North west England, why the sarcasm !!

Feb 9th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Feb 9th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Feb 9th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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I apologize, it's too recent and on-going. It just popped into my head. My daughter says I talk without thinking, I'd say I type without thinking.
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Feb 9th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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It's fun in any case. My two best mates are a Manc and a Geordie, and I'm a southern nancy. If we didn't have the North/South sniping, we would lose half our conversation/
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Feb 11th, 2007, 03:37 AM
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It's the way of the world.

Northerners eat tripe or meat and potato pies, wear flat caps, live in terrace houses and strangle kestrels.

Londoners eat jellied eels, wear gorblimey trousers, live in Neslon Mandela House and feed pigeons.

Them's the rules.

Audere - off to have a sing song round the old johanna with some pearly kings.
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Feb 11th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Actually, the "North West of Great Britain" comment leads me to the conclusion we're being wound up. Possible from an American but not from someone living "half an hour from Chester"
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Feb 11th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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Now, where can I get me some gorblimey trousers? That's what I want to know.
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Feb 11th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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You get gorblimey trousers from the same shop as your daisy roots
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Feb 11th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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Or you could borrow your old man's if he were a dustman
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Feb 11th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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North west England, why the sarcasm !!

Well - I'd guess all you need to know is answered right here: "What a bunch of comedians Flanneruk etc are, and yes Sheila? you are right Wales is not in England, I meant NW of Great Britain. I have a bloody marvelous sense of humour (when something is witty) which you FlannerUk are not, I just wished you'd carried on walking....I was only giving my opinion, but God you were out for blood, as for the "chip on my shoulder" I'd love to belt you round the "Gob" with it, hows that for northern Humour....You sound one arrongant pillick, I await your (caustic reply) no doubt."

Kinda, sorta explains the whole thing . . . .
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Feb 11th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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sheila & Janis,
I give up, you win, I am not American, just a normal person from the UK who offered an opinion (& boy do I regret it)but you both seem to want to put people in their place if they appear not to be on your wavelength..I think you knew what i meant even if it did come across wrong, as I said i was just giving my opinion, but the tone of your replies is curt and opinionated to say the least.
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Feb 11th, 2007, 11:24 PM
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Actually, my first post, WITH it's smilie smiley, was meant to be light-hearted.

North West of Great Britain??? Give me a break.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 12:18 AM
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Ann, just ignore.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 12:47 AM
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Flanneur's just chippy about football because he supports a small club.

And Sheila, don't shoot the messenger, but a google search on "it's grim up north" provided this:

http://itsgrimupnorth.com/
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Feb 12th, 2007, 12:49 AM
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Is this a private fight or can anyone join in ;-)

I actually live just outside Chester.
At the moment, it is pretty grim, what Dr. Chasuble calls "dreech"

I think that most replies were good humoured and quite funny.
To be fair, janisj was only quoting Ann herself.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 12:54 AM
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Thanks carrybean, will do, but one last thing, I meant NW of England but because i'd (mistakenly) put Wales in my 1st post and as we know its not in England! I tried to say I meant an area rather than say down South etc,so said GB, but thats when the comments started..I know the Wirral cannot compare to The Grand Canyon etc,and i wasn't trying to compare at all,its just that i think its a nice part of the country. I just think comments like "chip on shoulder & "give us a break" etc are a tad rude. But thats just my opinion.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 03:15 AM
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Hi Ann - I find it best to ignore contraversial and sarcastic remarks, as it's so easy to end up in a virtual slanging match. You and I both know that the NW of England and our nearby neighbour, Wales, has plenty to offer and that if people choose to believe we all live in Coronation Street, then it's their loss. Most of it is good humoured banter but there is nothing that some people like better than a good argument - don't take the bait
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Feb 12th, 2007, 03:30 AM
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Maria,
You are right, most of the comments were funny and good natured, I suppose I did rise to the bait but some comments are hard to ignore. Most replies to my questions on various subjects have been really positive and pleasant (and very helpful)So I suppose you will always get the odd one who likes to "stir" things up. Anyway, am off to search foders for some good (hopefully) advice on South Carolina as thinking of a trip there later in year.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 03:54 AM
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Actually, there are some lovely photographs of Aberdeen under that link. Look at the drop down for "Beautiful Aberdeen".

I don't mind that. The chips on my shoulder are about people like Paul Theroux who described my adopted home as a place "where the people would pick a sixpence out of a dunghill with their teeth"
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Feb 12th, 2007, 04:08 AM
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I now have a mental image of AnnRiley and Maria H as Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough gossiping over the garden fence.......
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