The UK may be small, but within it, there are all sorts of different regions that couldn’t be more different. From the accents to the words used, there are even words that don’t exist in certain areas. Consequently, there is a bit of a North/South divide here in the UK. Oh, and the Midlands are chucked in there for good measure too!
Therefore, as an On The Tools original video, we decided to take a look at this divide and the stereotypes that are associated with the different regions. (Blowing them completely out of proportion of course for dramatic effect).
First up we had greetings. Here in the UK, the stereotype is that those from the North are the friendly ones. Sometimes too much. Plus everyone knows everything about anyone. Want to keep something private and you live up North? Think again mate!
On the other hand, those from the South have a slightly different attitude. With the bustle and hustle of city life, the appropriate thing is to ignore everyone you come into contact with on the street. Avoiding eye contact at all costs, nobody’s got time to stop and chat!
Another one is going out for drinks. For the southerner, you can’t go wrong with a naughty pint of Stella. Although, don’t look at them… remember, southerner’s don’t like eye contact. Well, according to the stereotypes anyway.
For the northerner on the other hand though, there’s the stereotype that they’re obsessed with gravy. A pint down the pub? Only if it’s gravy!
Now we’re getting up close and personal with their love lives. For the southerner, we can see in the video he is blown away by the site in front of him… himself. The northerner, on the other hand, looks well and truly content. Picking up his ferret from the pillow next to him. There’s a lot of love there!
And then finally, we have bumping into people on the street. Remember how the southerners didn’t like to stop and chat? Well, they certainly don’t like this either and it soon turns into a North/South divide brawl. That is until they are stopped by one of the worst sounds in the world. Unbearable, painful to the ears, it will haunt your dreams until the day you die…
The Birmingham accent.
At least that’s something they can all agree on!
Check out the video for yourself here:
Wracking up more than 1.8 million views, it’s safe to say that this video was enjoyed by people from all regions!
Check out part two of the North/South divide here.