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That people in the south think they are better than those in the north

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EatsShitAndLeaves Mon 19-Dec-16 01:02:36

That's it really.

I'm interested in your opinion.

Hellmouth Mon 19-Dec-16 01:09:16


I live in the south and I do not feel that I am better than anyone else.

TheLaughingGnome Mon 19-Dec-16 01:09:27

Yes we do. All of us. Southern drones.

BreatheDeep Mon 19-Dec-16 01:12:04

Why do you think that?

SmallBee Mon 19-Dec-16 01:12:42

Not really. Why do you want to know?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 19-Dec-16 01:13:07

We do think we're warmer...

MyWhatICallNameChange Mon 19-Dec-16 01:16:52

Yes, totally. I don't just think it, I know it. I'm better than everyone.

Or really I've never thought about it at all. I live here because this is where I've always lived, it doesn't make me better than anyone who lives anywhere else.

Why would I think I would be better due to where I live?

Why do think that?

AVirginLitTheCandle Mon 19-Dec-16 01:19:24

Well if they do think that then they are deluding themselves. The north is clearly better wink

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 01:19:52

We think what the messages silently beamed from Big Ben tell us to think <shrug>

EatsShitAndLeaves Mon 19-Dec-16 01:20:24

Why do I think that?

Answer: experience.

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 01:21:31


Nah. I think the messages being transmitted to your mind from the Blackpool tower have gone squirly.

annandale Mon 19-Dec-16 01:22:41

'Am I being unreasonable that people in the south think they are better than those in the north?'

That isn't a sentence. I think my grammar is better than that, yes.

SmallBee Mon 19-Dec-16 01:22:44

When you say North, you mean anything north of London right? grin

SuffolkBumkin Mon 19-Dec-16 01:24:24

I know what you mean op. I have heard a few hmm things said over the years. Even a few threads here, one asking if a southerner would be accepted if the moved up north!

GardenGeek Mon 19-Dec-16 01:24:39

Yes some do, (and I am from the South)

Some in the North hate those in the South too, mainly for thinking they all think they are better than the North, or for speaking posh etc.

Those in the midlands have it the worse; their existence is known to neither and they have none of the benefits of north or south living, but are hated by both tribes haters (ie. Northerners who hate Southerners will also hate the midland-ers as they are Southern to them; and Southerners who hate Northerners will also hate midland-ers because they are Northern to them

It is quite humorous, I think we secretly love the drama grin

EatsShitAndLeaves Mon 19-Dec-16 01:24:53

Case in point...

I'm nowhere near Blackpool tower.

Yet the jolly northern japes have started....

SuffolkBumkin Mon 19-Dec-16 01:25:08


Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 01:26:06

Those in the midlands have it the worse; their existence is known to neither


They love it. They can get up to all sorts undetected by human eyes 😄

AVirginLitTheCandle Mon 19-Dec-16 01:27:10

asking if a southerner would be accepted if the moved up north!

A perfectly reasonable question imo. Us northerners don't tend to like outsiders very much.

SleepingTiger Mon 19-Dec-16 01:28:17

Do you live in Glasgow and wonder what people in Manchester think of people in Henley-on-Thames or do you live in Niger and wonder what people in Milan think of people in Santander?

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 01:28:18

I'm nowhere near Big Ben. I thought we were doing huge, ridiculous "North" and "South" generalisations? 🙂

Or are you the only one with a permit for that? 🙄

DarthPlagueis Mon 19-Dec-16 01:28:24

Yup, and if you're outside of London, the South East or East Anglia we pay for you too, all the rest of the country are in net tax deficit.

But in reality of course no right minded person thinks they are better because of where they live. There is snobbery on both sides, both wrong.

Daisyfrumps Mon 19-Dec-16 01:39:23

OP: do people in the north think that people in the south think that they're better than those in the north?

Or do people in the north think that they're better than people in the south?

EatsShitAndLeaves Mon 19-Dec-16 01:41:40

Sigh - let's just denigrate the argument.

My own experience is that people who live south of the Watford Gap think they are "better" than those who live above it.

Daisyfrumps Mon 19-Dec-16 01:43:19

Sample size of how many?

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