turtmcfly wrote:boroughonian wrote:Does seem an odd thing to say, especially from someone that's come to live in the now achingly fashionable North Southwark.
Given that I'm obviously playing the role of The Man in this particular sub-thread I presume that's aimed at me, even though you haven't used my original quote and you've used an 'odd' amount of JazzyQ's post if it is me you're effectively quoting.
a) the fashionable comment was echoing JazzyQ's previous post where he described Quadrant House as exactly that (I assume tongue in cheek, as was my comment). Why is my use of the phrase any odder than JazzyQ's?
b) North Southwark wasn't achingly fashionable when I moved here. As I said in my post, that was only ten years ago, so I'm still wearing my (N)SE1 nappy.
boroughonian wrote:Perhaps you might have a little respect for those in their SE1 rocking chairs then.
turtmcfly wrote:boroughonian wrote:Perhaps you might have a little respect for those in their SE1 rocking chairs then.
I was being facetious Dad. A decade's long enough to have an opinion about where you live. I have not just moved into the area, as giddily funny as it is of thebunhouse to intimate I have. I presume the point when you, Thebunhouse and your friend think I have been here long enough is the point where I've lost the ability to respond to a half-cogent argument and think having my (newly) long-held convictions challenged is disrespectful.
On that specific point... I picked up on one sub-thread from here; JazzyQ's support for Prince Charles' architectural predilections, and the subsequent massive loss of public finance that would result should, say, One Blackfriars be built to his blueprint. Enough money to build a couple of hospitals. Loss of c. 100 affordable homes etc. Nothing disrespectful in there.
I got a back;
a) showing a hitherto unseen coy side to JazzyQ, a post displaying a bumpkin like familiarity with the concept of 'counting' and offering a chunk of question-dodging chaff by going on about a subject which my post never mentioned (i.e. his/her home).
b) an asinine truism from a genius physicist, about 'counting' not always being about 'counting'. I don't why. I got it the first time.
c) yet another snidey aside about being 'welcome' (yeah, right) to the glittering (yawn, yawn, bloody yawn) tower I live in, along with tacit permission to live near Jazzy 'Methuselah' Q.
So, a snidey disingenuous kiss-off. A patronising quote. Refusal to engage with (or it would seem even read) my post. What is this respect you speak of?
JazzyQ wrote:More on the London skyline here. Noticing out of my kitchen window that some mid rise brick clad buildings are going up which blend in well with the surrounding area, so it can be done if the will is there.
RobB wrote:JazzyQ wrote:
More on the London skyline here. Noticing out of my kitchen window that some mid rise brick clad buildings are going up which blend in well with the surrounding area, so it can be done if the will is there.
I've always felt something was off in the UK's oversight of its financial services industry (given how important the sector is to London). But to see what's going on now in property development as pointed out by this article, that's just pure insanity... and shows disregard for the general welfare of the populace and long-term health of the city.
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