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Pogle
19th November 2009, 09:48
...to fund geography lessons for those down South.

FFS Manchester and Newcastle are NOT next to each other!

'cept maybe in a dictionary

SantaClaus
19th November 2009, 09:50
Youre not dealing with Tracy from Office Angels again, are you?

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 09:54
...to fund geography lessons for those down South.

FFS Manchester and Newcastle are NOT next to each other!

'cept maybe in a dictionaryoop north is all the same for southerners. All bleak, all poor and all backward. Don't try to convince them otherwise; Upper Teesdale, Ribble Valley, the Vale of Lune and the Dales are imho already in danger of overpopulation and you don't need southerners making them even more expensive. Whatever you do, don't tell southerners about the quality of life oop north.

OrangeHopper
19th November 2009, 09:55
They are within a few miles of Birmingham aren't they?

DimPrawn
19th November 2009, 09:58
Shitty northern towns like Coventry.

:sick

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 10:00
Conventry.

:sickvery near Nuneaton.

BolshieBastard
19th November 2009, 10:18
tulipty northern towns like Coventry.

:sick

is in the shitier midlands.

Paddy
19th November 2009, 10:23
...to fund geography lessons for those down South.

FFS Manchester and Newcastle are NOT next to each other!

'cept maybe in a dictionary

... and Rotterdam is not Amsterdam!

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 10:27
... and Rotterdam is not Amsterdam!Yep, but they're within commuting distance of each other. 40 minutes on the train I think.

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 10:45
Yep, but they're within commuting distance of each other. 40 minutes on the train I think.

Yup, and it's a Dutch train as well so you know that it will actually be 40 minutes, you have a decent chance of getting a seat and even the 1st class ticket will be modestly priced

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 13:36
But will it smell with that peculiar & very special aroma of Arriva Trains Wales?

If you have a bunch of pissed up brits in the same carriage then yes

MrMark
19th November 2009, 14:09
I know this may have been asked before, but is there a recruitment agents' forum? I'm sure it would make for fascinating reading.

Sysman
19th November 2009, 14:10
oop north is all the same for southerners. All bleak, all poor and all backward. Don't try to convince them otherwise; Upper Teesdale, Ribble Valley, the Vale of Lune and the Dales are imho already in danger of overpopulation with southerners and you don't need southerners making them even more expensive. Whatever you do, don't tell southerners about the quality of life oop north.

Fixed that for you.

We were amazed about a dozen years ago when a group of southerners in a favourite Dales pub claimed they were locals. Nobody had ever seen them before, including the butcher, the baker and the postman. They must have done all their shopping in Sainsbury's a good 20 miles away and held dinner parties for their get togethers.

Sysman
19th November 2009, 14:11
I know this may have been asked before, but is there a recruitment agents' forum? I'm sure it would make for fascinating reading.

:spel

A great venue for a CUK holiday.

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:14
I know this may have been asked before, but is there a recruitment agents' forum? I'm sure it would make for fascinating reading.

Probably full of thread titles such as

"To avoid unneccessary competition please list all companies you are currently supplying contractors to"

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 14:23
Probably full of thread titles such as

"To avoid unneccessary competition please list all companies you are currently supplying contractors to"

´How to get leads from contractors´.

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:25
´How to get leads from contractors´.

"Which hair gel is best to pull the laydeeees"

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 14:26
"Which hair gel is best to pull the laydeeees"'The practitioner's guide to shiny ties and chunky gold watches'.

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:28
'The practitioner's guide to shiny ties and chunky gold watches'.

"Whats the most number of phone calls you've ignored in a day?"

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 14:29
"Whats the most number of phone calls you've ignored in a day?"
'Pointy shoes look great with a suit'

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 14:31
'Should I buy the X5 or the Cayenne?'

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:34
"What is sequel????"

HairyArsedBloke
19th November 2009, 14:34
oop north is all the same for southerners. All bleak, all poor and all backward.

And they talk funny.

Agents should be taught lessons about the geography of London too. In my contracting days I used to get some very strange ideas from them about where things are in London or what was actually in London (such as Heathrow).

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:35
And they talk funny.

Agents should be taught lessons about the geography of London too. In my contracting days I used to get some very strange ideas from them about where things are in London or what was actually in London (such as Heathrow).

Inside the M25 = London
Simples

minestrone
19th November 2009, 14:36
"What is your favourite Rick Astley album?"

Mich the Tester
19th November 2009, 14:36
"What is sequel????"If 'Visual' is so 'Basic' why do they call themselves Senior developers?

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:37
If 'Visual' is so 'Basic' why do they call themselves Senior developers?

"Anyone else potnoodle whilst getting PM's to agree to £200pd?"

MrMark
19th November 2009, 14:39
"Whats the most number of phone calls you've ignored in a day?"

"Ever told the truth more than once in the same day?"

George Parr
19th November 2009, 14:40
"Ever told the truth more than once in the same day?"

"Ever told the truth"?

Spacecadet
19th November 2009, 14:42
"Ever told the truth"?

"Having trouble getting people with 3 years SQL Server 2008 experience"

The_Equalizer
19th November 2009, 14:53
I'm not getting any response for my 'Senior Backend Javascript' role. How comes?

Board Game Geek
19th November 2009, 17:20
"Help ! Contractor found out that I was taking 75% margin on his £800 a day"

xoggoth
19th November 2009, 17:28
Yes they are.

BrilloPad
20th November 2009, 08:15
...to fund geography lessons for those down South.

FFS Manchester and Newcastle are NOT next to each other!

'cept maybe in a dictionary

Are they not? :confused:

Anyway I thought it was just one massive sprawl north of watford.

Board Game Geek
20th November 2009, 08:43
On one of the few occassions when, as a nipper, the family packed the car to head "Oop North", it was quite a palava.

We were heading to the outer reaches of Blackpool, and the trip required military-style planning over several days.

Dad would pack a spare Jerry Can of petrol for the boot of the car, "just in case".

Gran took a box of teabags "just in case", plus a jam jar of powdered milk, "just in case".

Mum used to ensure we all had sou'westers, "just in case".

The only things we didn't take were the doggies, because of rabies.

Such happy times...

Churchill
20th November 2009, 08:45
On one of the few occassions when, as a nipper, the family packed the car to head "Oop North", it was quite a palava.

We were heading to the outer reaches of Blackpool, and the trip required military-style planning over several days.

Dad would pack a spare Jerry Can of petrol for the boot of the car, "just in case".

Gran took a box of teabags "just in case", plus a jam jar of powdered milk, "just in case".

Mum used to ensure we all had sou'westers, "just in case".

The only things we didn't take were the doggies, because of rabies.

Such happy times...

See? Southern woofters have rabies!

Spacecadet
20th November 2009, 08:47
Are they not? :confused:

Anyway I thought it was just one massive sprawl north of watford.

yeah one massive sprawl of countryside with hills, lakes, mountains, valleys the likes of which your southern eyes have never seen.

Churchill
20th November 2009, 08:51
yeah one massive sprawl of countryside with hills, lakes, mountains, valleys the likes of which your southern eyes have never seen.

Hey, steady on, he's been to Wales, and Chester Zoo!

Coalman
20th November 2009, 08:53
yeah one massive sprawl of countryside with hills, lakes, mountains, valleys the likes of which your southern eyes have never seen.

Shhhhh!

Don't tell them that, there's enough of the buggers there already.

Next you'll be saying Cornwall, Devon and Dorset are lovely!

DimPrawn
20th November 2009, 09:49
No wonder the North is fooked, they've got hardly any immigrants compared to the Eden like South East.

minestrone
20th November 2009, 09:54
I went to Burnley once. Most miserable place I have ever seen.

Churchill
20th November 2009, 10:14
I went to East Kilbride once. Most miserable place I have ever seen.

FTFY! :D

minestrone
20th November 2009, 10:26
FTFY! :D

East Kilbride may not be a thriving cosmopolitan town but it is pretty clean, the transport links are good, plenty of local high tech jobs and if you are lucky enough not to get knifed one night by some boozed up gang of neds then it's an OK place to live. It's not for me, although my last gig was there.

Preston? That station is like something from a 19th century nightmare.

Bagpuss
20th November 2009, 10:34
...to fund geography lessons for those down South.

FFS Manchester and Newcastle are NOT next to each other!

'cept maybe in a dictionary

Yep, In south Cheshire It takes longer for me to drive to Newcastle (upon tyne that is) than Oxford. I do know of one guy who confused geordieland with Newcastle under lyme

Spacecadet
20th November 2009, 10:45
East Kilbride may not be a thriving cosmopolitan town but it is pretty clean, the transport links are good, plenty of local high tech jobs and if you are lucky enough not to get knifed one night by some boozed up gang of neds then it's an OK place to live. It's not for me, although my last gig was there.

Preston? That station is like something from a 19th century nightmare.

So the worst thing about East Kilbride is the stabbing risk
Worst thing about Preston is the train station

Hmmmm difficult to choose between the two here :D

gingerjedi
20th November 2009, 10:48
I went to Burnley once. Most miserable place I have ever seen.

Try Stoke.:suicide:

Bagpuss
20th November 2009, 10:54
Stoke is like Croydon without the charm

Pogle
20th November 2009, 11:04
Try Stoke.:suicide:

Ha, you beat me to it - Stoke is an utter dump and I only go back cos my folks are still there.
All the industry has gone, steel, coal and pottery - the heart has been ripped out of it I find it all very depressing.
Mind you we do have a Premier league side - so not all bad eh? :suicide:

Bagpuss
20th November 2009, 11:06
and probably the best cakes in the UK. Mmmm iced buns with confectioners custard.

JoJoGabor
20th November 2009, 19:28
Northerners do make the best cakes..

Eccles cakes
Lancaster Lemon Tart
Bakewell tart

(I'm sure I thought of more until I started typing)

I think its to take the taste of coal out of their mouths :emb

Tingles
20th November 2009, 19:32
Northerners do make the best cakes..

Eccles cakes
Lancaster Lemon Tart
Bakewell pudding

(I'm sure I thought of more until I started typing)

I think its to take the taste of coal out of their mouths :emb




:smile

Board Game Geek
21st November 2009, 21:54
Actually, the last time I went north of the Watford Gap, was 20 years ago, and we went to a place called Tolford or something. It was a long drive and we'd gone quite a way north. Luckily, us passengers had plenty of cans to amuse ourselves with.

When we arrived, it was like going back in time to a village that had been forgotten by modern day.

It was a bit of a shock seeing people all dressed in old style clothes, having to change our english money at the bank for the local currency, and wandering around the village, seeing people still using horses and carts.

At least they had a foundry there where they made their own steel and stuff, so I guess they are quite self-sufficient in that sense.

It was a shame to go, and the people were really nice and friendly. It looked a hard life though. The sweetshop wasn't bad, but it was all old fashioned sweets. Maybe the modern stuff has yet to get up there ?

I gave the lady in the sweetshop a fiver and said that if she ever leaves for London, this is the sort of money they use there. She looked genuinely shocked, but I reassured her there was no catch, and I was just trying to help.

I wonder if that little old village is still there, these days ?

Tingles
21st November 2009, 22:24
Actually, the last time I went north of the Watford Gap, was 20 years ago, and we went to a place called Tolford or something. It was a long drive and we'd gone quite a way north. Luckily, us passengers had plenty of cans to amuse ourselves with.

When we arrived, it was like going back in time to a village that had been forgotten by modern day.

It was a bit of a shock seeing people all dressed in old style clothes, having to change our english money at the bank for the local currency, and wandering around the village, seeing people still using horses and carts.

At least they had a foundry there where they made their own steel and stuff, so I guess they are quite self-sufficient in that sense.

It was a shame to go, and the people were really nice and friendly. It looked a hard life though. The sweetshop wasn't bad, but it was all old fashioned sweets. Maybe the modern stuff has yet to get up there ?

I gave the lady in the sweetshop a fiver and said that if she ever leaves for London, this is the sort of money they use there. She looked genuinely shocked, but I reassured her there was no catch, and I was just trying to help.

I wonder if that little old village is still there, these days ?


Blist Hill?

Board Game Geek
22nd November 2009, 17:32
Blist Hill?

I don't know. We were certainly all blist (apart from the driver) when we arrived at the place.

Zippy
22nd November 2009, 17:52
True story - went to visit friends in Yorkshire with another(confirmed Southerner) mate. He actually asked "do you have cashpoints up here?" :rollin:

Needless to say, he's never lived it down.

Tingles
22nd November 2009, 17:54
I don't know. We were certainly all blist (apart from the driver) when we arrived at the place.


http://www.blistshill.org/


Near Telford.

Board Game Geek
23rd November 2009, 01:07
http://www.blistshill.org/


Near Telford.

That looks like the place from what I recall.

It's a re-enactment museum ?????!?!

We all thought it was real...

Tingles
23rd November 2009, 09:20
That looks like the place from what I recall.

It's a re-enactment museum ?????!?!

We all thought it was real...


I admire your sense of humour.