17 Assumptions We All Made About Manchester Before We Actually Moved Here
Is it all pies and piss-ups?
1. It's all pie shops and piss-ups
Which we all know is simply not true...
Manchester football. Pie.— E. Harvie Ward (@DungsauPing) April 27, 2017
I'm having a pie and a can in Manchester.— Tom Forth (@thomasforth) May 5, 2017
@fatbrenda I'm in Manchester love! Fancy pie and chips? X— Andy (@mister_PMA) April 27, 2017
Morning! On train in Manchester overhearing two Manc ladies talking about pie.— T a m a r (@tamarfeast) April 27, 2017
2. Everyone in Manchester knows one another
Because if you haven't got a ream of anecdotes from your childhood with Noel and Liam Gallagher, who even are you?!
3. Everyone only drinks beers or 'brews'
Ask for a brew elsewhere and they'll direct you to the nearest pharmacist.
4. Football is King
There's no denying this one - if you've not been asked the crucial 'United or City' question yet, then you're probably not in Manchester...
Manchester city vs Manchester United at nrg this summer let's goo ! 🔥😤🤘🏻— Armando (@Armandoalva231) May 16, 2017
5. And gravy is a close second
Remember the city-wide devastation caused over gravy-gate?
It's Manchester Piccadilly Gardens at 2am on a Saturday night. Cheesy chips and gravy. A delicacy no less.😊— Mike Bennett (@bibblycull) May 6, 2017
The EU gravy train has stopped and Manchester Uni can't afford to keep their staff, goodbye Eq and Div officers.— Andrew Nicholson (@an041989) May 10, 2017
6. It ALWAYS rains
In this case assumption = hard fact
7. Mancunians are the authority on all things Corrie
While this is true to a certain extent, we mancs also love a bit of Eastenders and Hollyoaks too. After all, life's about balance.
8. The accent is unintelligible
Far from being Lost In Translation, you'll find that the manc accent is actually kind of cute...when you get used the daily blasts of 'ar kid' and so on.
9. Bread is a static concept
Mark it and remember it, this is not the case here. Depending on who you're speaking to, the words 'barm', 'bap' 'roll' or 'bun' could gauge very different reactions...
Time to see if the bacon rolls in the North can live up to the bacon rolls in the South...— Richard Carpenter (@Carpohockey) May 14, 2017
Did you ask for a bacon roll or a bacon barm? That's where you've made a glaring error.— Faye Andrews (@ChiefBrody94) May 14, 2017
10. Asking a local for directions is always the safest bet
11. Manchester is among the best nights out in the world
We sometimes can't help but debate it...
12. Northerners are friendlier
I'm blocking any Manchester United fan that wants Jose Mourinho out, Spoilt tossers, Back him or fuck off, simple as that— Matthew (@Carrick4united) May 8, 2017
Fuck Manchester United man this sorry ass punk ass motherfucking shit club— yung lack sleep (@BlindClearance) May 14, 2017
13. We mancs love a bargain
And here are 12 photos which prove it.
14. The Northern Quarter is a point of individual pride
And we will defend it to the last:
shame nobody want your bitter as f**k coffee in NQ.— Mat Hodgson (@MCRmat) November 19, 2016
.@StarbucksUK you've stepped in the wrong patch— Sully (@ste_sully) November 19, 2016
15. Rivalry between Manchester and London is hyped up
How wrong you were, my dear friends.
ellie is trying to tell me that london is better than manchester, I'm disowning her.— mammamiafan420 (@aimeerhiann) May 7, 2017
"Greater Manchester does things in a better way than the rest (than fucKING LONDON I HATE LONDON LONDON IS SHIT RIGHT GUYS)" https://t.co/aFTLOzZlik— Lizzie Hibbert (@HibbertLizzie) May 12, 2017
someone said Manchester is better than London pic.twitter.com/nWuHyjKa81— MÍC (@micraiden) April 22, 2017
16. Everyone has hair like Liam Gallagher
my dad was bald by 20, looked like Liam Gallagher when he had hair— Laurazepam (@daimbarrs) March 26, 2017
17. The Met is the definition of efficient
Have we mentioned we bloody love you lot?