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23 Quirks That People From The North Don’t Realise Are Super Weird

Nothing stands between a northerner and a pint.

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1. Having gravy with everything.

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Feeling that hot brown sauce surge through your veins is the true meaning of feeling warm and fuzzy. Chips and gravy? Good. Yorkshire pud' and gravy? Good. Pie and gravy? Good. Gravy and gravy? Good.

2. Referring to complete strangers with vaguely obscure terms of endearment.

If you don’t call someone you’ve just met love, duck, or pet, are you even Northern though?
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If you don’t call someone you’ve just met love, duck, or pet, are you even Northern though?

3. And referring to your nearest and dearest with moderately offensive insults.

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Is there any greater sign of affection than being called a dickhead, soft git, or daft sod by your loved ones? Nope.

4. Having your dinner at 12pm.

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Because, yes, the midday meal is dinner.

5. And your tea at 5pm.

FFS, southerners having dinner in the evening? The Northern Opinion: Tea is about 5pm-ish. Anything consumed after that is called BEER.

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You didn’t even realise that was early until you had tea round someone else’s house.

6. Taking your top off and sunbathing in public the second the temperature pushes double figures.

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Grab some tinnies and see you down the park.

7. Having a dogged determinism to avoid ever wearing a coat on a night out.

The Big Coat only comes out when truly necessary. i.e. when it snows.
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The Big Coat only comes out when truly necessary. i.e. when it snows.

8. Partaking in lengthy debates about where "the south" begins.

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9. Allowing nothing to stand between you and a pint.

10. Spending your childhood on beaches that look like this:

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11. Carbloading with a chip naan.

12. Also, adding scraps to your fish supper.

13. The ability to debate at length the correct name for one of these:

Roll, bap, cake, barm, bun, scuffler, cob? Let’s discuss over four pints and some mild aggression.
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Roll, bap, cake, barm, bun, scuffler, cob? Let’s discuss over four pints and some mild aggression.

14. Having the aforementioned roll, bap, cake, barm etc. on the side of your tea.

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Imagine getting fish and chips without a white buttered roll. The inhumanity.

15. Talking to strangers like it's nothing.

Why wouldn’t you tell the guy next to you on the bus your entire life story? Who’s to say the supermarket checkout lady doesn’t have some advice on that tricky boy situation? Best have a little chat and see, eh?
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Why wouldn’t you tell the guy next to you on the bus your entire life story? Who’s to say the supermarket checkout lady doesn’t have some advice on that tricky boy situation? Best have a little chat and see, eh?

16. Your mum having a "good" tablecloth/gravy jug/apron reserved for special occasions.

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When the Queen finally comes to tea, she’s gonna be so dazzled by that pristine tea towel.

17. Telling it like it is.

We’ve got opinions, and we’re not afraid to use them. Particularly in public. In our loud, Northern, dulcet tones.
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We’ve got opinions, and we’re not afraid to use them. Particularly in public. In our loud, Northern, dulcet tones.

18. Serving beer with a head.

Look, when beer is this cheap, we don’t object to a bit of foam.
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Look, when beer is this cheap, we don’t object to a bit of foam.

19. A near biblical obsession with brown stuff in a bottle.

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Hendo’s isn’t a condiment choice, it’s a lifestyle.

20. Using "Alright" as a catch-all phrase.

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21. And "Proper" as a qualifier.

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Proper good this brew.

22. Bus drivers who wave at each other.

A bus driver of the same route didn't wave at the driver of the bus I'm on. We're all shook.

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23. And finally, drinking gallons of strong tea with every meal.

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