Last Thursday night, with my buddy C from Australia in town, we joined some co-workers at the local pub for the pub quiz. We mentioned that we were both going to be heading up to Manchester for work this week and several of my co-workers had a sarcastic comment to make about Manchester. In fact every time any town is mentioned there’s a sarcastic comment so I called them on it. I asked the group where I could say I was from in the UK and get a nice comment back. They sat their silent for a good bit until a few places got mentioned, all in the south besides Edinburgh. There’s some truth to the North/South divide.
I’m keeping an open mind about Manchester. I want to hear that Mancunian accent in its natural habitat.