You're all forgetting the midlands (!!), i mean where exactly is the north south divide?
My english teacher was talking about this in one of our lessons, and as Hinckley is pretty much right in the middle of the country, she asked us if we considered ourselves northern or southern, and when most people insisted "neither!", she decided to do the old, "which do you prefer, eastenders or coronation st" question. it was an equal split in our class.
In my opinion though, there are differences in every city, it doesn't matter if its north or south. For example, in the midlands, people might say Coventry is rough, our they have bad accents in Birmingham (which, just like every other steriotype, does not apply to most people in Cov or Brum), but that doesnt mean the whole of the midlands is rough or has bad accents. Although, i have lived in the south, and although not lived in the north, i have friends there so visit alot, and i have to say, there is a very different atmosphere, but i really couldn't put my finger on exactly what the difference is.
Oh well, North/ South, what does it matter, we're all the same. Actually, as much as the thread started off quite light hearted, i think just talking about the divide has divided the members. I mean where the hell is the midlanders society! i ask you...