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The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:10 am

is, perhaps surprisingly, Staffordshire.

One of my favorite neckties, the one I had planned to wear to my high school reunion a few years ago but which I was unable to locate, then located it a few months later in one of the large plastic bags I had stuffed a lot of my clothes into when I moved from Park Glen to Lake Calhoun in 2015, has a "Stafford" label on it. (I think that's an in-house JCPenney brand.)

Anyway this all proves beyond dispute that Staffordshire is the correct English shire.







(I've never been there.)
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:14 am

Airstud wrote:
is, perhaps surprisingly, Staffordshire.

One of my favorite neckties, the one I had planned to wear to my high school reunion a few years ago but which I was unable to locate, then located it a few months later in one of the large plastic bags I had stuffed a lot of my clothes into when I moved from Park Glen to Lake Calhoun in 2015, has a "Stafford" label on it. (I think that's an in-house JCPenney brand.)

Anyway this all proves beyond dispute that Staffordshire is the correct English shire.







(I've never been there.)


No. Worstershire is the best.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:53 am

casinterest wrote:
Airstud wrote:
is, perhaps surprisingly, Staffordshire.

One of my favorite neckties, the one I had planned to wear to my high school reunion a few years ago but which I was unable to locate, then located it a few months later in one of the large plastic bags I had stuffed a lot of my clothes into when I moved from Park Glen to Lake Calhoun in 2015, has a "Stafford" label on it. (I think that's an in-house JCPenney brand.)

Anyway this all proves beyond dispute that Staffordshire is the correct English shire.







(I've never been there.)


No. Worstershire is the best.



Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:27 am

The Shire.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:42 am

Wilkshire. (Ohio)
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:48 am

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Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)

I thought Robin Hood was from the Nottingham area.

I'll second Yorkshire. Their hometown airline is indeed something special- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:13 am

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I'll second Yorkshire.


However, I said Staffordshire.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 am

Yorkshire: Yorkshire puddings and Yorkshire tea.
Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire sausages
Devonshire: custard. (I know no-one actually calls Devon, Devonshire these days)

These items make it hard to decide a winner due to deliciousness of all.

One thing is for sure, Lancashire is not the correct shire, it's grey and the people can be miserable. It's how I imagine Pittsburgh to be. I've lived here for a few years now, and if it wasn't for marrying a native I would have moved back to my homeland of Kent.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:33 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
These items make it hard to decide


Yeah no.

Stafford(shire). Cool necktie.

Game over.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:35 am

But... but... neckties are not delicious like the other items.
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:39 am

I think what's called for here is U.N. involvement in a discussion about the extent to which the English get to weigh in on the meaning of "delicious."

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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 am

Ok... but the nation who gave the world things like grits and Velveeta are not allowed to weigh in. :lol:
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:05 am

Surreyshire.

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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:49 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Ok... but the nation who gave the world things like grits and Velveeta are not allowed to weigh in. :lol:

Okay, yeah, Velveeta sucks, but grits are awesome! :thumbsup:
Now that that's cleared up, I submit that those of us from across the pond are the only ones who can be objective about the comparative merits of the various shires. :sly:
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:48 am


No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




I live there,,,,,
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 am

sbworcs wrote:

No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




I live there,,,,,


Not to mention the best sauce!
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:17 am

sbworcs wrote:

No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




Not to mention all those extra letters you somehow need to discard when pronouncing it.

I'm sure it all started as some sort of insider joke.
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:41 am

JJJ wrote:
sbworcs wrote:

No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




Not to mention all those extra letters you somehow need to discard when pronouncing it.

I'm sure it all started as some sort of insider joke.


I think it's a Frenchy thing.

I understand Gloucester was spelled "Gloster" prior to the Norman conquest.

Let us get Aesma over here to be held to account.
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:42 am

JJJ wrote:
Not to mention all those extra letters you somehow need to discard when pronouncing it.
.

All letters are pronounced, it's mainly our trans-atlantic brethren who are mysteriously flummoxed (usually by adding an h to make ch themselves)


Pronounced - Worse-ter-shire
Spelt - Worce-ter-shire
Typical American - Wor-chester-shire
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:35 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:

One thing is for sure, Lancashire is not the correct shire, it's grey and the people can be miserable.


Naughty. There'll be trouble at mill if yer not careful.

I agree with you on the weather. It's almost as though someone flicks the switch on for crap weather as you drive northbound passed Warrington.

Another vote for Worcester(shire) along with Wiltshire and North Yorkshire.
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 am

Lancashire, the Red Rose County that won the War of the Roses.

God's own country with beautiful cities like Lancaster, the more recently elevated City of Preston, and Salford.

At least Salford has its own airport......
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:13 pm

scbriml wrote:
sbworcs wrote:

No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




I live there,,,,,


Not to mention the best sauce!


Indeed! Made about 1/2 a mile from where I live
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:06 pm

Cambridgeshire. End of discussion
 
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Re: The correct shire

Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:47 pm

West Midlands.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 pm

EstherLouise wrote:
West Midlands.


I thought that was a "region;" not a shire. :boggled:
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Re: The correct shire

Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:02 am

TSS wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)

I thought Robin Hood was from the Nottingham area.

I'll second Yorkshire. Their hometown airline is indeed something special- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg


Supposedly Robin Hood was born in Loxely Shefield in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire is where Sherwood Forest lies.
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:08 am

Home town of Berkshire.
 
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Re: The correct shire

Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:59 am

Current shires or historical?
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:02 am

ChrisKen wrote:
Current shires or historical?


Current please, wife is from the defunct Huntingdonshire, infamous for Oliver Cromwell, famous for zero.
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 am

The was a campaign some time back when the Chavs to the East of London wanted to re-brand the county as Essexshire cos it sounded posh. Core Blimey gov'ner !
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 am

readytotaxi wrote:
The was a campaign some time back when the Chavs to the East of London wanted to re-brand the county as Essexshire cos it sounded posh. Core Blimey gov'ner !


I believe the correct term is "Essexinit".
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Hey guys,
The correct Shire is easy.
Sutherland.
THE Shire.
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm

The correct shire is THE Shire. It has the best gardens, fireworks displays, ales and Pipe-weed in all of Middle Earth. Silly thread really. All the ones below have some amount of dopers, hooligans, graffiti and worst of all..traffic circles. You never see that kind of nonsense in The Shire.
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:11 pm

The correct shire is the one where the Renaissance Festival is held in the MSP area. You know. The one where the Star Trek: Original Series crew beamed into and a red shirt was impaled with a lance within the first five minutes.

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Re: The correct shire

Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:14 pm

wingman wrote:
The correct shire is THE Shire. It has the best gardens, fireworks displays, ales and Pipe-weed in all of Middle Earth. Silly thread really. All the ones below have some amount of dopers, hooligans, graffiti and worst of all..traffic circles. You never see that kind of nonsense in The Shire.

As long as those evil Ringwraiths stay away, I'll agree with you on your choice.
 
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Re: The correct shire

Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:23 pm

WarRI1 wrote:
Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)


Robin Hood stole from the government and shared with the poor.
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:42 am

Brick wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)


Robin Hood stole from the government and shared with the poor.


That is another way of looking at it. The wealthy were the government, Hmmmn seems to be that way all these years ;) later
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:33 am

Bongodog1964 wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Current shires or historical?


Current please, wife is from the defunct Huntingdonshire, infamous for Oliver Cromwell, famous for zero.

One claim to fame is the dubious tenure as PM of local MP Sir John Major.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:59 am

OK so I have done some research and I now know less about which shires I've been to. Outside of London, I visited

Bournemouth - which means I was in either Dorset or Hampshire (guys, come on. Even Texarkana has made up its mind about whether it's in Texas or Arkansas).
Bristol - which is evidently in a shire called "Bristol" (ok that's allowed, since we have New York and the other guys have Québec)
Stratford-upon-Avy-baby - which seems to be, without dispute, in Warwickshire
Stowe - well there are like fifteen towns called "Stowe" in the UK so how am I supposed to know which one I was in in 1985?

This means that Bristol and Warwickshire are the only shires I can honestly say I've set foot in.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:36 pm

The correct Shire is not in England, but across the pond - New Hampshire. Beautiful place.
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Re: The correct shire

Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:33 am

Airstud wrote:
is, perhaps surprisingly, Staffordshire.

One of my favorite neckties, the one I had planned to wear to my high school reunion a few years ago but which I was unable to locate, then located it a few months later in one of the large plastic bags I had stuffed a lot of my clothes into when I moved from Park Glen to Lake Calhoun in 2015, has a "Stafford" label on it. (I think that's an in-house JCPenney brand.)

Anyway this all proves beyond dispute that Staffordshire is the correct English shire.
(I've never been there.)


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Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
dictatorship


Gross.
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Re: The correct shire

Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:03 am

Talia? ADRIANNNNNNNNN!!!!!
 
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Re: The correct shire

Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:23 am

jetero wrote:
Talia? ADRIANNNNNNNNN!!!!!



Very good, we have a winner to my way of thinking.
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