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    I'll let my sig do the talking here :P
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    Don't forget that the Oxford Don par excellence Mr Dodgson wrote his famous books around talking chess pieces ...
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    Um...Cambridge is #1, Oxford is #2...I know what kinda person I am.
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    (Original post by Stanners95)
    Whenever I mention this to people , they smile and go "Ah... I always had you down as an Oxford kinda guy".
    Odd, isn't it? Where do they get it from?

    When I told people I was thinking of applying for Cambridge they'd tilt their heads and say "Ah... I always had you down as a Huddersfield kind of chap".
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    As good a reason as many others you hear!

    I have to confess to visiting Swindon from time to time. It's not quite as bad as portrayed. They have a very large Sainsburys, some good cinemas and one or two nice curry houses. Also a lot of roundabouts.

    The 'Oxford best for humanities, Cambridge best for sciences' thing is exaggerated. Lots and lots of very good science at Oxford. And lots and lots of very good humanities at Oxford.
    have you seen their roundabout-of-roundabouts?

    I used to do contract work out in Swindon.....ok place to work, people are nice enough, but otherwise very bland.
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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    have you seen their roundabout-of-roundabouts?

    I used to do contract work out in Swindon.....ok place to work, people are nice enough, but otherwise very bland.
    I like the countryside near here though - it's really nice along the the way towards Swindon, places like the White Horse at Uffington. Oxford totally beats Cambridge for nearby scenery, I feel sorry for them stuck in the middle of their prairie-like agridesert of utter flatness. Oh, apart from the Gog Magog 'hills', lol.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I like the countryside near here though - it's really nice along the the way towards Swindon, places like the White Horse at Uffington. Oxford totally beats Cambridge for nearby scenery, I feel sorry for them stuck in the middle of their prairie-like agridesert of utter flatness. Oh, apart from the Gog Magog 'hills', lol.
    The White Horse is wonderful. I much prefer it to Stonehenge !
    Yes it is very flat around Cambridge and the county has the fewest trees in England but we do have the Fens !! And the largest water meadow in England !! ermm i am sure there are other nice things too
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Ya, chess is regarded as very outré at Ox - I've really never seen a board and could probably name some, but not all, of the capital pieces. I am hazy about what they get up to in terms of movement.

    What?!? At my college and time there Chess was a daily thing, shortly after Nintendo 64 sessions but before Mario Kart on the wii.

    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    Odd, isn't it? Where do they get it from?


    When I told people I was thinking of applying for Cambridge they'd tilt their heads and say "Ah... I always had you down as a Huddersfield kind of chap".
    When I got a part time job up in Manchester someone randomly said to me, without me mentioning anything at all about the place 'Huh you seem like an Oxford kind of guy'.

    This concerned me deeply. I liked to think of myself as a bit less transparent than that.
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    Maybe they are being sarcastic?
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    (Original post by Devina-S)
    Maybe they are being sarcastic?
    As this seems to have taken place outside of the Internet, I'm pretty sure the OP would've been able to tell :yep:
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    (Original post by Stanners95)

    So yeah, it got me thinking... is there a difference between the people that apply to Oxford or Cambridge, and has anyone else been labelled as an 'Oxford' or 'Cambridge' person?
    Stop thinking! STOP IT! I SAID! STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP.....good now stop thinking about what people think and think about why you want Cambridge...you will end up living your life on the basis of what others think. In other words MAN UP BROTHER... **** THE ****ERS!
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    What?!? At my college and time there Chess was a daily thing, shortly after Nintendo 64 sessions but before Mario Kart on the wii.
    I think I need to let everyone know that I was joking about the chess cluelessness. The joke made some kind of sense in the context of the earlier posting that you didn't read. And they say irony is big at Oxford.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    The White Horse is wonderful. I much prefer it to Stonehenge !
    Yes it is very flat around Cambridge and the county has the fewest trees in England but we do have the Fens !! And the largest water meadow in England !! ermm i am sure there are other nice things too
    The Fens? Phtt. Horrid marshy smelly areas.

    As for that trickle of a 'river' through town, what's it called, the Came? Camel? Horrid stinky thing.

    The only thing I envy Cambridge for (and I mean this bit) is the cafes, so much nicer than Ox.
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    I'm a Cambridge person.

    Just because I live here; I don't go to either uni. The only time my preference shines is when the boat race comes about, and we all know how well Cambridge did this year..
    ):<
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The Fens? Phtt. Horrid marshy smelly areas.

    As for that trickle of a 'river' through town, what's it called, the Came? Camel? Horrid stinky thing.

    The only thing I envy Cambridge for (and I mean this bit) is the cafes, so much nicer than Ox.
    at least we do not call our waterways after Egyptian Goddesses
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I think I need to let everyone know that I was joking about the chess cluelessness. The joke made some kind of sense in the context of the earlier posting that you didn't read. And they say irony is big at Oxford.
    You know sarcasm doesn't work on the Internet :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    You know sarcasm doesn't work on the Internet :rolleyes:
    It does with some people.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    When I got a part time job up in Manchester someone randomly said to me, without me mentioning anything at all about the place 'Huh you seem like an Oxford kind of guy'.

    This concerned me deeply. I liked to think of myself as a bit less transparent than that.
    I get "ohhh, typical Oxford student" a lot if I say something that comes across to them as superior, mannered or in some way intellectual. It's meant as a put-down of course, but I try to treat it as a compliment.
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    i am an oxford brookes person
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    (Original post by the bear)
    at least we do not call our waterways after Egyptian Goddesses
    Or 'Isidore' as one mildly pompous classicist (specialising in Late Antiquity) I know calls it. :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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