Why do English people do that?
matt_outandabout – Member
What if you are coming from Northern Ireland or Ireland? It is more than 30 miles.
84mls from Cairnryan 😉
Shall we get wee Eck to have a debate in Holyrood 🙄Posted 4 years ago
I can’t believe I wasted 2
minutesseconds of my life reading this thread!post
If the writer had been in Scotland at the time of writing I’m sure they would have written with appropriate relativism.
Seen the lakes described as just over the border in England recently then Molly?Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Depends on the context surely?
If they are writing from a personal perspective then it’s is perfectly fine. e.g.:
“For our next trip we headed to Ae Forest, just over the border in Scotland.”
But if it is an impersonal perspective, making a assumption about where the reader is e.g.:
“Where To Ride This Month: try Ae Forest, just over the border in Scotland.”
then I completely understand the OP’s irritation (though I fully expect those just over the border in England to dismiss it as small country syndrome).Posted 4 years ago
just across the border in SuffolkGrahamSSubscriber
Is the OP Scottish? Is it one of those English/Scottish hate things?
Yeah. The Scottish* hate it when UK media assumes they are English.
I’d imagine if the same media constantly assumed that everyone was Scottish it would likewise annoy the English*
* (and Welsh and Northern Irish)**
** (who probably also hate being put in footnotes as an afterthought)Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Saying it’s in D&G won’t work for ignerant suvverners, these are the people who call everything above the watford gap “the north” after all.
When it’s at least a hundred miles north, it’s the north, innit. Same as everything at least a hundred miles to the east is the east. And places that are at least a hundred miles to the south and south-west, well, you get the gist.Posted 4 years ago
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