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

IronSabbathPriest
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 Greggs Bakery

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

2 Unintelligible Speech

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 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

The Contenders

11 Gravy on Chips
12 Coronation Street
13 Def Leppard 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.
14 Oasis 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.
15 Ferrets
16 Flatcaps
17 Whippets
18 The word "brew" in replacement of "Tea"
19 Beige

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

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