gkirk
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Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:11 pm

Why do people keep referring to Manchester as being in the Northwest of England.
Are they geographically illiterate or something. Manchester is in Central England.
Northern England contains cities such as Carlisle, Newcastle, Scumder...err Sunderland  Big grin and not Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds.

There's my rant for the day over  Big grin
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alcregular
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:14 pm

Watch it Kirkie, I'll get you for that remark,  Acting devilish
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Capital146
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:17 pm

To many, anything north of Watford is 'northern'.  Insane


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Thom@s
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:19 pm

Scumderland... prehehe... Big grin

Anyway, have to agree with you. Manchester is in central UK. No doubt... Suppose they say north, because it lies north of London...  Confused

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gkirk
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:32 pm

Alcregular, sorry  Big grin

Think of it this way...I live almost at the border...
it takes 2.5 hrs to drive to Manchester, 3.5 hrs to get to Birmingham, and 5-6 hours to get to London. That therefore puts Manchester in the Central bracket  Big grin
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dc10tim
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:35 pm

GKirk,

'The North' is a state of mind, not a location. Trust me  Big grin.

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flylondon
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:26 am

To many, anything north of Watford is 'northern'

Anything above Euston Road is Northern!
 
Jkw777
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:52 am

Okay:

Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/733619/
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
ok i cant reply cos im back to 1999 posts, thanks sabena332
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
so
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
tell that divvy
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
we are in the northern half of England wen u divide into north/south
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
and tell himm that he refferes to MAN as being in the north as well as northwest
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
well it IS in he northwest
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
not in the area that is the northern england thing
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
get me
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
http://www.roomsforlet.co.uk/files/search.htm
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
look!
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
and tell him MAN is the gateway to northern england cos Newcastle is lame as fuck
Alex - If you're not manc you're wank! says:
and so is leeds

Regards!

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N766UA
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:05 am

Yeah, we all know it's in New Hampshire.
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clrd2go
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:10 am

Right! New Hampshire..about 15 minutes up the road from me!



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gkirk
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:16 am

Remember, the USA is a fake country  Big grin
It's just the West most region of the UK  Big grin
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pilotaydin
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:30 am

So from now on Manchester shall be called...


HALF NORTH OF ENGLAND not to be confused with NORTH HALF of ENGLAND  Smile
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jasepl
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:18 am

Remember, the USA is a fake country
It's just the West most region of the UK


As usual, you've got it in reverse Kirkie!  Big grin
It's the UK that's the easternmost region of America!
 
jamotcx
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:41 am

Hmm

Manchester is in North England.

Anything south of manchester is london, and anything north is scotland  Big thumbs up


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delta-flyer
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:56 am

"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
paulc
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:03 pm

anything above the M4 is north to me  Big grin
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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:53 pm

So Myt332 is not a Scot after all  Big grin

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707CMF
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:01 pm

Antything above A41 is north to me (works in France *and* in UK)

Cheers,

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MYT332
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:34 pm

it's something stupid like 1/8th scot I think.  Big grin
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pilot kaz
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:50 pm

To many, anything north of Watford is 'northern'.

woohooo Watford  Big thumbs up
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707CMF
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:51 pm

Okay. Now, Watford is not North. It is even in the South from my A41 point of view.

Aahh, Watford. Watford and it's Magic Roundabout.

Cheers,

707
 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:55 pm

Mushrooms grow at the center of it ?

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707CMF
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:56 pm

Nope, that would be Schipol's magic roundabout

Cheers,

707
 
pilot kaz
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:03 pm

Actually the 'Magic roundabout' is in Hemel Hempstead, about 2 miles from me  Big grin
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CPH-R
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:10 pm

Nah, we've got the magic roundabout - there's only 1 entry & 1 exit(!). Apparently, they decided to make a road - and then they stopped once they had made the roundabout  Wow!
 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Manchester - Not In Northern England!

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:10 pm

I would like to drive Tillie through that  Big grin

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