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Any London pedants travel on the Northern Line?

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MrsMattie Wed 29-Jul-09 21:02:59

...and feel like screaming every time the woman making those automated announcements says 'The next station will be Highget'. Have you ever heard anyone else, ever, pronounce Highgate as 'Highget^? Ever? No! Of course you haven't. It's wrong. And it does my head in.

Rant over.

campion Thu 30-Jul-09 11:37:47

It's like the Mazda car advert when that flippin' child says ' zum zum' at the end. Aargh!

You could shout ' Highgate' back at her like I do 'zoom zoom' at the telly.You may even get a seat that way grin

DadInsteadofMum Fri 31-Jul-09 09:42:07

I think some of the people who live in Highgate probably pronounce it Hayget.

squeaver Fri 31-Jul-09 09:44:39

Funny, I was just talking to someone about that last night...

<<narrows eyes at Mrs M>>

They'd only pronounce it that way if they were from Highgate by way of Bearsden.

cattj Sat 01-Aug-09 17:20:18

Have you heard the pronounciation of "Beck Ton" on the DLR?


Automatic train announcement had a fault last month where it had a stutter and kept restarting the same message again and again; the train had pulled out of the station again by the time the announcement had got to the end of saying where we were.

Days before, the Jubilee Line on-train announcements had a fault where nothing was said for most of the journey and then it gave out the arrival announcements for the last half a dozen or more stations when it reached Canning Town. grin

BelleWatling Sat 01-Aug-09 17:51:48

Yes. I've always been hmm about High-get but it could be how some residents say it - I live at the bottom of the hill so say Eyegate and doff my cap innit.

My friend used to live with a posh lady in Fleurm. (Fulham)

squeaver Sat 01-Aug-09 17:54:18

Is that Fleurm near Claaam?

Believe me, no-one in Highgate says "High-get".

cattj Sat 01-Aug-09 22:41:07

* * * and doff my cap innit. * * *


BelleWatling Sat 01-Aug-09 23:11:21

I'm not sure squeaver - I don't go south of the river at this time of night.

I will check out the locals' pronunciation next time I'm up there cleaning robbing going to the pub. grin

Kbear Sat 01-Aug-09 23:14:39

I am too busy trying not to suffocate to listen to announcements!!!

The Northern Line trains are small. That is my observation. The District and Circle and Met and Ham lines have much bigger trains. Bigger tunnels I suppose. Anyway, that's all I have to say about that.


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