London areas given New York names in a pathetic effort to sound cool

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    gentlegreen, Celyn and salem like this.
  2. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    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. :rolleyes:
    gentlegreen, Maggot, salem and 3 others like this.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    you could of course do this the other way round, i understand there's some rip-off of soho in nyc
    gentlegreen and Celyn like this.
  4. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    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
  5. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    When really it was Holborn anyway
  6. Fucking hell, that Flat Iron Square, I approve, keeps all the try-hard wankers in one small area.
    editor likes this.
  7. Technically ours should be Soeo (South of Euston).
    Bahnhof Strasse likes this.
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    it would be soos - south of oxford street, you're thinking of bloomsbury which is indeed south of euston
    salem likes this.
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    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
  10. I was going the artistic route - Euston rhymes with Houston - rather than be boringly accurate.
    Edie and Celyn like this.
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    it was better before you tried to explain your way out of it.
    Magnus McGinty likes this.
  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    There was a time when some people were calling Battersea South Chelsea in some sad attempt to make it more desirable.
    Celyn likes this.
  13. Soho is to the south of Euston though! :D Just not directly beneath.
  14. 8ball


    I wouldn't even notice. Are these areas that already have names?
  15. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    And then there's all that 'loft living' bollocks.
  16. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Noho is Fitzrovia surely? It already has a name.
    Nivag and RoyReed like this.
  17. 8ball


    This is what the "unexpected third child" does, no? :confused:
  18. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    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.
  19. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    It's either that or Bloomsbury or the City.
  20. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    U.S rather than New York but same ballpark (see what I did there? :facepalm: ) - 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.
  21. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Probably only a matter of time before they start calling Brixton 'The Brinx' and Peckham 'TriBeCa' - the Triangle Beside Camberwell.
    Maggot, AnnO'Neemus, 8ball and 5 others like this.
  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I could never figure out the attraction for these things, people in London been wearing them (or variants of) for years

    AnnO'Neemus likes this.
  23. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    It does not rhyme with "Euston" at all, though, does it,?
  24. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    Doesn’t it? How’d you say Houston then?
  25. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I reckon Euston rhymes with Heuston (as in the Dublin station) whereas Houston is sometimes Hyoo-ston or Hoo-ston... or even Yoo-ston.
    Celyn likes this.
  26. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  27. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    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.
  28. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree I care not for the wealth of Gyges

    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)

  29. It does how most people I’ve encountered say Houston/Euston yes. And pickmans didnt nitpick over it.
  30. It does to me but then my accent isn’t yours.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice