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Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Plymouth Hoe banned
« on: 27 January, 2021, 12:11:01 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/27/facebook-apologises-flagging-plymouth-hoe-offensive-term

 ;D

Should we tell them it's where the Pilgrim Fathers went for their relief?
Bach without a doubt.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #1 on: 27 January, 2021, 01:01:15 pm »
Just wait till they hear about Westward Ho!
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #2 on: 27 January, 2021, 02:38:23 pm »
Francis Drake liked to roll his big balls on the hoe.  The grass was neatly trimmed.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #3 on: 27 January, 2021, 02:45:08 pm »

Ho!  Ho!  Ho!  Christmas banned.....

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #4 on: 27 January, 2021, 05:39:03 pm »
Just wait until they discover Scunthorpe...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #5 on: 27 January, 2021, 05:52:02 pm »
Just wait until they discover Scunthorpe...

Penistone, Clitheroe, Lord Hereford's Knob...  ;D
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #6 on: 27 January, 2021, 06:17:38 pm »
Just wait until they discover Scunthorpe...

I first came across "the Scunthorpe problem" many years ago when I saw a comedian, a native of that town, who introduced himself as "The man who put the..." - you can fill in the rest.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #7 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:27:23 pm »
Devil's Dyke has allegedly got the same treatment according to an clickbait article somewhere or other that I read the other day.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #8 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:37:32 pm »
I bet Fan Y Big slips through (or everything slips through it)
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #9 on: 27 January, 2021, 10:09:58 pm »
Devil's Dyke has allegedly got the same treatment according to an clickbait article somewhere or other that I read the other day.
Which one?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #10 on: 27 January, 2021, 10:26:59 pm »
Devil's Dyke has allegedly got the same treatment according to an clickbait article somewhere or other that I read the other day.
Which one?
There's more than one? Is there no end to this filth?

The one in Sussex.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #11 on: 28 January, 2021, 02:59:24 am »
Just wait until they discover Scunthorpe...

I first came across "the Scunthorpe problem" many years ago when I saw a comedian, a native of that town, who introduced himself as "The man who put the..." - you can fill in the rest.

Graffiti in Sheffield student bog c1980 << If Typhoo put the T in Britain, who put the cunt in Scunthorpe?>>

Jokes about Penistone had worn so thin nobody bothered with them...

Snakehips

  • Twixt London and leafy Surrey
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #12 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:07:03 am »
How long before that old favourite Wilsford-Cum-Lake gets the treatment?
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #13 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:07:34 am »
Graffiti in Sheffield student bog c1980...

1980! There really is nothing new. And it was probably an old gag even then.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #14 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:33:40 am »
Devil's Dyke has allegedly got the same treatment according to an clickbait article somewhere or other that I read the other day.
Which one?
There's more than one? Is there no end to this filth?

The one in Sussex.

There's one just outside Cambridge as well
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #15 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:43:39 am »
Devil's Dyke has allegedly got the same treatment according to an clickbait article somewhere or other that I read the other day.
Which one?
There's more than one? Is there no end to this filth?

The one in Sussex.

There's one just outside Cambridge as well

And one in Hertfordshire...
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #16 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:49:22 am »
Or the times that Glyndwr had his Way with Offa's Dyke. Knighton bald mounting.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #17 on: 28 January, 2021, 11:07:13 am »
There is, of course, Fingringhoe, in Essex.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #18 on: 28 January, 2021, 11:14:12 am »
There is, of course, Fingringhoe, in Essex.
I took refreshment in the company of the late Barry Mason in The Whalebone, a delightful pub in Fingringhoe, on one occasion.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #19 on: 28 January, 2021, 02:05:27 pm »
I tried to go to Clitheroe once but had trouble finding it.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #20 on: 28 January, 2021, 02:46:58 pm »
I tried to go to Clitheroe once but had trouble finding it.

I bet you were too embarrassed/proud to ask a woman for directions...   ;) ;D
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

Green Party Councillor

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #21 on: 28 January, 2021, 03:59:34 pm »
I like near a Fickleshole which ought to be rude. There is an actual bear there.

Snodland is the rudestly named place in the UK, of course.
Support the Great Surrey Bear Census 2020 (postponed due to COVID)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #22 on: 28 January, 2021, 04:53:49 pm »
Just wait until they discover Scunthorpe...

Was about to say...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZdwX4noCE

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Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #23 on: 28 January, 2021, 07:06:43 pm »
Do they get similarly nervous about people that like to watch the BBC?

Re: Plymouth Hoe banned
« Reply #24 on: 17 June, 2021, 01:26:38 pm »
Speaking of hoes, as it were...

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Dear American news website, the rugby union term you are looking for here is “hooker”. You’re welcome.

https://insider-voice.com/tom-youngs-leicester-tigers-prostitute-charged-by-rfu-after-bristol-incident-rugby-union-news/

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https://twitter.com/angrypiln/status/1405108080019451907
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.