Odd one out

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Odd one out

Post by Gavin Strachan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Which of the following SCCU counties is the odd one out?
Herts
Essex
Kent
Middlesex
Sussex
Surrey
?

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:07 pm

Gavin Strachan wrote:Which of the following SCCU counties is the odd one out?
Herts
Essex
Kent
Middlesex
Sussex
Surrey
?
Middlesex. It doesn't exist anymore. (Note to Alex : This is a factual statement, please let's not have a debate on what should and shouldn't be a county :D )

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Gavin Strachan wrote:Which of the following SCCU counties is the odd one out?
Herts
Essex
Kent
Middlesex
Sussex
Surrey
?
Kent - it doesn't have an s
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Re: Odd one out

Post by James Coleman » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:26 pm

I'm inclined to think the answer is "?"

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Gavin Strachan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:33 pm

SH is correct. Though technically Sussex also doesn't exist as it is 2 counties.

Well done. No cheque in the post.

Potters Bar used to be Middlesex and now is Herts.

Middlesex only exists as a Postal county i.e. the PO use it.

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:52 pm

Gavin Strachan wrote:SH is correct. Though technically Sussex also doesn't exist as it is 2 counties.

Well done. No cheque in the post.

Potters Bar used to be Middlesex and now is Herts.

Middlesex only exists as a Postal county i.e. the PO use it.
What's your point? Got a problem with our lovely county, pal?!?

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Gavin Strachan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:04 pm

Nope! Just not sure how you can like something that doesn't exist....hey wait a minute all the God debate will begin now form the agnostics.

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:13 pm

Gavin Strachan wrote:Nope! Just not sure how you can like something that doesn't exist....hey wait a minute all the God debate will begin now form the agnostics.
Of course it exists. I think it exists, therefore...

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:35 pm

"Adam Raoof (employee: Middlesex University, Captain of the winning team: Middlesex League, fan of Middlesex Cricket Club, player for Middlesex County chess team)"

Middlesex University? Middlesex Cricket, where the only reason the pitches don't get reported is because the pitch inspectors come from there...

(Sorry Adam - couldn't resist it.)

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Ian Kingston » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:42 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Kevin (born in the home of cricket, Yorkshire!)
Lords is in Yorkshire?

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:22 am

"Lords is in Yorkshire?"

No, but Thomas Lord was from Yorkshire!

Adam's gone quiet - either he's furious or thinking of something really good...
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Re: Odd one out

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:51 am

Who has ever heard of Greater London anyhow?!

There's an 18 year waiting list to become a member of Lords...

Still up for that friendly match, Gavin, if your boys can motivate themselves to crawl round the M25 for ONE HELL OF A BEATING!

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Alexander Hardwick » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:02 am

2 points spring to mind about the above map.

a) Wow, Middlesex really is small compared to the other counties isn't it!?
b) "Trad" in the image URL...stands for "traditional"? Is this a synonym for outdated, ancient, unreliable? Which decade of medieval England does Ye Olde Mappe show exactly!?

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:10 am

Alexander Hardwick wrote:2 points spring to mind about the above map.

a) Wow, Middlesex really is small compared to the other counties isn't it!?
b) "Trad" in the image URL...stands for "traditional"? Is this a synonym for outdated, ancient, unreliable? Which decade of medieval England does Ye Olde Mappe show exactly!?
Size isn't everything. Most of the other counties have a lot of wasted space, forests, fields and other stuff. Plus Middlesex has a lot of speed bumps, meaning the actual surface area is twice the size of Yorkshire.

Trad is perhaps an abbreviation of Ye Olde word 'Tradgick'

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Re: Odd one out

Post by Mike Gunn » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:28 am

If Middlesex doesn't exist then nor does England.

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