Northerners and Southerners Watch
And telling me I'd have a better time at Leeds than Exeter 'cos it's North vs. South.
its just banter - blimey dont think there's any 'direct' attacks still going on...
Not actually shootings or anything lol
My flatmate had a particularly strong belief that people from the South were snobby, that the South was boring, and 'grey', and that Southerners were unintelligent. He took every opportunity to point these beliefs out to me, as I was the 'new Northerner' then, and had no regional accent - he was always making fun of the fact that I'd grown up in the South, and could be quite rude to both me, and my other Southern flatmate.
When I confronted him one day, when he was being particularly harsh about it - he said 'Well, I bet Southerners are exactly the same about Northerners'; and I told him that as far as I knew, they weren't - that kind of thing was never mentioned at all when I was growing up.
Other Northerners are the same, but on a much less serious level; my ex-flatmate was the only person I've known to have real prejudice on more than a joke level.
So yeah, it seems to be a very one-directional thing from my experience.
Anyway it is more 'banter' than anything, no actual attacks or violence lol.
However when I was near London and met a load of my cousin's mates, they were constantly ripping the piss out of me for being 'Northern' (not that I can't handle this, I give as good as i get ), but I did think they treated me difference because of it, if not intentionally. I got the impression they thought I was some sort of hard-as-nails pikey, when in reality my area and surroundings are far nicer than there's
Don't think there's any real animosity, just banter and a fair amount of ignorance.
It's so stupid, I can't believe this stuff actually still happens
I'm not saying our Southern counterparts are any better, actually. In fact most men i have encountered in Brighton and Sussex have been idiots. I don't think it's so much regional divide as it is a class divide. Polite society is polite society, whatever region; and, consequentially, polite attitudes are polite attitudes; perhaps they sound a little better espoused with a certain accent.
Tsk you should trying lving with Scots who have prejudice against the English and accus the English of being "arrogant and ignorant"...
I can imagine. Possibly the lowest and most worthless variant of humanity you're likely to come across.
To be fair there are bigoted idiots everywhere, Scotland is no worse than most places that way.
Yes, but what confuses me is the way it is laughed off, belittled and even encouraged by those who should know better.