Buzz·Posted on 21 Mar 201621 North-Of-England Habits I Lost When I Moved To Scotland"Ey up luv, can you mek us a brew?" *Blank stares all round*by Hilary MitchellBuzzFeed Staff, UKFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Leaving your coat at home on nights out. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @mook.hair You try this once, possibly twice, then realise severe hypothermia isn't really worth the £2 cloakroom fee saving. Also, people give you funny looks. 2. Asking for gravy with your chips... instagram.com It isn't an option in Scotland for some mad reason, so you gird your loins and accept you'll have to have chippy sauce or ketchup instead. 3. ...or mushy peas. instagram.com They put mint in them up here. Mint! It's a mistake you only make once. 4. Calling people "luv". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @wotmalike After your flatmate starts leaving you romantic notes, you realise this isn't really a thing in Scotland. 5. Taking offence. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @wastedlittledj If someone calls you a cunt oop north, they're clearly spoiling for a fight, and by 'eck you'll give them one. Here, it just means someone likes (or possibly loves) you. 6. Thinking that "whisky" = Bell's. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @sac227 It turns out that whisky isn't just that stuff your nan used to put in hot toddies when you were poorly: It actually comes in quite a wide range of flavours. Who knew? 7. Shortening your sentences. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @leecav94 It's hard for Scots to understand your accent anyway, so you soon ditch phrases like "am off t't'shops". Within five years you'll be speaking like a true Scot. 8. Saying "barm cake" or "cob". instagram.com The confused conversations this causes are almost painful. "You want chips...on a cake?" You can't ask for a "Wigan Kebab" either: It's a roll and pie here. 9. Saying "us" instead of "me". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @chris_perrie "Do you want to come to a ceilidh with us?" "Yeah, sure, who else is coming?" *confused silences and stares all round.* It's particularly inconvenient if you're trying to ask someone out on a date, and they think it's a group thing. 10. Thinking you can cope with bad weather. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rian_james "Pfft, a bit of bad weather doesn't scare me! I'm a northerner! Oh wait, shit, my roof's just come off." 11. Waiting until it actually gets warm to have a picnic. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @innes.aitken We're hardy in the North, but we tend to wait until summer to dash to Tesco for a disposable barbecue. In Scotland, anything over 13 degrees is good enough. 12. Going out on Christmas Eve. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @yvvvvv It's too cold for a start. Plus there's not that much going on; people save themselves for New Year. On the plus side, it means you don't have a Christmas Day hangover. 13. Staying in at New Year. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @emjarv ...not to mention calling it "New Year". It's Hogmanay, and it's a glorious three-day bender that no sane person should miss out on, even though it's baltic outside. 14. Lying in bed at weekends. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jo_pennell You don't get that many mountains or castles in the North, so it's hard to resist the temptation to go out and soak in the scenery, as well as bagging a munro or two. 15. Calling grumpy people "mardy". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @dukkigifts It doesn't really make any sense, for one thing. Calling someone "soor-faced" is a bit more satisfying, and also people will understand you. 16. Or accusing people of "mithering" you. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @eilidhmckirdy It means "bother", but it's far too much of a bother to explain what "mithering" actually means, so you go full Scottish and tell them to "get tae fuck" instead. 17. Drinking Boddingtons. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @e.starks It might be the "Cream of Manchester", but let's admit it: It's weak, flat, foamy pish. Tennent's is just as cheap, stronger, and (crucially) fizzy. 18. Feeling like the underdog. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @damienmcelvann As a northerner, you're used to feeling like you're being dicked around by wealthy Londoners, but you soon realise Scots have it just as bad. The North of England should probably team up with Scotland and create an independent state. 19. Eating steak and kidney puddings... instagram.com You miss them at first, but soon realise that haggis is an even tastier offal-based food choice. 20. ...and black peas. And bags of boiled potatoes. Instagram: @hodmedods These brilliant fairground snacks are, sadly, far too healthy for Scottish people. 21. And, of course, asking people to make you a brew. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @heyjacey They will mishear you EVERY SINGLE TIME and assume you want Irn-Bru, so you adapt and say "cup of tea" instead. But you hate yourself every time you do.