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19 Quirks People From Manchester Don't Realise Are Super Weird

Chips and gravy for breakfast?

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2. Eating chips and gravy no matter what time of the day it is.

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Southerners may scoff but they don’t know what they're missing.

3. Turning a man wearing a giant paper mache head into a cult figure.

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Frank Sidebottom, created in the '80s by the late Chris Seivey, was a pop and TV legend – there's even a statue of him in Timperley, where Chris created him.


7. And still using lingo from the '90s club scene.

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Manchester was a clubbing mecca in the 90s and words like 'buzzin', 'bangin', 'pure choon', 'ave it', 'mint', and 'hangin' are all 'proper sound' and still do the rounds 20 years after the Hacienda closed in 1997.

8. Having a shop that sells second hand porn and contact mags.

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Contact mags were the Tindr of the '90s with photos and numbers of people who were up for "fun".


11. Getting ready for a night out while you're on a night out.

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Manchester girls like to look good but why waste valuable drinking time getting ready when you can get your hair, face, and nails done as you drink with your mates.

12. Acting like a London hipster but being too scared of the beer prices to make the move down South.

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This is mainly seen in Chorlton/the Northern Quarter and most traditional Mancs aren't massive fans of the hipsters.


13. Wearing Joe Bloggs jeans.

Now rebranded as Juice, it’s place in fashion heritage is something us Mancs are very proud of.

14. Listening to Manchester music everywhere you go.

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It's right to be proud of the likes of New Order, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Take That and so on. But you don't hear Gazza and Lindisfarne, Jimmy Nail, and Dire Straits blaring out of every bar and restaurant in Newcastle do you?


18. Always wearing your jacket zipped right up to the top.