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It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

zedingrove
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It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Was looking at what plusnet have to offer in way of jobs, and read customer support... Based in Sheffield. What!!! Hows Sheffield in Yorkshire? I thought, so Goggled it and blow me down Sheffield is in Yorkshire.
If anyone asks where I thought Sheffield was.... Crazy
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Yes, I`m asking.........
Huh
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

It's Shenfield that's in Essex!  Smiley
zedingrove
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

OK got to be honest Sheffield is where they make steel as such thought it was near Birmingham. Only found out the other day that Manchester is in Lancashire..
See where is London? London is in London is the only city which is not is a county so figured or not really thought about other cities being county less...
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Took me a few years to understand Watford Gap is 100km further north than Watford.................that was before the M1 was opened
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

@ Zedingrove......
WOW.... what on earth did you do, before satnav was invented?  Stay at home, in case you got lost? ? ?  Roll eyes
zedingrove
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Errr what's Sat-Nav?  Cheesy
Actually never use them, good old A - Z is good enough. Got lost once with a Sat-nav. City of London streets are like no other in the world........ Have always stuck to this excuse. Cool
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Was using the sat-nav on my HTC phone the other week and it directed me to go down a dirt track unsuitable for vehicles.
As I never blindly go where a woman tells me, anyway, I had a good look first then noticed the sign telling me what my eyes already had and I found an alternative route.

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zedingrove
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

My point entirely, I used map on my phone other day only for it to tell me I was 1000 meters from where I really was........ Crazy
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Quote from: zedingrove
Only found out the other day that Manchester is in Lancashire..
 Manchester is not in Lancashire
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

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Was using the sat-nav on my HTC phone the other week and it directed me to go down a dirt track unsuitable for vehicles

In Wales we've started rolling out signs at each end of such roads to indicate that truck drivers should ignore their satnav if they are told to go down them
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6959057.stm I've seen them deployed outside the VoG so I guess the trial is now a national deployment
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Obviously some people didn't do Geography at school  Roll eyes
zedingrove
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Thinking back that far is way to much.....All I need to know is that London is..................................................................................Here!
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Tut tut tut again  Grin Grin Grin and you are interrupting my record breaking attempt  Crazy
Edit: Only joking  Smiley
James
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Re: It's True Southerner's are lost past the Watford Gap

Apparently according to locals, Sheffield isn't in the Midlands, despite being right in the middle of the country, and Scotch Corner isn't actually on the border.
Who knew?!