I'm from Lancashire - let's class it as 'old' Lancashire going down to Manchester and Liverpool.. whilst not everyone would disagree with my statements, they'd be:
1. Coronation Street is not 'a vital part of Northern culture and folklore.' No, it's full of thick, unimaginative simpletons.
2. Socialism and 'old Labour' politics are not really that much fun, and cut people off from their true feelings just like Communism did in Eastern Europe for God knows how long. Maybe if we saw the world less like one big family we wouldn't get called inbreds as much.
3. There is almost no romance or 'ironic charm' to wet weather and being 'hilariously' miserable. That's you, Morrissey.
4. Observational, forced quirkiness humour with random pop culture references like Peter Kay's is not very funny.
5. (see 3) Morrissey's lyrics, whilst the Smiths made a contribution to British music, were a bit blunt and mopey.
6. Gravy is not really all that good. Sure, it's better than disgusting Cockney liquor/pie and mash, but who eats that apart from Harry Redknapp going 'back to rediscover his roots?' And is a condiment/sauce really a historical relic to glamourise your home county?
7. Northern Soul - the music was OK, but the incessant drooling over it by middle-aged DJs on Radio Lancashire makes me want to puke. Half of the US artists had been and gone by the time they got through to the dancefloors in Wigan and Accrington! Also, they're probably telling their kids about the dangers of drugs when speed was as synonymous with that genre as E was with acid house.
8. Middle-aged (and often obese and bloody ugly) women calling me 'love' in every sentence is a bit much. I like having a laugh with people even when I'm just doing the most mundane things like going for a loaf of bread, and our warmth and innate ability to believe things "aren't ever that bad" and "everything will be OK" is one of the things that sets us apart from, say, certain uptight parts of the moneyed South. But there's a line which is crossed when people try too hard, I'm naturally suspicious of people who try to manufacture being nice, rather than just coming across like it without having the air of making a fuss.
See also: 'Southern hospitality' in the US
9. Blackpool makes me feel deeply uncomfortable and nervous.
10. The accent grates a bit.