Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 8, 2018 at 4:32 PM.
Could I start with Flat Iron Square and the spectacularly stupid NoHo?
That bit that's not quite Bloomsbury or the City and wasn't really anything until a few years ago when it was christened Midtown.
you could of course do this the other way round, i understand there's some rip-off of soho in nyc
It's actually short for 'South of Houston," with NoHo being the north area.
But that's a different topic anyway.
Here's a twatty club trying to sound all Noo Yoik: The Bowery, City of London
When really it was Holborn anyway
Fucking hell, that Flat Iron Square, I approve, keeps all the try-hard wankers in one small area.
Technically ours should be Soeo (South of Euston).
it would be soos - south of oxford street, you're thinking of bloomsbury which is indeed south of euston
thank you for the tip, the base camp for the sacn will be known as flat iron square because all the wankers will indeed be in one small area
I was going the artistic route - Euston rhymes with Houston - rather than be boringly accurate.
it was better before you tried to explain your way out of it.
There was a time when some people were calling Battersea South Chelsea in some sad attempt to make it more desirable.
Soho is to the south of Euston though! Just not directly beneath.
I wouldn't even notice. Are these areas that already have names?
And then there's all that 'loft living' bollocks.
Noho is Fitzrovia surely? It already has a name.
This is what the "unexpected third child" does, no?
Does this mean we can all start acting all like New Yorkers now? At least I can do a passable Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy "Hey I'm walkin' here. I'm WALKIN" here' at cab drivers.
It's either that or Bloomsbury or the City.
U.S rather than New York but same ballpark (see what I did there? ) - that bit between Crouch End and Archway which I never knew was called New Orleans Walk until google started doing that there map thing they're good at.
Probably only a matter of time before they start calling Brixton 'The Brinx' and Peckham 'TriBeCa' - the Triangle Beside Camberwell.
I could never figure out the attraction for these things, people in London been wearing them (or variants of) for years
It does not rhyme with "Euston" at all, though, does it,?
Doesn’t it? How’d you say Houston then?
I reckon Euston rhymes with Heuston (as in the Dublin station) whereas Houston is sometimes Hyoo-ston or Hoo-ston... or even Yoo-ston.
I do not rhyme it with "youston"
It is fun to look at the thing about pronunciation of Houston" in the USA. Things about annoying Scottish people who turned up, Dutch people ... very many people.
In my head I pronounce SOTR as 'Sotter'
Last of these:
SOTR Secrets of the Third Reich (war game)
SOTR Somewhere Over the Rainbow (song)
SOTR Scotch on the Rocks
SOTR Southtrust Corporation (stock symbol)
SOTR Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate
SOTR State of the Region
SOTR Sovereign of the Road (Airstream travel trailer)
SOTR Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative
SOTR Statement of Training Requirement (UK)
SOTR Sleeping on the Roof (band)
SOTR Statement of Technical Requirement
SOTR South of the River (South London)
It does how most people I’ve encountered say Houston/Euston yes. And pickmans didnt nitpick over it.
It does to me but then my accent isn’t yours.
Separate names with a comma.