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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tubin' with NFL Fans

Today, I was incredulously reading the story of the NFL player,
Channing Chowder, who claimed not know until this week that people in London spoke English. The story initially came from Palm Beach Post's blog where I found a post about the reporter's trip on the Tube.

Entitled Going Tubin' in London Dave George "checks out the sights" on the Tube in readiness for watching NFL at Wembley. It started off OK saying our subway system was "generally efficient". However, my favourite line was:

"Exit signs that say 'Way Out', instead of exit. Must be leftovers from the '60s." I'm assuming this is a joke and he's seeing Way Out in the groovy "Way Out man" way.

Photo by Chaser Paul

I also like the general way that tourists think Tube station names are funny. "Funky station names like Mudchute, Tooting Broadway, Canada Water, Barking and Pudding Mill Lane." Although Tooting Broadway wouldn't make it onto my list of funky names.

He ends with making the cardinal sin of talking to people and asks baseball cap wearers whether they actually were American. Unsuprisingly none of the people with New York Yankee caps, Boston Red Sox lids & Miami Heat jackets hailed from the US.

Anyway I hope all of us commuters will be model Londoners and helpfully give puzzled looking Americans directions, if they ask for help. Amazingly over 80,000 people are going to watch the Miami Dolphins play the New York Giants today. Make sure you've got a translator at the ready in case you bump into anyone like Channing Crowder.

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