Twenty things that make you a Herefordian

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You know you’re a Herefordian when.....

1. If something’s really good you say, it’s mazin’ or tidy.

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2. You’ve hit at least one pot hole in the last week .

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3. You have to utter the phrase: “No not near London, that’s Hertfordshire”, on a regular basis.

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4. Ironically, despite living in a predominantly rural region, you’ve said something about the traffic in Hereford at least once today and it takes you 30 minutes to drive two miles across the city. And you can talk to a taxi driver for an hour without drawing breath on the reasons why Hereford needs a bypass.

Ledbury Reporter: Heavy traffic along Belmont Road earlier today. Picture by David Griffiths (Eye Contact Media).

5. You end every sentence with ‘like’, ‘mind’, or sometimes 'I know'.

6. If you come from Leominster way everyone is ‘bab’.....”alright bab”

7. If someone’s not very bright they are known as a ‘banger’ or ‘butter’.

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8. You call curtains, ‘curtins’, a balcony a ‘bolcony’ and if someone’s called Malcolm, he’s known as ‘Molcolm’.

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9. You feel dirty all over after drinking cider from Somerset.

10. When you meet somebody new you can guarantee you can make a connection between a person you both know or are related to.

11. You go off the deep end if you’re accused of being Welsh or told you sound Welsh, but when you go on holiday you get so tired of trying to explain where Herefordshire is you say you’re from Wales.

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12. You have started at least one ridiculous rumour while drunk – for example the Crystal Rooms is reopening with a headline set from Jesse J and Roni Size.

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13. Claim you know someone that knows/used to go out with Ellie Goulding.

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14. Have a born hate for Worcester. And if you come from Hereford you’ll have a born sense of superiority over people from Leominster – 12 miles away in the same county, and they in turn will have an inherent  mistrust of you.

15. You will probably have had, or been to, a birthday party at Play Planet.

16. If you see Westons/Stowfords/Bulmers/Woodpecker in a pub outside of Herefordshire and particularly in London, where you’re desperate for people to know you’re not from the capital, you’ll become extremely excited and tell anyone in a three-mile radius that the drink was made in Herefordshire, then order a pint, even if you hate cider.

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17. You order a “half rice/half chips plus curry sauce” with your weekend Chinese.

18. You find yourself endlessly telling people from anywhere but Herefordshire that, actually, Hereford is A CITY and not a town.

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19. Constantly moan that Herefordshire is rubbish and there is nothing going on, but stay here anyway because you know - deep down - that it is the greatest place on earth, despite the aroma of dead chickens and sweet cider hanging in the air....

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20. Unlike the rest of England, you know that the greatest year for sport was 1972 - not 1966 – oh and yes....you/your dad/mum/grandad/uncle (delete as appropriate) were there when ‘ereford beat Newcastle in the FA Cup.... It was mazing like.

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3:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

dormingtonsilk says...

When you wake up in the morning, after a night on the town, and your jeans are caked in mud because you walked any where near the flooded bloody river on the way home.
When you wake up in the morning, after a night on the town, and your jeans are caked in mud because you walked any where near the flooded bloody river on the way home. dormingtonsilk
  • Score: 15

3:27pm Fri 24 Jan 14

William Rudd says...

You missed that the letter H does not exist in an Erefordian alphabet
You missed that the letter H does not exist in an Erefordian alphabet William Rudd
  • Score: 48

4:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

dadgey says...

I tell you what, I am stuck in Norfolk for the time being and I cannot begin to tell you how homesick I am!
I tell you what, I am stuck in Norfolk for the time being and I cannot begin to tell you how homesick I am! dadgey
  • Score: 26

4:20pm Fri 24 Jan 14

AylestoneVoice says...

Every day you wake up and think it is Groundhog Day because nothing ever changes
Every day you wake up and think it is Groundhog Day because nothing ever changes AylestoneVoice
  • Score: 23

5:29pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

As an incomer it's nothing to do with you Mr. Voice.
As an incomer it's nothing to do with you Mr. Voice. Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: -13

5:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

OwenH says...

This is a faily accurate representation of my brother... :)
This is a faily accurate representation of my brother... :) OwenH
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

silentbull2 says...

I should charge for every time I'm in the papers

I don't need the publicity! !! ;-)
I should charge for every time I'm in the papers I don't need the publicity! !! ;-) silentbull2
  • Score: 7

5:48pm Fri 24 Jan 14

courtesycall says...

You used to know Ellie Goulding
You used to know Ellie Goulding courtesycall
  • Score: -2

5:49pm Fri 24 Jan 14

TwoWheelsGood says...

21. Chimbly not chimney
21. Chimbly not chimney TwoWheelsGood
  • Score: 0

6:33pm Fri 24 Jan 14

AylestoneVoice says...

Mr.Herefordian (sic)
As I have lived here for 56 years I guess I am an incomer
Do you have a brain?
Mr.Herefordian (sic) As I have lived here for 56 years I guess I am an incomer Do you have a brain? AylestoneVoice
  • Score: -14

7:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

littlewhitebull says...

I can't read and I can't write, but that don't matter cos I comes from 'ereford and I can drive a tractor.
I can't read and I can't write, but that don't matter cos I comes from 'ereford and I can drive a tractor. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 16

8:55pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Major disaster says...

Nothing ever happens in Hereford. Especially today when the HT print such utter twaddle. No news day then!
Nothing ever happens in Hereford. Especially today when the HT print such utter twaddle. No news day then! Major disaster
  • Score: 6

11:20am Sat 25 Jan 14

preecer8 says...

Think our hatred of Shrewsbury is worse than Worcester.
Think our hatred of Shrewsbury is worse than Worcester. preecer8
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Sat 25 Jan 14

MCJ100 says...

When you are old enough to remember Ascaris coffee bar and the Continental Cafe in Eigh Street.
When you are old enough to remember Ascaris coffee bar and the Continental Cafe in Eigh Street. MCJ100
  • Score: 19

8:38pm Sat 25 Jan 14

milliemilo says...

Born & bred in Hereford, none of these mean anything to a true Herefordian, except for the Loath of Worcester. !!!!
Born & bred in Hereford, none of these mean anything to a true Herefordian, except for the Loath of Worcester. !!!! milliemilo
  • Score: 5

10:18am Mon 27 Jan 14

WyeOhWye says...

And what of the tradition of being United Supporters one and all yet never getting off their lazy behinds and turning out at matches to aid our local side from sliding into even more debt... Its ridiculous that we manage to muster up thousands of 'supporters' on the rare occasion when a Premiership side is in town on a cup match. Are locals then supporting United or the opposition???
And what of the tradition of being United Supporters one and all yet never getting off their lazy behinds and turning out at matches to aid our local side from sliding into even more debt... Its ridiculous that we manage to muster up thousands of 'supporters' on the rare occasion when a Premiership side is in town on a cup match. Are locals then supporting United or the opposition??? WyeOhWye
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

xantiaman says...

what idiot posted this,please tell me !, i was born at the County Hospital in 1962,have lived in Hereford/Herefordshi
re all my life,does that class me as a Herefordian?
what idiot posted this,please tell me !, i was born at the County Hospital in 1962,have lived in Hereford/Herefordshi re all my life,does that class me as a Herefordian? xantiaman
  • Score: 1

9:19pm Mon 27 Jan 14

xantiaman says...

Where was the Herefordian Cafe,The Hereford Brewery,The British Canners,Buzz Music, Liptons, Ferris's,The Black and White Cafe,Harolds Chip Shop, Dewhurst,s Moxleys,etc etc.
Where was the Herefordian Cafe,The Hereford Brewery,The British Canners,Buzz Music, Liptons, Ferris's,The Black and White Cafe,Harolds Chip Shop, Dewhurst,s Moxleys,etc etc. xantiaman
  • Score: 0

11:50pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

I know all of these and it brings back memories, thank you.
My mother worked in Harold fish and chip shop and was extremely upset when the owner were killed in a traffic accident .
I worked at canners and althogh the money was not all that good we had good times there. Black and White Cafe we had Sam and family and the brewery was were Tesco is now, those were the days, you could get a doctor at any time etc etc.......
I know all of these and it brings back memories, thank you. My mother worked in Harold fish and chip shop and was extremely upset when the owner were killed in a traffic accident . I worked at canners and althogh the money was not all that good we had good times there. Black and White Cafe we had Sam and family and the brewery was were Tesco is now, those were the days, you could get a doctor at any time etc etc....... Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: 4

4:28am Tue 4 Feb 14

Allahu Hassan says...

When there is a knock on the door and you ask who is it? "It's your cousin, brother in law and Dad " is the reply. You open the door and there is only one person standing there.
When there is a knock on the door and you ask who is it? "It's your cousin, brother in law and Dad " is the reply. You open the door and there is only one person standing there. Allahu Hassan
  • Score: -2

11:17pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Marty Mar says...

When even the people from neighbouring villages are considered outsiders. Neighbouring villagers who move to your village only become local after residing there for 50 years, at least! If you marry a local villager make that 30 years!
When even the people from neighbouring villages are considered outsiders. Neighbouring villagers who move to your village only become local after residing there for 50 years, at least! If you marry a local villager make that 30 years! Marty Mar
  • Score: 0

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