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Japher
01-02-2006, 13:29:55
Redding... definitly Redding

not that I've ever been there

mr_G
01-02-2006, 13:30:34
Reading?

Japher
01-02-2006, 13:34:17
Reading

jes

that's what I meant

Funko
01-02-2006, 13:35:01
Corrected on your spelling by MrG.

How does that feel?

Tizzy
01-02-2006, 13:35:41
:lol: @ Japher

Japher
01-02-2006, 13:36:44
own goal

it's like asking the losing football team how it feels to have lost

or

asking the runner up in the Ms. America pagent if she feels less beautiful

or

asking Venom if the only reason he goes out at night is because the moon makes him look thin

MoSe
01-02-2006, 13:38:46
What happened of Basildon and its accountants?

Venom
01-02-2006, 13:44:59
Go out at night? Why would I ever go out?

mr_G
01-02-2006, 14:01:31
Originally posted by Funko
Corrected on your spelling by MrG.

How does that feel? :hmm:

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:02:45
it's starting to tickle!

Gramercy Riffs
01-02-2006, 14:03:01
not.a.city

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:10:27
Redding is a city... it's in CA

we use to go there a lot because we use to fish at Castle Craggs

Funko
01-02-2006, 14:12:22
Not in England like the thread title said then?

Venom
01-02-2006, 14:15:19
He thought you meant England, California.

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:17:15
it's early here

mr_G
01-02-2006, 14:17:18
yaaay dumb fokker funko you.
we is all schjmart

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:20:15
it's pronounced the same

if that's any consolation

Funko
01-02-2006, 14:21:24
Is that how Reading's pronounced!? :eek:

Tizzy
01-02-2006, 14:21:57
Damn, that makes the library joke not so funny now :(

mr_G
01-02-2006, 14:23:42
jesjes :cry:

Japher
01-02-2006, 14:24:06
I might have an accent

MoSe
01-02-2006, 14:45:32
hijunday?

King_Ghidra
01-02-2006, 15:20:33
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
not.a.city

true, yet it's funny how often in newspapers and tv that they say it is

i think Reading is hoping to achieve some kind of stealth city status

the achievements of RFC are doing nothing to harm this process

Venom
01-02-2006, 15:27:42
Wow, I didn't realize people were so anal about calling Reading a city. Is that like a prestigious name over there or something?

Japher
01-02-2006, 15:29:59
I believe it is prestigious to call a brit Anal in britland.

though I have no idea why, since it would easily apply to the lot of them

King_Ghidra
01-02-2006, 15:35:04
i think the traditional method was something like

city = place with a cathedral

since some point in time, city status has been conferred on certain large towns that do not have a cathedral, but it's only been done every x years so there's been lots of hoo har about which ones get the status

Funko
01-02-2006, 15:35:21
Venom, you know this because you've laughed at us before about it.

But you can only become a city by royal charter. Every few years they have a competition to see which towns get to become cities.

Funko
01-02-2006, 15:37:11
Here's a link for you:

http://www.dca.gov.uk/constitution/city/citygj.htm

Japher
01-02-2006, 15:41:18
I have a friend who laughs at me because I call a "movie" a "show"

he contests that a "show" is something that is on TV

I contest that a "show" is anything that is "shown"

town/city, who cares

Funko
01-02-2006, 15:42:01
You call a movie a show? :lol:

Japher
01-02-2006, 15:43:37
:(

I think Venom's question has been awnsered

mr_G
01-02-2006, 15:45:29
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
city = place with a cathedral
bull

Venom
01-02-2006, 15:46:26
You're right. I've laughed at you before and I'm laughing at you now, Reading...:lol: You poor little town.

Also, Japher, you're retarded. :lol:

Japher
01-02-2006, 15:47:15
ah, King Venom has spoken

Funko
01-02-2006, 15:47:21
Originally posted by mr_G
bull

No... he's right, at least in England that was the definition. He did say the traditional definition.

The wiki on it is pretty good.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_status_in_the_United_Kingdom

mr_G
01-02-2006, 15:52:11
okay

in the mother country a city is a city when it has city rights.

look look here it izzzzz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_rights_in_the_Netherlands)A settlement is (often proudly) called a city in the Netherlands when it has received city rights somewhere in its history. The actual number of inhabitants has no relevance on this, so there is a reasonable number of very small cities in the Netherlands
therefore evil Bergen op Zoom is a city and good brave and jolly Roosendaal is not, dammit

Venom
01-02-2006, 16:04:52
Netherlands....also retarded.

mr_G
01-02-2006, 16:18:46
Originally posted by Japher
ah, King Venom has spoken

mr_G
01-02-2006, 16:19:25
pleez Kaiser Funko overrule that boytje

King_Ghidra
01-02-2006, 16:45:03
Originally posted by mr_G
bull

haha

http://www.guzer.com/pictures/haha_owned.jpg

MoSe
01-02-2006, 16:49:22
Originally posted by Funko
No... he's right, at least in England that was the definition. He did say the traditional definition.

The wiki on it is pretty good.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_status_in_the_United_Kingdom

I missed why Northampton can claim to be the biggest town in England where Reading clearly has the biggest population in that list

Funko
01-02-2006, 17:19:47
Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England upon the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire. In 2002 it had a population of 194,122.

Reading is a town and a unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, halfway between London and Oxford. The borough has a population of over 144,000, although the contiguous urban area commonly referred to as Reading is significantly larger.

Venom
01-02-2006, 18:07:18
The River Nene.

Japher
01-02-2006, 18:07:46
it has a high giggle factor

Funko
02-02-2006, 09:49:38
I have crushed MoSe with statistics, I never thought it possible...

MoSe
02-02-2006, 11:32:13
Hey, I was indeed just asking for that clarification...

the following are the largest urban sub-areas not to be part of a city or have a city as a component:

Reading - 232,662
Dudley - 194,919
Northampton - 189,474

The borough has a population of over 144,000, although the contiguous urban area commonly referred to as Reading is significantly larger.

that explains it, thanks
:)

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 11:43:42
actually i fell foul of this in a debate with gramercy

i had heard the c. 250000 stat before, but gramercy thought it was ridiculous so we had a little bet about it. looking up reading's population i came up with the c.150000 stat and had to eat my words

luckily gramercy had made far more riduclous claims about the mancester area which were also part of the bet so no money changed hands

in a way i now feel a moral victory

Funko
02-02-2006, 11:47:16
Just drop "contiguous urban area commonly referred to as..." before Reading next time you bet.

MoSe
02-02-2006, 12:00:27
in italy we borrow an english (???) word in place of that quoted sentence: hinterland.
dose it have any actual meaning to you too?

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 12:01:07
as in 'i took my missus up the hinterland'?

MoSe
02-02-2006, 12:06:48
I see, different culture there

culture as in cul de sac, I mean

Funko
02-02-2006, 12:09:43
Hinterland is more remote areas, undeveloped areas, uncultured areas. Not just the area outside a town that's not strictly within it's borders.

MoSe
02-02-2006, 12:23:24
I see.
When we use the term we instead refer to the municipalities bordering with the main city, but which actually are a seamless continuous urban area with it.
Those smaller outer mnicipalities may well include also undeveloped and uncultured areas, but that's irrelevant for the way we use the term


as in

Milan's population is 1.2m, but with its hinterland it reaches 4m people

or

Milan's pollution traffic restrictions extend to its hinterland too

Venom
02-02-2006, 13:09:52
Italians are retarded.

MoSe
02-02-2006, 13:24:27
jesjes, we're always behind you by a decade or two

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 13:26:51
Salford is a city and has a population of 216000 - not bad. Manchester is less than double the size 392000.

Greater Manchester is 2,500,000.

Something I have always wanted to know actually. Is Birmingham still the '2nd Capital'?

Funko
02-02-2006, 13:29:20
Second city. Yes.

Although Greater Manchester is bigger than Birmingham, Birmingham's population is around a million 977,000 ish.

Although a lot of people in Manchester don't believe that birmingham is the second city.

Funko
02-02-2006, 13:34:03
Manchester isn't even as big as Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds or Bristol.

http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/European_cities.htm

Funko
02-02-2006, 13:35:40
Greater Manchester is the second largest contiguous urban area though with 2.5 million to 2.2 million in the Birmingham area.

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 13:52:26
We can't even win any 'worse place to live polls' anymore either. We're slowly fading into mediocrity :(