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22 Signs You May Have Lived In Manchester Too Long

Rain? What rain?

1. You hardly even notice the constant rain anymore.

2. When a new film comes out, you'd rather go to Cornerhouse than see it in IMAX.

3. The idea of moving to London to get half the space for double the rent is absolutely unthinkable.

4. Although you'll happily pay over a fiver for a craft beer.

5. You know that Canal Street at 2am is always a good idea.

6. Calling people "our kid" feels completely normal.

7. You're begining to think that Karl Pilkington is a prophet sent from heaven.

8. You regularly catch yourself doing the Gallagher walk.

9. You truly believe that nowhere else has spawned such amazing music as Manchester.

10. You refer to anything half-decent as "sound".

11. You repeatedly see Bez from the Happy Mondays on nights out.

12. You’ve devised a safe route down Market Street that allows you to avoid the hordes of charity muggers.

13. You’re able to recognise individual Northern Quarter bartenders, despite them all sporting identical beards.

14. You feel completely at home in the Arndale.

15. You've been to the National Football Museum on a first date.

16. You frequented All Star Lanes and Afflecks waaay before Lady Gaga did.

17. When you say "I fancy a burger," you mean something like this:

18. You know at least one person with a Joy Division tattoo.

19. You can expertly tune out drunk students on the Magic Bus.

20. The staff in your local Archies know you by name.

21. And although it seems like everyone is moving to London...

22. ...you know that your heart is firmly stuck in Manchester.