History UsefulNotes / TheMidlands

20th Aug '16 4:48:19 AM themisterfree
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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].

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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and purposes, as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].elections]] and for TV news coverage.
22nd May '16 1:04:09 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* Comedian Creator/RikMayall, whilst born in Essex spent a great deal of his upbringing in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, which fueled the inspiration for his Kevin Turvey persona.
8th Apr '16 8:35:43 PM Seanette
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
27th Mar '16 3:01:44 AM HueJass84
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''.outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
5th Dec '15 6:31:26 AM Tightwire
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road, where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road, Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
4th Oct '15 7:25:07 PM nombretomado
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* Sibling actors Michael Socha (Tom in ''Series/BeingHuman'') and Lauren Socha (Kelly in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'') are from Derbyshire. Notably, they use their natural regional accents in the aforementioned roles, providing rare examples of strong East Midlands dialect/accents in television dramas.

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* Sibling actors Michael Socha (Tom in ''Series/BeingHuman'') ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'') and Lauren Socha (Kelly in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'') are from Derbyshire. Notably, they use their natural regional accents in the aforementioned roles, providing rare examples of strong East Midlands dialect/accents in television dramas.
7th Sep '15 11:54:48 PM bassmedic87
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* WebVideo/ThePeriodicTableOfVideos is filmed in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham (in... Nottingham).
16th Aug '15 6:51:30 AM Artistcomplex
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* Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, sets the end of the world in the quiet village of Yaughton in Shropshire, this is as strange and odd as you might expect.
27th Jul '15 4:33:50 PM HowlingSnail
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The Midlands is usually considered to contain the historic counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbsyhire. Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and Huntingdonshire are occasionally considered part of the Midlands but fall outside the regions of the West Midlands or the East Midlands and are more often considered parts of UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry, UsefulNotes/EastAnglia or the UsefulNotes/HomeCounties. Lincolnshire is part of the East Midlands region but its northern part falls inside the Yorkshire and Humber region and the county is often excluded from being part of the Midlands because of its large coastline. Opinion is divided as to whether most of Cheshire, (outside its northern industrial belt and the bits in the orbit of Liverpool or Manchester) counts as OopNorth or Midlands.

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The Midlands is usually considered to contain the historic counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbsyhire.Derbyshire. Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and Huntingdonshire are occasionally considered part of the Midlands but fall outside the regions of the West Midlands or the East Midlands and are more often considered parts of UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry, UsefulNotes/EastAnglia or the UsefulNotes/HomeCounties. Lincolnshire is part of the East Midlands region but its northern part falls inside the Yorkshire and Humber region and the county is often excluded from being part of the Midlands because of its large coastline. Opinion is divided as to whether most of Cheshire, (outside its northern industrial belt and the bits in the orbit of Liverpool or Manchester) counts as OopNorth or Midlands.
15th Jul '15 11:44:24 AM MarkLungo
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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into the [[SweetHomeMidlands West Midlands]] and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].

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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into the [[SweetHomeMidlands West Midlands]] UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].



The largest cities of the Midlands include [[SweetHomeMidlands Birmingham]], Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Somewhat deprived in places, [[SweetHomeMidlands Birmingham]] and Nottingham currently have a rather bad reputation for gun crime.

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The largest cities of the Midlands include [[SweetHomeMidlands [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]], Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Somewhat deprived in places, [[SweetHomeMidlands [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]] and Nottingham currently have a rather bad reputation for gun crime.



Midlanders are often thought of as being stupid, possibly due to most accents being non-rhotic with vowels so sloppy that they can successfully drag on any nearby consonants too. This results in the Midlands Drawl, which involves either taking as long as you can to say as little as you can, or saying as much as you can as slowly as you can. [[SweetHomeMidlands The Black Country]] accent makes people assume 'thickie' whereas a Staffordshire accent is more generic. An East Midlands accent actually sounds much like OopNorth to the untrained ear.

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Midlanders are often thought of as being stupid, possibly due to most accents being non-rhotic with vowels so sloppy that they can successfully drag on any nearby consonants too. This results in the Midlands Drawl, which involves either taking as long as you can to say as little as you can, or saying as much as you can as slowly as you can. [[SweetHomeMidlands [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands The Black Country]] accent makes people assume 'thickie' whereas a Staffordshire accent is more generic. An East Midlands accent actually sounds much like OopNorth to the untrained ear.
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