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Neil O
26-02-07, 10:58 AM
If any of the following apply to you, then you're probably from Devon!









You know you're from Devon when...



you've bought stationery at Trago Mills





you think Exeter's a big city



you can tell sheep from goats



and straw from hay (obviously!)



you once went to Totnes for the day and returned three weeks later, very

happy, but with no idea why



you think London's 'up north'



you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows Joss

Stone



the smell of cow poo makes you feel at home



everywhere else in the UK feels cold



you have a friend who lives on a farm



you've been stuck behind a stupid tourist on a country lane



you saw the total eclipse in '99



your local newspaper's lead story is 'cow falls off bridge'



you know the best sledging to be had is at Hay Tor



your friends say you sound like a farmer



you have nothing to do after 5:30pm



you know 'Cornish' pasties are actually from Devon



you've boiled / frozen / been washed away during Ten Tors



you know how to walk over a cattle grid



you know all about 'letterboxing' (but wish you didn't)



you watch 'Spotlight' (and know Teresa Driscoll, Justin Leigh, Russel

Labey, Craig Rich and the gang )



you've been pony trekking



'short and choppy on the North coast' makes total sense to you



you think nothing of grass growing in the middle of the road



your town is 'the gem of south Devon' or 'the English Riviera' despite

overwhelming evidence to the contrary



until you went on holiday, the tallest building you had ever seen was

Debenhams in Exeter



you've reversed for 3 miles when you met a stubborn tourist on a country

lane



it takes you 4 times longer to drive anywhere between May and September



your neighbours' average age is 76



your parents regularly thanked God for Crealy Country Park and Woodlands



your teachers regularly thanked God for Paignton Zoo, Buckfast Abbey,

Morwellham Quay and the legendary House of Marbles



you can't stand the grockles, despite living off their money



you thought it was normal for more than 50% of your high street's shops

to be operated by charities



everyone you meet has been on holiday to your home town - no wonder it's

so busy in summer



you spent your entire childhood wanting to leave the place, yet now that

you have, you cry yourself to sleep then dream of rolling green hills

and long, sandy beaches



you used to look through your physical geography textbook because you

knew half of the places in there



you know that 'the Launa man can'



before Freeview, you didn't believe the rumours about a '5th television

channel'



you don't yet have Freeview - what 5th channel?



you found out about Plymouth Hoe / Westward Ho! before you realised the

name could be entertaining



your local shop sells clotted cream fudge and bucket/spade packs, but

not newspapers



your local publican (who has sideburns and red face) is a member of

CAMRA, & thinks a 'gastropub' is some kind of medical complication (he

serves peanuts & crisps)



you don't understand why a cinema would need more than two screens



someone once ran past you clutching a burning barrel of tar







YOU GOTTA LOVE DEVON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve-Art
26-02-07, 11:28 AM
Hi Neil,

I've purchased several items from Trago Mills & I live up north :lol: :lol:
(Although no stationery to date!)
PS. is it still a cheap retail outlet?

Steve

Neil O
26-02-07, 11:40 AM
Hi Neil,

I've purchased several items from Trago Mills & I live up north :lol: :lol:
(Although no stationery to date!)
PS. is it still a cheap retail outlet?
Steve

Not as cheap as their customers.......................... :oops:

westborne
26-02-07, 12:44 PM
Stop bringing Mike T into the subject !!

:lol:

dingocooke
26-02-07, 01:43 PM
I spent a fortnight in Devon one weekend, all I could dream of was either cornwall 'proper' or the M5 home..
Trago Mills is like Matalan for retards... :lol:

Miket
26-02-07, 04:36 PM
It's 1 mile down the road from me :D

I must admit, since it was burned to the ground 2 yrs ago, the quality has gone up, but the prices have stayed down, can't beat it. :D :D

ti
01-03-07, 10:12 PM
someone once ran past you clutching a burning barrel of tar

This one got me a bit hot under the collar !!!!!!!!!!!

Miket
01-03-07, 10:23 PM
someone once ran past you clutching a burning barrel of tar

This one got me a bit hot under the collar !!!!!!!!!!!

Nice one Terry, my so called mates phoned me in Corfu and told me the fire was spreading fast towards my house. :evil: :D :D :wink:

Neil O
02-03-07, 07:31 AM
Glad we could help Mike. :twisted: