southerner within a two-mile radius.

Warner Bros

You're like a mythical creature that people love to fuss over.

2. And when you find another southerner who attends your uni, it's a miracle.

Arista

3. Everybody thinks you have a weird accent.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

4. Which is ironic because you struggle to understand anybody else since they add random "r"s into words like no and go and boat and goat.

TLC
Advertisement

5. When you go home, people comment that you've picked up a northern accent, even though you definitely haven't.

Nickelodeon

6. But then you suddenly realise you've picked up particular phrases that your southern friends don't understand.

Walt Disney

IYA PET.

7. Unless you're from London, nobody knows where the fuck you're from.

Clive Brunskill / Getty

8. So you inevitably just end up telling people that yes, you're from London.

New Line Cinema

Even though you're definitely not.

Advertisement

9. People assume that if you live in London, you don't have a garden.

CBS

10. You get shouted at for not having gravy with every meal you have.

Logo TV

Even with a KFC, you ~must~ have gravy or else you don't fit in and people will ridicule you for dismissing a northern religion.

11. And it's an unforgivable sin to not have chips, cheese, and gravy altogether after a night out.

TLC

12. Chinese takeaways and chip shops are the same thing, which literally makes no sense.

Advertisement

13. Northern people like to challenge "southern pansies" to drink as much as they can.

Lifetime

"I can drink you under the table, mate."

14. And they love to comment on how rude and ignorant southern people are.

E!

15. Northern people will never let you forget how friendly they are to strangers.

Logo TV

16. You never hear the end of how expensive it is down south.

Advertisement

17. When you offer someone a cup of tea, they'll reply with, "No thanks, I'm not hungry."

Via giphy.com

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND FUCKING DINNER. TEA IS A FUCKING DRINK.

18. You argue over what a bread roll is called.

#LondonersFreakOutWhen Northerners refer to a bread roll as a... Bap Cob Barm cake Butty Take your pick.

FYI, it is a bread roll, none of this barm and bap and other bullfuckery the northerners try to spring on you.

19. Travelling back home to see your family takes forever.

Fox

And people of the north love to remind you that a train back to their parent's house only takes 20 minutes compared to the five-hour train you have to catch.

20. There's a lot of boasting that the North is the best.

Logo TV

21. And to be fair, it doesn't take long for you to warm to your new home.

Disney

22. Which is ironic because the weather up north is horrid.

Disney