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    "Essex"

    Just me or does anyone else fail to understand why people say they are from Essex when asked so?

    Should we all start saying Midlothian? (Don't think we'd get the same cheer).


    I'm sure there ARE towns and villages in Essex.

    If only they realised how pathetic they sound.


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    Just me or does anyone else fail to understand why people say they are from Essex when asked so?

    Should we all start saying Midlothian? (Don't think we'd get the same cheer).


    I'm sure there ARE towns and villages in Essex.

    If only they realised how pathetic they sound.

    I don't get it either - they've turned being either a slag or thick as **** into an industry.

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    I think it's a cultural difference in local identity between Scotland and England. When you ask people where they're from Scots tend to tell you the town, even if it isn't very big. Englanders tend to tell you the county unless they're from one of the four or five major cities. I first noticed this about forty years ago during a year at an English university.

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    I think it's a cultural difference in local identity between Scotland and England. When you ask people where they're from Scots tend to tell you the town, even if it isn't very big. Englanders tend to tell you the county unless they're from one of the four or five major cities. I first noticed this about forty years ago during a year at an English university.
    Yep, my other half always says she is from 'Lincolshire' as opposed to the town she is from. Her Dad is from 'Yorkshire'.

    I've definitely noticed the same as you. Scots are far more inclined to be specific about where they are from.
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    My wife says she's from Essex. She's neither a slag nor thick as ****. She doesn't sound pathetic either. If someone from Essex says 'Witham' or 'Kelvedon' then most folk wouldn't have a clue where those are.

    If I get asked where I'm from by someone not familiar with the area, I say I'm from Edinburgh despite me never actually having lived in Edinburgh. I'm not sure what's so hard to understand about why people do that.

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    My wife says she's from Essex. She's neither a slag nor thick as ****. She doesn't sound pathetic either. If someone from Essex says 'Witham' or 'Kelvedon' then most folk wouldn't have a clue where those are.

    If I get asked where I'm from by someone not familiar with the area, I say I'm from Edinburgh despite me never actually having lived in Edinburgh. I'm not sure what's so hard to understand about why people do that.
    People like to pigeon hole and stereotype, sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefster View Post
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    My wife says she's from Essex. She's neither a slag nor thick as ****. She doesn't sound pathetic either. If someone from Essex says 'Witham' or 'Kelvedon' then most folk wouldn't have a clue where those are.

    If I get asked where I'm from by someone not familiar with the area, I say I'm from Edinburgh despite me never actually having lived in Edinburgh. I'm not sure what's so hard to understand about why people do that.
    It's really not hard to understand at all. Strange OP.
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    I always answer Wallyford when asked by people outside Scotland and feign disbelief when they give me a blank look.

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    I say I'm from London rather than the specific area.

    People can tell I come from Scotland already when I talk so are more likely to ask which part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballengeich View Post
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    I think it's a cultural difference in local identity between Scotland and England. When you ask people where they're from Scots tend to tell you the town, even if it isn't very big. Englanders tend to tell you the county unless they're from one of the four or five major cities. I first noticed this about forty years ago during a year at an English university.
    The French are the same, unless their speaking to someone from the same region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullsCloseHibs View Post
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    Just me or does anyone else fail to understand why people say they are from Essex when asked so?

    Should we all start saying Midlothian? (Don't think we'd get the same cheer).


    I'm sure there ARE towns and villages in Essex.

    If only they realised how pathetic they sound.
    It's just you. I'm from Old Swan!

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    Geography is something I'm pretty good at, apart from English counties. When someone says there from Shropshire or Lincolnshire I just say oh right lovely part of the world.

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    My wife says she's from Essex. She's neither a slag nor thick as ****. She doesn't sound pathetic either. If someone from Essex says 'Witham' or 'Kelvedon' then most folk wouldn't have a clue where those are.

    If I get asked where I'm from by someone not familiar with the area, I say I'm from Edinburgh despite me never actually having lived in Edinburgh. I'm not sure what's so hard to understand about why people do that.
    I'm sure all folk from Essex don't fit the categories mentioned, unfortunately none of them are ever on tv to boast about whatever it is they do.

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    Unless someone from the Falkirk area asks where I'm from, I'll always answer Falkirk. I actually don't live in the town itself, I stay in a small village which is around 3 miles outside the town centre. No-one from outside Falkirk will have heard of it so there's no point telling people about my village if they ask.

    If I'm abroad and someone foreign asks then I'll generally just say Scotland, which is usually enough unless they've been to Scotland before and they ask which part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Unless someone from the Falkirk area asks where I'm from, I'll always answer Falkirk. I actually don't live in the town itself, I stay in a small village which is around 3 miles outside the town centre. No-one from outside Falkirk will have heard of it so there's no point telling people about my village if they ask.

    If I'm abroad and someone foreign asks then I'll generally just say Scotland, which is usually enough unless they've been to Scotland before and they ask which part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Unless someone from the Falkirk area asks where I'm from, I'll always answer Falkirk. I actually don't live in the town itself, I stay in a small village which is around 3 miles outside the town centre. No-one from outside Falkirk will have heard of it so there's no point telling people about my village if they ask.

    If I'm abroad and someone foreign asks then I'll generally just say Scotland, which is usually enough unless they've been to Scotland before and they ask which part.
    Same here. I live in a village about 6 miles from York centre.

    It does technically fall within the City boundary, but saying I live in York gives a slightly wrong impression.

    A bit like Kirkliston or South Queensferry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Do you tell folk you are a manc loving jock ;-)
    No I just save that for you.
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    I'm sure all folk from Essex don't fit the categories mentioned, unfortunately none of them are ever on tv to boast about whatever it is they do.
    I think you're watching too much ITV2. There are plenty of folk from Essex on other channels that don't fit your categories.

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    Good thread this
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    Quote Originally Posted by essexhibee View Post
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    Good thread this
    You mean "Pwoper sick thread bruv"?

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    There's less towns/villages in Scotland so most of us generally know where they are.


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    My friend lives in Braintree. I say I'm going to Essex when I go to visit.

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    My mate's girlfriend (now wife) worked for a couple of years in Chatham. I once asked him what he'd been up to at the weekend - he replied "I was baw deep in Kent".

    A long established trad music group were booked for a concert in the same area. The wanted to entitle it "Folk in Kent" but the local organisers refused to print it on the posters/tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefster View Post
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    I think you're watching too much ITV2. There are plenty of folk from Essex on other channels that don't fit your categories.
    It's the audience reaction that annoys me. That and comedians who spend half their show milking cheap stereotypes.

    My aunt emigrated to Canada 50+ years ago and still tells people who ask that she lives in Vancouver but she's from Leith.

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    You mean "Pwoper sick fread bruv"?
    Fixed it for you... I fink 😁

    And they say Scottish folk talk funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensaidbefore View Post
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    Fixed it for you... I fink 😁

    And they say Scottish folk talk funny.
    Innit.
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    Essex is ok.

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