Unless you define art and culture as being overweight, drinking too much and smashing up phone boxes in the bigg market that is..
BTW, I'm from the north east, it's like that all over. I havn't really got 'out against geordies, but they are arrogant"
"Oh, i know, it's because the media has to be politically correct and pretend the north east isn't shite!!"
"Hmmm, how about Sunderland?"
"No way, that place is a shithole. I would much rather visit the better city of Newcastle."
"Dude, New Castle is right down the road".
"It would be a quicker trip if we detoured through The Castle".
"Fuck that shit man, I'll drive the extra hour".
A suprising amount of Urban Dictionary, mine too, are influenced by Viz.
accomplice: OH shit, no prob, just go to new castle!