Ah Wolverhampton. Good old wolves. The city – yes it is actually a city – that is filled with more chicken shops than East London and where getting shouted abuse at is the way of saying “ello how you doing?” We have Liam Payne, a pretty solid football team and not to mention we had the first ever dessert shop; waaay before fluffy waffles drizzled in Nutella and M&M’s were the most popular pics on Instagram.
With that being said here are 10 things only people from Wolverhampton will understand!
1.) Liam Payne is your claim to fame.
As soon as the Wolverhampton born singer debuted on X-factor, eventually joining record breaking boy band One Direction, us wolves lot have always been adamant we’re pally with the baby face star himself. I mean, my friends, sisters, boyfriends, cousin went to school with him so hello! Me and him are practically best friends!
2.) R.I.P Oceana!
An iconic nightclub was once located in the heart of Wolverhampton. It was a club where many 00’s kids were more than likely conceived in and where under 16’s could actually go have a dance and get white girl wasted on Pepsi Max, ah the good old days.
3.) Is It A Cob?
I personally don’t pay that much attention to the whole cob v.s roll v.s bap debate, there are much more important things going in the world than deciding the name of a bread (lol) however it’s a debate that I’ve been subjected to all throughout the four years since I left Wolverhampton for university.
4.) Yow Alryt Bab?
Us wolves lot are renowned for our deemed-by-many, diabolical accent. There have been literal instances where some people couldn’t understand me, as if I was some extraterrestrial that had just hopped out my spaceship. I’ve learn to not take offence anymore and whenever people criticise the black county accent I just whip it out to piss them off, cause why not?
5.) No I’m not from Birmingham.
As soon as anybody gets a whiff of our Black Country accent they immediately presume we’re brummies. No sorry hun, that’s about a 20 minute train ride away x
6.) Gorgeous: The Most Straightest Gay Bar Ever!
Where do you go when the clubs about to shut and it’s too early to get a taxi back home? One word: Gorgeous! Upon arriving in the club which is a gay bar, you’ll find a pretty much 70/30 straight/gay ratio alongside stripper poles and 2-4-1 offers on shots. I mean stripper poles and shots, what’s better than that?
7.) Bentley Bridge was our version of a Westfield shopping Mall.
Honestly Bentley Bridge Retail Park has literally EVERYTHING you could ask for. Food? Check! Cinema? Check! Bowling? Check! Shopping? Check! As a teenager if you didn’t celebrate your birthday at COSMOS, the all you can eat buffet, were you even cool though?
8.) You’ve More Than Likely Encountered The Man And His Guitar.
This guy – the legend that he is – is more than likely roaming around Wolverhampton streets armed with his guitar singing along to anything from Bob Marley to One Direction. You’ll immediately recognise him if you saw him.
9.) Orange chips? Enough said.
For some Wolverhampton residents orange chips are their holy grail. I’m personally not a fan but the battered chips, drizzled in salt and pepper are a definite delicacy dish for the Wolves lot.
10.) You More Thank Likely Got Drunk At West Park.
This park was THE spot for linking up. For many wolves residents it may have been where they had their first kiss, where they downed a bottle of Glens Vodka or even a place where they spent their summers at.
11.) MOTH Was The Place To Link Up
If you’re from Wolverhampton than you’ll definitely know about the MOTH (Man On The Horse) – it was THE spot to meet friends, link up with a guy or even to just sit there on your lunch break.
Can any of you Wolverhampton residents relate to these? Let us know in the comments!
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Hi! I'm Joey! A third year multimedia journalism student at Manchester Metropolitan University! I love all things lifestyle, music, fashion and food!