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    21 Quirks People From Leicester Don't Realise Are Super Weird

    Cheese should always be orange.

    1. Actually pronouncing Leicester and Loughborough properly.

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    It’s "Les-tah" and "Luff-bra", in case you were wondering.

    2. Having the opinion that cheese should always be bright orange.

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    3. Calling this a jitty:

    4. Using "duck" (duk) or "duckie" (dukkeh) as an affectionate term.

    5. Snacking on pork pies.

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    6. Enduring nearly constant fireworks from October to February.

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    Diwali, Bonfire Night, New Year, Chinese New Year – all good excuses for a few rockets and sparklers.

    7. Considering Foxton Locks to be the most ingenious place you've ever been.

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    8. Getting the most futuristic-sounding bus, the Skylink, to East Midlands Airport.

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    9. Having a fierce rivalry with Nottingham.

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    No one’s that bothered about Derby, right?

    10. Secretly still loving all the Richard III stuff.

    11. Expecting all prisons to look like this:

    12. Thinking all museums have massive dinosaur skeletons.

    13. Feeling a personal connection to David Attenborough.

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    He grew up just round the corner from my house. Basically, neighbours.

    14. Also being slightly proud to be from the same place as the first world’s heaviest man Daniel Lambert.

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    His life was a bit sad, but he was owned it.

    15. Always meeting at the Clocktower.

    16. Going to Bradgate Park (Braggy Park) on any/all occasions.

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    17. Eating Walker’s Crisps on principle.

    18. Knowing the smell of the market.

    19. Owning something sparkly from one of the shops on Golden Mile, whatever your ethnicity.

    20. Having Thai monks bless the football pitch.

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    OK, maybe it is a bit weird. But it happened the season that Leicester City won the Premiership so…

    21. And finally, still calling it The Shires.

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