On 28 Jul 2011 at 6:25pm Paul Newman wrote:
Just got home and the Neville Estate seems to smell of boiled horse turds. It absolutely stinks here to the point where I wondered if there is actually a health risk
What is going on , who is responsible , has anyone asked?
On 28 Jul 2011 at 6:37pm muck spreader wrote:
usually happens every year....farmers spreading manure on their fields.
Must admit that it is pretty anti social and we can't sit in the garden when we get this stench. It isn't for long though.
On 28 Jul 2011 at 6:56pm Paul Newman wrote:
Ah , well at least its not dangerous then. What my dad used to call a "rich country smell ".
On 28 Jul 2011 at 7:15pm Smelly wrote:
That'll give the DFL's something to moan about. Don't get that in Camden!!!!
On 28 Jul 2011 at 10:57pm historyman wrote:
its not bad for your health.
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:03pm Landportite wrote:
Thought it might be the bins at Tesco! Keep the rats happy
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:30pm DFL specialist wrote:
I doubt whether Camden is where the DFL's originate from. That area is generally too grungy and not nappy-valley-ish enough to satisfy the uniquely smug, yummy mummy and daddy types which flood here.
Battersea, Crouch End, Richmond, Clapham, Stoke Newington and Islington are more likely breeding grounds, IMHO...
On 29 Jul 2011 at 10:39am pivot wrote:
Hi dfl haters - just wanted to point out that DFLs (the plural) does not have an apostrophe.
Is it all the years of inbreeding?
By the way, I am an UFB and have lived in Camden too. There's a big world out there. Pity you missed it.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 1:41pm Ex Camden Town resident wrote:
I come from Camden Town. I moved there from Hampstead, where I was born and bred. I have lived in many places in the world and I chose two years ago to set up a small business in Lewes which is very successful and contributes to the local economy. I am thankful that this forum exists to allow the bigots a safe place to vent; I have rarely encountered any of your silly prejudices elsewhere in the town.
Just by the way, would you refuse to sell your house to someone from outside of the town? No? Thought not.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 4:24pm picky - not pedantic wrote:
@Pivot: It's accepted that an acronym MAY have an apostrophe when used in the plural.
Thanks for providing something other than the bigotry to respond to.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 5:35pm invisible man wrote:
Talking of Camden Town reminds me of when I was a lad I used to stay at my Grans who lived in Castlehaven road Camden Town. It was during the war and we used to sit out on her balcony and watch the barrage balloon being inflated virtually outside her flat and it reminded me of a big inflatable elephant. I can recall a big black mark on the wall going up the stairs and it was caused by the coalmans sacks when he delivered to her upstairs flat. She used the bath to put the coal in. Those were the days or were they. I hope I havent bored you by deviating from the subject.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 6:25pm pivot wrote:
Picky - Accepted by who? No, it is not acceptable. At all. It is an outrage and makes me wince every time I see it.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 6:35pm Jelly wrote:
Pivot, you are completely correct. Although I actually, in my naivety, do not know what the acronym DFL (or even UFB) stands for, it can never take an apostrophe unless it is being used possessively, i.e. the DFL's car... Trust me, I'm an editor!!
On 30 Jul 2011 at 6:25pm Pivot wrote:
Hi jelly - yeah me too. I think the town attracts them. We should have a collective noun.
DFL - down from London
UFB - up from Brighton.
On 1 Aug 2011 at 8:45am Freelance wrote:
Me too - either of you (Pivot and Jelly) got any freelance work going?!
On 1 Aug 2011 at 9:06am jelly wrote:
Sorry, no, am salaried and work in a highly specialised discipline!!! But if I do hear of any, I'll be sure to pass it on!
On 1 Aug 2011 at 11:04am Pivot wrote:
Sorry - actually retired now. 20 years was enough - but can't seem to stop myself when I see things like Brighton Council's notices banning "BBQ's" on the beach. Aaargh.