:sotonians: What is a Sotonian?

#1

Scousers are famed for their squeaky accents, tracksuits and many other things.

Mancs are known for their music, their club scene, guns and their Bez.

Londoners are known to be a diverse lot, reputed to be impolite and a mile a minute.

With that context in mind, what are Southampton people like? What makes an O.G., born in the area Sotonian? What are we like?

(opinions on forum Sotonian traits also welcome)

#2

They moan about everything

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#3

We’re allowed to moan about the area as much as we like.

No one else is :wink:

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#4

Middle aged (largely), borderline functional alcoholics (not @tigger obvs), with wide ranging & dubious tastes in music and film/TV? Oh, and politically opinionated.

:sunglasses:

Edit: forgot to add: potty mouthed- especially that @Intiniki these days…

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#5

Being grey and having no culture (like most Southern places as they weren’t affected by the industrial revolution), Hampshire has a culture of sorts, accent, hogs and cricket.

#6

Londoners = Cockney wideboys, rude and fast pace of life.
Geordies = Mad accent, love for their team and great nightlife.
Liverpool = Good fun, music and football.
Manchester = Music, rain and United.
Brum = Accent, bull ring and spaghetti junction.
Leeds/Yorkshire = Load, God’s Country and northern tories.
Glasgow = Patter, accent and drinking.

To be fair Southampton is a provincial City and them down the road through geography probably have a more solidified identity than we do.

#7

Southampton.
Why I always went to Glenfern Road for a night out

#8

You lost credibility when you said Liverpool = good fun. Unless good fun means whining, self-loving, hypocritical cunts hated by at least 70% of the population.

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#9

Oh I do love a good stereotype.

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#10

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#11

Dey do dough don’t dey dough?

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#12

It’s pronounced ‘daydodohdon’daydoh’. All one word.

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#13

Denon?

Amstrad? (one for Barry there).

#14

I never had any credibility son.

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#15

Was talking to a couple of the locals about Stoke.

I said “I quite like Stoke people”, going on to explain “They’re northerners, but they’ve none of the pretensions of Liverpudlians or Mancunians”.

Didn’t go down well :frowning:

#16

I never thought I’d say this Barry but a very good point well made.

#17

But it’s very true. Although Stoke town centre makes Eastleigh look cutting edge.

#18

It’s basically a Northern Milton Keynes.

Someone just drew a circle around a load of towns and villages and says, yeah, that’s Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke City Centre isn’t even the city centre. That’d be Hanley.

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#19

I thought it was the bus station :grinning: