UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Glasgow
7
47%
Edinburgh
8
53%
 
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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby Butch Manly » 16 Feb 2018, 19:39

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German Dave wrote:He said the Polish aisle.

One thing that does get my goat, though, is Polish, Lithuanian or Turkish bottled water, all of which I regularly see. Drink local water. Save the fucking planet! :x


True but it's the same shit you get in the supermarkets, just a wider variety of Polish foods.


That's simply not true, round our way, anyway. The deli counters in the Polski Skleps are spectacular.
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Postby Goat Boy » 16 Feb 2018, 19:51

The processed meats and day to day stuff are the same which is what G and I are on about. It's the same quality you get in the Tesco aisle, just more variety. The deli counters are different but that's not what G was on about. He's on about people picking Polish mayo over Hellmans.
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Postby Butch Manly » 16 Feb 2018, 19:53

Let's drop it, shall we? :D
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Postby The Modernist » 16 Feb 2018, 20:07

German Dave wrote:
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German Dave wrote:He said the Polish aisle.

One thing that does get my goat, though, is Polish, Lithuanian or Turkish bottled water, all of which I regularly see. Drink local water. Save the fucking planet! :x


True but it's the same shit you get in the supermarkets, just a wider variety of Polish foods.


That's simply not true, round our way, anyway. The deli counters in the Polski Skleps are spectacular.


Just to be clear I wasn't talking about a specialised deli, but processed stuff that seems to clog up all the shelves at my local co-op

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 16 Feb 2018, 20:09

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Postby Toby » 16 Feb 2018, 20:13

The Modernist wrote:processed stuff that seems to clog up all the shelves at my local co-op


What about if you said this about Indian food "clogging up all the shelves"??

You'd be roasted alive!

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Postby Pansy Puff » 16 Feb 2018, 21:00

Toby wrote:
The Modernist wrote:processed stuff that seems to clog up all the shelves at my local co-op


What about if you said this about Indian food "clogging up all the shelves"??

You'd be roasted alive!

The question is what it's blocking if it's clogging up the shelves. What is being sidelined for this substandard polish food?
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Postby Belle Lettre » 16 Feb 2018, 21:46

Pot noodles
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Postby Butch Manly » 16 Feb 2018, 22:31

Belle Lettre wrote:Pot noodles


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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby echolalia » 17 Feb 2018, 15:49

Coventry – never been
Swansea – never been
Oxford – never been
Norwich – never been
Cambridge – never been
Stoke – never been
Bradford – never been
Wakefield – never been
Bristol – never been
Cardiff – never been
Bournemouth – never been
Wolverhampton – never been
Sunderland – a dump

Reading – know quite well. I quite like it actually. I love Silchester and its Roman town.

Preston – not been since I was a kid but I remember it being nice

Plymouth – passed through it once I’m sure. My wife used to live there.

York – I spent a night there once when the train I was on broke down. York Minster all lit up at night in the pouring rain – beautiful

Peterborough – the station bar is as far as I’ve ventured

Edinburgh – place of my birth and studies. I have mixed feelings about it.

Newcastle – I used to go there a lot in the 1980s. I love the stotties!

Leeds – been a couple of times, didn’t make any particular impression on me

Belfast – liked it a lot – far more than Dublin, which I found a bit snooty

Derby – passed through; it was raining

Nottingham – been there but all I remember is the station.

Leicester – been there a few times. It’s a bit of a dump.

Sheffield – saw it through the steamy window of a bus once. It was raining

Hull – I went there once – to the ferry terminal and out again. Raining.

Portsmouth – can’t remember much about it but I remember liking it

Southampton – I think I went there once to get a ferry to the Isle of Wight

Birmingham – went there once to see a Dylan show. Didn’t like it very much.

Manchester – I lived in the Crescents in Hulme for a spell, but didn’t ever run into Nico or Alain Delon. I visit regularly. It’s not a city of grand vistas – you have to zoom in a little to appreciate it properly, I find. I agree with what Nick says about the architecture. I’m not much of a pubgoer but it has a bar I really like (Hare and Hounds).

Liverpool – I wandered round the town centre for a couple of hours on my way to Manchester last year. I liked it – a bit like Glasgow or the glaring omission that is Dundee

Glasgow – I don’t know it well on a going-out basis. My mum grew up in Denham Street and until recently I still had relatives in Possilpark. So that’s the part of Glasgow I know, mainly. And the Sarry Heid!

Brighton – I lived there for a while and have really fond memories of it. I worked for a clairvoyant - not always easy. I have a massive soft spot for Brighton novels. If ever I had to countenance living in Blighty again, I would gravitate towards Brighton.

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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 17 Feb 2018, 16:33

echolalia wrote:Sheffield – saw it through the steamy window of a bus once. It was raining


I've spent the last two summers in Sheffield and I swear to God it rained nearly every single miserable fucking day. It's only something like the tenth rainiest city in the country, however.*

I'm doing some research 'cos I'm planning my next move, and I found out the west of the country gets more rain than the east, generally speaking (I'd heard this before from a friend but wrote it off as urban myth/bollocks). So Edinburgh is drier than Glasgow and Cardiff is the rainiest city of all. This stuff's important, right?

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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby Polishgirl » 18 Feb 2018, 23:08

London - I basically like it a lot because of all the history and arty fuffkin stuff, but I retain a provincial ...distrust... of it
Birmingham - only been on the canals. I like jewellery.
Glasgow - not been
Manchester - like it a LOT. Those 19th century industrial and municipal buildings, the art gallery, and my mum is from there
Liverpool - like it even more a LOT. For the Victorianness of the grand buildings. I just ignore the whole Beatles thing.
Edinburgh - it's interesting. Doesn't feel like a British city to me because of the dark stone. Spooky. Scariest ghost walk ever.
Bristol - great city. Ideally, I'd like somewhere like Cotham or Redlands in some beautiful converted flat, and buy lots of books and drink tea.
Sheffield - only been to the outskirts to visit Phil's son.
Newcastle - went when I was 15. It's probably changed since then. Not keen on string vests.
Hull - not been.
Leeds - I've been a few times. It's basically ugly and a real mish mash, but I really enjoyed the Royal Armouries.
Bradford - It's still got cobbled streets. It's got Bombay Stores. I don't mind it.
Belfast - not been, but very keen to go.
Brighton - love Brighton- my ex is from there, but we can ignore that too. Character, buzz, seaside, and a terrific vegetarian restaurant.
Nottingham - only been once with Phil. Nice trams, good museum in the Castle.
Leicester - I really liked it! :o It was much nicer than expected.
Wolverhampton - not been. But I like wolves.
Cardiff - excellent city. Smart, friendly, wonderful museum with great art, desperate to go back and see Cardiff Castle.
Bournemouth - Is it a city? But it has my favourite English museum - The Russell-Cotes, which is this ott Victorian mansion filled with lovely art.
Portsmouth - a massive dump. But the dockyard museums are cracking.
Southampton - like a lot. There's nothing specially special about it, but it has everything you want, and beautiful countryside close at hand.
Coventry - also a massive dump, but I know a very cute King Charles spaniel who lives there.
Sunderland - not been
Reading - nothing to say
Preston - only driven through, but I have ancestral ties to the town.
Wakefield - not been
Plymouth - my birth city. I have a soft spot for it. It's mostly ugly but has some quaint bits, the Hoe is tremendous, and I got my wedding dress there.
Stoke - My dad and most of my ancestors on his side were Stokies. I've not been that often and it's pretty rough, but I like the idea of it anyway
Derby - only driven through.
Swansea - not been
York - what kind of maniac wouldn't love York? I could quite happily live there.
Peterborough - only driven through.
Oxford - not as nice as Cambridge, but nice enough.
Norwich - not been
Cambridge - nicer than Oxford, and it's the place from which the King's College Choir do their gorgeous Christmas Eve singing and that. Yum.
Exeter- shame it had the bejesus bombed out of it, but it's a good place to live. It has The Best Cathedral.
Canterbury- it's like a cross between York and Exeter. Good pubs.
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Postby Polishgirl » 18 Feb 2018, 23:11

double lunatic post
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Polishgirl wrote:double lunatic post


TGFT.
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Postby The Modernist » 19 Feb 2018, 00:34

K wrote:
Toby wrote:
The Modernist wrote:processed stuff that seems to clog up all the shelves at my local co-op


What about if you said this about Indian food "clogging up all the shelves"??

You'd be roasted alive!

The question is what it's blocking if it's clogging up the shelves. What is being sidelined for this substandard polish food?


I wanted to buy a pork pie the other day. Not there.

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Postby Butch Manly » 19 Feb 2018, 00:40

That's a fault of the store's stock manager not the fact that they now stock Polish sausage, surely? Or are you saying they've made a choice between the two?
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Postby The Modernist » 20 Feb 2018, 12:33

German Dave wrote:That's a fault of the store's stock manager not the fact that they now stock Polish sausage, surely? Or are you saying they've made a choice between the two?


Yeah they've made a choice because it's been like that for a while. I mean..not like it's giving me sleepless nights or anything. I'm not about to launch a fatwa on the Polish community. :)

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Postby Goat Boy » 20 Feb 2018, 12:50

Yeah, but..pork pies?

Send the fuckers home I say
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Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 19:38

echolalia wrote:Sunderland – a dump


Yep

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I grew up there and there are uglier places in England, but it's pretty dull and difficult to do anything there that isn't making a car.

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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 23 Feb 2018, 19:47

Quite soon I have to decide between Edinburgh and Glasgow for my next home.

I've been offered summer work in both places and everybody tells me Edinburgh is more beautiful - but it's also more expensive, has all the twee touristy shit, and it's shit for gigs. It sounds to me a bit like Prague - full of history but culturally stagnant.

Glasgow is gritty and a REAL BIG CITY. And the West End is great.
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