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    (Original post by nick d terrier)
    I think you mean south of Watford Gap(service station on M1 commonly conceived by us southerners as the marker of ventuing up north), watford is a town definitely in the south , deep into it infact in north Greater London but definitely too low to signify the south by your reckoning cambridge wouldn't be in the south
    My apologies, I did indeed mean everything north of Watford.

    Cambridge is full of northeners.
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    "Its grim up north"
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    As a Southerner I think that Northerners are filthy, uncouth and common.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    The fact that they think that anything south of Nottingham is the South is quite endearingly naive. The Midlands is a very different sort of area from the South East, which is what most people think of when they think of stereotypical Southerners.
    Northerners consider the Midlands to be the south and southerners consider it to be the north. Only midlanders consider the midlands to exist
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Northerners consider the Midlands to be the south and southerners consider it to be the north. Only midlanders consider the midlands to exist
    Midlands = No Mans Land.

    But for me, everything below the M62 is the south of the country, everything above the north. Look on a map of England, that's the real middle.
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    They prefer rugby league to rugby union, which is silly.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Northerners talk funny. Seriously, I don't really have an opinion on them. But to me, anything above Ivybridge is north.
    Agree .

    I get scared when people mention more North than Ivybridge .
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    I live on the South East coast of England. I went to the midlands for a university interview, obviously, as a Southerner, considered it to be the North Everybody was really friendly, to be honest. I got called a "duck" quite a few times ..
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Northerners consider the Midlands to be the south and southerners consider it to be the north. Only midlanders consider the midlands to exist
    A friend lives in the Midlands. I remember her moaning about how left out she feels. If she goes anywhere down south, she's a northerner and if she goes anywhere north, she's considered a southerner.

    When I lived in London, I was taken to a football match between Brighton and Charlton. The Brighton fans were calling the Charlton fans northerners. I don't think my friend was too happy that I agreed with them. And he was taking the piss out of them for not talking properly. Apparently, they say "Bwighton" and not "Brighton".
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    That they're from the north XD
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    (Original post by Archimonkey)
    What do Southerners think of Northerners? Eg, accent etc. What kind of impression do you have? Let's say Southern as in South of Nottingham.....
    The odd joke about Northerners being a few years behind the South, the accents, our History teacher (Mancurian) jokes about the poor diet consisting of only pies etc. But nothing personal or actually offensive
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    (Original post by A_Howells)
    Agree .

    I get scared when people mention more North than Ivybridge .
    Do you find that your northern friends say things like "you live on the edge of nowhere"? I also think the words "a billion miles from civilisation" came up. As has being now known as Almost French, because I'm closer to France than I am them.
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    (Original post by CaptainDudeson)
    As a Southerner I think that Northerners are filthy, uncouth and common.
    Southerners are just poncy, illiterate parasites with no personal hygiene.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Midlands = No Mans Land.

    But for me, everything below the M62 is the south of the country, everything above the north. Look on a map of England, that's the real middle.
    Ah ****, Southern by 2 miles
    (Original post by geetar)
    They prefer rugby league to rugby union, which is silly.
    This isn't even a Northern thing, more just a narrow corridor pretty much exactly aligned with the M62 and mainly consisting of smaller towns (only Leeds has a team of the big cities).
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    Well I went up north for a few uni days and they seemed much nicer than most at London
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    (Original post by Archimonkey)
    I understand, the same could be said of the lack of distinction of clumping Lancashire people with Yorkshire people, they're quite different types, but in the wider picture they're more similar than say the general south. Would it not be the same with regards to comparing south of Notts with the general south-east. how are they different? just interested.
    London is like a different country-

    England splits into 5 bits:

    London and South East

    South West

    MIDLANDS

    North East

    North West
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    I think they tend to be labour supporters, tend to dislike Maggie!

    Quite friendly and much better at queuing than Londoners who are almost always in a rush!
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    (Original post by TobaccoSmoke)
    I find that Northerners can be a bit grating with their belief that Southerners are soft and weak because our climate is marginally warmer than theirs.
    To be fair, a large amount of southeners who come up here for university don't fail to complain about how 'cold' it is all the time :lol:, nor do they fail to laugh at the accents of the locals.

    You're a funny breed you southeners
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    (Original post by a729)
    London is like a different country-

    England splits into 5 bits:

    London and South East

    South West

    MIDLANDS

    North East

    North West
    You missed out Yorkshire and the Humber :rolleyes:

    Edit: East Anglia too.
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