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MrPiccolo

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
From what I recall the "put" and "poot" distinction is more East Lancs (anywhere east of a line through Bolton & Blackburn) than Lancashire in general.

"flood" is pronounced with a long "o" not "flud" and some pronounce "good" likewise.

Ahh yes, the great difference between yorkies and lancies, you over-emphasise the vowels: we just truncate them or lose them altogether; very symbolic of all our general manner of oral trans-pennine communication differences.. [Biased] IMHO..

[ 18. June 2004, 12:13: Message edited by: MrPiccolo ]

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MrPiccolo

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PS Does Bolton still exist?? I thought it had been swallowed up in that great Leviathan called "Greater Manchester" !! [Biased]

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Coot, thank you for enriching my vocabulary with the word 'squattocracy'.

Only in Australia are squatters regarded as a privileged upper class.

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Aye, Bolton's still there, yet is part of Greater Manc. As is Leigh, where t'wife comes from. The Most Exciting Small Town in Britain, if not the World... [Snore]

Yorkshire: home to Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, Swaledale, Goathland, Bempton Cliffs, York, Beverley Minster, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ribblehead Viaduct, Knaresborough, (the proper) Richmond, the Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor's breweries, the Royal Armouries, Leeds Utd. etc. etc.

Lancashire, home to...?

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
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Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
[Eek!] [Eek!] There are chippies WITHOUT mushy peas? [Eek!] [Eek!]

You bet. You know you're Up North, when you see guacamole in the chip shops. [Ultra confused]
Mushy peas are more of a southern thing I think. Ubiquitous round here.

In Lancashire they have parched peas which are different.

We also have saveloys. No-one knows what is in a saveloy. Some people suggest they may contain meat, others prefer to think of it as a kind of vegetable resin, a bit like rubber.

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...Blackpool Tower (and the Tower Circus, and the Pleasure Beach), the Beatles, Granada TV studios, the Forest of Bowland, certain internationally renowned football teams, Robinsons brewery, and Moorhouses (Pendle Witches, Black Cat), Pendle Hill itself.
Look, we may be smaller than Yorkshire, but we pack a lot in! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Alaric the Goth:
Aye, Bolton's still there, yet is part of Greater Manc. As is Leigh, where t'wife comes from. The Most Exciting Small Town in Britain, if not the World... [Snore]

Yorkshire: home to Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, Swaledale, Goathland, Bempton Cliffs, York, Beverley Minster, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ribblehead Viaduct, Knaresborough, (the proper) Richmond, the Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor's breweries, the Royal Armouries, Leeds Utd. etc. etc.

Lancashire, home to...?

The Old Man of Coniston
Half of the Forest of Bowland
Morecambe Sands
Thwaites Brewery


On pronunciation - yes, but no vowel in Lancastrian would be pronounced the same as the southern "u" in "putt" - the nearest Lancastrian sound would actually be the "a" in "cat"

Hence finding it funny when southerners respell a swearing northerner as saying "fook" - as far as we're concerned, Londoners say "fack" when they swear.

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When I lived in London, we dealt with the magistrates court in Uxbridge. In order to say it like everyone else, and not get laughed at, I had to think of it as Axbridge.
The "u" sound is about the only thing left of my Northern accent now, apart from a few dialect words that slip in now and again, and a few non-standard sentence constructions.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
You know you're Up North, when you see guacamole in the chip shops.

Who do you think you are? Peter Mandelson?
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quote:
Originally posted by Eigon:
...Blackpool Tower (and the Tower Circus, and the Pleasure Beach), THE BEATLES , Granada TV studios, the Forest of Bowland, certain internationally renowned football teams, Robinsons brewery, and Moorhouses (Pendle Witches, Black Cat), Pendle Hill itself.
Look, we may be smaller than Yorkshire, but we pack a lot in! [Smile]

"Woh woh, woh!!" As Peter Kay would say; you are trying to tell me the Beatles (from Liverpool, Merseyside) are Lancastrians!!!??? [Killing me] [Killing me] [Killing me]

I'll be interested to see what our scouse friends will say about that..!!! [Two face]

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quote:
Originally posted by Alaric the Goth:
Aye, Bolton's still there, yet is part of Greater Manc. As is Leigh, where t'wife comes from. The Most Exciting Small Town in Britain, if not the World... [Snore]

Yorkshire: home to Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, Swaledale, Goathland, Bempton Cliffs, York, Beverley Minster, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ribblehead Viaduct, Knaresborough, (the proper) Richmond, the Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor's breweries, the Royal Armouries, Leeds Utd. etc. etc.

Lancashire, home to...?

The Forest of Bowland, Lunedale, plate glass, most of the rest of the Ribble, a nuclear submarine factory, Manchester City, Everton, a few of other football teams you may have heard of, lots of Rugby clubs who play with the wrong number of men in each side, Walney island, Martin Mere, cockles, the Beatles, Thwaite's Ales, Rochdale Pioneers, Wigan Pier, very silly place-names with more than one apostrophe in them, Pendle Hill, the largest remaining population of English speakers who use "thee" and "thou" colloquially and correctly, Accrington Stanley, and more people than either Ireland or Wales.

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Originally posted by MrPiccolo:
you are trying to tell me the Beatles (from Liverpool, Merseyside) are Lancastrians!!!??? :I'll be interested to see what our scouse friends will say about that..!!!

You'll be telling us that Hull isn't in Yorkshire I suppose?

Places don't stop being where they are just because the government changes a few administrative boundaries.

And even if they did, "Merseyside" was after the Beatles.

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The Old Man of Coniston (never got flippin up it, did we?)
Half of the Forest of Bowland
Morecambe Sands
Thwaites Brewery

Ah, it is indeed true that only about half of Bowland is Lancastrian, t'other being in the West Riding. I have only ever seen that part of the world from its edges, namely the Western edge from the Preston-Lancaster main line, and the North-Eastern from the Skipton-Carnforth line.

Thwaites isn't anything to write home about. Moorhouses' would be [Smile] , however!

And Eigon, Robinson's would be in Cheshire, not Lancs, wouldn't it. Wherever it is, it will never be forgiven [Frown] for taking over and closing down the Hartley's (Ulverston) brewery which was in Lancashire. One of teh best ales ever, was 'proper' Hartley's. [Waterworks]

I wouldn't mention NorthWest sports teams if I were you! Not to a Leeds fan.

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Originally posted by ken:
You'll be telling us that Hull isn't in Yorkshire I suppose?

Places don't stop being where they are just because the government changes a few administrative boundaries.

And even if they did, "Merseyside" was after the Beatles.

.. the difference is we've reclaimed Hull; Liverpool OTOH, is still firmly cast adrift in that misnomer "Merseyside" [Biased]

Rugby teams..?
Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls..? : [Razz]

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Lancashire has a lot of faults.

But Accrington Stanley? Surely that makes up for lots of things... [Overused]

At least we don't have Bradford. Or Wakefield. At least our dump-like places (Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen, Colne, Nelson) are small dumps

And we have better cheese.

Ferijen (upset that she's about to go away from the computer for a week and going to miss this debate hot up even more)

*not for want of trying on Blackburn's part [Snigger]

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Originally posted by Alaric the Goth:
I wouldn't mention NorthWest sports teams if I were you! Not to a Leeds fan.

Leeds are becoming a Proper British sports team - its the Taking Part that counts, not the winning [Snigger]

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I really must protest, this thread seems to have been hijacked by Northerners.

How ghastly!

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I must say, whether I lived in Yorkshire (as I do) or Lancashire, my negative attitude to the 'rugby league' thing means I would never be regarded as a 'true native' (I am Sunderland born, despite my fondness for Yorks. (and some aspects of Lancs., I'll admit!)) Have to see if my Leeds-born sons grow to like RL...

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Originally posted by Ferijen:
Lancashire has a lot of faults. ...

At least we don't have Bradford. Or Wakefield. At least our dump-like places (Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen, Colne, Nelson) are small dumps...

And we have better cheese....

What's wrong with Wakey? I worked there for several years and it's got a nice cathedral, good pubs, a (generally) nice town centre. And IMO it's smaller than Blackburn.

I won't try and defend Bradford (well not the city itself: Bradford MDC includes Ilkley Moor, Haworth, the Worth Valley Railway and the aforementioned Taylor's brewery, so does include some of me Favourite Things!).

('Not even') Wensleydale is better than 'Lancashire'. Both are better than Cheddar, of course.

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its interesting to note that all the "defenders of Lancashire" [Overused] on this thread" :
are now living elsewhere than their place of birth [Biased]
I wonder what that tells us.. [Two face] [Two face]

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quote:
Originally posted by MrPiccolo:
its interesting to note that all the "defenders of Lancashire" [Overused] on this thread" :
are now living elsewhere than their place of birth [Biased]
I wonder what that tells us.. [Two face] [Two face]

[Razz]

[Hot and Hormonal]

(And I don't necessarily defend it that much: I just think its better than Yorkshire.)

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Sunderland. Now that's the proper North.

Weardale, Teesdale, Deepdale, Bowes, Barnard Castle, leeks, Vaux's beer (the memories are fonder than the taste), Castle Eden, Federation, Marsden Rock (the arch fell down [Frown] ), the pit pond at Dawdon (they closed it [Frown] ), pink snow (nae mair, nae mair), the Social Club on Browney Lane in Meadofield, the Colpitt's Tavern in Durham City, the Venerable Bede - we're having no truck with modern boundaries here, so Jarrow is in Durham and we can have the Jarrow March, the Miner's Gala, the Penshore Monument, the City of Durham itself and the wonderfullest Cathedral in the northern world.

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True words were spoken above by Ken - places do not move just because administrative boundaries do.

Fact: Liverpool is in Lancashire, whether other Lancastrians want it or not.

Ditto Manchester

Even odder fact: a good proportion of Sheffield - Totley, Dore, Meersbrook, Woodseats, Beighton, Crystal Peaks, Waterthorpe - is in Derbyshire

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
Sunderland. Now that's the proper North.

Weardale, Teesdale, Deepdale, Bowes, Barnard Castle, leeks, Vaux's beer (the memories are fonder than the taste), Castle Eden, Federation, Marsden Rock (the arch fell down [Frown] ), the pit pond at Dawdon (they closed it [Frown] ), pink snow (nae mair, nae mair), the Social Club on Browney Lane in Meadofield, the Colpitt's Tavern in Durham City, the Venerable Bede - we're having no truck with modern boundaries here, so Jarrow is in Durham and we can have the Jarrow March, the Miner's Gala, the Penshore Monument, the City of Durham itself and the wonderfullest Cathedral in the northern world.

[Overused] Noo ye're taalkin'!
Marsden Rock: not the same since the incident you mention. And they blew up the smaller of the remaining stacks [Mad] , claiming it was unsafe.

'Vaux' wasn't actually all that good, but it's a shame they closed it. You can still get 'Double Maxim' in bottles (quite canny), as a Sunderland brewery was set up (not on the Vaux site) with that brand name.

And it's Penshaw Monument, please!

('And when he'd etten aal he could
And when he had hees fill
He craaled away
And wrapped hees tail
Ten times roond Penshaa Hill')

Ironically the hill (above) in The Lambton Worm is probably Worm Hill and not the one with the Monument on it!

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Alaric and Ken:

[Overused]

Not only by virtue of being a Durham alumna, but also because of my maternal family connections. County Durham over Lancashire every day (although still Lancashire over Yorkshire [Biased] )

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Dear Undiscovered Country (the original poster),

I suspect these recent posts have provided a practical example of what is strange about the British. Are you managing to follow them at all, or have the references to places and things unknown sent you fleeing?

Yours

Yangtze

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If you want to understand the British, you need to realise that the county you were born in is very very important. Despite the fact that they may seem rather small, and you may only have to go a few miles to get into a different one, they are foreign, different, and ( probably ) the enemy.

In fact, the variety of culture that you can experience in a very short time can be deceptive. That Yorkshire people and Lancashire people may seem to speak in a similar way, to an untrained ear, they are hugely different, as the above few posts show.

[I am half of each, so I am keeping out of the discussion]

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Mr Piccolo is right - I was born a Mancunian and I don't think I would ever go back.

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quote:
Originally posted by Oxymoron:
I really must protest, this thread seems to have been hijacked by Northerners.

How ghastly!

Northerners ? They all appear to be talking about somewhere to the far South of where I live........

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Indeed. And not even just different counties. Take the County of Kent for example. I'm a proud Maid of Kent and we have no truck with them there Kentish Maids from the wrong side of the Medway.

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Cross posted. Mine was of course in response to Schroedinger's Cat.

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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
If you want to understand the British, you need to realise that the county you were born in is very very important. Despite the fact that they may seem rather small, and you may only have to go a few miles to get into a different one, they are foreign, different, and ( probably ) the enemy.

In fact, the variety of culture that you can experience in a very short time can be deceptive. That Yorkshire people and Lancashire people may seem to speak in a similar way, to an untrained ear, they are hugely different, as the above few posts show.

[I am half of each, so I am keeping out of the discussion]

What a quaint, paroachial, nay, perhaps "perculiar" island race we Brits. are!!
I think I hear the opening bars of "Land of Hope.." stirring in the background.. [Tear]

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quote:
Originally posted by Yangtze:
Dear Undiscovered Country (the original poster),

I suspect these recent posts have provided a practical example of what is strange about the British. Are you managing to follow them at all, or have the references to places and things unknown sent you fleeing?

Undiscovered Country is British, isn't he?

Unless I miss my guess, mine is the first post by a non-Brit in almost a week. I have no idea what you're talking about anymore. But I am more convinced than ever that you're all very strange. [Big Grin]

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.."you don't have to be mad to live here; but it helps"
old english proverb..
[Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
[Undiscovered Country is British, isn't he?

Just read the OP again and, dang me, you're right. I'd just assumed it was a question from a foreigner wanting to understand more of our weird and wonderful ways.

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Alicïa
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Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
True words were spoken above by Ken - places do not move just because administrative boundaries do.

Fact: Liverpool is in Lancashire, whether other Lancastrians want it or not.

Ditto Manchester


eeeeeerrrrrrrrmmm [Mad]

get your facts RIGHT

Liverpool is NOT in Lancashire, it is in Merseyside, and dont talk to me about historically either because I was born in Merseyside and we dont discuss any former connections with Manchester that are MYTHS

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oh and I'm always nice to tourists, but is that to do do the Welsh in me or the Scouse in me, I'm not sure.

My Welsh family (mothers side) call Liverpool the capital of North Wales, I think what they mean is the shopping / clubbing capital.

meanwhile my dads side (Scouse) is close to pushing for total independence for Liverpool.

Yes we British are strange... but Liverpool is distinct from Lancashire, and we are very welcoming of all tourists (well not so much the Mancunian variety... [Biased]

Liverpool - European Capital of Culture for 2008 ...

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Originally posted by ken:
Sunderland. Now that's the proper North.


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No comment needed really.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aliciaa:
quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
True words were spoken above by Ken - places do not move just because administrative boundaries do.

Fact: Liverpool is in Lancashire, whether other Lancastrians want it or not.

Ditto Manchester


eeeeeerrrrrrrrmmm [Mad]

get your facts RIGHT

Liverpool is NOT in Lancashire, it is in Merseyside, and dont talk to me about historically either because I was born in Merseyside and we dont discuss any former connections with Manchester that are MYTHS

[Razz]

My facts are correct. Merseyside is an administrative creation of 1974 intended purely to administer those parts of Lancashire and Cheshire on either bank of the Mersey. They don't stop those places being in Lancashire and Cheshire.

That scousers don't feel worthy to be called Lancastrians is their self-esteem problem.

[ 09. July 2004, 09:37: Message edited by: Karl: Liberal Backslider ]

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Alicïa
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Move with the times and get over it

Liverpool is the adminstration capital of MERSEYSIDE.

[Razz]

since I and most people of my generation have never lived in Lancashire it is factually incorrect for me and people of my generation.

this is why the British are wierd, some of us live in the past.

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and besides by what right have people in Chesterfield to tell me where I live?

[Ultra confused]

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It is the facts, not my location, that place you in Lancashire.

You were born in Lancashire. You live there now. The administrative counties were never intended to replace the traditional ones. That is the error you are making.

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oh get over it your giving us Brits a reputation for being strange

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I will accept your apology in your next post, I was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, not part of Lanacashire in MY lifetime.

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I should add to this the Government statement concerning this:

"The new county boundaries are administrative areas, and will not alter the traditional boundaries of counties, nor is it intended that the loyalties of people living in them will change, despite the different names adopted by the new administrative counties"

In other words, Liverpool is in the administrative county of Merseyside, but is part of the traditional county of Lancashire.

[ 09. July 2004, 09:54: Message edited by: Karl: Liberal Backslider ]

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and most of us younger folk know that tradition is not necessarily fact.

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The traditional boundaries of Lancashire are pretty factual, though, don't you think?

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yep, Britons are strange, I agree with the OP, and advance this view by saying that SOME of us are so obsessed with TRADITION that they fail to observe change. Very strange.

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Liverpool's always been different though. I remember an April Fool on Look North, many years ago, where the "breaking news" throughout the programme was that Liverpool had declared UDI and was barricading itself off. It worked as a joke because it was so plausible.

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quote:
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Liverpool's always been different though. I remember an April Fool on Look North, many years ago, where the "breaking news" throughout the programme was that Liverpool had declared UDI and was barricading itself off. It worked as a joke because it was so plausible.

thank you Eigon ... I love your town by the way and I remember reading about Hay on Wye declaring independence or something along those lines...

lots and lots of bookshops - my kinda place

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Aliciaa,

It reads to me like you're verging on making personal attacks outside of Hell Commandment 4). Because you're new, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're being playful rather than vindictive.

You might find it useful to read the introductions to each board. Heaven's is here.

Gauging the tone of each board is something new posters can find tricky. It might help to read through several threads on each board before jumping in.

Hope this is of some use!

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