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Bradfordian, Mancunian, Liverpudlian, etc.

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Manc is just a short version of the Roman name for the City no need to invent anything.

Your comments Seems a little harsh for a topic with so much banter.

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Manc is just a short version of the Roman name for the City no need to invent anything.

Your comments Seems a little harsh for a topic with so much banter.

Not meant to be harsh on you ,just replying to the other" we are better than all of you" post

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No offence, but of course we are! :)

it seems to me that Manc is a prejorative term used by critical outsiders, much like Scouser is to Liverpudlians.

My late father was born in Manchester over 100 years ago and always used the term Mancunian.

and this.....

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No offence, but of course we are! :)

GBS once said that an Irishman would do anything for his country except actually live in it!

;):D

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I'm not allowd back since the incident.

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But what's the collective term for you southerners?

Softies

Leigh Leyther

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Softies

Leigh Leyther

Sorry but Leigh = Wiganer.

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Sorry but Leigh = Wiganer.

I accept your apology on behalf of all Leythers :D and agree it's a travesty

We have been waiting since 1974, but it's better later than never

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Two bald men fighting over a comb. ;)

lol I understand the meaning behind that, but it creases me that he's the hairiest man I know and I'm a woman :lol:

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Alopecia affects both sexes

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Alopecia affects both sexes

so does whoosh apparently

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somebody from Kippax is a Kippicer

somebody from Pontefract is a pomfretian

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My dad always used the term "Loiner" in a derogatory sense - "a right Leeds Loiner" - a city slicker, bit of a smart alec. Morley where I come from regards itself as a cut above Leeds. ;)

We are Morleans. Those from Ossett where my wife comes from are Ossettonians.

Leodensians is the proper term for those from Leeds - the Union team of Leeds Grammar School Old Boys is "Old Leodensians"

The Leeds history website is Leodis.

I believe people from Slaithwaite are called "Moonrakers"

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somebody from Kippax is a Kippicer

somebody from Pontefract is a pomfretian

And someone from St Helens is unfortunate

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I believe people from Slaithwaite are called "Moonrakers"

Moonraker is also used for people from Middleton (North Manchester - not Leeds)

A "Monkey towner" is someone from Heywood. The story I heard from my Gran was that all the stools in Heywood pubs had slits in the seats so that you could put your hand through and then lift them up to move them. Parents would tell their children that the slits were for the "simian" locals to put their tails through !

Methven Hornet might dispute this though !

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Side issue, but prompted by Ex-Kirkholt's barstool comment.

What happened to all the beaten-brass-top pub tables? There are very few local pubs that still have them and I have always wanted one.

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Bedford - bedfordian

As for Heywood/Monkey Town, I think there are 2 stories, one is regarding bar stools and the other is because Irish navvies used to pronounce the Heap bridge area as 'Ape bridge'. Both are not entirely convincing!

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Dundonian, Warringtonian, Glaswegian, Swindonian, Bristolian, Widnesian, Wiganer...

Jokes aside, what is someone called if there from Hull or Lincoln or Grimsby or Leeds or Newcastle or Wakefield or Torquay or Edinburgh or Exeter, etc.

And what is the term for these names of "people who come from that place"?!

We get called all sorts. The polite version is Hullensian.

Folk from Gimsby are Grimbarians (again the polite version).

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Moonraker is also used for people from Middleton (North Manchester - not Leeds)

A "Monkey towner" is someone from Heywood. The story I heard from my Gran was that all the stools in Heywood pubs had slits in the seats so that you could put your hand through and then lift them up to move them. Parents would tell their children that the slits were for the "simian" locals to put their tails through !

Methven Hornet might dispute this though !

I like the explanation, but it ignores the fact that many other places had similar bar stools. The local pronunciation of Heap, which was the name for the area the settlement of Heywood emerged from, is probably the origin of the term.

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My dad always used the term "Loiner" in a derogatory sense - "a right Leeds Loiner" - a city slicker, bit of a smart alec. Morley where I come from regards itself as a cut above Leeds. ;)

We are Morleans. Those from Ossett where my wife comes from are Ossettonians.

Leodensians is the proper term for those from Leeds - the Union team of Leeds Grammar School Old Boys is "Old Leodensians"

The Leeds history website is Leodis.

I believe people from Slaithwaite are called "Moonrakers"

First time I worked in Morley just after it came under LCC control in the 70s,I was working for leeds public works dept .we all remarked how friendly and laid back the locals were compaired to areas of Leeds

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