Brixton chitter chatter, part 2

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Overheard (or rather boomed out) in Federation: "Ya I want to move to Loughborough Junction because it's a place in motion and my Dad will pay for it. The property will have to have a roof terrace though. Or maybe I'll look at Herne Hill."

    *drank coffee through gritted teeth
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    FFS :mad::mad:

    Is "place in motion" the new edgy and vibrant? :rolleyes::D
     
  3. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Exactly what Federation and cupcake shops etc are indirectly promoting isn't it? Hardly suprising.
     
  4. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    You wait until Hummus-U-Like opens :(
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Would that be Hummus as the Americans pronounce it?

    Maybe we'll have a Krispy Kreme shop next?
     
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    How are Federation "indirectly promoting" people to move into Loughborough Junction?

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've never heard the phrase before, but it seems that's what it means.

    :facepalm:
     
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Dude, buy a machine. Or get it to go (I presume the Americanism has won out over "take away" or "take out" in such businesses).
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Same as. I shall be watching with interest if it becomes the new "in phrase" when describing areas that were formerly edgy and vibrant :D

    Guaranteed it's some media type that coined it :rolleyes:
     
  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    "indirectly promoting" wasn't perhaps the best phrase kanda could have used but you do know that businesses such as those help put the area IN MOTION
     
  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I have never ever heard the term 'place in motion' used in reference to an area or property.

    But I would never have seen this film about Plymouth without this post: http://www.starnow.co.uk/timmarks/video/65407/
     
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You mean Federation Coffee will grow wheels and motor up and down Coldharbour Lane to Loughborough Junction, sprouting roof terraces en route?

    Personally, I'd describe Loughborough Junction as stalled with a dodgy starter motor and knackered tryes.
     
  13. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    You're right, it wasn't the best term, I just didn't want to say that they were actively promoting it, nor 'people moving to LJ' specifically, it is as Twisted says the sort of business cropping up recently that put the area 'IN MOTION'

    quality phrase lol!
     
  14. nick h.

    nick h. Eat

    Why oh why oh why didn't I buy somewhere in Loughborough Junction when it was just a nest of crackheads?
     
  15. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Amended for you;)

    TwistedAM - motivating future generations of trustfunders.
     
  16. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Because you didn't have any spare cash last week?
     
  17. malice

    malice Well-Known Member

    Not sure, but I think Amazonica on Brixton Road has been renamed or turned into something else - spotted a new sign when I went passed on the bus earlier .
     
  18. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Motion used to commonly mean the act of defecating so perhaps we've come back to the nappy spat after all......
     
  19. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I went to the new Thai place in BV on Saturday - its opening day. It was very nice indeed.
     
  20. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Ooo will have to try that out! Craving some proper Thai food after our sojourn there over Crimbo/NY.
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Do they do takeaways?
     
  22. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    yes you're right - the builders have been in for a few days and there's now a new sign. cant remember the name on it, but it's something dodgy like 'Aqua Bar'.
     
  23. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    Nooooooooooooooooo :(
     
  24. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Nooooooo here too. Really nice owners and staff, plus heftier portions than you could shake a fat stick at. Seemed to have a loyal crowd in there, even if I did never brave an evening salsa session with the Colombians.

    Could be the same people I guess, but I'm not entirely helpful
     
  25. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    :D:D

    Yeah it is pretty shabby, esp around the station/junction area. However there's loads of Edwardian and Georgian houses in the side streets, many pretty sorry looking, which are ripe for redeveopment and probably cheap enough for Daddy to buy. Give it 15 years and I reckon I could be sipping cappuccinos outside the station while my mates get organic cider from the LJ Farmers Market and the kids tuck into fancy locally-made cup cakes.
     
  26. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Yeah, it's not clear whether the owners have simply rebranded themselves, or whether it's totally new owners doing a new thing, but the effect of the shiny sign with a fat rounded typeface is more one of "Ibiza holiday bar" than latin food place.
     
  27. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    It's not called Aquum is it? There's one in Clapham with fat rounded typeface. If it is I'm gonna suicide bomb somewhere, no joke.
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Someone callled Becky isn't/wasn't happy with their service

    http://beccas-things-i-eat.blogspot.com/2010/06/amazonica.html

    Shocking behaviour. They didn't turn the tv off when requested :D
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Sounds fucking awful. Look at the reviews


    :rolleyes:
     
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    yeh it does sound awful.
     
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