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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..

lolaisafuckertoo Sun 19-Jan-14 19:51:19

he is on the phone right now with is dad...all having a chuckle about it...

WorraLiberty Sun 19-Jan-14 19:52:38

My Northern mate calls me a softy southern shandy pants

I think it's funny grin

YouTheCat Sun 19-Jan-14 19:52:40

Considering some of the stereotypes around concerning Northerners, I'd say yabu.

formerbabe Sun 19-Jan-14 19:53:10

Are they like the cast of shameless?

JackNoneReacher Sun 19-Jan-14 19:53:45

well is he?

JackNoneReacher Sun 19-Jan-14 19:55:22

sorry, I'm instantly regretting posting that. I hate all these divisive North/South jokes. Even in good humour I've started to find them really, really boring and predictable and YANBU to find them insulting.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 19-Jan-14 19:55:24

Considering the insults thrown at Scots and northerners in the name of humour I'd just take it on the chin.

volestair Sun 19-Jan-14 19:55:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

owlbegoing Sun 19-Jan-14 19:56:33

The only word I'd take offense to is bastard. The rest is just banter. I say this as a proud soft southern shandy drinking southerner grin

TooOldForGlitter Sun 19-Jan-14 19:56:38

You tell those fucking northern monkeys OP...

Piscivorus Sun 19-Jan-14 19:57:44

As a "northern fucking monkey" can I say I think you are all as bad as each other.

Thebluedog Sun 19-Jan-14 19:58:10

Just ask them where they left there flat cap and whippets grin
I'd take it on the chin and give as good as you get. Yabu

procrastinatingagain Sun 19-Jan-14 20:00:34

I'm getting that you're not very keen on your husband's family, op. Is that right?

PumpkinPositive Sun 19-Jan-14 20:06:38

"Fleet of twats", "northern fucking monkeys"

You are sooooo not being unreasonable, you poor little oppressed southerner. hmm

Bahhhhhumbug Sun 19-Jan-14 20:08:47

They don't like it up 'em these satherners do they ? grin

So let's get this right you want these 'Northern fucking monkeys' to stop all this stupid North/South divide /banter. hmm

ChubbyLittleLoser Sun 19-Jan-14 20:10:35

My best friend is from the south, I call him a southern softy, he calls me a northern numpty...we think it's funny.

Just join in and give it back.

WhatAFeline Sun 19-Jan-14 20:11:04

Well, it isn't funny and it is a bit pathetic. It certainly is boring for you. I can't think of a way round it, unless you really go for the jugular..." Would you tease me if I was.....insert minority"

But tbh, it might be better to just ignore.

JackNoneReacher Sun 19-Jan-14 20:14:22

Have you ever called them 'Northern fucking monkeys'? I think they'd like it if you did.

FudgefaceMcZ Sun 19-Jan-14 20:16:57

I dunno, do you find it more or less offensive than the fact that people in many northern cities will have 30 years cut off the lifespan you and your shandy drinking soft bastards expect as birthright? If you're generally upset by stereotypes and generalisations then I guess it's consistent, if you are only upset when it's about you then you are a soft shandy drinking southern bastard. HTH.

aderynlas Sun 19-Jan-14 20:17:41

Tell them to get off phone, take whippet out and feed pigeons.

KittensoftPuppydog Sun 19-Jan-14 20:22:44

Four stages of being a southerner:
1. Realise that some people live in the north and some in the south.
2. Realise that some people in the north hate you because of where you're from.
3. Get upset about it and wonder why.
4. Start to think ODFOD, and sometimes say it.
Sounds like you are moving between 3 and 4.

ComposHat Sun 19-Jan-14 20:27:54

Typical moaning southerner.

Ooooh the poor oppressed poppets.

What with all the access to the jobs, money, resources & whatnot .

KittensoftPuppydog Sun 19-Jan-14 20:37:03

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

DrNick Sun 19-Jan-14 20:37:19


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