Not last time I looked, it wasn't . . . by Tourerfogey (Page 1 of 2)


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Tourerfogey
According to CNN:-

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London is now in Norwich . . .

Posted 30 Jan 2012, 18:48 #1 

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Duncan
Many Americans believe England to be a district of London. No, I've really spoken to more than one that did.

Come to think of it seems to me the majority of Londoners seem to believe the same, and for certain our parliament.
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Posted 30 Jan 2012, 18:53 #2 

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Jürgen
Don't worry, it's just temporary. They had to make room for the Olympics. :mrgreen:
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Posted 30 Jan 2012, 21:17 #3 

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geesmith
Seriously, in a bar in Bridgeport Connecticut I was asked where I was from ..Europe huh?

So, just to be awkward and avoid the expected "UK" I said England and one of the guys chirped up and offered his knowledgeable contribution "England, that's in London right?"

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 18:17 #4 

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starbug2
the world is mad .......

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 18:41 #5 

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Dave
Although...

When we were in Vancouver a few years back, we were buying something in a shop and our English accents were recognised. When asked where we from I hesitated to give too much information as I was sure I'd get the usual blank face or "is that near London?" Imagine our surprise when we said "Sleaford, near Lincoln" and found that the person we were talking to had been there, as they had relatives there!

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 18:48 #6 

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Duncan
geesmith wrote:Seriously, in a bar in Bridgeport Connecticut I was asked where I was from ..Europe huh?

So, just to be awkward and avoid the expected "UK" I said England and one of the guys chirped up and offered his knowledgeable contribution "England, that's in London right?"


Yes that's exactly what I meant.

However, from my accent they think I'm Australian.....
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Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:02 #7 

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Dave
Duncan wrote:However, from my accent they think I'm Australian.....


LOL! Foreigners usually think I am from South Africa for some reason!

(I'm actually from Coseley, Wolverhampton!)

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:07 #8 

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Tourerfogey
I speak 'ampshire and I'm proud of it. :)

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:16 #9 

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Duncan
Dave wrote:
Duncan wrote:However, from my accent they think I'm Australian.....


LOL! Foreigners usually think I am from South Africa for some reason!

(I'm actually from Coseley, Wolverhampton!)

It's that almost Brummy accent, the same I confuse them with.

Nuneaton since you (didn't) ask.
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Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:18 #10 

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Dave
Duncan wrote:It's that almost Brummy accent, the same I confuse them with.


Actually I was four when I left, then had five years in Germany and ever since then, sunny Lincolnshire, so I don't really have an accent at all! (or at least I don't think I do...)

Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:34 #11 


PaulT
I was in a bar somewhere in Conneticut and the barman asked 'are you from England'. I ansewered 'yes'. 'Oh', he remarked, 'you drink warm beer there'.

On a trip I visited a friend in Pennsylvania and we went in to Philadelphia to see the band that her two dughters were in. Imagine my surprise when I went up to the bar and they had Youngs bitter!
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That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 31 Jan 2012, 19:52 #12 

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RhodieBill
It is a well documented fact that Americans are the worst in world geography! So no surprise here....
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Posted 31 Jan 2012, 20:54 #13 

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Bernard
I always say that I'm from near Stratford-on-Avon.
That seems to be universally recognised.
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Posted 31 Jan 2012, 21:02 #14 


PaulT
Bernard wrote:I always say that I'm from near Stratford-on-Avon.
That seems to be universally recognised.


Of course it would - dickens came from there :lol:
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 01 Feb 2012, 07:55 #15 

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Bermudan 75
Have you noticed that the map by its colouring seems to indicate that the United Kingdom is just England? England is the only country not coloured green.
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Posted 01 Feb 2012, 09:49 #16 


PaulT
A lot of English people also think that the UK is England
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 01 Feb 2012, 10:36 #17 

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Mick
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PaulT wrote:
Bernard wrote:I always say that I'm from near Stratford-on-Avon.
That seems to be universally recognised.


Of course it would - dickens came from there :lol:


Dickens was from the Portsmouth area.
Shakespeare is whom I think you meant.

Posted 01 Feb 2012, 12:32 #18 

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Dave
(I think he knew this!) :mrgreen:

Posted 01 Feb 2012, 12:46 #19 

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Mick
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Dave wrote:(I think he knew this!) :mrgreen:


I can be a bit thick..................... sometimes. :D

Posted 01 Feb 2012, 12:55 #20 


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