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    Wormhole alert!

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      Originally posted by Ginger Yellow View Post
      Wow, there's some serious work gone into that. Fascinating stuff, thanks for the link

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        It's really weird to me that the existence of unregistered land is treated as some kind of sinister phenomenon. It's just a historical legacy, arising from the fact the land was originally all unregistered, and only becomes registered on transfer. When I studied law in the late 1980s, we learnt the systems of registered and unregistered land law side by side with roughly equal time on each.

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          Yes. I couldn't quite get in close enough but a chunk of land on the map nearest to my house is either the grassed area around which the houses in my close are built, and council-owned I believe, or the nearby allotment.

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            UK homicides (interactive map at the foot of the story): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47156957

            Quite fascinating, in a macabre way. Odd to see the likes of Mole Valley (essentially Dorking) and the Vale of White Horse (Abingdon & Wantage) at the top of the pile with parts of the big cities.
            Last edited by Nocturnal Submission; 07-02-2019, 12:36.

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              Might it be people dumping bodies?

              Iím not sure how they could definitively assign locations to homocides that havenít been solved.

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                I would have thought that the locations apply to the areas in which the homicide was found to have been committed, but I could be wrong. Most UK homicides are solved, I believe, or if not a location for the original incident established.

                If you'd have told me that a list of the worst 10 areas for homicides in the UK wouldn't include Hackney, Lambeth or Southwark I'd have been very surprised, but there you have it.

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                  I realised as soon as I posted it that it was a rather New Yorkish supposition.

                  When I was a kid, we had lots of unsolved homicides, and lots of cases in which bodies were transported.

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                    So far I've identified Lewes, West Oxfordshire, Rutland, Moray, Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Derbyshire Dales & High Peak as areas not having had any homicides in the last five years.

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                      The British-Irish Dialect Map Quiz - going dossing in your runners and finding some hairy mollies in the process gives a very accurate geographical pin-pointing.

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                        Has me too far west as Glasgow/Dumfries, Which isn't too far wrong if my time in ireland has given me regional language more common away fae Fife.

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                          Had me pretty much in the right place; possibly allowing for too much Lancastrianism, but that'll probably be from my living there as a small child.

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                            I went through the whole thing and then got a little sad face picture in place of a map. Fucking annoying. (or as we used to say on the playground "hauntingly pastry")

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                              It had me fairly spot-on, though where I consider I'm 'from' is actually at the very southern end of the range. Probably due to spending 5 years on Teesside over 50 years ago.

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                                Bang on Shropshire veering towards the black country. 25 years in Wales hasn't changed me much.

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                                  Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
                                  I went through the whole thing and then got a little sad face picture in place of a map. Fucking annoying. (or as we used to say on the playground "hauntingly pastry")
                                  Me too, shower of gobshites

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                                    "Definitely not from around here are you?"

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                                      Damn it - got me bang on Oxfordshire. I clearly haven't learnt anything useful in my 34 years in Glasgow....despite that being twice as long in the latter as the former....

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                                        Couldn't make up its mind whether I was from north Lancashire (Blackpool in particular), West Yorkshire (Leeds in particular, which is where I grew up) or Lincoln. But then I haven;t lived in my native city full time since I was 18, or at all since I was 22.

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                                          I got quite a large area, pretty much the whole of SE England and East Anglia, though if there was a hot spot it was the southern Home Counties, which is fairly accurate as I'm essentially a South Londoner.

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                                            It doesn't seem to have me very focused at all. I'm in a random splatter all over the South of England. It claims Cambridge and Bath as the two most likely cities. If there was a "hot spot" (following NS's definition), it probably would be the north-west Home Counties or South Midlands, which would be right for Oxford. It's interesting but unsurprising that it's the home counties which seem least specific.

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                                              Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
                                              I got quite a large area, pretty much the whole of SE England and East Anglia, though if there was a hot spot it was the southern Home Counties, which is fairly accurate as I'm essentially a South Londoner.
                                              I pushed on and did the full 96 questions. I had no idea that there were slang expressions for tap water! Anyway, my area has been greatly reduced. East Anglia has pretty much gone and I'm very much South London/Surrey/Sussex.

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                                                I was correctly identified as a Londoner. Think it was plimsoles for shit school PE shoes that nailed it.

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                                                  Solidly southwest for me which is as it should be. Grockle for tourist would have been the giveaway here.

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                                                    Apparently my Mum's Kentish background is by far my dominant linguistic influence, with only a faint hint of Dad's Wye Valley origins. And not even a shadow of his Athlone granny.

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