How To Piss Off Someone From Northern England
Refer to “The North”
The North of England has no official definition, but we all know where it starts, just after Birmingham on the M6. It isn’t one single, monolithic entity. There are 15 million people living in the north, a quarter of the entire population of the UK. Our towns and cities have character, individuality, uniqueness, and personality.
I’m from Salford — not Manchester, but Salford; they’re completely different, distinct cities with their own identities, and that’s just two cities separated by nothing more than a river. Half an hour to the west down the M62 is Liverpool, a city as distinct from Manchester as, say, Beijing is from Ouagadougou. Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle, Hull — all their own towns, all unique and individual. We’re Mancs, or Scousers, or Geordies. Just don’t label us “northerners.”