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Brixton chitter-chatter & news Mar 2012

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Never, ever, ever, ever, ever :mad:

    and what's all this Stateside bollocks people keep referring to on TV? :mad:
     
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  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    ah right, us SW2ers are down south aren't we :D
     
  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    Does that make the SW9ners (spit) uptown?

    Something wrong there, and no mistake.
     
  4. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    ffs minnie :D Yes you are :D
     
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Get orfff my land :mad:
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Well, it's hard to think that way when you're UP A HILL :mad:
     
  7. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    [rant]

    Nay, nay and thrice nay!!! They are not "technically correct"

    SW9 is "the postcode zone known as SW9". SW2 is "the postcode zone known as SW2".

    By an accident of history their numbering follows the alphabetical order of the postal sorting offices closest to their centre when postal *districts* were first adoped a century ago but that does not mean that the name of the sorting office is part of the official postal address.

    Those organisations (yes, I do mean you, British Telecom and Orange!) that use shoddy addressing software to insert an extraneous "Brixton" into every SW2 address (including those next to Streatham Hill station) and an extraneous "Stockwell" into every SW9 address (including those south of Coldharbour Lane) are wrong to do so.

    [/rant]
     
  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected :D
     
  9. Frumious B.

    Frumious B. Well-Known Member

    Quite. The idea that Brixton tube, Brixton police station, Electric Avenue, Atlantic Road and the Ritzy are in Stockwell is just wrongheaded. The people who provided that data must be the Dalston types who clutter up Granville Arcade on Saturdays.

    Downtown Brixton means central Brixton. Just because downtown is used by the septics doesn't mean it's alien. As former rulers and custodians of the mother tongue we can claim to have invented all their stuff.

    Wherever you are in London, Brixton is downtown. It's at the centre of everything. Westminster, Covent Garden etc. are just suburbs.
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    As funny as I find your post, I will never, ever, ever, ever call anywhere in the British Isles downtown :mad:
     
  11. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Or... it's just a somewhat arbitrary and uninteresting way for a big corporation to separate post into different piles at sorting offices.
     
  12. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    Downtown? No.
     
  13. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    You are my hero.

    :cool:
     
  14. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    The Ritzy is in SW2.

    It's all a storm in a teacup if you ask me. As a bona fide Brixton resident, I am more than happy to welcome our SW9 cousins as honorary Brixtonites. :cool:
     
  15. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Downton's in SW2.

    <Streatham Joke/>
     
  16. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Re Crispy's boundary map...I lived on Solon Road many years ago and the cut off point between SW2 and SW4 was Sandmere Road.
     
  17. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    There's a power cut in the area covered by a sub-station in Ferndale Road -mostly SW9 I guess. Engineers due on site before 9:00 I'm told.
     
  18. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    A year out of Stockwell and look what happens!!:(
     
  19. Janh

    Janh signs might be omens

    That reminds me of the Portlandia cyclist clip

     
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  20. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I'd get on to the feds about that :mad:
     
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  21. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    23rd March, first sighting of the baldy sunbathing beast of Brockwell:

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    Even the terrier doesn't want to get closer :hmm:
     
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  22. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    I hardly see how it's any of your business what onkey does on his lunch hour.
     
  23. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Puts hairs on your chest all the lasagna and chips.
     
  24. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    And what is it puts hairs on your back?
     
  25. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I wonder what he calls you? :hmm:
     
  26. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Fat fuck, presumably.
     
  27. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    park paparazzi? :D
     
  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/23/vincent-van-gogh-home-auction

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  29. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    the South London Press do this as well - it's pathetic and wrong. They say things like "Brixton Police Station, on Gresham Road, Stockwell...." And it's amazing that their subs dont even sort it out :mad:
     
  30. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    They've probably got rid of all their subs.
     
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