...In thinking Reading (the town) should change it's name?

(86 Posts)
TiggyD Fri 18-Jan-13 15:40:19

It makes Googling a right pain in the botty. You put something like "BDSM Reading" for whatever reason into the Googlebox and it gives you a load of books you might like to read.

I suggest Tiggy City.

impty Fri 18-Jan-13 15:44:20

I agree! It is a pita when googling stuff. I suggest impty town.

TiggyD Fri 18-Jan-13 15:48:02

Tiggy City and I'll re-name the Whitley part after you Impty.

YorkshireDeb Fri 18-Jan-13 15:48:07

Think you two should be employed by the government to rename all towns in Britain! X

impty Fri 18-Jan-13 15:49:01

Fair enough Tiggy grin

Born and bred in in reading! can you rename the high rises in coley after me. Winslet got crappy flats named after her and i want some to

I used to go to the festival a lot. Can you rename the road to the festival grounds Pratchett Way?

Lora1982 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:52:15

Bdsm reading? snigger

Redbindy Fri 18-Jan-13 15:54:57

Jail town

impty Fri 18-Jan-13 15:55:55

ok just googled! shock shock Tiggy!! am blushing nowsmile

RuleBritannia Fri 18-Jan-13 15:56:32

RedBindy No Gaol Town. Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 18-Jan-13 15:57:56

How about 'Not-Like-It-Used-To-Be-When-I-Was-Growing-Up' ?

It used to be lovely - a nice family place to go shopping at the weekend. It's horrible now and ridiculously bloody expensive to park. I want use a space for a few hours - not buy the car park!

A bit like searching for the band James in Amazon, you get millions of hits.

lisac99 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:03:33

I lived there for 10 years and still live relatively close. I think there are nice parts (Lower Earley, Woodley) and not so nice parts (Whitley), however I guess that's the same wherever you are.

The one way system is horrendous though.... and total gridlock at Junction 11 most nights!

TiggyD Fri 18-Jan-13 16:04:08

I'm a Pratchett fan too. Kings Meadow becomes Pratchett Meadow, and Reading University becomes The Unseen University.

The flats are yours Pets. I do feel sorry for Winslet having a dodgy bit named after her. Nothing for Ricky Gervais yet.

YES LORA. Reading is full of kinky fuckery but nobody can find it due to the Google issue.

Marlinspike Fri 18-Jan-13 16:06:05

It used to be known as the beer, biscuits and bulbs town - which is almost winebiscuitthanks!

ThingummyBob Fri 18-Jan-13 16:06:26

You think you've got it hard hmm think of the poor residents of Sandwich and their googling nightmares grin

daisydoodoo Fri 18-Jan-13 16:15:51

I'm in one of the nicer parts of Reading already mentioned on this thread. Everyone pronounce s it reeding if they'vennot heard of it.

I do question why I moved back from York as its not what it used to be. But within the wokingham borough part there are some fab schools and lot's of open spaces parks etc. Ideal for family life.

It seemed everywhere I lived in york I was one street away from a troubled area.

RustyBear Fri 18-Jan-13 16:18:09

Ahem - Wokingham is not 'part of' Reading, daisydoodoo....

TotallyTopical Fri 18-Jan-13 16:19:38

<Refuses to google BDSM Sandwich>

I thoroughly approve of the Unseen University and Pratchett Meadow. grin

Marlinspike Fri 18-Jan-13 16:31:44

I hail from Caversham.... any other north-bankers here?

pleasestoptalking Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:25

hey marlinspike - me too

OTTMummA Fri 18-Jan-13 16:41:33

It used to be spelt Reeding according to an old map my inlaws have. not sure why it changed :S why are we also still a town? What are the requirements to be named a city?

We used to live in a town called March, in Cambs. That was far more of a pain to google than Reading (lived there too).

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