Friday, May 22, 2009

Posh people's disease

Further to that u-turn of mine the other day:




(Via Sadie)

8 comments:

MatGB said...

Yup. Just hit post on this one myself: Why I grew up hating Tories—Sir Anthony Steen was my MP.

When the local Labour party struggles to keep its deposit, and that git is your MP, becoming a Lib Dem sorta makes sense, right?

mikeovswinton said...

You really are just jealous aren't you Paulie? Anyway, I thought Totnes was full of yoghurt weaving hippies who voted Green and only shopped locally using their Lets currency. Perhaps they are the ones who are jealous. In Mr Steen's mind.
Back onto more important and serious things - have you got Apples and oranges by the Blue Ox Babes? Kevin "Al" Archer and his crew's masterpiece from the late 80's - buy it now. You may put a few bob in the pockets of Mr Amazon, but its worth it.

MatGB said...

Mike, a significant proportion of people that live in the small town of Totnes are a bunch of hippies (many of whom vote Lib Dem as it happens), but Totnes the constituency contains a lot more towns than just Totnes itself.

In fact, IIRC more voters from the constituency live in Torbay borough than live in Totnes due to the boundaries, both Torbay and Totnes constituencies are badly names by the electoral commission.

mikeovswinton, hebden(once) but never Devon said...

Fair enough Mat. I'm just an ignorant Northerner, and I last went to Devon in, I think, 1968. But I used to live in Hebden Bridge, where I had my own yoghurt weaving shed. While I was walking my whippet one morning, some other guy said "'appen Henden Bridge has been called the Totnes of the Pennines." So, it got me to thinking how somewhere like THAT could end up with an MP like Steen. Mind you, that Bernard Ingram once walked his whippet in Hebden Bridge, though I doubt that he weaved yoghurt.

mikeovswinton said...

Incidentally, "walking your whippet" is not a quaint Northern euphemism.

MatGB said...

Heh. I'm from Brixham in Torbay, and now live in Brighouse in West Yorks. Hebden Bridge is just up the road from here, and yes, I agree, Totnes and Hebden do feel very similar (my fiancée said similar when I took her to Totnes).

I looked it up BTW—Totnes approx population 8000, Brixham approx population 17,000, Brixham is in the Totnes constituency. Go figure.

mikeovswinton said...

I always felt that Hebden felt like a holiday resort, but with extra cold laid on. Must be the smell of beef dripping that wafts over the valley from the chippies.
The last time I was in Devon we went to Paignton, and people kept giving me funny looks when I referred to the well known part of "Torbay", Brixton. I was well into my teens before I was convinced that Brixton wasn't a fishing village.

MatGB said...

Heh—the amount of post that would get misplaced or redirected around the country because of that, it's not an uncommon mistake.

Even if I carefully spelled out my address to people they'd still write Brixton down at times.

Still, it's not as bad as one of my old employers sending a delivery meant for the Plymouth store to Portsmouth...