Top Ten Things that Spring to Mind Whenever Someone Mentions the North of England

Usually when someone mentions England, people think of crumpets, tea, and the queen. I like all those things, but that's southern England. We do things differently in the North. Blackpool are pretenders by the way.

The Top Ten

1 Greggs Bakery

My favourite place in the world. 30 in Newcastle alone. - IronSabbathPriest

2 Unintelligible Speech

Ok the South has weird words.

Umm...being a true Southerner, I daren't say anything derogatory about their speech as they're extremely proud of their accents. I wouldn't use the word "unintelligible"...maybe... "incoherent" would be a more appropriately kinder word to use. The best Northern accent by far is Geordie. - Britgirl

That gadgies' gannin' proper radgie like! - IronSabbathPriest

3 Mushy Peas
4 Petrol Stations
5 The Tyne Bridge
6 Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Puddings are probably the best thing in this country. I look forward to a Sunday roast so I can eat some of these.

7 Terraced Houses

Apparently these don't even exist in the south. - IronSabbathPriest

They do exist but they aren't a mile long on a steep hill. - Britgirl

8 Sean Bean Shaun Mark Bean, known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his distinctive Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his ...read more.
9 The True Geordie

Love The Hairy Bikers! - Britgirl

10 WillNE

Twoti that's it

The Contenders

11 The word "brew" in replacement of "Tea"

No I'm from the North West I say tea.

12 Memeulous

He's from London not Middlesbrough or Newcastle

13 Gravy on Chips

Delicious had since I was little.

14 Coronation Street Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford.
15 Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
16 Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.
17 Ferrets
18 Flatcaps
19 Whippets
20 Beige

How I imagine the buildings, grey/beige/brick - EliHbk

21 Geordie Shore
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