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22 Pictures That Show How Different The East And West Midlands Are

Don't just lump the whole of the Midlands together; we're as different as Stilton and Balti.

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1. In the East Midlands, your worst driving nightmare is getting stuck behind a tram:

In the West Midlands, you're more afraid of getting lost in the hellish Spaghetti Junction:

If you take the wrong exit, you might end up in *gasp* THE SOUTH.
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If you take the wrong exit, you might end up in *gasp* THE SOUTH.

2. The East Midlands has Leicester, the underdog of football teams, the Daenerys Targaryen of the Premier League:

Like Daenerys, they went from the bottom to the top, and they didn't even need dragons to do it.
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Like Daenerys, they went from the bottom to the top, and they didn't even need dragons to do it.

The West Midlands has Aston Villa, which is more like the Samwell Tarly of football:

Like Sam, everyone makes fun of them, even though they're trying really hard. They're just not always good at what they're being asked to do.
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Like Sam, everyone makes fun of them, even though they're trying really hard. They're just not always good at what they're being asked to do.

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3. The East Midlands doesn't have sexy accents, but can at least try:

It might be a while until they translate 50 Shades of Grey into Derby dialect, though.
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It might be a while until they translate 50 Shades of Grey into Derby dialect, though.

The West Midlands has the Brummie accent, which is... well, the people have spoken:

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders begs to differ, mate.
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Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders begs to differ, mate.

4. The East Midlands has Stilton, which flaunts food hygiene rules for the sake of "taste":

Creamy, mouldy deliciousness.

The West Midlands has Marmite, which is the devil's phlegm:

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5. The East Midlands has The Space Centre, a giant condom filled with rockets and learning:

The most phallic object in Leicester outside of Ann Summers.

The West Midlands has Alton Towers, because it's not fun if you're not screaming:

Who needs rockets when you can get your G-force kicks in a more conventional way?
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Who needs rockets when you can get your G-force kicks in a more conventional way?

6. The East Midlands has your typical small-town local news:

We might not be proud of our drunks, but at least we're managing them. Sort of.
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We might not be proud of our drunks, but at least we're managing them. Sort of.

The West Midlands tries desperately to stay relevant to global politics instead:

Correlation =/= causation.
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Correlation =/= causation.

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7. The students of the East Midlands apply their creativity to getting jiggy:

Tbh, "best looking guy in Loughborough" isn't much of a win.
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Tbh, "best looking guy in Loughborough" isn't much of a win.

The students of the West Midlands apply their creativity to getting soapy instead:

THIS CAN'T BE THAT RELAXING.
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THIS CAN'T BE THAT RELAXING.

8. Repping the East Midlands is The Sock Man, naked except for a fig leaf and single sock:

Also repping body confidence and excellent sartorial choices in footwear.

The West Midlands is backed up by a life-sized jelly bean bull:

DON'T. EAT. THE JELLY BEANS. They've been there for years.
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DON'T. EAT. THE JELLY BEANS. They've been there for years.

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9. The East Midlands keeps emo alive at Mosh nightclub:

It's not a decent night out with a bit of Simple Plan.
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It's not a decent night out with a bit of Simple Plan.

The West Midlands keeps you alive after the nightclub with whatever greasy meats you can get at Rooster House:

10. The East Midlands tries to defend itself from criticism:

It might not be Buckingham Palace, but at least the rent's cheap.
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It might not be Buckingham Palace, but at least the rent's cheap.

The West Midlands takes it all on the chin:

At least we're not as bad as London!
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At least we're not as bad as London!

11. The East Midlands cuts straight to the heart of the matter with its street art:

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All hail the Virgin Margherita.

The West Midlands prefers to keep it classy:

What's wrong with "Dave was ere"?
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What's wrong with "Dave was ere"?