Buzz·Posted on 29 Apr 201617 Things Everyone With A Northern Grandmother Just KnowsNanna, Nan, Granny...whatever you call her, she’s northern AF.by Robyn VinterBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. She has A LOT of opinions on how fat or thin you’ve got. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MGM / Via spockemon.tumblr.com 2. And then force-feeds you homemade Eccles cakes or parkin regardless. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @chrissyteigen 3. She calls (usually average-looking) guys “bonny lads” loud enough for them to hear. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF imgur.com NO, Grandma. 4. If you complain you’re cold, she’s sure to mention for the 90th time that there was frost on the INSIDE of the windows when she was growing up. imgur.com Yeah, you said, Gran. 5. She doesn’t understand your job, but is generally impressed if it’s in an office somewhere. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC 6. You have to speak up because apparently you simultaneously mumble and talk too fast. NBC / Via femaleintp.tumblr.com 7. Which is obviously nothing to do with the fact that she turns off her hearing aid to save the batteries. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC / Via jcooksley.tumblr.com 8. You don’t dare whinge about school or uni, otherwise she’ll remind you she left education at 14 to work in a mill. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Television Yes, I know I’m lucky to have an education, Nan. 9. She says there are too many “cockneys” on TV – and by that, of course, she means anyone born south of Birmingham. Thinkstock / Alex Finnis / BuzzFeed 10. If you take too long in the shower she wonders loudly how well you’d manage with a tin bath in front of the fire. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Flickr: icanchangethisright Where the whole family used the same water. 11. Or how you’d cope with the outside toilet her family shared with five other houses on the street. imgur.com 12. She always has multiple cautionary tales from when she got the cane at school and her mother “played pop” with her. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @honeyrockette Can't. Listen. To. Another. 13. When you ask what’s for pudding, she answers “a drink o’ water an’ a swing ont’ garden gate” or something similarly sarcastic. NBC / Via pinterest.com 14. She calls everyone “love”, which is probably because she can’t remember anyone’s name. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF AMC Are you talking to me, Nana? 15. She’s the only person you know who still inexplicably eats jam tarts. Flickr: icanchangethisright / Creative Commons Surely the pension will stretch to something slightly more exotic, Gran? 16. If you say you need a holiday in the sun, she’s quick to inform you again of the one week she spent in Blackpool as a child. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC / Via youtube.com And she's sure to remind you of how grateful she was of it. 17. But despite one devastating truth bomb after another, you have to feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a northern Grandma. Flickr: imgeorge Plus, she's the only one who makes Yorkshire puddings just how you like them.