Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Stoke-on-Trent and Transylvania



I've posted before about Stoke but I looked at my diary for tomorrow and saw they're sending me to Stoke. For some bizarre reason (I don't know what came over me) I found myself googling 'Stoke is a dump'. I found a BBC message board headed 'Is Stoke a dump?'. I reproduce some of the comments...


"Sorry if you will found some grammatical mistake (English is not my first language.I rent flat on busy road. But what I see every weekend-just horrified me. Our youth (teen aged 13-16) they do drink a lot. They are quite but i think they do s.th. Else, may be drug/sex whatever. And I am interesting in WHO sold them an alcohol? And they always do these on dirty back “yard". Can you imaging what might happen to them in few years? I think our social service and its workers and system in general is too soft. Then the girls of 14-15 have children, and they children will do the same things. It is the life law. And I am badly surprised on TV you can see films about "poor" people who behave as I described abow, and majority accept it as normal. That’s mean they will never change. Isn’t it sad? It is "Trisha Show" on street. And what is most sad, the kids are not interesting of anything. I am sure it is because they parents (+40) live with girl/boyfriends, has no proper family. Nobody care.Thank you. Hope this letter will help to create positive solution. Bye."



Erm, quite so...



"Filth, Scuzzers, Slappers, and more Filth. The most horrible place I have ever been. Why don't the unemployed, wan'a'bee rappers (Hood of jacket over Baseball cap????????????????. What is that all about!!!) SCUM that hang around the Mcdonalds & and Argo's and the bus station, GROW UP, get a job and generally f-OFF!!! You social parasites. People, you are living out an insane, pointless, and pitiful existence. Do us all a favour, crawl away under a rock somewhere and DIE!!! ps Bentilee is infested with chav filth why can't the council send an exterminator out,(would pay extra taxes for that service!)"



So you don't like it much???



But Stoke has its supporters...



"Hey Up i Tink sum ov u peepz dissin stoke shud take anova look dere is worse places u can live n them ew r from stoke dissin it should be ashamed ov dem sens if u dont like it y dont they move sum were else like outta stoke okay so peepz call it stokie Broke on Trent hah but stokies can lafe bowt it but at de end ov de day its were i was born n i a stokie born n bread n prowd xxx big up all u stokies"


And yes, it is true, the people are friendly. The great debate continues.


It also emerges that Madonna dropped a brick while in concert in Spain by confusing Andalucia (Spain for the geographically challenged - that means YOU Madge) with Transylvania (Romania) Hmmm ...

12 comments:

savannah said...

fascinating look at the vernacular, sugar! it astounds me how much the language has degenerated on both sides of the pond thanks to texting! re: madge...tell me that is on youtube! xoxo

wv: spairie

which somehow seems appropriate

Heff said...

So it's finally clear to everyone now. Madonna SUCKS.

Jimmy Bastard said...

My dear Rabbit..after spending a full week in Stoke some years back, I can only conclude that it is a zoo. The fact that it is twinned with Sunderland is of no surprise to me.

It was a full three days before the locals would accept me, even though I didn't have webbed hands and a single eye.

Lock your door of a neet.

Android said...

Hey Up... ;D

unique_stephen said...

Sounds like your stokie mate has been reading too much Clockwork Orange.

Law Minx said...

My Dear Rabbit,

I stayed in a Travel Lodge In Stoke on Trent a while ago.

I haven't been the same since.

I therefore urge you in the strongest possible terms to either commute, or take your own hutch!!!!

white rabbit said...

Savannah - Spairie indeed. I'll send link to Madonna vampire thingy

Heff - She sucks blood!!!

Jimmy - Twinned with Sunderland??? A marriage made in hell...

Android - was that you posting that textspeak thing on BBC website? Hmmmmmm?

Stephen - It must have been Android. the evidence is overwhelming.

Minx - I can commute to Stoke now so no need to sample the horrors that are Stoke accommodation...

B.E. Earl said...

Sounds like something out of "The League of Gentlemen". In the midst of watching it right now.

white rabbit said...

Earl - Are you local?

Mahal said...

I feel like saying positive about Stoke and about Madonna.
Stoke has some beautiful country near it - er, that's it for Stoke.
Hungary has recently elected three ultra-rightwing and viciously anti-Roma racists to the European Parliament. Madonna is going to Hungary with a Roma backing group. I'll forgive her a lot for doing that.

Stoke Directorys said...

I currently reside in Crewe, though i frequently commute to stoke. Personaly i'm a fan of stoke, yes it does have its bad bits but none more so then crewe or indeed any other place. Plus the general population of 'stokies' i have found to be very friendly people.

Anonymous said...

ive lived in stoke all my life and it is the biggest shithole in england