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AIBU in finding comments such as "soft shandy drinking southern bastard"

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lolaisafuckertoo Sun 19-Jan-14 19:50:22

from my husbands Northern family, beyond insulting. Card from FIL with usual sentiment on it for DH for birthday. Similar comments from the fleet of twats during Xmas day Skype (we are abroad for the moment). given that the grand daughter is southern i.e. born here. I am also born in the south east. I want to tell them all to just fuck off northern fucking monkeys.
I don't think it is funny. DH doesn't seem to think so....but then his dad is always less funny than he really is..

NinjaPenguin Sun 19-Jan-14 20:38:22

grin at access to money, jobs, resources and whatnot. Not around here?

YABU to call them 'northern monkeys' too. He IBU to call you that, if isnt considered funny for both of you. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Custardo Sun 19-Jan-14 20:40:33

dont be such a southern fairy tight arse po face OP

is just a thing

we call southerners shandy driniing fairies

and you call us knuckle dragging cave men and such

if you can't give as much as you get - its cos you drink too much shandy

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 19-Jan-14 20:42:03

What about us Midlanders? We always get left out grin

PumpkinPositive Sun 19-Jan-14 20:42:17

Wonder what people in say, south Sudan, think of those poor oppressed northerners

Maybe OP should emigrate there then. No "northern fucking monkeys" to have to make pleasantries with.

bellablot Sun 19-Jan-14 20:45:26

Oh god get yourself a sense of humour. It's not you they are saying it too anyway it's your DH, who clearly finds it funny. And I'm not sure throwing insults at northerners whilst protesting to be insulted by southerner comments is such a good idea!

BonesAndSkully Sun 19-Jan-14 20:45:29

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BloominNora Sun 19-Jan-14 20:47:05

I used to know a bloke from Doncaster who referred to anyone who came from south of Sheffield as a 'Soft Southerner' grin

I used to tell him he was a northern numpty amongst other things wink

ComposHat Sun 19-Jan-14 20:47:12

In the interest of full disclosure, I am originally from the English Midlands and now live in Scotland so get to hate you soft southern tory bastards and your rickets infested northern in laws equally.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 19-Jan-14 20:48:27

What about us Midlanders? We always get left out

Nah, when in Yorkshire we get put with Southerners, in London, they think we're 'northern'. It's the best worst of both worlds.

BonesAndSkully Sun 19-Jan-14 20:48:57

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BeerTricksPotter Sun 19-Jan-14 20:49:21

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hugoagogo Sun 19-Jan-14 20:51:08

This will not end well.

As a 'southener' I know that the south is not a dreamland where everyone is rich and happy and somehow priviliged.

As someone who has lived in the north for over 20 years, I also know that it is not universally grim and deprived (I have been to bettys grin)

These sort of comments (and I mean yours as well as your bil's) are unhelpful divisive and insulting and reflect badly on the person doling them out. I wish people would get over it. sad

Blu Sun 19-Jan-14 20:53:56

The thing about us softy southern shandy drinkers is that we can endure a bit of teasing without having to reach for a packet of tissues.

Isn't it?

(but then I am a Midlander, now living the SE dream rolling in wealth etc, oooh, yes).

also, op, have you considered that the issue here is not the N-S divide, but the fact that they are men, and men will take the piss out of each other for preferring Smoky Bacon to Cheese and onion?


SaucyJack Sun 19-Jan-14 20:53:57

I can see the Sussex sea from my lounge window...... and I'd still drink any of you Northern monkeys under any amount of tables.

North?south banter doesn't really bother me (as you can probably tell)

ChippingInWadesIn Sun 19-Jan-14 20:59:48

BTP - grin

Bones - just off to youtube it grin

OP - stop being such a twat or something else beginning with T... let me think... that's it twonk or something.

NinjaPenguin Sun 19-Jan-14 21:02:57

My exDP is a tough old northerner. He lived in a really, really posh area with private schools and so on, my area has a high rate of poverty, deprivation and unemployment, and is the opposite of posh! confused

HaroldLloyd Sun 19-Jan-14 21:04:39

Next time you visit why not mainline three bottles of absinthe and call them all cunts?

That would solve it, I think.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 19-Jan-14 21:06:42

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harriet247 Sun 19-Jan-14 21:08:42

Well im welsh.

aderynlas Sun 19-Jan-14 21:09:26

Taffies or sheep shaggers is what we get. Cant say it bothers me.

meganorks Sun 19-Jan-14 21:10:35

Its just age old north/south banter. It has been going on for all time. Most of unit was spent mocking the other group. No harm meant. No one takes it seriously. Lighten up.

nauticant Sun 19-Jan-14 21:11:03

I'm terrible sorry to hear that harriet247.

GlitzAndGiggles Sun 19-Jan-14 21:11:19

My northern family always call me a southern softy and I call them northern monkeys. I'd never take offence to it it's just banter to me

Joysmum Sun 19-Jan-14 21:12:06

You give us southern softies a bad name. FFS, develop a sense of humour hmm

harriet247 Sun 19-Jan-14 21:12:34

And ive got too english an accent to fit in sad

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