Things only people from Belfast will understand

A compilation of things people from Belfast have sent into the site. Here are the best.

1. You’re never cold but sometimes Baltic.

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2. You have owned a pair of Nike Air Max at some stage.

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3. Hearing there is a bomb scare near by and not be the slightest bit worried…just frustrated that traffic is diverted

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4. Knowing a ‘barrick buster’ or ‘barrick’ means a 2 litre bottle of cider…and it was your most consumed drink at one stage when you were younger

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5. Drinking so hard before you go out that sometimes you don’t get in

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6. Being late for work because a few buses in a row didn’t come…then 3 came at once

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7. Being used to people spending their hard earned money on cherry pickers…to put flags up on lamp posts

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8. Crisp Sandwich being a common thing

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9. Goths are more dedicated than Flag Protesters to City Hall every Saturday! Never missed a Saturday in years!

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10. Smicks love Buckfast

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11. Pastie Suppers is Belfast’s signiture dish

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12. Anyone who isn’t from Belfast is automatically deemed a Culchie

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13. Knowing that the whole world is missing out on Sukie!

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14. McDonalds in town after a night out is always rocking!

15. We feel like we know Benny, especially after a few..

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16. Weatherspoons for cheap booze…nothing else.

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17. Cringing when a club in town closes and you hear the chant “East, East, East Belfast!”

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18. Always have a memorable conversation with a Belfast Taxi man!

19. You ended up in Emerald Chinese on the Dublin Road after a night out…on numerous occasions!

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20. Everyone knows someone who can get you a dodgy cable box with all the channels

21. You’ve fallen out wi’ yer mate ‘cus he went til a Grammar school n’ now he’s a snob, so he is.

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22. You know what the words ‘space-cadet’ and ‘rocket’ really mean.

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23. You know at least one person called Mackers/Smickers/Jaunty…and he probably has a car like this:

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24. Ballycastle was once your most frequented holiday destination.

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25. Your Granny had a framed picture of the Pope or the Queen in the living room but not both.

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26. You can tell what religion somebody is by the side of the road they walk on/what side of the bridge they live.

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27. You are 27, married with 2 kids, a dog and have a mortgage. However, if your parents are away for a couple of days you still think: ‘Sweet, free house!’

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28. You remember armed soldiers on the streets

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