back to article You must be yolking: English pub to launch eggstravagent Yorkshire pudding

A Nottingham pub reckons it has cracked Easter PR with the launch of a Cadbury Creme Egg Yorkshire pud*. The Riverside Farm's egg-citing creation will be a traditional giant Yorkshire stuffed full of enough sugar to send your kids rattling around the room for the whole four-day weekend. According to local media reports, two …

Silver badge

Bloody southerners.

17
0
Silver badge

You mean Northerners.

9
6
Silver badge

Midlanders

(After all I submitted the story, not that there's any attribution!, so should know where I live)

24
0
Anonymous Coward

Nottingham northern?

It's simple:

Draw a line going through Manchester and Leeds. Anything above that is the North

Draw another line from Gloucester to Norwich, Anything below that is the South.

Anything in-between is the Midlands.

11
1
Silver badge

I wouldn't say Nottingham could be classed as being the midlands. Midlands starts at around Coventry and ends at Walsall.

2
3
Anonymous Coward

North of Watford - Northern, South of Watford - Southern. I believe.

7
0
Silver badge

@wolfetone

You'd be wrong.

We Nottinghamshire residents are in the East Midlands.

7
0

Nottingham is in the EAST MIDLANDS........ you know near EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT, which is sort of validation of that fact.....

10
0

Watford Gap, not Watford. They are different places. Watford is inside the M25, which would make me a Northerner, living in Hertfordshire. I can't be a Northerner - I wear a coat.

22
0

Anything south of me while standing on the North Pole, southern.

8
0
Anonymous Coward

Yeah, just like Leeds Castle is in Kent and not Yorkshire!

16
0

Re: Draw a line going

Basically true, although people within counties which straddle that line are not likely to see a North-South divide within the county.

2
0
TRT
Silver badge

Re: Draw a line going

The Watford Gap rule makes Redditch a southern town.

EDIT

Just realised that there doesn't seem to be ANY web resource which tells you if your town/city/address is north, or south, of Watford Gap. I sense a massive hole in the WWW.

9
0
Silver badge

"Nottingham is in the EAST MIDLANDS........ you know near EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT, which is sort of validation of that fact....."

Pfft. That's like saying Chelmsley Wood is in Solihull when in fact it's North Solihull because Solihull don't want them in Solihull.

And East Midlands "Airport"? You call that an aiport? That ain't an airport, THAT'S A LIE!

5
0
Silver badge

@wolfetone

Not from where I'm sitting.

1
0
Silver badge
Meh

And speaking as a resident of South Northants I wish that 'South Midlands' was an official term. My outlook is definitely southern yet officially I live in the East Midlands even though I'm only a few miles from the west midlands :-/

Our part of Northamptonshire sticks down in to the area known as 'the South East'.

3
0
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Draw a line going

Basically true, although people within counties which straddle that line are not likely to see a North-South divide within the county.

I think Northamptonshire does. Down in the south of the county most of us look toward Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for employment and entertainment. We consider ourselves to be part of the M40 corridor. Our county town is a long way north (over half an hour away even though it's dual carriageway) and most of us can't be bothered going up there.

But Northamptonshire is an unusual shape - quite narrow and very north/south.

2
0
Anonymous Coward

"Midlands starts at around Coventry and ends at Walsall."

Don't confuse the County of the West Midland with the The West Midlands...just, don't even go there! It's like Wolverhampton claiming it's in the Black Country.

Anyway F**K you urban lot, I'm from Mercia. That's the proper "midlands"

11
0
Silver badge
Childcatcher

Three problems...

  • It's a bloody sacrilege. In places like Hutton-le-Hole you can actually still be hanged for doing this to a yorkie. Seriously, just ask George the local gallows polisher
  • It's disgusting, anyroad
  • With or without the yorkie, creme egg fondant make my teeth scream like a banshee

22
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Draw a line going

The north (well north of England) starts to my mind somewhere between Preston and Lancaster when driving up the M6. And I remember the ructions in Cumbria (well, apart from a bunch of southerners in Kendal) when the BBC in its wisdom decided we'd be better served with local news from Manchester rather than Newcastle. Mike Neville was eminently preferrable to the alternative of <ahem> Stuart Hall

2
2
Silver badge

Re: Draw a line going

Speaking as a Cornishman, anywhere north of Bristol is "North". Hell, east of the Tamar is a foreign land.

17
0
Anonymous Coward

>Nottingham northern?

>It's simple:

>Draw a line going through Manchester and Leeds. Anything above that is the North

>Draw another line from Gloucester to Norwich, Anything below that is the South.

>Anything in-between is the Midlands.

Not sure Liverpool and Sheffield will be happy about being part of the Midlands. That is probably a better line to draw - especially if you fudge it to the Humber.

4
0
Anonymous Coward

@muddysteve

I did mean gap not just Watford but I'm curious nobody has mentioned the true marker which is the service station.

3
0
Silver badge

Re: Three problems...

Speaking of Yorkies, the least they can do with this abomination is to use Yorkie bar chocolate, though I wouldn't eat it anyway.

I'm a southerner but as kids Yorkshire pud was either part of the Sunday roast and in my case flooded with my mum's gravy or occasionally we would have it hot with a spoonful of treacle or jam.

Bloody chocolate overwhelms almost everything, except possibly the yellow and white goo in a creme egg.

3
0
Silver badge

Don't care where anyone comes from in the UK - just let me at the 1600 calories per bite concoction!

As for Cadbury's "shocking" revelation of sugar levels in a Cream Egg ... Pfft!

1
0
Silver badge

if it makes you feel any better...

There's no such thing as East Yorkshire. It's east riding and nothing more.

Mainly because that would mean having Hell Hull as part of God's own and no-one wants that.

Now the question of if your Northern or not is matter of knowledge over such things as a ginnel, a snicket and the whole words to 'on Ilkley moor by'tat'

4
0
Silver badge

Re: if it makes you feel any better...

Where the ducks play football

1
0
Silver badge

N or S of the river Trent, isn’t it?

Or pray facing Canterbury or York?

2
0
Anonymous Coward

Bloody southerners.

North of the Mason-Dixon line, so Northeners.

Hell, everyone in Europe - and on your island - is on the wrong side of the line.

1
2
Silver badge

"Nottingham is in the EAST MIDLANDS........ you know near EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT, which is sort of validation of that fact....."

Remind me again, just exactly where is Robin Hood Airport? :-p

3
0
Silver badge

Re: Bloody southerners.

North of the Mason-Dixon line, so Northeners. Hell, everyone in Europe - and on your island - is on the wrong side of the line.

Hmmpf bloody septics, As an antipodean yer all Northerners from where I sit ;)

8
0
Silver badge

The perils of the Midlands!

"...Bloody southerners..."

"...You mean Northerners..."

As someone from the East Midlands, it always amuses me that I only have to go a few miles either North of South and immediately get the above sentiments.

We're pretty much in the middle!! lol

Mind you this thing sounds like a heart attack on a plate. As well as, frankly, disgusting. :)

1
0
Silver badge

"...

I wouldn't say Nottingham could be classed as being the midlands. Midlands starts at around Coventry and ends at Walsall..."

You do realise that there's an EAST and a WEST Midlands, no?

I assure you that Nottingham falls very much in the EAST MIDLANDS!

Ooh I almost went full bombastic-bob there with the caps!

3
0
Silver badge

@Davegoody.

What, like Robin Hood airport being in Doncaster?

That sort of "validation"?

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Three problems...

Not to mention that disgusting "chocolate" flavour brown goop they use.

0
0

North starts at Melton Mowbray

Apparently the NORTH starts just over the Melton Mowbray (north side) border, so Nottingham is technically the NORTH!

Not that they know how to eat any better in South.

0
0
Silver badge

N or S of the river Trent, isn’t it?

Probably better than many of the other suggestions. Means different things to different people, of course: for both Northerners and Southerners basis of a system of binary opposites to differentiate "us" from "them".

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Draw a line going

My missus (then girlfriend) lived in Cornwall a few years ago. I was able to score major brownie points by bringing such "exotic" foods such as KFC and Pizza Hut down with me when I went to spend the weekend there.

Be stone cold, but she liked them!!

0
0
Silver badge

Re: stone cold, but she liked them

But what about the food?

1
0
Silver badge

Remind me again, just exactly where is Robin Hood Airport? :-p

Doncaster?

Which is north of Sheffield...

0
0

Is that the same way that London Oxford Airport is in London?

0
0
Silver badge

I can't be a Northerner - I wear a coat

My nephew (born and brought up in Kent) rarely wears a coat and only changes out of shorts if there's actively snow on the ground.

Mind you, he did go to Uni in Lancaster and now lives in Leeds so maybe he's been corrupted by Norvernness.

1
0
Silver badge

I'm from Mercia

Foreigner! I'm in Wessex meself. Was born in Mercia and brought up in Mittlesax. With a Cymric[1] mother and a Norse[2] father.

This ancestry business gets complicated.

[1] Welsh

[2] From Yorkshire

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Draw a line going

Speaking as a Cornishman, anywhere north of

Exeter, according to t'missus. Born in Plymouth, of Cornish ancestry. Apparently, everything to the north of Exeter is up the line.

0
0
Silver badge

Re: if it makes you feel any better...

'on Ilkley moor by'tat'

There's a crushing irony in your spelling here, coupled with your question of knowledge of these lyrics being a criterion for Northernerness...

It's "baht 'at" ==> northernish for "without a hat".

Caveat Lector: Steve the Cynic was born in the N1 part of London, and has not lived anywhere north of Coventry.

Caveat Lector the second: However, his mother was born in Doncaster.

3
0

"And East Midlands "Airport"? You call that an aiport? That ain't an airport, THAT'S A LIE!"

have you ever been to Durham Tees Valley airport?

1
0
Anonymous Coward

>Remind me again, just exactly where is Robin Hood Airport? :-p

Robin of Loxley came from what is now one of the northern suburbs of Sheffield. Having the airport in Doncaster is a little bit out of the way, perhaps Sheffield Airport (RIP) should have been named after Robin Hood.

1
0
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Draw a line going

I lived my formative years (7 to 16) in Exeter then went to Plymouth Polytechnic. I befriended a chap that had never been outside Plymouth. I used to wind him up by suggesting that the border ought to be moved so that Plymouth was in Cornwall "because we don't need it and it's lowering the tone of the county" :)

1
0
Silver badge

That depends. If you're wearing a coat at the North Pole you're still southern.

0
0

Re: Bloody southerners.

>North of the Mason-Dixon line, so Northeners.

>

>Hell, everyone in Europe - and on your island - is on the wrong side of the line.

Oh hush, you lost the war.

2
0

Page:

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018