Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 225368 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2550 on: 16 July, 2021, 07:52:54 pm »
Dan Norris, the recently elected Western Super Mayor, has announced that he doesn't think the region he's mayor of should be called WECA, West of England Combined Authority. In his opinion it sounds too reminiscent of Waco, Texas (younger forumists might not have heard of the siege of religious cult's HQ that happened there in the 90s).



This has inevitably led to suggestions of other names that could be used, by far the best of which is this:
Western Urban & Rural Zones Legislature Executive.

 :D
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2552 on: 16 July, 2021, 11:25:25 pm »
The TdF went near to the town of Condom today, a fact that I felt obliged to point out to my boy when he got here. He can be relied upon to behave in a totally puerile manner when presented with such facts  :D
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2553 on: 17 July, 2021, 12:22:15 am »
The TdF went near to the town of Condom today, a fact that I felt obliged to point out to my boy when he got here. He can be relied upon to behave in a totally puerile manner when presented with such facts  :D

The real question is why didn't P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® cover this key fact?  (And the answer is probably shitverts.)
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2554 on: 17 July, 2021, 01:09:40 am »
The TdF went near to the town of Condom today, a fact that I felt obliged to point out to my boy when he got here. He can be relied upon to behave in a totally puerile manner when presented with such facts  :D

The real question is why didn't P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® cover this key fact?  (And the answer is probably shitverts.)

“Near” is probably not close enough to warrant a mention on ITV4, particularly if it happened while M Rendell and chirpy Manx idiot Tiny P Kennaugh* were on duty.  If it had been *** and the C Boardmen…

IIRC it went through Condom a few years ago while *** and the C Boardmen were in the colemantary Sheds (and Super D was snoozing off his lunch) but they were busy talking about something totally unrelated to the race – probably something to do with EO Aquitaine, caves or pine trees – and utterly failed to notice.

* who, I recently learned, is only 1” shorter than Nice C, but everyone looks like a dwarf alongside Super D.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2555 on: 18 July, 2021, 07:04:02 pm »
Well, here's a surprise or two. Or maybe not. Firstly, apparently the oft repeated but unverifiable claim that Bristol's Gloucester Road is the Europe's longest high street of independent shops originates from a housebuilder's brochure.
https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/south-west/bristol/
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As the South West’s retail capital, the centre of the city has all the big names you’d hope for including Harvey Nichols. Gloucester Road is Europe’s longest street of independent shops. Clifton Village is Bristol’s Chelsea with boutiques, antique shops and trendy cafes, while it’s ‘Christmas Steps’ date back to the 1600s.

And secondly, Wetherspoons is modelled on Orwell's Moon Under Water.
https://thebristolcable.org/2021/07/gloucester-road-wetherspoons-a-chain-changing-the-bristols-fiercely-independent-high-street/
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Both Wetherspoons and the micropub movement were influenced by George Orwell’s 1946 essay about his favourite – fictional – pub the Moon Under Water. It is “always quiet enough to talk”, serves food, has friendly staff, and a garden for children.

Which leads to the third, probably largest, surprise, that by inference Tim Martin has read Orwell.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2556 on: 18 July, 2021, 08:56:35 pm »
I've been to a real Moon Under Water in Leicester Square.  I imagine there are many.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2557 on: 19 July, 2021, 07:40:40 am »
Dan Norris, the recently elected Western Super Mayor, has announced that he doesn't think the region he's mayor of should be called WECA, West of England Combined Authority. In his opinion it sounds too reminiscent of Waco, Texas (younger forumists might not have heard of the siege of religious cult's HQ that happened there in the 90s).



This has inevitably led to suggestions of other names that could be used, by far the best of which is this:
Western Urban & Rural Zones Legislature Executive.

 :D


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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2558 on: 19 July, 2021, 10:12:18 am »

A weka is a NZ flightless bird.    We used to have a few living at the bottom of our garden.

Described by Douglas Adams as:
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a fierce and disorderly duck-sized bird
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2559 on: 19 July, 2021, 02:14:54 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2560 on: 27 July, 2021, 06:03:48 pm »
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A spokesperson for Bristol Rovers Football Club said in a statement: “With regard to manager Joey Barton’s court appearance by video link this morning, the club has been informed that the matter is proceeding to trial and is, therefore, sub judicial.”
Not at all a light-hearted matter, but I can't help wondering if "sub judicial" for more usual "sub judice" is a typo, a deliberate use of an adjective, or a reflection of the local accent...
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