A bit council (Vol 5)

A bit council (Vol 5)

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Spare tyre

6,926 posts

107 months

Thursday 12th May
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Red9zero said:
FatboyKim said:
'Truck' as a generic name for any 4x4 (pronounce it 'four-bee-four' for extra council points) is pretty council, but not as bad as referring to any 4x4 or just SUV-type vehicle as a 'Jeep'.

There's a girl at work who refers to her boyfriend's Nissan Qwishqwash as a 'Jeep' when he picks her up.
I have an old Land Rover 90. I hate it when people call it a Jeep. It's not a fking Jeep. It's a Land Rover !
You actually have a suv wink

944 Man

1,277 posts

109 months

Thursday 12th May
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Spare tyre said:
You actually have an suv wink
Poor grammar: council.

Red9zero

3,762 posts

34 months

Thursday 12th May
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Spare tyre said:
Red9zero said:
FatboyKim said:
'Truck' as a generic name for any 4x4 (pronounce it 'four-bee-four' for extra council points) is pretty council, but not as bad as referring to any 4x4 or just SUV-type vehicle as a 'Jeep'.

There's a girl at work who refers to her boyfriend's Nissan Qwishqwash as a 'Jeep' when he picks her up.
I have an old Land Rover 90. I hate it when people call it a Jeep. It's not a fking Jeep. It's a Land Rover !
You actually have a suv wink
New Land Rover 90 - SUV
Old Land Rover 90 - Definately not an SUV. Especially the "S" laugh

s2kjock

1,320 posts

124 months

Thursday 12th May
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Dog Star said:
Up here in Rossendale, Lancashire we call them wagons. I do.
My sister has worked in manufacturing most her career and she calls them "wagons", so I always assumed it was a casual industry term for anything big that brings in raw materials and takes finished goods out.

She did work in Lancashire for a good while so maybe it was just one of the (several) bits of local vernacular she acquired.

nikaiyo2

3,947 posts

172 months

Thursday 12th May
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austinsmirk said:
Is that how his kids are paying for the extensions on their houses?

Bit like the BLM movement, buying multi million dollar houses. All mysteriously like …


I’ve a tnt who unbelievably has not been jailed for setting up a childrens cancer charity and pocketing £500 k.

Trust me, never chuck money ever to someone with a bucket and a tee shirt pretending to be from a charity.

I know they’ll be obvious exceptions but……
My sister was a paid employee of one of the very large national, TV advertising, everyone will have heard of them animal charity. The waste and comical use of money was just insane.



AstonZagato

11,006 posts

187 months

Thursday 12th May
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FatboyKim said:
Stan the Bat said:
Have seen jeans and T shirts at funerals..

A step too far imho.
What, that's not normal? I've been to many a family funeral over the years where cousins turn up in such attire, or black tracksuits and black trainers (respectful innit). Two cousins have been murdered in the last 2 or 3 years (knives and gangs), one of which holds the title of 2021's first murder victim within the early hours of New Year's Day when his girlfriend stabbed him in a drunken episode. 6 kids in the house at the time as well from what I remember, and the rest of the tribe were outside the Crown Court with t-shirts made up reading '#Justice4[cousin's name]' alongside a charming picture of him. He'd not long got out of prison for armed robbery, and prior to that was doing bird for stabbing someone else, so quite sadly poetic that his life was ended in the same way.

Tip of the iceberg, and I could probably win this thread with some of the stories and things I've seen back in Dagenham laugh

I moved away from Dagenham as soon as I possibly could, but something inside me still enjoys going back and seeing such people, and seeing the sights, sounds and smells of 'Nham
When my aunt died, her only 20 something grandson turned up to the funeral in jeans, open-necked shirt, leather jacket and trainers. My cousin (the mother) must have seen the looks he was getting and weakly blurted out "it's what he's comfortable wearing" by way of explanation.
Overindulging your children - council.

Big Rod

5,947 posts

193 months

Thursday 12th May
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nikaiyo2 said:
My sister was a paid employee of one of the very large national, TV advertising, everyone will have heard of them animal charity. The waste and comical use of money was just insane.
I got talking to the CEO of a very well known charity while smoking a cigar outside a hotel in Crawley a few years ago.

Hearing the salaries of the people running these charities almost curled my hair.

Really interesting guy, although he may have had a few too many sherries at that point.

Stan the Bat

7,392 posts

189 months

Thursday 12th May
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One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.

Pit Pony

5,744 posts

98 months

Thursday 12th May
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
cuprabob said:
V8mate said:
People who drive their car onto a tidal beach

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20117036.car-gets...

Budget remake of of "A Spy Who Loved Me"
laugh
Aren't al beaches tidal?

Its Just Adz

11,138 posts

186 months

Thursday 12th May
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Om said:
Rossendale. Council.
Not as bad as Bacup.
Cringe.

Flibble

6,380 posts

158 months

Thursday 12th May
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Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).

Mr lestat

3,661 posts

167 months

Thursday 12th May
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Flibble said:
Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
The Mediterranean does have tides. Just a lower difference than some others

psi310398

7,573 posts

180 months

Thursday 12th May
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Flibble said:
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
Exactly, Ruislip Lido is tide-free (but very council!).

sociopath

2,275 posts

43 months

Thursday 12th May
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SpeckledJim said:
sociopath said:
austinsmirk said:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1078965...

I can't/don't know how to post pictures

but my word, sadly to really most of them.

the angry lady, last image...................
Chester race days, the days residents stay well away from Chester.

The place gets full of Irish and scouse punters who arrive at the railway station and at 9 am already pissed and then spend the day at the races getting worse, then continue into the evening, falling out of pubs and their outfits, fighting and vomiting.

Chester race days, when the whole place becomes council.
Chester is nowhere near as refined and posh as it thinks it is. Race Day makes it soooo much worse. Awful scenes, Jeff.
You just need to know which bits to frequent and which to avoid.

Oh and consider the alternative - Wrexham. Now that's the very definition of council

AstonZagato

11,006 posts

187 months

Thursday 12th May
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Flibble said:
Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
Depends on your definition of sea. Plenty of beaches on the Thames. The tide catches people out all the time at Putney much to the hilarity of the rowers along that reach (Putney High Tide Club: https://twitter.com/putneyhtc?lang=en)

Sway

23,196 posts

171 months

Thursday 12th May
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AstonZagato said:
Flibble said:
Pit Pony said:
Aren't al beaches tidal?
Only if they're in the sea (unless it's the Med).
Depends on your definition of sea. Plenty of beaches on the Thames. The tide catches people out all the time at Putney much to the hilarity of the rowers along that reach (Putney High Tide Club: https://twitter.com/putneyhtc?lang=en)
Even more amusing when you're up at Richmond, and people park along the road parallel to the riverbank on spring tides...

My first job was in a bike shop just by the bridge. Old boy mechanic had a Reliant. He'd drilled a hole in the floor behind the seats and fitted bathplugs to drain. Gave zero fks about it getting flooded - it was fibreglass and he was cut from a very old cloth.

Caught a lot of people out, assuming as one car was parked there, it was safe.

Om

918 posts

55 months

Friday 13th May
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Its Just Adz said:
Om said:
Rossendale. Council.
Not as bad as Bacup.
Cringe.
Indeed. Guess where my parents came from...

KingNothing

2,943 posts

130 months

Friday 13th May
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austinsmirk said:
Is that how his kids are paying for the extensions on their houses?

Bit like the BLM movement, buying multi million dollar houses. All mysteriously like …


I’ve a tnt who unbelievably has not been jailed for setting up a childrens cancer charity and pocketing £500 k.

Trust me, never chuck money ever to someone with a bucket and a tee shirt pretending to be from a charity.

I know they’ll be obvious exceptions but……
I last had my season ticket for football team about 10 years ago, at that time, obviously go to pubs beforehand, always someone comes in rattles a bucket round for change for local hospitals, kids ward I think, by all accounts still happens now to this day, I hope that the children's ward looks like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise because of all this altruism that's taking place, but there's always been a niggling doubt in my mind that it goes from being donated in one pub, to being spent in another pub later in the day.

Rockets7

356 posts

107 months

Friday 13th May
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psi310398 said:
Exactly, Ruislip Lido is tide-free (but very council!).
Urine level dependent though...

Bannock

651 posts

7 months

Friday 13th May
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Stan the Bat said:
One hundred and seventy thousand charities in UK. !!!!!!!!

170,000.
All this says to me is failure of state and government. Most charities, particularly things like foodbanks, healthcare and elderly care charities, should be totally unnecessary in a functioning state.