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Postby marginalwalker » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:11 pm

Any of you anti Edinburgh people ever lived there then?
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Postby Shuggie » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:57 pm

Peekay wrote:I also think Edinburgh must get far too much money, for their population size and catchment area size, from the executive to keep it so spotlessly cleen'n'pristeen looking.
The Edinburgh Festival makes the city council millions every year, and tourism during the rest of the year aint bad either, we also have one of the highest council tax rates in UK. Whilst geographically not huge the city population is particularly dense so there is plenty of cash coming in from the locals. Whilst a lot of money is spent making the city look good a lot of other services, particularly 'Health & Social Care' are utter b*ll*cks so I'm not convinced that we are getting by on handouts from the Scottish Executive.
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Postby mairead » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:29 pm

Lived and worked there Marginalwalker, hence my dislike of the place, but being Glasgow born, I am naturally prejudiced. :wink:
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Re: Glasgow V Edinburgh

Postby marginalwalker » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:56 pm

mairead wrote:Lived and worked there Marginalwalker, hence my dislike of the place, but being Glasgow born, I am naturally prejudiced. :wink:


Well, I wish I had your take on Glasgow, I really do.
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Postby mairead » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:44 am

Och well Marginalwalker,
We can only speak as we find and no doubt some of the Edinburgh folk have as much to say about the 'Dear Green Place'
Most cities have much the same going for them and going against them I suppose.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:27 am

They do have high quality exhibitions right enough.

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Postby marginalwalker » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:09 pm

I know the venues well Syd...
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Postby Schiehallion » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:57 pm

marginalwalker wrote:Any of you anti Edinburgh people ever lived there then?


I've never lived there, crashed out a fair few times right enough. I know the Edinburgh folk well supporting one of their teams. Edinburgh is a lovely city but I have to admit my view can be jaundiced by the shocking inferiority complex shown by Edinburghers to all things 'weegie'.
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Postby marginalwalker » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:55 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
marginalwalker wrote:Any of you anti Edinburgh people ever lived there then?


I've never lived there, crashed out a fair few times right enough. I know the Edinburgh folk well supporting one of their teams. Edinburgh is a lovely city but I have to admit my view can be jaundiced by the shocking inferiority complex shown by Edinburghers to all things 'weegie'.


I gather that you know the thoughts of the whole population of Edinburgh then.
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:43 pm

People in Aberdeen have a similar take on Glasgow. 'Criminals' is their main complaint... ::):
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Postby scaryman2u » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:51 pm

Vladimir wrote:People in Aberdeen have a similar take on Glasgow. 'Criminals' is their main complaint... ::):


OK Vlad so it`s legal to shag a Sheep :?: :wink:
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Postby Josef » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:54 pm

Vladimir wrote:People in Aberdeen have a similar take on Glasgow. 'Criminals' is their main complaint... ::):


You presumably are referring to the ditty popular amongst visiting football fans :

I am a weegie, a f***ing weegie
I'm only happy on Giro day
My dad's a dealer, my maw's a stealer
Oh please don't take my Giro away

To the tune of 'You are my sunshine', obviously :D .
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:58 pm

OK Vlad so it`s legal to shag a Sheep


The sheep are all dead, probably from the asbestos coming out of the many empty factories around the place, :)...
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Postby Schiehallion » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:34 pm

marginalwalker wrote:I gather that you know the thoughts of the whole population of Edinburgh then.


Yes, yes I do actually. "Hi Schiehallion" they all shout as I stride up the Royal Mile twirling my gamp and winking at the ladies. Sometimes I stop outside St Giles' and they all crowd around me as I ponder the question "how can marginalwalker express views on Glaswegians, and in particular, their friendliness when he doesn't know every Glaswegian personally?"

Then I hop on board a shitty coloured bus (apparently the locals call it maroon, or to use the local dialect likesay, marone) and I head off over The Bridges and along Princes St doffing my hat to the waving shoppers.
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Postby Josef » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:43 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
marginalwalker wrote:I gather that you know the thoughts of the whole population of Edinburgh then.


Yes, yes I do actually. "Hi Schiehallion" they all shout as I stride up the Royal Mile twirling my gamp and winking at the ladies. Sometimes I stop outside St Giles' and they all crowd around me as I ponder the question "how can marginalwalker express views on Glaswegians, and in particular, their friendliness when he doesn't know every Glaswegian personally?"

Then I hop on board a shitty coloured bus (apparently the locals call it maroon, or to use the local dialect likesay, marone) and I head off over The Bridges and along Princes St doffing my hat to the waving shoppers.

::):

They're probably just cheery because they'll be better off when the ice caps melt. :wink:
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