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18 Things You Can Only Get Away With Because You're From Manchester

This is Manchester. We do things differently here.

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2. Being outraged when you visit any town or city that doesn’t have gravy on the chippy menu.

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Why wouldn’t they have a steak pie filled with chips, mushy peas, and lashings of gravy on there? And a barm/bap to mop it up with?

4. And ordering a "Massive Cock Burger".

5. Boasting about how much better our bands are than anywhere else in the UK, in fact the world, at any given opportunity.

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New Order, Take That, Oasis, The Smiths, The Hollies, 808 State, James, The Stone Roses, The Chemical Brothers, I Am Kloot, and, er, Simply Red.

7. Defending the "Manchester Tart" to the death – even if you HATE them.

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What's wrong with mixing coconut and custard?


11. Putting "our" in front of the name of every relative you have.

L'ill Our Kid in training. He's Mad Ferritt!! #Oasis #LiamGallagher #RocknRollStar

12. And finishing every sentence with the word "me" as in, "Got some puuuuuure bargains in town today, me."

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Just in case anyone gets confused about who you might be talking about.


17. Walking like Ian Brown – even though the Madchester scene was nearly two decades ago.

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You could even go for LESSONS back then.

18. Being absolutely fine about it raining all the time.

It may be wet and cold but it's the best place to live in the world!