A NORTHERNER is convinced that everyone from Southern England is upper class.
39-year-old Liverpudlian Roy Hobbs refers to one of his workmates as ‘posh boy’ because he is from Bristol.
Hobbs said: “I like him but he has that fancy West Country accent, a bit like that public school band The Wurzels.
“I’ve never been to Bristol but I understand it’s like a massive version of Downton Abbey, where everyone rides around in horse-drawn carriages doffing their caps at ladies.
“Swindon is like that too. And Portsmouth, that’s a very lah-di-dah sort of place.”
Although his colleagues think he is joking, Hobbs is deadly serious when he claims that nobody from the South has even eaten a pie or had a fight.
Workmate Wayne Hayes said: “I like Roy but he needs to stop judging people based upon their geographical location within a relatively small island. I went to Chippenham once and it was way more scary than Carlisle, we got chased by a man with a shovel.”
He added: “Last week Roy brought a ferret to work just to be ‘more Northern’ but it bit him on the thigh and he had to have a tetanus jab.”