20 reasons you know you are from Essex

Brentwood Weekly News: 20 reasons you know you are from Essex 20 reasons you know you are from Essex

What makes you Essex? Is it all fake tan, boy racers and white stilletos? Or is being from Essex more than the Essex Man steroetype? 

We have compiled a list of 20 things that we think sum up our county but if you have any more, feel free to share them in the comments section below the article.

1. Putting speakers worth more than your car in your car

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We've all seen it. A £300 Ford Fiesta fitted with the top of the range Pioneer sound system parked under Pitsea flyover. (I have to admit I'm guilty of this!) 
 

2. Having your roots in the East End of London

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Now this doesn't apply to everyone, but a lot of people living in England's finest county can trace their family tree back to the East End of London. Whether it was your mum, nan, or great-great-great-grandmother a lot of today's Essex families have strong roots in the country's capital. And the love of pie and mash and the Cockney dialect moved with us - ain't that right me old china? 
 

3. You want to scream every time someone asks you if you know Joey Essex/Sam Faiers/any of the cast of TOWIE

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Joey Essex

The runaway success of ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex has made our county famous across the country but it also lead to anyone from outside Essex asking if you know any of the cast and if you frequent Sugar Hut.
 

4. This is the only jam in your cupboard and you laugh at anyone who dares to offer you any other brand

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Tiptree jam: Wilkin & Sons has become a store cupboard staple for every Essex resident

Let's face it, before "shopping local" was the done thing, the only jam your mum had in the cupboard was from Tiptree. The factory has been churning out classic strawberry as well as the fancy-sounding Apricot with Armagnac Conserve (reserved for Christmas only in my house) since 1885.

 

5. Forget any other teams, its either the Blues or the U's for you

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Blues: Southend United's Barry Corr celebrates a goal during Southend v Chesterfield

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U's support: The crowd watch Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra

Following local football may mean you will never reach the dizzying heights of the Champions League but the rollercoaster of following your local team makes all the freezing cold nights stood on the terraces worthwhile. 
 

6. You swear your mum’s aunt’s cousin’s son saw comedian Phill Jupitus in Leigh once

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Home: Comedian Phill Jupitus poses on Leigh seafront 

Jupitus-spotting has become a bit of an Essex pastime. The funnyman was born on the Isle of Wight but chose Leigh to live with his family. His cartoons have already attracted throngs of people through the doors of the community centre and the Never Mind the Buzzcocks star was also made an honorary graduate from the University of Essex for his contribution to the performing arts. And his performance with the Blockheads at Village Green definitely cemented his place as one of our own. 
 

7. School trips were either to Colchester Zoo,  Marsh Farm or Colchester Castle

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Knights battling at Colchester Castle for a Bank Holiday event 

...It was that or picking your own strawberries.
 

8. You've seen some of the biggest bands in the world right on your doorstep

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V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford 

Every year, Chelmsford hosts V Festival which sees thousands of people pour into the city for one weekend. Even better for an Essex resident which means you are first in line for tickets and can even pop home (or to a mate's) for a shower. This year's lineup for August 16 and 17 is yet to be announced but even if your favourite band isn't playing, the fact such a huge event is held in the county means you'll probably go along anyway. The only real question is - red or yellow? 

 

9. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without watching the pantomime

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The cast of 2013 14 Colchester Mercury Panto Sleeping Beauty

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Ashley Emerson as Flynn Rider Rapunzel panto at Basildon's Towngate Theatre

"Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is!" (insert more hilarious panto-based jokes here)

Love it or loathe it, being taken to the panto is a yearly tradition not easily broken. Christmas just isn't the same unless you've been dazzled with brightly-coloured costumes and booed the nasty villain. Sometimes you got to go with school and it meant the inevitable lengthy discussions over which "best" friend would sit next to you and singing all the way home on the coach. This year we even get the Hoff in Southend!
 

10. Most Saturdays in your teens were spent here

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Hours of shopping: Lakeside shopping centre

Needed school shoes? Or just fancy eating McDonalds and doing a spot of window shopping? Then Essex's answer to Westfield was the place to go. The hours you spent trying on hairclips in Claire's or trying to convince your mum that those heels really weren't too high for school made up a large proportion of Essex teenager's formative years.

 

11. Every time this sign is “improved” it brightens your day

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Basilwood: Top, the original Basildon sign on the A127, middle, the sign was given a Remembrance Day makeover and, bottom, the Olympic rings were added to the sign to mark the 2012 Games

Put up on the A127 on a roundabout at the Basildon slip road, the £90,000 "Basilwood" sign has dominated the headlines and attracted criticism and fans in equal measure. The sign was part of a £400,000 project commissioned by Basildon Council to boost the local economy.

Locals have made their own mark on the Hollywood-esque sign. In 2011, 15-year-old Army Cadet Bobby Baker put the "ah" in Armistice Day when he fixed a giant poppy onto the sign. In 2012, it was also adorned with the Olympic rings to mark the start of the Games. 

 

12. You had to explain how to navigate these while a passenger in a visitor’s car

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Sadlers Farm: The many-roundabouted A13 junction was given a £63million makeover

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Greenstead roundabout: Colchester junction sees an average of 30,000 traffic movements a day (image courtesy of Google Earth)

"No you get in the right lane then the left then go round the roundabout! Not that roundabout - the other one!" Many a taxi journey, trip home in a friend's car or ride to the shops with your nan became a hair-raising experience as those unfamiliar with the unorthodox layout of several mini roundabouts surrounding a gargantuan one became stymied by the road ahead.

The A13 junction at Sadlers Farm was recently revamped but some drivers are still unsure whether it was for the better...

 

13. You took a picnic to the beach or stood in the pouring rain to watch an airshow 

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Southend Airshow: A Concorde wows the crowds at the 1988 event

...and the Red Arrows were always the best bit

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Clacton Airshow: The Red Arrows perform over the seafront in 2012

The regular Southend summer airshow was scrapped last year when Southend Council withdrew its funding, but it is being revived for 2014 with the promise it will be bigger and better than ever.

2014 marks the 23rd year of the Clacton Airshow which will be held on August 21 and 22. Last year, the airshow won the best event category at the 2013 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards. 

 

14. It will ALWAYS be Peter Pan’s

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Peter Pan's playground (pictured above in 1996) became Adventure Island (below)

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Rollercoaster: Adventure Island's pink and yellow Rage rollercoaster dominates the park

Peter Pan's Playground was created on the site of the Sunken Gardens on Southend seafront. It was renamed Peter Pan's Adventure Island and is now Adventure Island. For many people who fondly remember being flung upside down in the Barracuda (losing all the bus fare in your pocket) it will always be called Peter Pan's. 

 

15. Going to London is called going “up town”

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Up town: But we are always glad to get home

"What you up to this weekend?" "Oh I'm going up town." Essex residents are blessed with being only 40 minutes from the capital. Whether you want to watch a show, take a Boris bike along the Thames path or just fall out of bars in Soho, London is the place for you. The best part is when you are finished with the hustle and bustle of the city you can retreat home. 

 

16. You've walked up the longest pier in the world (but always get the train back)

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Southend Pier

...and are equally proud of the county's smaller piers in Walton and Clacton

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Clacton Pier 

 

17. When someone tells you to meet them at Bas Vegas you head straight here 

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Festival Leisure: Affectionately known as Bas Vegas 

With a myriad of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, bowling and even a wakeboarding centre Festival Leisure Park in Basildon has affectionately been nicknamed Bas Vegas. Opened in 1997, it has proved hugely popular with families and clubbers alike. 

 

18. Summer involves sitting on one of the county's many beaches and eating ice cream

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Clacton beach

People have been visiting the seaside in our county for generations...

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Southend seafront

...and it's still as popular as ever

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Southend: Top, families enjoy an Rossi Ice Cream on Southend seafront and, above, not a spare inch of space on Three Shells beach at the height of the summer season

 

19. You’ve heard every Essex girl joke going

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Essex girl: Martina Cole

We all know the stereotypes. But if you believe the many jokes written about Essex girls you would think the county is full of blonde, perma-tanned women who always wear white stilettos and dance around their handbags. In reality, some incredibly talented people called Essex home including author Martina Cole and sportswoman Fatima Whitbread.

 

20. But you know there is nowhere else you would rather call home

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8:32am Fri 28 Feb 14

Tolkny says...

Ho, ho - I think you struggled to get to twenty.

Essex boys and girls are unlikely to have their roots in the east end of London yet support only the Blues or Us.

Some of us consider we are from Essex who grew up in Leyton or West Ham when they were in Essex - that is before 1st April 1965. I suspect there are more West Ham fans living in Essex than for both Blues & Us put together.

I was at one time surprised to be coming home on the train from a Leyton Orient match to be in a railway carriage full of fans from the other Blues team - Chelsea from West London - though Arsenal fans are also a common feature but nor so often Spurs fans who seem stuck in their traditional Hertfordshire homelands.

But true football fans are more likely to be found on Twitter checking out the latest news for #justapubteamfromEss
ex(Braintree Town FC) or perhaps at Wivenhoe Town or even Southend Manor or checking out the talent at Tolleshunt Knights Eagles!
Ho, ho - I think you struggled to get to twenty. Essex boys and girls are unlikely to have their roots in the east end of London yet support only the Blues or Us. Some of us consider we are from Essex who grew up in Leyton or West Ham when they were in Essex - that is before 1st April 1965. I suspect there are more West Ham fans living in Essex than for both Blues & Us put together. I was at one time surprised to be coming home on the train from a Leyton Orient match to be in a railway carriage full of fans from the other Blues team - Chelsea from West London - though Arsenal fans are also a common feature but nor so often Spurs fans who seem stuck in their traditional Hertfordshire homelands. But true football fans are more likely to be found on Twitter checking out the latest news for #justapubteamfromEss ex(Braintree Town FC) or perhaps at Wivenhoe Town or even Southend Manor or checking out the talent at Tolleshunt Knights Eagles! Tolkny
  • Score: 16

9:23am Fri 28 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

LOL @ Tiptree Jam :-)
LOL @ Tiptree Jam :-) InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 22

10:24am Fri 28 Feb 14

wormshero says...

Why is this under "news" and not, yknow, on a site like Buzzfeed (unless it was copied from there?)
Why is this under "news" and not, yknow, on a site like Buzzfeed (unless it was copied from there?) wormshero
  • Score: -8

10:34am Fri 28 Feb 14

Tolkny says...

wormshero wrote:
Why is this under "news" and not, yknow, on a site like Buzzfeed (unless it was copied from there?)
Because local newspapers no longer have the staff to investigate news now so few of us buy hard copies and profit has become harder to 'earn' for newspaper proprietors as we have adapted to online and broadcast 'news' 24/7
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: Why is this under "news" and not, yknow, on a site like Buzzfeed (unless it was copied from there?)[/p][/quote]Because local newspapers no longer have the staff to investigate news now so few of us buy hard copies and profit has become harder to 'earn' for newspaper proprietors as we have adapted to online and broadcast 'news' 24/7 Tolkny
  • Score: 0

11:47am Fri 28 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' .....
Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' ..... pembury53
  • Score: 32

12:52pm Fri 28 Feb 14

A_Myers says...

Concorde!!!!
Concorde!!!! A_Myers
  • Score: 13

12:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

molpole says...

pembury53 wrote:
Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' .....
Really? According to the last census, only 4% of people were from a "white - other" ethnic background - and that's for the whole of the Eastern region! http://www.ons.gov.u
k/ons/publications/r
e-reference-tables.h
tml?edition=tcm%3A77
-347604

Hardly a massage deluge.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' .....[/p][/quote]Really? According to the last census, only 4% of people were from a "white - other" ethnic background - and that's for the whole of the Eastern region! http://www.ons.gov.u k/ons/publications/r e-reference-tables.h tml?edition=tcm%3A77 -347604 Hardly a massage deluge. molpole
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

molpole says...

* massive
* massive molpole
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

If you are a criminal like me? Criminals and Essex have gone together well through the years.
If you are a criminal like me? Criminals and Essex have gone together well through the years. Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: -15

1:46pm Fri 28 Feb 14

wonga says...

Did you say this is your first attempt at Listicle? Perhaps Testicle? Or should I say.. ****!
Did you say this is your first attempt at Listicle? Perhaps Testicle? Or should I say.. ****! wonga
  • Score: -3

2:09pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Kevyn DJ says...

You didn't mention Birds of A Feather or moaning about the Fenchurch Street Line.

Or complaining how they always say that the Mods and Rockers went to Brighton for the bank holiday, when loads went to Southend as well.
You didn't mention Birds of A Feather or moaning about the Fenchurch Street Line. Or complaining how they always say that the Mods and Rockers went to Brighton for the bank holiday, when loads went to Southend as well. Kevyn DJ
  • Score: 18

3:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

keith_l says...

I'm not originally from Essex but have lived here for almost 30 years.

How about #21 - "pointing out that the Essex stereotypes of the 80's and 90's are mostly from Romford which has been part of London, not Essex, since the 60's."?
I'm not originally from Essex but have lived here for almost 30 years. How about #21 - "pointing out that the Essex stereotypes of the 80's and 90's are mostly from Romford which has been part of London, not Essex, since the 60's."? keith_l
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4:09pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Tolkny says...

keith_l wrote:
I'm not originally from Essex but have lived here for almost 30 years.

How about #21 - "pointing out that the Essex stereotypes of the 80's and 90's are mostly from Romford which has been part of London, not Essex, since the 60's."?
30 years - a spit - need to be either born here yerself or have two generations in the graveyard if yers an incomer!

(Was what I was told applies to folk in Tollesbury - before they can be considered a proper villager)
[quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: I'm not originally from Essex but have lived here for almost 30 years. How about #21 - "pointing out that the Essex stereotypes of the 80's and 90's are mostly from Romford which has been part of London, not Essex, since the 60's."?[/p][/quote]30 years - a spit - need to be either born here yerself or have two generations in the graveyard if yers an incomer! (Was what I was told applies to folk in Tollesbury - before they can be considered a proper villager) Tolkny
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4:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jolllyboy says...

How about were stupid to vote labou, lib r or tory .............
How about were stupid to vote labou, lib r or tory ............. jolllyboy
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4:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
If you are a criminal like me? Criminals and Essex have gone together well through the years.
definitely....... nothing quite like 'essex boys'
[quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: If you are a criminal like me? Criminals and Essex have gone together well through the years.[/p][/quote]definitely....... nothing quite like 'essex boys' pembury53
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4:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

molpole wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' .....
Really? According to the last census, only 4% of people were from a "white - other" ethnic background - and that's for the whole of the Eastern region! http://www.ons.gov.u

k/ons/publications/r

e-reference-tables.h

tml?edition=tcm%3A77

-347604

Hardly a massage deluge.
walk the length of sarfend high street and tell me if that sounds like 4% to you
[quote][p][bold]molpole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: Essex may well have had it's roots in the east end once, but you can now substitute 'east end' for 'eastern europe' .....[/p][/quote]Really? According to the last census, only 4% of people were from a "white - other" ethnic background - and that's for the whole of the Eastern region! http://www.ons.gov.u k/ons/publications/r e-reference-tables.h tml?edition=tcm%3A77 -347604 Hardly a massage deluge.[/p][/quote]walk the length of sarfend high street and tell me if that sounds like 4% to you pembury53
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6:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Sarfend Kursal was omitted. As was a million other things about Essex.
Sarfend Kursal was omitted. As was a million other things about Essex. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 7

11:06pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Boris says...

I answered Yes to 3 out of 20. And I was born in Essex, as were my mum and my dad. So I agree this was not a test, but just a bit of a laugh.
I answered Yes to 3 out of 20. And I was born in Essex, as were my mum and my dad. So I agree this was not a test, but just a bit of a laugh. Boris
  • Score: 7

11:12pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Letmetryagain says...

Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?
Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ? Letmetryagain
  • Score: 9

12:25am Sat 1 Mar 14

rhetoric says...

Please add me to the list of those who have never been to Lakeside. That makes two of us, then?

My Essex roots go back to at least my 5xGt Grandparents, and I have to say that most of the "Essex Boy/Girl" stereotypes were unfamiiar to me until the 1990s when it all became "a bit of a larf" to those who don't know the county, and the subject of countless jokes.

Maybe the building and settling of the Greenstead Estate in the 1950s brought a bit of Sarf Essix to Colchester? It was reputed to be for the purpose of housing "London Overspill".

The country folk from the villages surrounding Colchester used to have more of Suffolk border about them than anything else. I guess wherever you live these days, "incomers" have diluted the original character.
Please add me to the list of those who have never been to Lakeside. That makes two of us, then? My Essex roots go back to at least my 5xGt Grandparents, and I have to say that most of the "Essex Boy/Girl" stereotypes were unfamiiar to me until the 1990s when it all became "a bit of a larf" to those who don't know the county, and the subject of countless jokes. Maybe the building and settling of the Greenstead Estate in the 1950s brought a bit of Sarf Essix to Colchester? It was reputed to be for the purpose of housing "London Overspill". The country folk from the villages surrounding Colchester used to have more of Suffolk border about them than anything else. I guess wherever you live these days, "incomers" have diluted the original character. rhetoric
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10:01am Sat 1 Mar 14

Sybian Sue says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?
No
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?[/p][/quote]No Sybian Sue
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1:09pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

I was born in Yorkshire but qualify on most of the above.

However I detest TOWIE and all it stands for and do not think it accurately portrays the people of Essex.

When you look around, only a small fraction of people actually look like tangerines with a pair of coconuts strapped to their chests.
I was born in Yorkshire but qualify on most of the above. However I detest TOWIE and all it stands for and do not think it accurately portrays the people of Essex. When you look around, only a small fraction of people actually look like tangerines with a pair of coconuts strapped to their chests. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 9

2:21pm Sat 1 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
I was born in Yorkshire but qualify on most of the above.

However I detest TOWIE and all it stands for and do not think it accurately portrays the people of Essex.

When you look around, only a small fraction of people actually look like tangerines with a pair of coconuts strapped to their chests.
You're not from Essex then Kim.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I was born in Yorkshire but qualify on most of the above. However I detest TOWIE and all it stands for and do not think it accurately portrays the people of Essex. When you look around, only a small fraction of people actually look like tangerines with a pair of coconuts strapped to their chests.[/p][/quote]You're not from Essex then Kim. ThisYear
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3:32pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Leon__ says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?
I've never been either.

Poland is not Eastern Europe, if that's what some meant. It's actually central Europe, especially the bit that borders on to Germany. Dziękujemy.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?[/p][/quote]I've never been either. Poland is not Eastern Europe, if that's what some meant. It's actually central Europe, especially the bit that borders on to Germany. Dziękujemy. Leon__
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Sat 1 Mar 14

rhetoric says...

Thank you, Kim Gandy. I haven't actually seen the TOWIE programme, but we are constantly bombarded with the "slebs" appearing in that show, so I have some idea of what it portrays.

When last in Colchester, I must say I didn't see any of the perma-tanned, white stilettoed TOWIE lookalikes in the High Street, so we must hope that the orange tide has not flowed past Chelmsford yet!
Thank you, Kim Gandy. I haven't actually seen the TOWIE programme, but we are constantly bombarded with the "slebs" appearing in that show, so I have some idea of what it portrays. When last in Colchester, I must say I didn't see any of the perma-tanned, white stilettoed TOWIE lookalikes in the High Street, so we must hope that the orange tide has not flowed past Chelmsford yet! rhetoric
  • Score: 6

8:49pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Misty4 says...

I do wish you wouldn't push this damaging stereotype. The second point says it all - the culture referred to comes from the East End of London, not Essex. Unfortunately, Essex has suffered because of its geographical location. It has become so bad that when I'm away from home I tell people I'm from Suffolk rather than suffer the predictable and never-ending comments about fake tan and stiletto heels. Please don't encourage it.
I do wish you wouldn't push this damaging stereotype. The second point says it all - the culture referred to comes from the East End of London, not Essex. Unfortunately, Essex has suffered because of its geographical location. It has become so bad that when I'm away from home I tell people I'm from Suffolk rather than suffer the predictable and never-ending comments about fake tan and stiletto heels. Please don't encourage it. Misty4
  • Score: 8

9:16pm Sat 1 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

rhetoric wrote:
Thank you, Kim Gandy. I haven't actually seen the TOWIE programme, but we are constantly bombarded with the "slebs" appearing in that show, so I have some idea of what it portrays.

When last in Colchester, I must say I didn't see any of the perma-tanned, white stilettoed TOWIE lookalikes in the High Street, so we must hope that the orange tide has not flowed past Chelmsford yet!
Did Kim do something? Must of missed that..
[quote][p][bold]rhetoric[/bold] wrote: Thank you, Kim Gandy. I haven't actually seen the TOWIE programme, but we are constantly bombarded with the "slebs" appearing in that show, so I have some idea of what it portrays. When last in Colchester, I must say I didn't see any of the perma-tanned, white stilettoed TOWIE lookalikes in the High Street, so we must hope that the orange tide has not flowed past Chelmsford yet![/p][/quote]Did Kim do something? Must of missed that.. ThisYear
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11:37pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Boris says...

Leon__ wrote:
Letmetryagain wrote:
Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?
I've never been either.

Poland is not Eastern Europe, if that's what some meant. It's actually central Europe, especially the bit that borders on to Germany. Dziękujemy.
I can understand that if you are Polish, then Warsaw is the centre of Europe. From the British point of view, the centre would be Germany or Switzerland. Either way, Poland would be more eastern than central. But does it matter? What's wrong with being eastern? Here in Essex we are eastern, because our county name means we are East Saxons, and we are proud of that.
East is best.
[quote][p][bold]Leon__[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: Can I be the only person who has never been to Lakeside ?[/p][/quote]I've never been either. Poland is not Eastern Europe, if that's what some meant. It's actually central Europe, especially the bit that borders on to Germany. Dziękujemy.[/p][/quote]I can understand that if you are Polish, then Warsaw is the centre of Europe. From the British point of view, the centre would be Germany or Switzerland. Either way, Poland would be more eastern than central. But does it matter? What's wrong with being eastern? Here in Essex we are eastern, because our county name means we are East Saxons, and we are proud of that. East is best. Boris
  • Score: 2

11:46pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Boris says...

Misty4 wrote:
I do wish you wouldn't push this damaging stereotype. The second point says it all - the culture referred to comes from the East End of London, not Essex. Unfortunately, Essex has suffered because of its geographical location. It has become so bad that when I'm away from home I tell people I'm from Suffolk rather than suffer the predictable and never-ending comments about fake tan and stiletto heels. Please don't encourage it.
Please don't let the side down, Misty4. When the jokes about Essex people were at their height, I too used to hear plenty of those stupid remarks. I simply told people they were not true. If they persisted, I would get back at them with similarly stupid jokes against wherever they were from, and they soon got the message.
Be proud of being from Essex, and don't let anyone think you are from "silly Suffolk".
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: I do wish you wouldn't push this damaging stereotype. The second point says it all - the culture referred to comes from the East End of London, not Essex. Unfortunately, Essex has suffered because of its geographical location. It has become so bad that when I'm away from home I tell people I'm from Suffolk rather than suffer the predictable and never-ending comments about fake tan and stiletto heels. Please don't encourage it.[/p][/quote]Please don't let the side down, Misty4. When the jokes about Essex people were at their height, I too used to hear plenty of those stupid remarks. I simply told people they were not true. If they persisted, I would get back at them with similarly stupid jokes against wherever they were from, and they soon got the message. Be proud of being from Essex, and don't let anyone think you are from "silly Suffolk". Boris
  • Score: 6

1:24am Sun 2 Mar 14

LancasterLass says...

I was born and brought up in Wickham Bishops, and only left essex due to work up here in Lancaster, although my husband was born and brought up in Lancaster when we both come back down to essex to visit, we both cant wait till we retire and move back down, only got 2 more yrs of living up here in this hell hole.
I was born and brought up in Wickham Bishops, and only left essex due to work up here in Lancaster, although my husband was born and brought up in Lancaster when we both come back down to essex to visit, we both cant wait till we retire and move back down, only got 2 more yrs of living up here in this hell hole. LancasterLass
  • Score: 2

9:54am Sun 2 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

LancasterLass wrote:
I was born and brought up in Wickham Bishops, and only left essex due to work up here in Lancaster, although my husband was born and brought up in Lancaster when we both come back down to essex to visit, we both cant wait till we retire and move back down, only got 2 more yrs of living up here in this hell hole.
Why call yourself LancasterLass Then

If your are a TOWIE Bird
[quote][p][bold]LancasterLass[/bold] wrote: I was born and brought up in Wickham Bishops, and only left essex due to work up here in Lancaster, although my husband was born and brought up in Lancaster when we both come back down to essex to visit, we both cant wait till we retire and move back down, only got 2 more yrs of living up here in this hell hole.[/p][/quote]Why call yourself LancasterLass Then If your are a TOWIE Bird A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 2

10:10am Sun 2 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE
LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -19

1:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Sagefields says...

I am from essex and all the above is absolute rubbish.
I am from essex and all the above is absolute rubbish. Sagefields
  • Score: 10

2:31pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE

LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
21. The flatulent Denise Van Outen
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]21. The flatulent Denise Van Outen ThisYear
  • Score: -2

4:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

luvinlife says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE

LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake?

Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12.

Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex?

I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake? Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12. Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex? I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move? luvinlife
  • Score: 19

8:16pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

luvinlife wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE


LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake?

Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12.

Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex?

I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?
22. Full of pedantics
[quote][p][bold]luvinlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake? Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12. Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex? I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?[/p][/quote]22. Full of pedantics ThisYear
  • Score: -7

8:28pm Sun 2 Mar 14

calamity says...

What an absolute load of rubbish.
What an absolute load of rubbish. calamity
  • Score: 0

8:57pm Sun 2 Mar 14

luvinlife says...

ThisYear wrote:
luvinlife wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE



LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake?

Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12.

Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex?

I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?
22. Full of pedantics
Many thanks, being pedantic is infinitely better than being:
1 THICK
2 STUPID
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]luvinlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake? Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12. Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex? I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?[/p][/quote]22. Full of pedantics[/p][/quote]Many thanks, being pedantic is infinitely better than being: 1 THICK 2 STUPID luvinlife
  • Score: 5

9:52pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

luvinlife wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
luvinlife wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE




LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake?

Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12.

Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex?

I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?
22. Full of pedantics
Many thanks, being pedantic is infinitely better than being:
1 THICK
2 STUPID
Not necessarily.
[quote][p][bold]luvinlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]luvinlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake? Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12. Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex? I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?[/p][/quote]22. Full of pedantics[/p][/quote]Many thanks, being pedantic is infinitely better than being: 1 THICK 2 STUPID[/p][/quote]Not necessarily. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

10:54pm Sun 2 Mar 14

snooty North Essex Pedant says...

@ A Very Private Gentleman.


Pedantics? Don't you mean 'pedants'?

#16 ...and shouldn't you say 'stuffed to the brim with northeners'.
@ A Very Private Gentleman. Pedantics? Don't you mean 'pedants'? #16 ...and shouldn't you say 'stuffed to the brim with northeners'. snooty North Essex Pedant
  • Score: 1

1:18am Mon 3 Mar 14

Boris says...

No he shouldn't. "Northerners" has 3 R's.
No he shouldn't. "Northerners" has 3 R's. Boris
  • Score: 2

1:21am Mon 3 Mar 14

Boris says...

calamity wrote:
What an absolute load of rubbish.
Agreed, but it is meant to be funny rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]calamity[/bold] wrote: What an absolute load of rubbish.[/p][/quote]Agreed, but it is meant to be funny rubbish. Boris
  • Score: 1

7:27am Mon 3 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

snooty North Essex Pedant wrote:
@ A Very Private Gentleman.


Pedantics? Don't you mean 'pedants'?

#16 ...and shouldn't you say 'stuffed to the brim with northeners'.
Dear Snooty

I did not reply with the words Pendant or Pendantics if you look properly

it was a a supportive poster called This Year

As for the word Northerners blame that on the right click spell check off the site the red underline would not remove from the wording.

AS FOR THE CAPITAL LETTER LISTING I THOUGH IT WAS APPROPRIATE. In the context of the display.
[quote][p][bold]snooty North Essex Pedant[/bold] wrote: @ A Very Private Gentleman. Pedantics? Don't you mean 'pedants'? #16 ...and shouldn't you say 'stuffed to the brim with northeners'.[/p][/quote]Dear Snooty I did not reply with the words Pendant or Pendantics if you look properly it was a a supportive poster called This Year As for the word Northerners blame that on the right click spell check off the site the red underline would not remove from the wording. AS FOR THE CAPITAL LETTER LISTING I THOUGH IT WAS APPROPRIATE. In the context of the display. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -1

7:31am Mon 3 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Boris wrote:
No he shouldn't. "Northerners" has 3 R's.
Yes thank you Boris for that

To the premier voice and spokesperson for this thread is always handy when needed.

Its just a shame that a balanced and fair point of view without being rude such as UndergroundOvergroun
d cannot heed your
Intellectual capabilities.

Jack Edward Clarke
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: No he shouldn't. "Northerners" has 3 R's.[/p][/quote]Yes thank you Boris for that To the premier voice and spokesperson for this thread is always handy when needed. Its just a shame that a balanced and fair point of view without being rude such as UndergroundOvergroun d cannot heed your Intellectual capabilities. Jack Edward Clarke A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

9:37am Mon 3 Mar 14

Hawthorne says...

20 reasons you know you are from Essex:
1) A glance at your address is a big clue
2) Erm...
20 reasons you know you are from Essex: 1) A glance at your address is a big clue 2) Erm... Hawthorne
  • Score: 7

11:42am Mon 3 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Hawthorne wrote:
20 reasons you know you are from Essex:
1) A glance at your address is a big clue
2) Erm...
23. The racist bilge on the comment sections of the papers..
[quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: 20 reasons you know you are from Essex: 1) A glance at your address is a big clue 2) Erm...[/p][/quote]23. The racist bilge on the comment sections of the papers.. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Mon 3 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

ThisYear wrote:
luvinlife wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
My 20 Reasons

1 THICK
2 STUPID
3 GULLIBLE
4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE
5 MISCREANT COUNCILS
6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX
7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY
8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS
9. STUPID CARS
10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS
11. WANNABE HARD MEN
12. SILLY HAIR STYLES
13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE



LLE
14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY
15. SHOPPING CENTRES
16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM
17. CAR DEALERS
18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN
19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD
20. THE M.25 & THE A.12

OH I AM SO PROUD
Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake?

Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12.

Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex?

I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?
22. Full of pedantics
Idiots. Pedants. That would be the noun: pedantic is an adjective. Sheesh. What - you from Essex then?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]luvinlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: My 20 Reasons 1 THICK 2 STUPID 3 GULLIBLE 4 RUBBISH POLICE FORCE 5 MISCREANT COUNCILS 6 SNOOTY BIRDS IN THE NORTH OF ESSEX 7 SL*****S IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY 8. LONDON OVER SPILL UNWANTEDS 9. STUPID CARS 10 EASTERN BLOCK GANGSTERS 11. WANNABE HARD MEN 12. SILLY HAIR STYLES 13. STUPID NAMES LIKE GARY/ANDY/LEE /NATHAN/TRACY/CHANTE LLE 14. AIRSHOW WHAT A JOKE 30 MINUTES PER FLY BY 15. SHOPPING CENTRES 16 STUFFED WITH NORTHERNERS TO THE BRIM 17. CAR DEALERS 18. WHITE SHOES AND BOOB JOBS WITH ORANGE SKIN 19. BRENTWOOD & CHELMSFORD 20. THE M.25 & THE A.12 OH I AM SO PROUD[/p][/quote]Why are you using only upper case letters. Are you afraid you might make a mistake? Punctuation is always a good idea. Try to put it in the correct place eg: A12, not A.12. Did you put 'thick' as number one on your list as proof you are from Essex? I love Essex. If you don't like it why not move?[/p][/quote]22. Full of pedantics[/p][/quote]Idiots. Pedants. That would be the noun: pedantic is an adjective. Sheesh. What - you from Essex then? /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Mon 3 Mar 14

shelo30 says...

I was born in Essex and I love the county. Nothing pleases me more than to come
home from holiday, either abroad or on our lovely Island, than to see the Essex
sign welcoming me home.
I was born in Essex and I love the county. Nothing pleases me more than to come home from holiday, either abroad or on our lovely Island, than to see the Essex sign welcoming me home. shelo30
  • Score: 8

1:09pm Tue 4 Mar 14

catflap1 says...

you enjoy living in a **** hole
you enjoy living in a **** hole catflap1
  • Score: -4

8:42pm Tue 4 Mar 14

shelo30 says...

Sorry catflap I am not familiar with that term. I suggest you move around Essex
and see what a beautiful county we are living in.
Sorry catflap I am not familiar with that term. I suggest you move around Essex and see what a beautiful county we are living in. shelo30
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

shelo30 wrote:
I was born in Essex and I love the county. Nothing pleases me more than to come
home from holiday, either abroad or on our lovely Island, than to see the Essex
sign welcoming me home.
Hear hear... I also think true Essexites are lovely, kind, fun, hard working people.. we look after each other and have an almost family feel for other people from Essex we may meet around the globe.

A lot of the rubbish people complain about isn't from true Essex born but imports from other parts.

The article above is utter ****.
[quote][p][bold]shelo30[/bold] wrote: I was born in Essex and I love the county. Nothing pleases me more than to come home from holiday, either abroad or on our lovely Island, than to see the Essex sign welcoming me home.[/p][/quote]Hear hear... I also think true Essexites are lovely, kind, fun, hard working people.. we look after each other and have an almost family feel for other people from Essex we may meet around the globe. A lot of the rubbish people complain about isn't from true Essex born but imports from other parts. The article above is utter ****. TheaWells
  • Score: 1

12:00pm Sat 8 Mar 14

lillmiss says...

I have 12/20 reasons here- I am proud to be Essex despite the jokes and stereotypes. Born and raised not far from Tollesbury so am from village life and lived in two of the closest villages to Tollesbury for 29 years before moving to Grays (partner of 10 years born and raised here) Been here 4 years now and can honestly say that I rarely see orange people, but lets face it fake tans are seen on men and women from various counties it's just popular in todays generation- not including myself lol!! I have generations that are from Essex going back 5 generations and I suspect more if I keep looking. I also totally agree that there are a lot of lovely places here in Essex- if you can't see that then you don't get out and about enough. I do also love driving back into "ESSEX" as home is where the heart is!!! a very private gentlemen- your 20 reasons; most of those can be linked with lots of other places too, this article is just a bit fun even if all the reasons apply. I am from Essex because I was born here, because I live here and because my heart is here :-D x
I have 12/20 reasons here- I am proud to be Essex despite the jokes and stereotypes. Born and raised not far from Tollesbury so am from village life and lived in two of the closest villages to Tollesbury for 29 years before moving to Grays (partner of 10 years born and raised here) Been here 4 years now and can honestly say that I rarely see orange people, but lets face it fake tans are seen on men and women from various counties it's just popular in todays generation- not including myself lol!! I have generations that are from Essex going back 5 generations and I suspect more if I keep looking. I also totally agree that there are a lot of lovely places here in Essex- if you can't see that then you don't get out and about enough. I do also love driving back into "ESSEX" as home is where the heart is!!! a very private gentlemen- your 20 reasons; most of those can be linked with lots of other places too, this article is just a bit fun even if all the reasons apply. I am from Essex because I was born here, because I live here and because my heart is here :-D x lillmiss
  • Score: 6

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