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Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:35 am

I'm sure most of you non-brits have had the same question once or twice:

Why do you postally-retarded brits (damn I'm going to get flamed for this one  Smile  flamed  ) have such humungpusly long mailing addresses?

Mr. Bean
1234 Tony Blair Court
Pound Hill
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 3AJ
England
United Kingdom

Now here's a sample address in the states

George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
USA

And one in Germany

Gerhard Schroder
Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin
Deutschland

Thats 4 lines on the "continental" ones, and twice as many on the british one.

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Second thing that's bugging me:

What are those damn alphanumerical codes in the UK, Canada, Australia etc.

Who can memorize those? How many confusions are there with oh and zero, one and i, etc?

OK, complaining time is over. Good night.  Smile
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:37 am

You had a bad day? Big grin
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:41 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 1):
You had a bad day?

In fact I did...  Smile Well, answer my question! Or are you still trying to memorize your town's X0xoOXx0$ postal code?
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:43 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Washington, DC 20500

Why do you guys in the US have such long zip codes ?

We make do with only 4 digits here in Switzerland and we do not put the canton (that would be your state) on the address either, so I don't think you can argue that US addresses are particularly short.  Wink

Swiss Example:

Peter Muller
Snow road 1
1234 Mountain village
Switzerland
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:45 am

What's wrong with Canadian Postal Codes. It's always Letter, Number, Letter, space Number, Letter, Number. The starting letter denotes the Province etc.

BTW the difference between this (0) and this (O) are quite obvious to me.  Big grin

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:51 am

The alpha- numeric post codes tell the post office far more than just which city to send the letter to.
eg RH10 3AJ
RH =Redhill sorting office
10 =Crawley
3AJ = Tony Blair Court, Pound Hill.

So in theory the letter could just be addressed
Mr Bean
1234
RH10 3AJ

and the sorting office and postman would know exactly where to delver the letter, no street or town required.

[Edited 2005-10-28 21:54:06]
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:52 am

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 4):
It's always Letter, Number, Letter, space Number, Letter, Number

 Wow! Do they offer any college courses on deciphering ZIP codes in Canada ?  Wink
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:56 am

The US Zip does almost as much, for example, my zip is 54476

5 - means it is roughly in the middle of the country - WI, IA, MN, ND, SD, MT
4 - Wisconsin (this could also be a 3)
4 - Sort facility (In this case, Wausau)
7
6 - Last two numbers determine the the final post office from its respective sort facility.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:59 am

Tradition. They like it that way.

When was the last time you heard a Britsih postie go nuts and shoot all his coworkers ?
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:03 am

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 6):
Do they offer any college courses on deciphering ZIP codes in Canada ?

No but on one of my Military Leadership Courses, one of my classmates gave a twenty minute lecture on the Postal Code system. If I remember corretly.

Province, terminal/city, station ,____, Street, unit etc.

Therefore K2P 0A9 is
K= Ontario, 2= Ottawa, P=Downtown, _____, 0= Gloucester St(even #(left side)), A9= Building & apartment #'s (230 + 610),

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:12 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Who can memorize those?

That is what an address book is for.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:12 am

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 8):
When was the last time you heard a Britsih postie go nuts and shoot all his coworkers ?

That's because, according to a postie mate of mine, they spend all their time in the Post Office club knocking back Stella at £1.30 a pint!  drunk 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:16 am

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 4):
What's wrong with Canadian Postal Codes. It's always Letter, Number, Letter, space Number, Letter, Number. The starting letter denotes the Province etc.

This makes as much sense to me as the people who tell me that there is no easier city in the world to find your way in than Washington, DC.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:22 am

In the USA, a letter can be delivered to the correct address using just the ZIP code.

Take the ZIP code 55082-2387 , for example. The 55082 is Stillwater, MN. The 2387 denotes A SPECIFIC point of delivery. It may be a house, business, or P.O. box. Kinda cool, I think.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:22 am

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 3):
Why do you guys in the US have such long zip codes ?

What the USPO really wants us to use is "zip plus four" or nine-digit codes. Someone once calculated that nine digits are enough for every man, woman, child, dog and cat in North and South America to have its own zip code.

Last I heard, human sorters can only read the first three.

Of course our post office must be the best in the world. They are known for paying their regional managers (whatever they are called) bonuses for being "above average." All of them - above average. A population that is 100% above its own average. Remarkable!

The longest address I've seen yet was for a Mexican citizen who lived near Cancun, applying for a US FAA license of some sort. His address did not fit in the spaces the FAA allows, and their fields are pretty generous. I understood Mexico and Quintana Roo, and a town, but the rest of it was over my head.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:24 am

Quoting Trident3 (Reply 11):

Yeh, I know one in the Wirral - he is THE laziest git ever, and I'm damn sure he helps himself to those err, umm, National Geographics, I only seem to get every second month !!!

I do know Canada use H0H 0H0 as a code to send your Santa fan mail too. Wow, what useless info. Do I win a prize?
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:31 am

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 12):
This makes as much sense to me as the people who tell me that there is no easier city in the world to find your way in than Washington, DC.

Whats wrong with DC? Its really the easiest city in the world to navigate.
Just letters and numbers, thats it. 4th Street and D Street.
I work at zip 20210 and live at 20007. And its only 5 miles away  Smile

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:33 am

Quoting Trident3 (Reply 5):
So in theory the letter could just be addressed
Mr Bean
1234
RH10 3AJ

and the sorting office and postman would know exactly where to delver the letter, no street or town required.

So why on earth don't the Royal Mail tell us to do exactly this? Surely it would make it easier for them to sort too?

There are other things make our address system bizarre: first we have counties like Middlesex (incorporating Enfield, Heathrow and Twickenham??) that don't really exist but people still put them on their address and we also (though more rarely now) use latinised abbreviations for counties like Oxon, Cantab and Salop.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:45 am

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 17):
So why on earth don't the Royal Mail tell us to do exactly this? Surely it would make it easier for them to sort too?

because if the automatic sorters broke down they would be b*ggered.
With all the temps working as posties these days it is best to give them as much info as possible. ie: town ,street, house number, colour of front door, where the letterbox is etc.
Apparently the temps don't get access to the £1.30 Stella.

[Edited 2005-10-28 23:00:42]
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:20 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Why do you postally-retarded brits (damn I'm going to get flamed for this one ) have such humungpusly long mailing addresses

But they can be interesting:

Miss Millie Lykes,
Itwell Inn,
Tillit,
Herts.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:21 am

British addresses aren't that bad!!

We don't usually include the county or the England AND United Kingdom.

For instance, to post from abroad, you would put:

Mr. Bean
1234 Tony Blair Court
Pound Hill
Crawley,
RH10 3AJ, UK

You wouldn't include the UK if you were within the UK so it would be even shorter.

A lot of the time there is no "Pound Hill" line, for instance, our address would be:

Noel Marsh-Giddings
xx Blah Avenue
Sutton-in-Ashfield
NG17 XXX

(we don't really live on blah avenue but I'm not giving out my real address on the web!).

It's only 4 lines!!

Postcodes - well they're always in the same format, so never any confusion between a zero and a letter o. It's easy to understand - e.g.

NG signifies Nottinghamshire,
17 specifies the postcode zone (in our case Sutton/Kirkby-in-Ashfield), and the last three digits specifies the street (and if it's a large street portions of the street).

It's far easier to decipher than 49617!
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:47 am

Most of the UK is not on any sort of grid system so we tend to go by descriptions instead of references like da US does. In rural areas the posties must have a nightmare, a lot of the houses are named (not numbered) and quite often don't post a house name. So a new postie will have a 'mare to start with.

It's one of those quaint English things that we are equally loved & loathed for!

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:49 am

I once actually got a letter from someone with only my name and 'Manchester' on the envelope. Not bad service for 30p.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:50 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 22):
Not bad service for 30p.

Agreed. I find it amazing that for 30p you can have a letter arrive the following morning to a remote village in the islands of Scotland, or way down in the Channel Islands. Great value for money!
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:00 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 22):
Not bad service for 30p.

Indeed and second class is even cheaper at 21p. Though why the hell they bother, I have no idea: surely it costs them even more to separate the mail and then slow it down. Does any other country in the world have second class post?
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:25 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Mr. Bean
1234 Tony Blair Court
Pound Hill
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 3AJ
England
United Kingdom

In some ways, people just extend their address in the UK as a way of personalizing it. When I lived in London, I could have just put:

XXX Queenstown Road
London
SW8 XXX

Instead I put:
XXX Queenstown Road
Battersea
London
SW8 XXX

I had roommates who would put
The Maisonette
XXX Queenstown Road
Battersea
London
SW8 XXX

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
What are those damn alphanumerical codes in the UK, Canada, Australia etc.

Who can memorize those? How many confusions are there with oh and zero, one and i, etc?

In some ways they are easier, particularly if you are looking to know what part of the country and the town they are in. They are, however, harder to remember because only the first 3 letters will immediately come to mind.

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 17):
first we have counties like Middlesex (incorporating Enfield, Heathrow and Twickenham??) that don't really exist but people still put them on their address

Uxbridge is another part of the old Middlesex. The other quirky thing about London are the parts of London that used to be parts of other places and still have the names of counties that are still in existence, but they are not part of. These include Richmond (still says Surrey), Romford (still says Essex), and Bromley (still says Kent)

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 24):
Does any other country in the world have second class post?

Yes.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:03 pm

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 24):
Indeed and second class is even cheaper at 21p. Though why the hell they bother, I have no idea: surely it costs them even more to separate the mail and then slow it down.

The US Postal Service eliminated domestic air mail as an option many years ago. According to the USPS, most first class mail went by air anyway. Air mail wasn't worth the time and money to sort.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:19 pm

This is how I send a letter from the U.S. to my family :


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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:23 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
What are those damn alphanumerical codes in the UK, Canada, Australia etc

Last time I checked, we had no alphanumerical codes on our mail. We have a numerical post (zip) code, it is four numbers with no letters.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:31 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Why do you postally-retarded brits (damn I'm going to get flamed for this one ) have such humungpusly long mailing addresses?

It's done to confuse/ anoy Americans and others  Wink
It shows how inteligent we are, why take the simple lazy route when you can laugh at fustrated Americans who just don't understand ( no change there then)

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:16 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
What are those damn alphanumerical codes in the UK, Canada, Australia etc.

Ours only have 4 numberics in the post code. 2XXX for NSW, 3XXX for VIC etc
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:36 pm

Austria still rocks Big grin

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:50 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Why do you postally-retarded brits (damn I'm going to get flamed for this one ) have such humungpusly long mailing addresses?

It's called "history". You wouldn't understand.  Wink

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Pound Hill
Crawley
West Sussex

That's about 15 miles from me. Now tell me why you chose such a dump? Big grin
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:39 pm

Try using a Japanese address. It makes no sense in time or space. There is absolutely no logic to them. You can't use them to find places either.

I agree, the UK need to shorten the address. People often do, but companies are the worst offenders.

The Fund Manager
The Institute of furry animals and caged pets in domestic homes.
Second floor, East Block,
Hamster House
17-32 Hampster High Street
Chelsea
London
SW1A 4WX

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:28 am

Well you can do shorter in England and longer in Germany.
My adress in England was.
Matthias Brink
14 George Street
Taunton
Somerset
England
UK
TA2 7DD

But who writes all that shit down anyway

Matthias Brink
14 George Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 7DD

(you can skip the Somerset and you're down to 4 lines)

German adress

Hans Dampf
Meierstraße 5
42574 Musterstadt
Niedersachsen
Deutschland

(you could write the zip code in an own line and you have much more as well.
And in that example added the "Bundesland" (Federal county). No one ever does that i think but you could.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:26 pm

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 24):
Does any other country in the world have second class post?

In Australia we have express post, which guarantee next business day arrival in metropolitan area across the country, does that count?
But the 'normal' or standard post deliver next business day to most of the metropolitan area (state-wide) anyway.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 28):
Last time I checked, we had no alphanumerical codes on our mail. We have a numerical post (zip) code, it is four numbers with no letters.

I love our system, it's clear enough to state which state you are in.

Apparently Singapore divides their country into smaller piece, their postcode is 6 digits, which my friend from Singapore told me that it's not rare that a building occupy an unique postcode, amazing.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 3):
Why do you guys in the US have such long zip codes ?

We make do with only 4 digits here in Switzerland

I'll go out on this limb:

Switzerland: 39770 sq. Km.

United States: 9631418 sq. Km.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:58 pm

Quoting Senliture (Reply 35):
Apparently Singapore divides their country into smaller piece, their postcode is 6 digits, which my friend from Singapore told me that it's not rare that a building occupy an unique postcode, amazing

I could imagine that being confusing if you have to search for the code. But I suppose if you knew the exact location, which if your sending a letter one would assume you do, it shouldn't be to hard.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addres

Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:30 pm

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 24):

Indeed and second class is even cheaper at 21p. Though why the hell they bother, I have no idea: surely it costs them even more to separate the mail and then slow it down. Does any other country in the world have second class post?

The difference is, First Class is sorted ahead of Second, so under certain circumstances SC can be as fast as first. First is sorted first, and so always (supposedly!) makes the next truck to wherever it is going.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:10 pm

Absolutely:

Mr A Smith
c/o Mrs B Smith
House name
14 Street Name
Residential Estate
Specific Area
More general Area
County
Postcode
Country...
If you REALLY wanted...

Mr A Smith
c/o Mrs B Smith
14 Street Name
County
Postcode

And that's with the c/o line. It's a Brit thing - long address = higher status.

Mr C Richard Esq.
c/o His secretary
Rocky Head
14 Beach Close
The Stone Estate
Knaphill
Woking
Surrey
GU99 0AB
United Kingdom
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:17 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
USA

Surely the only difference is that you abbreviate the state to two letters (and I assume whack it on the same line as the city), and put the zip code on the same line as well? Over here residential addresses are most commonly four lines (bearing in mind that the county and postcode get their own individual lines), with anything more than five being unusualy long.

Re. seven-character alphanumeric postcodes being supposedly difficult to remember beyond the first three characters, they're actually a lot easier than they might seem to someone unfamiliar with the system as the first two letters are descriptive of the sorting town:

CF CardifF
SA SwanseA
BS BriStol
B Birmingham
M Manchester
NG NottinGham
RG ReadinG
etc. etc. etc.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting Junketeer (Reply 24):
Does any other country in the world have second class post?

Yes here we have "Corrieo Azul" (Blue Mail) which is guaranteed to be, err, more expensive than normal mail.
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:19 pm

Quoting GoAround (Reply 39):
Mr A Smith
c/o Mrs B Smith
House name
14 Street Name
Residential Estate
Specific Area
More general Area
County
Postcode
Country...

But this is hardly a UK-specific thing - any country can have addresses spread out over as many lines if the person in question is arsey enough!
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:37 pm

In the UK, general issue postcodes are not unique and will sometimes apply to as many as 40 locations, almost always in the same street. So if you want to shortern the address as much as possible, its easy to go from:

Mr I Live Here
40 New Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 1TL
England
UK

to

40
SN15 1TL

and that will get delivered fine.

You can also apply to get a unique postcode.
 
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Why do you postally-retarded brits

Actually, the British (and Canadian) post code system is much more accurate than the US Zip code system. Post codes are accurate within about 100m. I think only 5 or 6 houses on my block share the same post code as I do.


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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:00 am

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 4):
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:29 am

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 45):
I see you've moved to YYC

Yes, Got in Saturday, start work Monday, hopefully my furniture gets here by the end of the week(and intact). I am happy to be back in the west.

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:21 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Why do you postally-retarded brits (damn I'm going to get flamed for this one ) have such humungpusly long mailing addresses?

Because that is *almost* my address... Are you postinng me a letter?
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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:53 am

Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 36):
Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 3):
Why do you guys in the US have such long zip codes ?

We make do with only 4 digits here in Switzerland

I'll go out on this limb:

Switzerland: 39770 sq. Km.

United States: 9631418 sq. Km.

Or 242 times larger.

My friend, We're Nuts, allow me to add:

Switzerland population: 7.4 million (estimated)


United States population: 297 million (estimated)

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RE: Why Do You Brits Have Such Friggin Long Addresses?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:06 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 47):
Because that is *almost* my address... Are you postinng me a letter?

I don't think so, unless you ordered bulk amounts of LEGO pieces from me last week... you didn't, did you?

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