17 Things You’ll Only Know If You’re a Northerner at UEA
With the proposed formation of the Yorkshire Society to celebrate students from Yorkshire and students who appreciate northern culture we though it would be fitting to explore the trials and tribulations of the Northern folk who have come down south to UEA. These are real things Northern UEA students deal with all the time.
1. You thought you barely had an accent.
2. You’re genuinely concerned about picking up a southern accent.
3. Every new friend you make will try to copy your accent.
Only 10% will do an decent job.
4. It’s breakfast, dinner then tea not breakfast, lunch, dinner.
5. You miss proper fish and chips.
Although Grosvenor fish bar is pretty nice.
6. At least there’s a Greggs in Norwich to make you feel a little at home.
7. People from the midlands need to pick a side.
You are either Northern or Southern, there is no in between.
8. You are very defensive of the north.
9. Southerners think the north is just grey and full of mines and factories.
10. Great Yarmouth doesn’t compare to Northern sea-side towns.
11. You are actually starting to miss BBC Look North.
12. You don’t need a coat on a night out.
Northerners are made of tougher stuff.
13. You miss everyone being a lot friendlier back home.
Alright me duck?
14. ‘Cock’ is a term of endearment, not an insult.
But it’s probably best not to call people that at the LCR at 2:00am.
15. Ending an LCR night with ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ by Oasis because Northerners know how to end a night properly.
16. You get a free pass on drinking crazy amounts of alcohol because you’re Northern.
17. Norwich has nothing on a night out in Manchester or Newcastle.
And you make sure to remind everyone of this at some point during the night. Sometimes the truth hurts.
With thanks to Matt Maddison.