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Hope there's a few more Brits on here.
If you haven't found it yet, there is a feature to show who/what is in your area: from the "Local" tab at the top - though it does admit that "Most members do not currently list their location." :^)
>5 RobertDay: Robert, even Bude is a long way from us. :(
Born in Somerset, educated in Guildford, worked in Cambridge, living (and still working) in Manchester. Slowly working my way northwards!
#14 I was visiting Mold this weekend, looking for Hesp Alyn
Born in Pembrokeshire, moved to Cornwall, moved to Mauritius, moved to Canada (Alberta), moved to the US (Louisiana), moved within the US to Rhode Island, back to Pembrokeshire and now Cornwall again.
Am I going to repeat the cycle?
I do plan to move to the US at some point though so that will improve my tally if it actually comes off.
The long version of mine is Tonbridge, Kent - Birmingham - Peckham - New Cross Gate - Covent Garden - Birmingham
Funnily enough, the caving club which found that system used to stay in the barn by our house (Brithdir Mawr, near Cilcain). One of their (ex)members now lives in the area and is good friends with my brother.
Sadly, Brithdir is no longer in the family, and doesn't really look as it used to, when it starred in the film Hilary and Jackie
>25 mart1n:, I used to work in Catford and my daughter lived in Crystal Palace for a while...maybe we've walked past each other at some point!
"Where are you all coming from?"
"We're from Dartmoor on the run."
"Why do you all talk this way?"
"Cos we're from Catford, ain't we, eh?!"
And just for info I'm a girl, well too old to be classed as girl and not quite old enough to be an old biddy.
I wouldnt have run away from you lot as we Brits have got to stick together.
Incidentally, am I the only Brit to find the expression 'Home Counties' to be ever-so-slightly condescending? I have a similar issue with calling Kent 'the garden of England', although in that case I take it to mean there are a lot of vegetables living there!
Yes, Home Counties is a lot condescending! Ditto Garden of England, though there must have been a specific historical reason for that--WW2 perhaps? Also, the Midlands: east, not in the middle, as far as Wales is concerned, and quite far south as far as Scotland is concerned. All the directional descriptions are geographically relative, aren't they?
Up here in Manchester we're quietly waiting for the BBC to finish moving their staff, and I at least am curious if it will have any effect on the location bias.
The Garden of England is fair enough, or perhaps it should be London's Garden, because of all the orchards and hop fields. Home Counties is a ridiculous term but the Midlands are in the middle of England, aren't they? What about East Anglia, Northumbria and all those strange ridings in Yorkshire?
Don't lets do away with historical terminology.
Honestly, I do NOT use 'Home Counties' with any thought of condescension - it is a rather old-fashioned administrative term used to cover counties surrounding the Great Wen into which the capital's influence had spread sufficiently to require common legislation. Would locating myself 'within the M25' cause less offence to
Anyway, I thought this was a 'Brits' forum - shall we try for a bit of unity, chaps and chapesses?
Just for the record, one great-grandfather was as Welsh as they come, another was born in Dorset, even if he spent much of his life east of Wales, one Brummie born and bred and one of uncertain origin.
Only talking relativism. And no, I wouldn't ever do away with historical terminology!
With my own Welsh ancestry I can't really criticise the nation, but I've always found it curious that we have to pay to drive into Wales on the M4 but the Welsh can escape for free.
PS Though not Welsh I do live in Wales and my lifelong sensitivity to endemic Anglocentrism in England (and the equivalent attitude in the great metropolis) has merely been heightened after seven years here. Mind you, the same is true wherever you are in the world; the world may be your oyster but you remain the pearl (that doesn't quite make sense, but let it stand).
PPS In seven years I have never ever heard anyone say 'Look you.'
In seven years I have never ever heard anyone say 'Look you.'
To be perfectly honest, the only person I've ever heard say 'Look you' was Able Seaman Goldstein in the Navy Lark. Mostly, I don't seek to be taken terribly seriously ;-)
P.S. I've never heard anyone say 'look you' either.
Here in Dorset, part of the same BBC region as you, we have the distinct impression that 'regional' TV people think that it's Plymouth that is the centre of the universe! I suspect that's because crime is centred there - Torquay occasionally gets a mention for the same reason.
I guess you're West Dorset? I'm in Blandford, right on the western edge of the Meridian / South Today regions, and it's ALL Southampton/Portsmouth/Brighton... probably for the same reason!
We do our best CD. Trust me, if you lived n Plymouth you'd turn to crime too.
>25 mart1n: - 'Woking an abomination generally' - how very dare you. Not that I actually live in Woking of course -)
Born and raised and spent the first forty-odd years of my life in South Wales and I've never heard anyone say 'look you' either.
I suspect the idea that it's something said by the Welsh comes from the Welshman Fluellen (spelling?) in Shakespeare's Henry V - he uses it a lot - but, if I remember right, it's scattered elsewhere in Shakespeare and I suspect that, with Fluellen, old Will didn't actually intend it as specifically Welsh.
I was reading the Times the other day and it has a section in the Weekend where it tells you all the interesting events going on that weekend, it nearly always has one token northern event (yorkshire or scotland) one either in Wales or midlands, then all the rest are bunched up around the south-east of England, with annoying phrases like 'really easy to get to', yes they are if you live in London, they're not if you live in Whitby! Sigh, rant over.
It is terribly frustrating for the majority who aren't in or around London though!
What an ungrateful lot! Londoners think of you a lot, really they do, despite your different accents. Particularly so when 'they' need money for things like the olympics, policing football matches, subsidising royalty, building railways, etc. ...
When (not if) the 'Great Wen' disappears under the sea as a result of climate change, guess who will be paying for the trillions to resurrect it in the same place, so those poor folks won't have to move outside the London Underground map! Shame on you denying 'them' their right to exploit you!
You sarky provincial, you ;-)
Londoners have paid more than the rest of you for the Olympics AFAIK, Her Majesty is as much queen of Dorset as of London, I doubt that the North-east and the Midlands need fewer police at football matches than London - at Wembley, it's usually the coachloads from Oop North that cause the trouble - and as for railways, what are they for but to facilitate the movement of the jobless and culture-starved from all over England to the pleasures of their capital city. I think the Scots and Welsh can take a train to London as well, if they can afford it :(
Oooh: place of legend! I could shout "Cockfosters" and "Arnos Grove" at passing tube trains from my nursery in Rayners Lane, but I didn't know that anyone actually lived out that way!
But I have a love-hate relationship with London: I'm proud of having been born inches over the border in Hertfordshire; I was brought up in Metroland but have always identified with Middlesex.
I had to skirt around the riots on Sunday night to get to my girlfriend's place. Not fun.
#82. I'm familiar with both ends of the line since I still have close relations round your way. It is an epic trip and a chance to get a lot of reading done!
Born in Lincolnshire, lived in Rutland, then Abingdon, Liverpool, Bolton (Breightmet, Heaton, Kearsley & Horwich to be precise). Next came Florsheim, West Germany (before Unification), Frankfurt, Germany (reunified now), Darmstadt, and Wiesbaden. Then back to Bolton and shortly thereafter to the US to Savannah, Georgia for a brief spell. Then back to Germany - Hanau this time. After 5 years there it was back to the US to Upstate NY, then Maryland and then back to Georgia - Augusta this time and then, finally, a neighbouring county.
As to the regional/geographic rivalries, they've existed in some shape or form everywhere I've lived wether it's North/South, East/West, Upstate/Downstate or City/County.
Right off to the post the link I came here intending to post.
Just spent a pleasant and amusing ten mins or so reading the good natured comments on this thread;
>17 oldstick: Only ever lived in Wales but love visiting other places.
Exeter and London being two of my faves, and;
>60 abbottthomas: Can I risk being the cheeky newbie (was going to say new girl, but that's pushing it a bit at my age) and say we don't have to escape from Wales, it's just a case of 'needs must where the Devil drives sometimes ;)
Welcome. Whatever your chronological age, you can always be someone's 'new girl'.
There are worse places than Wales to wake up in every day.
Shrove Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, When jack came to town,
His mother made pancakes but she didn't know how.
She turned them she burned them she made them all black,
She put them in the oven and she poisoned poor jack.
Bread of Heaven for the next forty days then everyone ;)
>95 CliffordDorset: CliffordDorset ..Thankyou for the welcome :)
I thought that I'd join the thread (with some trepidation) to say that I'm in Mid Wales, although originally from Shropshire. Here we don't have to pay to escape to England, we just drive downhill towards Hereford and there it is! Luckily that route takes us through Hay-on-Wye too. :)
Mid Wales is beautiful. Have lots of good memories of holidays in Gower (not all beach, some archaeologising as well), but feel really lucky to have landed up in Pembrokeshire: the Preselis and access to the sea!
See you have Brian John's The Bluestone Enigma, alaudacorax, so you perhaps know he has doubts that the bluestones were moved by human agency to Wiltshire; though there's recent news that geologists have discovered the exact outcrop where they (the bluestones that is, not the geologists) originated from, and that it's a western outlier of the Preselis. I can't vouch for the science behind the geological analysis, but I do have a considerable amount of scepticism over the logistics of moving eighty-plus megaliths that distance using relatively unsophisticated technology.
It's a fascinating question, though, and one I've been meaning to thoroughly read up on for years. I'll get round to it someday (I hope).
Hay on Wye is gorgeous been there many times but I've just finished reading Sixpence House by Paul Collins so I'm going to have a better look around next time we go, that's if we can manage to get past Tre Tower Court with our picnic ;)
>101 ed.pendragon: ed.pendragon lucky you living in Pembrokeshire, we visit that part of the world quite often too. Lovely holiday memories.
#105 Bishop's Castle is very close to where I was born, at Clun (Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, the quietest places under the sun as Housman had it and he wasn't wrong). Don't forget that the Hay festival is coming up soon, they are already sending out emails and I believe the first tickets are being released next week.
I keep track of my reading on the 75books challenge.
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