Saturday, March 31, 2012

Catching the 471 bus



I think I found this at Ian Visits. At times I am still amused in the manner of a smutty school boy.


In Paddington I saw a bus showing the destination, Cockfosters. I inwardly grinned every time I saw the destination displayed. I can't find a photo, but here is Cockfosters station roundel, by Little London Truths.




10 comments:

  1. That's a novel way to drink Fosters Lager :-).

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  2. when I was in primary school we had to write the subject at the top right hand corner of our exercise books. I dutifully wrote Dictation, Arithmetic etc, but a couple of the girls abbreviated and giggled every time they had to get out their Dic (tation) books.

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  3. Gave me a laugh Andrew and reminded of friends who boarded a their first ever tube train at Heathrow and sitting in the carriage noticed that the LED board said 'THIS TRAIN IS FOR COCKFOSTERS' and they looked at each other because they didn't know if they were cockfosters or not.

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  4. Windsmoke, you are outrageous.

    River, 'Mary, my hands are full. Can you get my Dic out?' Clever, and us smutty school boys never thought of it.

    David, you made me giggle. It is a terminus, so there would be lots of mentions of Cockfosters. My imagination is running riot at some of the announcement scenarios.

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  5. You could run a competition for giggly or tacky place names :) My contributions would be:

    Twatt, Orkney (Scottish island) and
    Shag Island (near Heard Island).

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  6. I could Hels, but I don't think smutty school boys should be encouraged.

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  7. ooh I used to be on the Pic Line, so Cockfosters was often on my train and it made me giggle too!!

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  8. Fen, s'pose you know the names of all the lines. I pretty well do now.

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  9. ooohhhh Sydney has a suburb called Rooty Hill. Is that true?

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  10. Hels, Rooty Hill was a long running joke on the Don Lane show. Sydney seems to have some quite odd place names.

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Whenever I wish I was young again, I am sobered by memories of algebra.