On Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:24:48 +0100, Athel Cornish-Bowden
Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt Post by the Omrud Post by RH Draney Post by Peter Moylan Post by occam Post by RH Draney
As noted several series ago when the topic of the Doctor's accent came
up, "a lot of planets have a north"....r
Ahh, but do they all have Yorkshires in their north?
I still haven't adapted to the fact that, with all of time and space
available, The Doctor spends so much time in England.
I'm still waiting for him to select a companion who's immediately
apparent as non-human (heck, he's even got the team of Vastra, Jenny and
Strax to serve as examples of such ecumenical partnering)....r
Leela was not human, as could be established by the fact that human
females would have worn more clothes.
You've not been to Newcastle of a winter's night, obviously!
I haven't, but my wife has. She was amazed at how little the locals
felt it necessary to wear.
Newcastle was once a tropical paradise similar to the islands in the
Bahamas, scientists drilling into rocks below the city have
concluded, but the residents of Tyne and Wear regularly cause
bemusement about their imperviousness to the cold.
6:14AM BST 28 Jun 2011
India Knight, journalist: "They walked about in tiny miniskirts in
the snow and rain. Their legs had taken on a blueish tinge and
acquired a sort of giraffe-print pattern, to do, I imagine, with
chronic circulation problems. But their teeth didn't chatter, their
skin wasn't chapped and they didn't collapse in the street from
"Perhaps it's a genetic thing, a superior northern gene denied to us
southern softies. The point was, though — this is going back 20
years or so— that the tiny clothes in freezing weather thing was as
much to do with money, or the lack of it, as it was with fashion. If
you've spent all your wages on buying an outfit for Saturday night,
you don't then go and cover it up with some great big shapeless coat
which you can't afford — waste of money when you could be buying
more hair dye or clothes — and are going to take off the minute you
reach your destination. Which kind of makes sense."
Joe Worsley, rugby player: "The local lasses habitually wear less
than a triathlete when it's freezing cold."
Philippa Tomson, Tyne Tees television presenter: "While the rest of
Britain is shivering in sub-arctic conditions and wrapping up in so
many layers that they make the Michelin Man look underdressed, up
here in Geordie-land the women are heading out in their traditional
winter plumage: mini-skirts, tight-fitting tops and itsy-bitsy
dresses that would look more at home on the beach in Acapulco.
The lower the thermometer plunges, the less Geordie women seem to
wear — a ‘survival of the fittest’ contest designed to weed out
weaklings (or Southerners, as they are more commonly known)."
Scientists even did a survey to attempt to find out if Geordies had
a genetic disposition to being able to deal with the cold.
Linda Conlon, of Newcastle ScienceFest: "We decided to investigate
the reputation Geordies have for not wearing a coat in even the
"Is there a possible genetic reason for our bravery or is it simply
because we like to show off our finery on a night out?"
I have not seen any reports to suggest that there is a relevant genetic
Peter Duncanson, UK