(i) A group of hills found in the Lake District in Cumbria, Northern England
(ii) A University
Hall of Residence in Manchester, North West England that takes its name from the region mentioned in part (i)
In this instance, we refer to the definition explained in part (ii), which members and former members are known as Langdalians.
Langdalians are known for their ‘young at heart’ attitude to life, verve, bad singing, worse dancing and immature drinking games, and have even been known to pour gravy over themselves for fun. They also lose frequently and tap each other on the shoulders before telling the tappee they smell of dog waste.
The reasons for this have never been clear.
“Of course I’m going to attempt to drink every ale at the UMIST Rag beer festival – I’m doing it for Langdale.”
“Guess what, Andy? I got the Furby to call JK a twat – never before has an insult been so beautifully executed in Langdalian folklore!”