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Offline Gentleman Thug

100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:55 AM »
Amen Corner
 Angel Corner
 Animal Reception Centre
 Badgers Mount/Badgers Rise       
 Bald Faced Stag
 Blackness Lane
 Blood Transfusion Centre
 Bounces Road
 Butter Hill
 Casino Avenue
 C E M E
 Chargeable Lane
 Clamp Hill
 Chelsea Worlds End
 Cockabourne Bridge
 Copt Gilders
 Crabtree Manorway North
 Crooked Usage
 Crook Log
 Cummings Hall Lane
 Dongola Road
 East View Kennels
 Electric House
 Faggs Road
 Fakruddin Street
 Farwig Lane
 Fish Island
 Force Green
 Ford Gate 3
 Gibbon Walk
 Golf Ride
 Goose Green
 Graham Hall Coachworks
 Great Benty
 Gubbins Lane
 Guy, Earl of Warwick
 Ha Ha Road
 Halt Robin Lane
 Ham Parade
 Hasluck Gardens
 Heathrow Close
 Highgate Group Practice
 Holiday Inn
 Horse Leaze
 Icity
 Ickenham Pump
 Jutsums Lane
 Kodak Sports Ground
 Lady Dock Path   Lings Coppice
 Little Britain
 Lunar House
 Malden Rushett/Shy Horse
 Maypole/Bo Peep
 Medical Research Institute
 Naafi Messing Store
 National Physical Laboratory
 Neasden Underpass
 Nonsuch Park
 North Pole Road
 Nutter Lane
 Old School Close
 Pools on the Park
 Popes Grotto
 Pratts Bottom
 Pricklers Hill
 Quorn Road
 Reapers Way
 Roundel Close
 Safari Bridge
 Savage Gardens
 Scotland Green
 Secombe Centre
 Seething Wells
 Shaa Road
 Shirley Clinic
 Snakes Lane East
 St Mary Axe
 Stoats Nest Village
 Susan Wood
 The Cauliflower
 The Chinese Garage
 The Cottage Loaf
 The Hop Exchange
 The Pavement
 The Rabbits
 The Squirrels
 The Thames Riviera
 Tiepigs Lane
 Times Square
 Uneeda Drive
 Velopark
 Vulcan Way
 Waltheof Avenue
 Wavelengths
 Wibbandune Sports Club
 William Barefoot Drive
 Zangwill Road
 Zig Zag Road
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Offline misspebbles

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 12:26 PM »
oh, really? I thought Minorca and Majorica were British and/or German...even once I asked for a Paella and they corrected me offering a Pallella ( a typical British way to mispronounce it :D :D :D)
And what about the Malvinas? ( I think British people mispronounce them as well, something like the Falklands...) :o ???
No, seriously, people tend to make mountains out of mole hills when they don´t have a good life...I really couldn´t care less.

I totally can relate to naming things as I see them...maybe being a mother can do that to you...
By the way, is it true there´s a BBC European correspondent called Matthew Correspondent ?

Another funny name of a place Batman in Turkey...I couldn´t believe it , but it´s real
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2014, 09:29 AM »
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oh, really? I thought Minorca and Majorica were British and/or German...even once I asked for a Paella and they corrected me offering a Pallella ( a typical British way to mispronounce it :D :D :D)
And what about the Malvinas? ( I think British people mispronounce them as well, something like the Falklands...) :o ???
No, seriously, people tend to make mountains out of mole hills when they don´t have a good life...I really couldn´t care less.

I totally can relate to naming things as I see them...maybe being a mother can do that to you...
By the way, is it true there´s a BBC European correspondent called Matthew Correspondent ?

Another funny name of a place Batman in Turkey...I couldn´t believe it , but it´s real

Well the Argentine Junta did needed "A Short, Victorious War" because murdering and torturing your own people makes you really popular.  It would have worked a bit better if they planned their defense a bit better, having a couple of generals on the island, complete with separate staff and no one in charge, isn't a good idea.  I am sure you could have organized it better.

In Minorca and Majorica, don't the British and Germans just occupy and go to war over sun loungers?
I can put a good  :D case for Great Britain to run the whole world.  apart from the bits that used to be coloured red, going through history.  One, King Canute brings Denmark, Norway and Sweden.  From William the Bastard Conqueror (He's father was call Roger the Devil, it must have been great at the breakfast table) & others bring us France.  Then the whole of Ireland.... I am willing to pass on it (btw one of my grannies was Irish).  One of Edward III's son married into the family of the leader of Milan but didn't last long, either over-eating or poison (a note from history, Geoffrey Chaucer traveled with him to Italy).  Going forward with come to Philip II of Spain and Queen Mary, that's Spain and Portugal plus their colonial empires.  Going forward a hundred years there was William of Orange & another Queen Mary which adds the Netherlands and colonial empire.  Then we come to Queen Victoria and all her children who married into the royal houses of Europe.  The major ones were Germany and Russia. Off the top of my head it only leaves China, Taiwan, Japan, both Koreas, Thailand, Switzerland and a few small counties free  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Thuggy plays "Does your mother know your English?"

Not bad from off the top of my head.

Back to the place names.  There is naming fatigue.  I noticed it in Australia when I traveled there.  In the Northern Terrorities there is a town called Katherine, a Katherine River and a Katherine Gorge.
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Long distance driving along the Highways i noticed the Australians put up signs on every piece of water crossed not just major rivers.  You could see where people run out of ideas when the streams are just named Four Mile stream, Seven Mile stream  :D

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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2014, 12:21 AM »
This was found on the London Tube

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I don´t know if this was ´safe¨so I spoilered it ( ooh, I love that word...) Or should it be spoilert ?
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2014, 07:46 AM »
Don’t be a twat: parody posters tackle anti-social commuters
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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2014, 07:52 AM »
A twat!!! I love that word! I knew twit, do you have twot? Sorry, had a rough day and I really appreciate a laugh.
I knew a ¨version¨of these ones, and I thought they were a joke, but

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THANKS for these moments  :-*
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 07:54 AM »
More fake London Underground signs...
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 07:55 AM »
More fake London Underground signs...
“So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa
 

Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2014, 07:56 AM »
More fake London Underground signs...
“So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa
 

Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2014, 07:58 AM »
More fake London Underground signs...

BTW don't use that word in polite company.... it is a grave insult and usually a starts a fight

Thuggy

"A 100 ways to start a fight"

"Who's it by?"

"An Irishman"
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2014, 08:03 AM »
Mmm Melbourne, it was the only Australia city I dislike... and Bozana doesn't like it either.
Throwing yourself onto the tracks would seem better most of the time  >:D

Thuggy
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Offline misspebbles

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2014, 08:06 AM »
Wow, you are quick ( and good, really good)
Don´t worry, I curse in Spanish...I love the sound of our ¨bad ¨words.
I´m still laughing at some signs...cojoined people...no eye contact...pretend to be asleep and they won´t ask you to move...I´m gonna [email protected]@@ my pants
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I want to go to norther Australia, I´d love the sea food there...I saw one How Bizarre episode and loved it...and want to try vegemite
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2014, 08:08 AM »
 >:D
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2014, 08:25 AM »
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Wow, you are quick ( and good, really good)
Don´t worry, I curse in Spanish...I love the sound of our ¨bad ¨words.
I´m still laughing at some signs...cojoined people...no eye contact...pretend to be asleep and they won´t ask you to move...I´m gonna [email protected]@@ my pants
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I want to go to norther Australia, I´d love the sea food there...I saw one How Bizarre episode and loved it...and want to try vegemite

Heehee, Vegemite is a sweeter version of Marmite... I like both but Bozana really hates it.  I think because it is baby weening food, usually spread on toast, cut into strips (called soldiers) and dipped into soft boiled egg.

Maybe there are ex-pat shops where needy Ozzies can buy it.  as for seafood, Australia has lots and king of it is Barrimundi.... go to Cairns, I have had baths colder than the sea water there  :laugh:
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2014, 07:25 AM »
Two True London Underground stories.

Near the suburbs, the tube goes over ground.  Two sisters traveling home from school, the elder used to back her younger one hold her breath as they went a cemetery "In respect of the dead".

At 11pm on Halloween, a tube train driver stopped  the train, turned off all but the emergency lights and said over the tannoy "The is the driver speaking.... or is it?"

he got ticked off by his bosses but got a contract doing voice-overs from one of his passengers  >:D

Now, I saw this film on a student discount a long time ago.  I was the only one in the cinema... and it was a dark, foggy and quiet night walking home  :D

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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2014, 08:28 AM »
Hey, I love John Landis!!!!

And the bus driver was glorious! i´d love to have been there!

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Same generation people think alike  :-*
“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Offline Gentleman Thug

Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2014, 08:53 AM »
LONDON PRIDE

Noel Coward was a fine Englishman …

London Pride has been handed down to us.
 London Pride is a flower that’s free.
 London Pride means our own dear town to us,
 And our pride it for ever will be.

Oh Liza! See the coster barrows,
 Vegetable marrows and the fruit piled high.
 Oh Liza! Little London sparrows,
 Covent Garden Market where the costers cry.

Cockney feet mark the beat of history.
 Every street pins a memory down.
 Nothing ever can quite replace
 The grace of London Town.

There’s a little city flower every spring unfailing
 Growing in the crevices by some London railing,
 Though it has a Latin name, in town and country-side
 We in England call it
 London Pride.

London Pride has been handed down to us.
 London Pride is a flower that’s free.
 London Pride means our own dear town to us,
 And our pride it for ever will be.

Hey, lady! When the day is dawning
 See the policeman yawning on his lonely beat.
 Gay lady! Mayfair in the morning,
 Hear your footsteps echo in the empty street.
 Early rain and the pavement’s glistening.
 All Park Lane in a shimmering gown.
 Nothing ever could break or harm
 The charm of London Town.

In our city darkened now, street and square and crescent,
 We can feel our living past in our shadowed present,
 Ghosts beside our starlit Thames who lived and loved and died
 Keep throughout the ages
 London Pride.

London Pride has been handed down to us.
 London Pride is a flower that’s free.
 London Pride means our own dear town to us,
 And our pride it for ever will be.

Grey city! Stubbornly implanted,
 Taken so for granted for a thousand years.
 Stay, city! Smokily enchanted,
 Cradle of our memories and hopes and fears.

Every Blitz your resistance toughening,
 From the Ritz to the Anchor and Crown,
 Nothing ever could override
 The pride of London Town.


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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2014, 10:19 AM »
sorry mr T ,too British for me  :D
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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2014, 09:02 AM »
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sorry mr T ,too British for me  :D

Miss P, You can't be too British in London.... how about being too Spanish in Madrid?  :D 
 I sound like Mr Iron but no one should hear me sing.  I am to singing what elephants are to hang gliding :(

How about humourous misleading advice for tourists?

Like London Taxi Drivers are grossly offended if you offer a tip.

Policeman should be addressed as Pleb  :D


Adam Kay & Suman Biswas London underground (ADULT HUMOUR)
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Werewolves of London
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The Jam - Down the Tube station at Midnight
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Mary Hopkin "Streets Of London"
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Fergie - London Bridge (Mature)
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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2014, 03:37 PM »
Wow, don´t know if talk about the laughs or the trip down memory lane :-\
Good to know underground/metro is the same everywhere ( at least in Madrid is not too expensive,and for younglings-is that a word anymore, or I´m ancient- is the best option)

Can you believe in 7th grade my teacher taught us Streets of London when now my students would appreciate more Fergie ( thanks for the video, but I could have done without it)

And yep, you can be too Spanish in Madrid, and everybody will hate you, here it can be considered too cheesy.
Not a lot of Spanish music I like...Not my cup of tea.

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“When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose,nobody has any idea what you look like inside” S.KING
“That's the best revenge of all:happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f life¨Palahniuk
 
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Re: 100 slightly strange London bus stop names
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2014, 06:09 AM »
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Wow, don´t know if talk about the laughs or the trip down memory lane :-\
Good to know underground/metro is the same everywhere ( at least in Madrid is not too expensive,and for younglings-is that a word anymore, or I´m ancient- is the best option)

Can you believe in 7th grade my teacher taught us Streets of London when now my students would appreciate more Fergie ( thanks for the video, but I could have done without it)

And yep, you can be too Spanish in Madrid, and everybody will hate you, here it can be considered too cheesy.
Not a lot of Spanish music I like...Not my cup of tea.

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Younglings.... is a bit too "Star Wars".... Young people is a better term.  If you miss the rush hour it isn't bad and gave me an excuse to stay in pub/bar/restaurant before moving on.  The problems are only all the stairs for some people and the fact London Transports doesn't believe people traveling have a bladder and stomach... no toilets for travelers which made some journeys after a night out on the town 'interesting'.

If older people don't like pop music it isn't doing it's job!  :D

Well here is a song written for the Australian Tourist Board  ;D
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