Same in Ilford and most of East London, certain places have virtually non English speaking communities, parts of Brick Lane in Shoreditch for example where a certain section of the road will not let any white people in the area.StuartPlymouth wrote:You mean the annoying ones with "brummy accents" we try to run over by swerving off Spaghetti Junction ??? I jest, of course!Katnap wrote:Northener...Southener... Where does all this leave Midlanders? Neither here nor there, being both and yet neither. *sigh*
Regionalism has become a thing of the past in the last 30 years. There was a time when the vast majority of the population would apparently be born, work and die within a six mile radius.
With the increase in further education many people move away from their "roots" and often stay there, or are more willing to set up where their job takes them rather than remain tied to the family's location.
Maybe that is a sad progression, as it says little about the value we place on family bonds. But in reality I see and speak to my Sister on MSN at least twice a week. She is 300 miles away, but I doubt I would have that contact with her if I was still living within a short driving distance.
Getting back to the point - I come across very few people here in Plymouth who are actually from here. Many are former students who stayed on after Uni, many have come here because of work.
When I lived in the North-East you couldn't go outside without hearing the dialect....in Plymouth I rarely hear the local accent at all. Perhaps even the locals have become cosmopolitan?
I know this information as my Aunt works for the housing department for the local London Borough and said there is a part Brick Lane where people take great offence of you entering the area if you are white & claim it is "their land" :roll:
However luckily this is just a small isolated area. In Ilford most people get on regardless of what country they came from, their religion, etc. but virtually none have an East London accent.
Anyway steering this back on topic, has the new look Morrisons been unvield yet?