From the moment Piers Morgan expressed astonishment that a Wakefield man would brave wintry conditions in shorts, it seems Northern England has been having to show the South just how to deal with the current onslaught of snow.
With The Beast From The East having drowned Britain in the white stuff, and Storm Emma on its way, Northerners are taking to Twitter to show their Southern counterparts how it's done.
Here are some of the funniest examples.
It may not have been when the storm hit proper, but workers at Manchester Airport started as they meant to go on earlier this week:
— Adam Green (@Adam9Green) February 27, 2018
Once the snow actually hit, these two Yorkshiremen decided to have a veritable Hawaiian pool party outside:
— Everybodys (@EverybodysSoc) February 28, 2018
And they were also firing up the al fresco grills in Leeds.
— Darryl briggs (@Darrylbriggs9) February 28, 2018
You have to get your priorities straight.
Northerners (not me) pic.twitter.com/uPXjv48c6W
— Wholesomishwoman (@MLCwoman) February 28, 2018
Visiting London? It's the drink prices that rankle. Not the Beast From The East.
We need to have words London! £8 for 1 single Gin and Tonic.... it’s tiny as well. Thought, as a northerner, I could not come to London and not complain at least once about the price! 😂 loving London ❤️ currently in Hackney pic.twitter.com/8YabUsJvgB
— Mark Nye (@MarkNye4) February 28, 2018
The police have been leading by example.
Weather warnings? Minus temperatures? Nah...we're northerners! Foot patrol around St Mary's, Prestwich with our big coats on. pic.twitter.com/FbD7qQVq0Z
— GMP Prestwich (@GMPPrestwich) February 28, 2018
As have Sheffield's finest posties:
— Helen (@HelenRW) March 1, 2018
A lesson in how the North-East handles it when it gets a bit chilly, courtesy of Vic and Bob...
— Jay Martin (@cptjamesmartin) February 28, 2018
...and a trip down memory lane in Durham:
Good call - my son is very happy! But this was the scene outside my school in Durham, Feb 1978... Never closed. Tough lot us northerners 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sfbTcISgju
— Penny Allison (@Penny_Allison) March 1, 2018
We have a sneaking suspicion this may have been photo-shopped, though...
— Glenn Pinder 🎧 (@GlennFPinder) February 28, 2018
(Yes, it happened in Iceland...)
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