Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by KneesUp, 11 Jul 2019 at 10:26.
I just realised how appropriate your username is for this discussion.
Neither of those are picks - this is a pick
I don't know, we should transport some there and see how they get on...
Adze the wrong person.
Yes penguins live at number 1, snowy bank, North Pole. It is obvious when you get there, there's a notice on the front door says no cold callers or bears.
No you're thinking of electrum: an alloy of gold and silver.
Plectrum is the fleshy cartilaginous bit that separates nostrils
Leeds, Leicester, Lechlade, Leigh on Sea are a long way from the north east!
You can't have polar bears living at the North and South Poles.
They'd suffer from bipolar depression.
Don't know, but I thought you could 'pick up a penguin' anywhere!
Lea Valley - a double wammy!
Very good @classic33
Right. It's actually the City and County of Kingston upon the River Hull. The reference to Wyke earlier is only partially correct, as Wyke was a collection of other existing villages.
The reason it's just known as 'ull, is that the locals took exception to the name as it was foist on them by a King for letting him use the docks to run supplies to his army fighting the Scots, and simply didn't use it. It was the Kings Town, or so he liked to think, as opposed to the Kings Stone that some others get their name from. We're not known for conforming or being told what to do, is the basic reason.
I can't find the text I read it from, so I'll summarise an example. One of the Kings left some soldiers in the town to keep order, with strict instructions to the locals to make sure they were still there when he came back to collect them. When the King returned, he was lead to the citadel by the ever obedient locals, to find his soldiers still there, all present, all correct, all nailed to the wall.
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