Jump to content
  • Announcements

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NBN MOBILE APP IS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 60
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

There is insufficient information about the incident so, just to assist you all I shall start the speculation. Given the proximity to Wroxham I think it likely that somewhere had probably irrespo

The press and media in general have a lot to answer for. PC was never about not saying blackboard or chairman or having a joke with your friends wherever in the world they came from. It was about

The word 'grockles'  is so disparaging ,    we need our tourists in this area.   I wish people would not use that word to describe our visitors.    I have heard it used in Bournemouth by the locals ab

Posted Images

29 minutes ago, rightsaidfred said:

There is a word for most things :default_coat:some can laugh some take offence thats the way of the world  these days.

Fred

 

This is very true (can something be very true?) Well anyway you're right Fred and perhaps the world has always been this way, I believe there are some wonderful insults from Sheakespear's time! 🙂

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Hylander said:

The word 'grockles'  is so disparaging ,    we need our tourists in this area.   I wish people would not use that word to describe our visitors. 

Holiday Makers, Grockles, Izzerts, Punters, Trippers, whatever, just nicknames. Holiday visitors, is that acceptable? 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, webntweb said:

Many people with "syndactyly" - the medical term for webbed digits - would take exception to their condition being spoken about disparagingly.

....and there's me, I thought it described people who had shared ownership boats. :default_dunce:

Fred

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jayfire said:

We do also have other words to describe Regulo

Describe away! I've been called all manner of things, and I can laugh at them all. What's life without a laugh? :default_biggrin:

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Regulo said:

Describe away! I've been called all manner of things, and I can laugh at them all. What's life without a laugh? :default_biggrin:

Wouldn't possibly call anyone anything derogatory Sir :default_smile:

As for life without a laugh, I wouldn't know. When you walk around with my face, you always have something to laugh at :default_biggrin:

:default_xmas2:

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

Holiday Makers, Grockles, Izzerts, Punters, Trippers, whatever, just nicknames. Holiday visitors, is that acceptable? 

you forgot:

Lobsters, cos they are almost always red and sunburnt,

And the local one...

furriners, as in anyone from outside the village

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jayfire said:

Wouldn't possibly call anyone anything derogatory Sir :default_smile:

As for life without a laugh, I wouldn't know. When you walk around with my face, you always have something to laugh at :default_biggrin:

:default_xmas2:

Ah the real reason the government wants us all to wear masks revealed.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
you forgot:
Lobsters, cos they are almost always red and sunburnt,
And the local one...
furriners, as in anyone from outside the village
When I was young "four footers" used to be used by Norfolk people (outside of Norwich) to describe people from Norwich.

Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Jayfire said:

When you walk around with my face, you always have something to laugh at

Are you sure that it's your face that folk are laughing at? Haven't you noticed that they tend to laugh after you have passed them?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, TheQ said:

And the local one...

furriners, as in anyone from outside the village

I can think of several localisms used to describe various 'b'  foreigners, settlers  and incomers, several (!) jokes too, but I don't want to upset anyone!

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

I can think of several localisms used to describe various 'b'  foreigners, settlers  and incomers, several (!) jokes too, but I don't want to upset anyone!

Sorry JM but you probably already have by not mentioning them :default_dry: someone somewhere will be offended by anything.

As a youngster back in pre PC days I was taught a valuable asset in dealing with life by some Jewish people I knew something they were extremely good at. 

That was if you have the ability to laugh at yourself then others can only laugh with you not at you.

Fred

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

The press and media in general have a lot to answer for. PC was never about not saying blackboard or chairman or having a joke with your friends wherever in the world they came from.

It was about not demeaning and belittling people because of how they looked or where they came from. Hard not to agree with that objective!

Of course eventually the gutter press created a self fulfilling prophecy and PC is as completely devalued as those it was meant to protect.

Just as health and safety saved many lives and serious injuries until it was turned into a joke and abused.

  • Like 11
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/08/2020 at 17:45, jeffbroadslover said:

Anybody got any information about where the boat was from and what was the cause of the sinking?

Jeff

Who? What? A boat sank? where did you hear that?

I'm surprised there isn't a thread about it?

Come on guys, a boat has sunk, why weren't we told?

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, MauriceMynah said:

Come on guys, a boat has sunk, why weren't we told?

Years ago a glider affair crashed into Oulton Broad, almost on top of me. I phoned up various local news-desks, the first came straight to the point, "anyone dead?" "No" says I, "not interested" said the voice.  Some things don't change!

20180324112614_01.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • NBN Mobile App


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.