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1. Posted by student12 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

hi, I need to know what do people from the north England think about people from the south.
Please tell me where you are from and your comments on south England people about stereotypes, behaviour, attitude, money, health ...

I need some informations for a project work
thanks

2. Posted by yoeun88 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

i dunno if this counts, but i was in wales during winter break, and the people i stayed with only mentioned that they despise all the deepfried foods and "overweight" scots, but thats just their opinion.

3. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 9y

Quoting yoeun88

i dunno if this counts, but i was in wales during winter break, and the people i stayed with only mentioned that they despise all the deepfried foods and "overweight" scots, but thats just their opinion.

we mostly only deep fry our mars bars. mostly. bloody welsh...;)

4. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting student12

hi, I need to know what do people from the north England think about people from the south.
Please tell me where you are from and your comments on south England people about stereotypes, behaviour, attitude, money, health ...

I need some informations for a project work
thanks

I've grown up and lived in the North, and consider myself Northern, but I was born down in London. Northerners make it our business to take the p*ss out of southerners. We don't mean it in a nasty way. They are considered soft, rich, wimpy and so on. They think its all like Coronation Street up here, or we're all common, poor with outside toilets, black and white TV, and flat caps and whippets.

The North/South divide in the UK is kind of interesting. What bothers me most of all, is the way that everything seems centred around the South, both economically (big businesses operate from South) and culturally (museums galleries arts music etc usually down therre) . There is a whole nation up here, and don't forget the Midlands. (everyone forgets the midlands, neither north nor south) Everything happens down south, businesses have their headquarters there, and so on, so the North just gets forgotten a bit.

Much as I hate generalisations like this, I do believe that Northern people are more friendly and down to earth, on the whole. Yorkshire people especially are great!

5. Posted by r.burns (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

I've grown up and lived in the North, and consider myself Northern, but I was born down in London. Northerners make it our business to take the p*ss out of southerners. We don't mean it in a nasty way. They are considered soft, rich, wimpy and so on. They think its all like Coronation Street up here, or we're all common, poor with outside toilets, black and white TV, and flat caps and whippets.

The North/South divide in the UK is kind of interesting. What bothers me most of all, is the way that everything seems centred around the South, both economically (big businesses operate from South) and culturally (museums galleries arts music etc usually down therre) . There is a whole nation up here, and don't forget the Midlands. (everyone forgets the midlands, neither north nor south) Everything happens down south, businesses have their headquarters there, and so on, so the North just gets forgotten a bit.

Much as I hate generalisations like this, I do believe that Northern people are more friendly and down to earth, on the whole. Yorkshire people especially are great!

I find that as a general rule Southern people tend to have better educations, and there are far more people in employment in the South - possible the reason why more things are centred around the South (people actually bother to work!)

I do realise this is a huge generalisation, and it isn't true of all Northern people, however I'm fairly sure there is a pattern.

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting r.burns

Quoting Clarabell

I've grown up and lived in the North, and consider myself Northern, but I was born down in London. Northerners make it our business to take the p*ss out of southerners. We don't mean it in a nasty way. They are considered soft, rich, wimpy and so on. They think its all like Coronation Street up here, or we're all common, poor with outside toilets, black and white TV, and flat caps and whippets.

The North/South divide in the UK is kind of interesting. What bothers me most of all, is the way that everything seems centred around the South, both economically (big businesses operate from South) and culturally (museums galleries arts music etc usually down therre) . There is a whole nation up here, and don't forget the Midlands. (everyone forgets the midlands, neither north nor south) Everything happens down south, businesses have their headquarters there, and so on, so the North just gets forgotten a bit.

Much as I hate generalisations like this, I do believe that Northern people are more friendly and down to earth, on the whole. Yorkshire people especially are great!

I find that as a general rule Southern people tend to have better educations, and there are far more people in employment in the South - possible the reason why more things are centred around the South (people actually bother to work!)

I do realise this is a huge generalisation, and it isn't true of all Northern people, however I'm fairly sure there is a pattern.

Do you think people in the South are better educated? If thats true then it proves my point about the inequalities. The amount of inequality in this country is discusting, to think that schools in the North are not as good? Are people in the North are lacking opportunities? Although, its not all rough council estates and failing comprehensives up here you know. Is it it any wonder northerners might have a problem with southerners?

I don't know if I agree that the reason the jobs are in the South is southerners are better educated. I think its the other way round. If it was true then why would so many Northern graduates move south? London sucks a lot of talented and educated people away from the North. Basically, I think it is seen as prestigious for companies to be based in and around London, and thus everyone flocks there, to the deteriment of the North, although with the way cities like Leeds and Newcastle are flourishing at the moment, I think things may be improving.

7. Posted by r.burns (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Personally I don't feel that there is a difference between state owned educational institutions in the south and the north. The point I was trying to make was that, as a very general rule, it appears as though people who reside in the south of England appear to be more motivated in terms of getting an education and then a career.

I really don't think it's fair to say that there is a disproportion in the type of jobs available in the south and the north. Okay, there is London in the south, but in the north there is Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool. Are you really saying that businesses are not attracted to any of these huge cities?

8. Posted by zebedee (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

I think there are some very sweeping statements made here about those in the South being better educated and more inclined to work. It is interesting because I think this typifies the thinking that goes on and the North/South divide.

What appears to be the case is that overall there are more jobs available at all levels within the south-east as opposed to other areas of the country. From personal experience I know I had to make the decision to move to the south to start my career as there were defiantely more opportunities available.

In terms of the OPs question there are perceptions of what areas of the UK are like and some are north/south and some are more localised that that. What I have found to be the case is that the further south you travel the less likely you are to have conversations with random people at the bus stop or the people at the checkout queue. In London, particulary I have noticed there is a change in pace, it is much more frentic and you do find yourself running along a station when actually there is no need.

9. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

I am from the south east, kent, but I have lived in Liverpool for the last 14 years because it is so much better up here. OK so the weather is not as nice but the people are far friendlier and there is so much more going on (apart from london) and it is far cheaper in every aspect of life from housing to buying a beer. Go out partying in London and dont expect much change from a fiver if you are buying a pint of Grolsch lager, but in Liverpool you get a pint of Grolsch for £1.40 in a city centre bar that is full of young people. I would only ever move back down south if I either became a millionaire and moved to London, or got very old and boring and moved back to Kent. Although I do like Brighton. But even there it is not as friendly as Liverpool.

10. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

In Birmingham we are caught in the middle of the north south divide, i must say i enjoy the characters you meet in the north they seem to Have a fun and historic character always up for a bit of banter and life seems to take a slower pace.

Down south people are always pretty freindly well educated , and are always working or doing something pretty intresting , i tend to think southerns enjoy camping and the outdoors more as wherever i pitch my tent there from the south .