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What's the stupidest thing you've ever heard a tourist say? Ever heard an American talking about visiting "Scotchland, England", or (and this one is actually real) a Japanese couple talking about the correct way to say Clapham is actually Clatham, as "ph" sounds are pronounced "th". Which has a certain logic really. UPDATE: Please, no more Loogabarooga stories. It's getting like, "and I opened my eyes and my mum had left me a cup of tea!"

(, Thu 7 Jul 2005, 16:31)
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A two pipe problem
I used to live on Baker Street in London. For those who don't know, the section of Baker Street including the fictional address of Sherlock Holmes, 221 Baker St, is occupied by the Abbey National. There is a plaque on the wall with a quote from one of the books regarding this. I lived between the Abbey National and the Sherlock Holmes museum a few doors up the street.

I heard various things in my time there as the queue for the museum used to run past our front door:

Couple of tourists from you know where standing in front of plaque on Abbey National: "My god, they knocked his house down. (shakes head) Do these people have no respect for history?"

Another: "His grandson now works for Scotland Yard."

Another: "If he wasn't real, why did all these books get written about him?"

I'll get my deerstalker.
(, Mon 11 Jul 2005, 11:02, Reply)

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