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22 Things Southerners Learn When They Visit The North

It's not exactly the same, believe it or not.

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1. Football is incredibly important.

For example, in Liverpool you can choose between Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, or exile.

2. People walk everywhere.

And with views like this, you can see why.


5. Nowhere is where you thought it was.

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Most of the cities in the north are in a straight line across the bottom. Then there's a massive gap, where the hills and the lakes are, and then everything else is tucked into the top right. Also, apparently, the cities at the bottom aren't technically the north.


8. There is no business that cannot be encased in a red-brick building.

9. Liverpool still really cares about The Beatles.

There's a museum, a hotel, a painstakingly restored gig venue, and an annual weekend-long multi-stage festival made up almost entirely of Beatles cover bands.

11. Blackpool has looked the same for years.

Even long after the apocalypse, Blackpool will probably still look EXACTLY like this.

12. The Geordie accent is impossible to understand.

If you go full Dances With Wolves you might pick up the odd word after six months.


17. The definition of "cake" is incredibly loose.

Almost anything can be a cake, even what seems to be a chunk from a glacier made of mint and sugar.


18. Fish and chips and gravy is actually a thing that people do.

As well as liberally sprinkling the fish with more bits of batter. It's pretty intense.