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(This Is Local London)   20% of Londoners want to give up and move   (thisislondon.co.uk) divider line 54
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2002-01-23 08:48:47 AM
Really, I would have expected the number to be much higher.
 
2002-01-23 08:48:50 AM
That's 'cos I'm here and they can't take the competition for their girlfriends.
 
bug
2002-01-23 08:50:55 AM
that 50% knows death by tea cosey is coming..
 
2002-01-23 08:52:43 AM
i'm not going to say anything about this. it as if drew were saying "here, bash the english".
 
2002-01-23 08:53:11 AM
I gave up. Didn't move to France, though.
Moved here instead:
 
2002-01-23 08:53:58 AM
The other 80% were heard to say "But the rest of the world doesn't care for cricket or soccer; I guess we'll have to stay here to watch our sucky sports."
 
2002-01-23 09:03:21 AM
Wait, how can you not feel safe in a counrty that has banned guns? Everything should be safer right?
 
2002-01-23 09:04:29 AM
It's America's fault.
 
2002-01-23 09:05:18 AM
Londoners are funny. Praise Allah.
 
2002-01-23 09:06:58 AM
Stay safe ? - Don't leave the house!
Rent too expensive ? - Don't pay it!
Transport - leave 3 hours earlier!
Sun - get a solarium!

Lots of girlies though.

Goatman: We'll split them 50 - 50 - ok?
 
2002-01-23 09:09:11 AM
well that 20% probably takes care of the Australians... can we all try and encourage the South Africans and Kiwis to do the same?....
 
2002-01-23 09:09:17 AM
I got out after 5 years, not a nice town.
 
2002-01-23 09:09:30 AM
MayoBoy: "the rest of the world doesn't care for cricket".

OK so it's not on TV in the USA so you're willing to make that statement.

well as a matter of fact here is a list of countries in which have crickets teams. I don't think I need to include a list of soccer playing countries to make my point.

Australia. Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bahamas, Belize, Bulgaria, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, West Africa, Zambia.

Yep the good 'ol US of A is in there as well!

You are a shining example of small minded ignorance.
 
2002-01-23 09:11:37 AM
I just live in the suburbs over here. Not too bad actually.

London beats any stupid US downtown by a mile anyway.
 
bug
2002-01-23 09:17:05 AM
good guess Batfink... but you left out Bolivia
 
2002-01-23 09:19:35 AM
The other 80% don't know there is anything outside of the M25 (Such as the people who decide where to put the national stadium)
 
2002-01-23 09:24:37 AM
Who needs anything outside of the M25?

That's called countryside...
 
2002-01-23 09:26:05 AM
"You are a shining example of small minded ignorance. "

I know you are, but what am I?

Soooo predictable, throw out a line and get a bite in 7 messages.
 
2002-01-23 09:27:08 AM
Bug: thanks. also forgot to mention all countries in the UK, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, South Africa, New Zealand...oh I could go on but im boring myself now and going way off thread. sorry

please carry on abusing of my favourite city...
 
2002-01-23 09:29:01 AM
MayoBoy: I'll f*ck you in the ass you punk ass white boy. I'll f*ck you in the ass you coward, you biatch. You f*cking faggot
 
2002-01-23 09:29:46 AM
I've got a mate who could tell you the 7 best ways to smoke Crystal Meth but wouldn't know how to deal with a kissing-gate.

Let's see who bites on that one...

Probably no-one, actually, 'cos they're either Americans or too urbanised.
 
2002-01-23 09:30:44 AM
20% makes sense. That figure probably represents that 5th dentist that doesn't recommend Trident.

 
2002-01-23 09:42:00 AM
Have been living there for a almost a year and a half....love the city a lot but there's more human garbage on the streets than you can possible believe....oh and yes, their dental hygeine is "above reproach" (take the opposite of that last one)
 
Al
2002-01-23 09:42:24 AM
Why live in London when you can live in New York and get mugged every ten seconds and have jet planes crash into you!
 
2002-01-23 09:43:45 AM
Not quick enough Sebas... Isn't Woking outside of the M25?
 
bug
2002-01-23 09:47:05 AM
i actually liked London...

the had the gang wannabes doing billy club drive-bys ..

ohhh, and they had the square where all the pigeons would attack you.
 
2002-01-23 09:50:46 AM
I imagine if you took the same poll in New York the results would be about the same. Both cities are just too damned expensive to live in.
 
2002-01-23 10:03:17 AM
As long as there's clean water and boobies, who cares?
 
2002-01-23 10:11:10 AM
Damn Glasgow, you got me there...

Still like living here though, it's actually better than within the M25. Don't tell my friends cause they all laughed their ass off when I moved here.
 
2002-01-23 10:16:50 AM
That foggy island isn't that bad. A little boring.
Cheerio, toodle pip and all that rot.
 
2002-01-23 10:41:24 AM
Sebas
I know the bye-pass near there only too well...
An unmarked green Subaru Impretza busted me at 105....
 
2002-01-23 10:44:20 AM
Glasgow: Ah, donating money to keep Surrey green!

Keep up the good work! (ducking and hiding)
 
2002-01-23 10:47:10 AM
just as well I have a sense of humour.... :^)
 
2002-01-23 11:11:09 AM
I lived there for five years and then I got sick of all the dog shiat on the pavement (sorry, sidewalk) and even sicker of all the sloane rangers double-parking outside my flat that I came over the to US. I still miss the warm beer and rude cabbies though.
 
2002-01-23 11:26:37 AM
Nah, London is tops. Best damn Indian food I'd ever had. And all those people stopping you and trying to hand you some brochure... I liked London. Would I move there? Nah, but it's a great city.
 
2002-01-23 11:30:23 AM
Mercury: I forgot to mention - I miss the curries too. But I think that is why the whole tube system smells like farts. Warm beer and curry.
 
2002-01-23 11:45:18 AM
And most important to this little ole Yank.... CADBURY CREAM EGG VENDING MACHINES in the tube! We only get these at Easter, so this was a treat. I actually took a picture of one of these machines. I'm suprised I didn't get tackled by security when I took the pic.
 
2002-01-23 12:01:45 PM
i love the cabbies over here...couldn't give a stuff if they're rude or not, but they know exactly where they are going which comes in handy when you so drunk you can barely talk let alone give directions....and btw the curry is better up north in Manchester down at the curry mile....but still good down here..
 
2002-01-23 12:08:39 PM
Just a matter of time before Tyson rapes, maims or kills someone. The bomb is ticking.

Same for OJ.
 
2002-01-23 12:14:22 PM
Maybe Tyson needs a nice vindaloo???
 
2002-01-23 12:29:08 PM
Canada may have a cricket team, but the only people that play on it are the 20% that moved from England.
We only care about hockey. And beer. Preferably at the same time.
 
2002-01-23 12:45:52 PM
WallJasper: Did you intend to post your comment in another thread by any chance?
 
2002-01-23 12:51:17 PM
shame, does that mean that we've lost out on another plane load of fat Yank tourists. Im crying buckets.

As for for sport... World series. Baseball. Nuff said.
 
2002-01-23 12:56:05 PM
CADBURY CREAM EGG VENDING MACHINES in the tube!

Somewhere in there is a joke about fudge, cream, and in the tube, but I can't think of it right now.
 
2002-01-23 01:01:57 PM
Paddyj, the World Series was named after a paper that sponsored the first one (the New York World). That's it. Should it be renamed? Who give a fark. Baseball sucks.
Peaceboy, ya offering? ;)
 
2002-01-23 01:08:34 PM
Is that so?
http://www.snopes2.com/business/names/worldser.htm
 
2002-01-23 01:10:51 PM
I wouldn't want to live in London either considering that even the LONDON BRIDGE isn't there anymore. Some entrepreneur bought the damned thing and moved it ... to Arizona!
 
2002-01-23 01:17:20 PM
Paddyj, I was wrong. I will admit to that. Forgive me??? =)
 
Al
2002-01-23 01:18:37 PM
Warren Peese: There was no such thing as "London Bridge" until that twit bought it. (He thought he was getting tower bridge or something but you knew that)
 
2002-01-23 02:49:31 PM
If i see another france surrenders, Brit bashing etc.....
Its very tired (it was damn funny the first 10 times but these memes are very old), and it makes you Yanks look stupid and ignorant. And whats with all the soft porn these days, as if you need help finding it?
Phew rant over.
 
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