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FuckThisShit Mon 29-Apr-13 13:27:25

the area code for London changed to 020, there seems to be a ridiculous number of total idiots people who still can't get it right?

The code is NOT 0207 or 0208 FFS, it is 020 followed by an 8 digit telephone number. For example, my number starts 020 3xxx xxxx, where the fuck is the 7 or 8 in that then? If I want to dial a number within London I will dial 7xxx xxxx, 3xxx xxxx or 8xxx xxxx. The 020 is irrelevant you inefficient twats

I have seen four, FOUR, brand new shops/restaurants this morning whose twattishness have ordered sign writers to do the 0207/0208 thing. Why? What's so fucking difficult.

AIBU to think they're all idiots?

AIBU to get the RAGE?*

* this one I know I am, but I will continue to do so I fear.

limitedperiodonly Mon 29-Apr-13 22:25:21

It's folk, not folks;
My mother loves coach trips and I have been spectacularly travel sick in most of England's premier beauty spots;
You are losing it goml grin

pigsDOfly Mon 29-Apr-13 21:43:08

I should hope not Trill. Especially if you took part in the one about chastity belts on here recently.

pigsDOfly Mon 29-Apr-13 21:41:18

Grrrr. Posted twice with slightly different versions as it was wiped first time. Stupid internet playing up. I'm not losing my marbles, honest.

Trill Mon 29-Apr-13 21:38:55

I don't know pigs, I take part in all sorts of threads about things where I wouldn't take part in the actual thing itself.

FuckThisShit Mon 29-Apr-13 21:32:48

Everyone is older than GetOrf Honey. She is infuriatingly young and beautiful and everything gorgeous. Tbh I don't know why I even like her.

Yeah, the whole weather thing fucks me off. When it's deep winter everyone is ooooh aaaaahh it's minus 5; come the summer it's wow! It's a scorcher and it's over 90. WHY why do we do one end of the scale in Fahrenheit and one in Celsius?

pigsDOfly Mon 29-Apr-13 21:31:11

Ok GetOrf. Yes I'll admit I'm 30 years older than you (but I'm lovely with it). I however rarely say folks, and I most definitely would not take part in a Shearings Coaching Holiday thread.

WellJustCallHimDave Mon 29-Apr-13 21:30:06

It's pounds and ounces. It's inches and feet. The phone in my Grandparents' London home was answered with "New Cross 5123".

And after all these years I still can't remember that my parents' number is 020 7XXX XXXX and not 0207!

FuckThisShit Mon 29-Apr-13 21:29:57

Scarlet, that's brilliant! I know people do things younger these days it seems, but peng coke at 12 is probably pushing it!

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 21:29:52

I've said folk at least 11 times. I assume tht makes me older than you Getorf?

pigsDOfly Mon 29-Apr-13 21:27:56

Ok GetOrf. Yes I'll admit I'm 30 years older than you (but lovely with it). I however rarely say folks, and I most definitely would not take part in a Shearings Coaching Holiday thread. What were you thinking!

Trill Mon 29-Apr-13 21:11:58

older people who go 'ooh it was in the 70s today' confuse me.

I agree.

Is that good?

Are you saying it was nice?

What is the correct reaction?

Should I be shocked?

Is that, er, warm for this time of year?

Or should I say something about swallows migrating?

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Apr-13 21:04:46

I love schmaltzings dad and grandfather and Scarlett's peng cocaine grin

janey223 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:59:30

I miss being 020 7, 020 3 has plagued me for 2 years since I changed to sky hmmhmm

ScarletLady02 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:56:54

I genuinely didn't realise it became 020 so recently! I didn't have any reason to call anyone in London until about 1999 anyway (I'm 29, but live in Essex) so I thought it had been that for longer!

I do remember when 081 811 8181 became 0181 811 8181 sounded really wrong for ages! (I now have that stuck in my head).

I have however now lived in London and I lived in an area which had a few 020 3 numbers...before that I had no clue they weren't 0207 or 0208 grin

On the subject of "peng" - when I was younger it was a term used to describe really good cocaine, so imagine my confusion when I heard a load of 12-13 year olds using it with wild abandon!

ProphetOfDoom Mon 29-Apr-13 20:51:40

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YoniBottsBumgina Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:37

I live near Coventry which has the code 024,however every single Coventry number I have ever encountered is always 024 76XX XXXX.

Makes me wonder why they don't just have the whole 02476! But then I'm a heathen from an area with 5, 6 digit numbers and never knew there was anything else...

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Mon 29-Apr-13 20:39:14

For anyone from outside London, who is still used to 01XXX XXX XXX numbers, it will be standard to say 0208X XXX XXX, or 0207X XXX XXX, or 0203X XXX XXX.

I would see it as 'looking' WRONG if I tried to write a London number down in the way you are saying.

It wouldn't 'look' right on my list of numbers, for starters, and it would not be as easily memorable for me either.

So I for one will continue to say that my Uncle's number is written as 0208X XXX XXX.

<<Blows raspberry>>

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Apr-13 20:39:02

I have just read the thread properly, it is not about shearings hols but is a jokey thread about older mums. It was quite funny but I can't remember it at all, but ended up with a load of lightbulb jokes. grin

FuckThisShit Mon 29-Apr-13 20:33:28

What on earth were you doing on a coaching holiday thread? I am actually getting rather concerned!

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Apr-13 20:25:04

Bloody hell. Some of the were about old folks homes but twice I used the word folk in normal conversation (once on a thread about indigo children fgs, one on a thread about shearings coaching holidays).

All of which is sober proof that I do talk far, far too much shite on mumsnet sad

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Apr-13 20:22:16

<goes off to fucking well CHECK THIS SHIT OUT> grin

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Apr-13 20:21:39

Fuck OFF honeydragon.

I bet that my use of folk was in particular contexts, as in old folks home for limited or talking about being made to do folk dancing at school.

I've got my eye on you, missy <beady side eye>

FuckThisShit Mon 29-Apr-13 19:47:51

Oh dear GetOrf saying folk is he slippery slope you know.

Excellent work HoneyDragon

HoneyDragon Mon 29-Apr-13 19:31:49

Getorf according to Mnet you have said folk on at least 5 other occasions.

<<puts stalking spread sheet away>>

FuckThisShit UADNBU

Flosshilde Mon 29-Apr-13 19:13:44

And Gerrof I am exactly the same with metric vs imperial. I was born in 1979. Apart from metres / cm which I have to use for my job.

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