To a Canadian,
you need to be north of 60° N latitude to be “in the north.” Canadians understand when you say, “I’m going north of 60.”
To a far north northerner, though, that’s south. You can wear shorts until it’s -20. Not an exaggeration. I’ve actually seen this.
But, to anyone in the southern US, for instance, that’s where Pere Noel lives. Going outside is for polar bears and reindeer.
I am “north of 60,” but I’m too far south for polar bears and reindeer. They aren’t a part of my landscape. And to a far north northerner, I’m a weak little southerner.
It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?