Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Train Train!

Coming drive me round the bend.

What IS IT with train announcers. It's all very well telling me there is a quiet carriage where WE SHOULD KEEP NOISE TO A MINIMUM. But if you point this out loudly and at great length* at EVERY STOP it kind of negates the concept of having one.

*seriously 2 full minutes of drivel about safety cards, familiarize yourself with layout, available in Braille, snack carriages, station stops, STATION STOPS?!, the full list of station stops, quiet carriage location, smoking is banned ad nauseam. ect ect.

Is this a bet?

It never used to be this way, can it all just FUCK OFF from whence it came.


Anonymous Kenny said...

It's the mangled English that they come out with, e.g. "Bir-min-nam" and "Hol-born" that always annoys me.

And what the Hell is a station stop? What's wrong with just "station"?

3:41 PM  
Blogger smahman said...

Weeeeeeeeeell. The jury is out on Holborn. Ho-born might be 'correct' but it is for pompous types only. Pus if you push the pronounciation back far enough it becomes holeborn. Malvern with a hard a gets my back up.

4:01 PM  
Blogger smahman said...

That should clearly have said "plus", but I am going to leave it for comedy's sake.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:29 PM  
Anonymous Kenny said...

'If you push the pronounciation back far enough' we all communicated by grunting.

Actually, if you've ever been to Elgar Avenue...

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mummbling through life

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Hydrological & Fluvial said...

Yes of course smahman is quite right Hole-born refers to the old English for river 'born' and the specific river of course is the Fleet. now buried under London but used to flow through Farringdon and surrounding area.

10:11 PM  

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