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True londoner

ZeroHour

ho3 ho3 ho3
#1
TRUE LONDONER

1. You say "the City" and expect everyone to know which one.
2. You have never been to The Tower or Madame Tussauds but love Brighton
3. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Shepherds
Bush to Elephant & Castle at 3:30 on the Friday before a long
weekend, but can't find Dorset on a map.
4. Hookers and the homeless are invisible.
5. You step over people who collapse on the Tube.
6. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own
languagemakes you multilingual.
7. You've considered stabbing someone.
8. Your door has more than three locks.
9. You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
10. You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a garden.
11. You consider Essex the "countryside".
12. You think Hyde Park is "nature".
13. You're paying £1,200 a month for a studio the size of a walk-in
wardrobe and you think it's a "bargain".
14. Shopping in suburban supermarkets and shopping malls gives you a severe
attack of agoraphobia.
15. You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the UK pay
in rent.
16. You pay £3 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28p.
17. You actually take fashion seriously.
18. You have 27 different take-away menus next to your telephone.
19. The UK west of Heathrow is still theoretical to you.
20. You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
21. Your idea of personal space is no one actually physically standing on
you.
22. £50 worth of groceries fit in one plastic bag.
23. You have a minimum of five "worst cab ride ever" stories.
24. You don't hear sirens anymore.
25. You've mentally blocked out all thoughts of the city's air/water
quality and what it's doing to your insides.
26. You live in a building with a larger population than most towns.
27. Your cleaner is Portugese, your grocer is Somali, your butcher is
halal,your deli man is Israeli, your landlord is Italian, your laundry guy
is Philippino, your bartender is Australian, your favourite diner owner
is Greek, the watch seller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie
was African, your newsagent is Indian and your local English chippie owner
is Turkish.
28. You wouldn't want to live anywhere else until you get
married.
29. You roll your eyes and say 'tsk' at the news that someone has thrown
himself under a tube train.
30. Your day is ruined if you don't get a copy of Metro on the way to work
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#3
as a Londoner who has lived here most of my adult life it is largely rubbish and paints us as a stereotyped, boring, blnkered bunch - if you get out and about in London you'll actually find it is far more varied and multicultural than this - and these are just little jibes at Londoners.... I'm not offended but I think it is ignorant and unfunny.
 

ZeroHour

ho3 ho3 ho3
#4
LOL
mainframeguy I get stick like this being from scotland.
No offence was meant. Just some *common* things that *some* londoners do.
Sorry man
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#5
Mainframeguy said:
as a Londoner who has lived here most of my adult life it is largely rubbish and paints us as a stereotyped, boring, blnkered bunch - if you get out and about in London you'll actually find it is far more varied and multicultural than this - and these are just little jibes at Londoners.... I'm not offended but I think it is ignorant and unfunny.
I agree with this statement.
 

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