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    Who do you think are more 'common', northerners or southerners? I think it would have to be northerners by a long stretch (with perhaps the possible exception of Essex in the south). Down south we speak with etiquette - the Queen's english, if you will. Up north, the locals don't seem very classy at all, there are more chavs and the accents sound rather more vulgar.

    What are your thoughts?
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    But down south you're also a bit more gay.
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    (Original post by Ian Holloway)
    Who do you think are more 'common', northerners or southerners? I think it would have to be northerners by a long stretch (with perhaps the possible exception of Essex in the south). Down south we speak with etiquette - the Queen's english, if you will. Up north, the locals don't seem very classy at all, there are more chavs and the accents sound rather more vulgar.
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    Northerners. Doesn't mean to say we aren't friendly, we're just a bit rougher round the edges.

    Southern accents sound ridiculous to us though OP, it's just what you're used to I suppose.
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    Obvious troll, but I'll bite anyway - you can get 'common' areas and nicer areas in both the North and the South. As a Southerner, I can tell you that there are plenty of chavs here as well and their accents are horrific. "Stacay get over 'ere naow playse!"
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    There are just as many chavs down south, but generally southern accents are a bit 'posher' than northern ones, but bristolian/west country/essex/east london are hardly posh.
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    You get both sorts in both parts of the country
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    Northerners are just southerners on helium
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    I speak with a posh english voice, so do all my friends. We are from Leeds.

    And lol at the essex comment :lol:

    It really depends where you choose to go in the North - even then these sterotypes are pretty baseless.
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    I think it completely depends on the individuals tbh - whoever said cockney english was posh? But to be perfectly honest.... who gives a f**k?
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    Must we have yet another thread based on petty generalizations?
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    Northerners are just southerners on helium
    Hahaha how do we have higher voices? I'd say our voices are much more gruff. :confused:
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    (Original post by Smelly Ellie)
    Hahaha how do we have higher voices? I'd say our voices are much more gruff. :confused:
    hmm i supposed some northern accents do but there are a few that are higher too
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    hmm i supposed some northern accents do but there are a few that are higher too
    Yeah I suppose, when I think of North Vs South I always think Emmerdale Vs the Queen. But the divide isn't really as clear cut as that is it?
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    (Original post by in_vogue)
    But down south you're also a bit more gay.
    So wanted to rep this, but I ran out


    My school went to France with a school from down south 2 years ago and they loved our accent I can also reassure you that not all northerners are chavs, cant really help how we sound
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    I never thought I had a northern accent until I went to Cambridge and everyone told me I did... so from the point of view of my own complete obliviousness, notherners on the whole probably sound more 'common'. Despite this, northern accents preserve some archaic features that southern accents don't; for example the trap-bath split and foot-strut split haven't happened here (yet). So it's very much up for debate which is more 'pure' (although being a descriptivist, rather than prescriptivist, I'd say that the word 'pure' has little to do with language at all).
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    I never thought I had a northern accent until I went to Cambridge and everyone told me I did... so from the point of view of my own complete obliviousness, notherners on the whole probably sound more 'common'. Despite this, northern accents preserve some archaic features that southern accents don't; for example the trap-bath split and foot-strut split haven't happened here (yet). So it's very much up for debate which is more 'pure' (although being a descriptivist, rather than prescriptivist, I'd say that the word 'pure' has little to do with language at all).
    trap split?
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    hmm i supposed some northern accents do but there are a few that are higher too
    Ive been told by southerners that we talk quite low but random words go dead high. After that comment I started to notice that its true and just kept laughing at myself for it
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    My thought is that only a **** would post a thread like this.
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    (Original post by in_vogue)
    But down south you're also a bit more gay.
    Given that the some of the main gay capitals of the UK are in Manchester, Blackpool and Newcastle and highly doubt that.


    Yeah obv. north is more 'common' since it has all the commoners who worked in the mining/steel/cotton industries and when they shut down you get generations of unemployed people on the dole.

    I tend to find that in the south even people with the lowest jobs such as in sandwich shops are more intelligent than those in the north.

    Northerners can just say random words with no meaning to them whatsoever: "aye... luv... wey aye... like...aye...like...luv ....like" but southerners tend to say things which make actual sense: "So what's your opinion on the Libyan situation?"
 
 
 
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