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South of Watford?? pls help!

PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:45 am

please help me mates: there's a "dude" selling a tc engine and i did smile about the south of watford routine: as it's evidently derogatory; but i don't really know why: so please help: i thought i knew most everything about my beloved england! sandy
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PostPost by: Nickm » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:00 am

Hi Sandy, I've not heard the phrase that way round. It's usually us southerners that describe anywhere north of Watford as 'up north'. Of course Watford is only just past London!
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:00 am

I'm not entirely sure what you are asking Sandy?

If it is just the meaning of "south of Watford", it is indeed a derogatory pop at the "north".

I.E. Anything south of Watford - London , home counties etc - is civilised and honourable (cough!)
Anything "North of Watford" are barbarians - here be Dragons etc.

The guns of HMS Belfast, the World War 2 Cruise moored in the Thames, has its guns elevated to hit Watford motorway services incase of a Northern invasion.
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:14 am

vincereynard wrote:Anything south of Watford - London , home counties etc - is civilised and honourable (cough!)
Anything "North of Watford" are barbarians - here be Dragons etc



Vince,
Do you think they should have made it South of Peterborough? :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:46 am

Love it Vince, its nice up north bye eck
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:15 am

Hence the opposition to HS2. Why, in the name of sanity, would anyone want to get to Birmingham faster??
Would that not mean that "some people" could also get easier access to London?

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vincereynard wrote:Anything south of Watford - London , home counties etc - is civilised and honourable (cough!)
Anything "North of Watford" are barbarians - here be Dragons etc



Vince,
Do you think they should have made it South of Peterborough? :mrgreen:


Kev, you have to remember that any complaints are automatically redirected to Previous Owner wherever possible. The P.O. is in China. Our dear Mrs May is busy flogging UK Ltd to the Chinese.

It is considered a full broadside could be viewed as an act of aggression. The Chinese could pull the plug on the power stations and go home in a huff. Then where would we be? Candles to cook you beans Kev!

Just 'cos certain clowns should not be trusted with the matches! Its a slippery slope.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:40 am

thanks to all of you - if you read this chaps add you brits will get even more info than i can understand! sandy
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:42 pm

Europatc wrote:Love it Vince, its nice up north bye eck


Yes it is, but don't tell everyone or they'll want to move here. :D

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:06 pm

It's grim up North

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:22 pm

Jeez! Is Grimsby really twinned with Chernobyl? :shock:
But there again.... :roll:
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:57 pm

KevJ+2 wrote:Jeez! Is Grimsby really twinned with Chernobyl? :shock:
But there again.... :roll:


It's hardly surprising. Chernobyl cannot have had much choice.
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PostPost by: Paul Chapman » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:36 pm

Your right things are not to great up here in Grimsby just at present for all sorts of reasons, but like a lot of the North of England we are just doing our very best to keep going and although we do not get a great deal of help or support from those south of Watford we do not really need to be mocked by the rest of the UK.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:16 am

I hear the fish and chips in Chernobyl are particularly good-you can read the newspaper right through them though!
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:37 pm

I don't know about mocking the north.the banter is two way.A lot of us in the south don't have it that easy and while it may be easier than parts of the north the cost of living is crazy,we're not all white collar you know.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:57 pm

..even though i've travelled from the south (usually dover) to the north (northhampton, silverstone, leeds etc..) at least 30 times you don't notice any differences and the little chef was always the same. but it looks a bit like italy where there's financial, food and mentality differences - in either case i love all of you folks!! ps: do fried eggs at little chef still look like they're plastic mock-ups?? sandy
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