Milton Keynes, why isnt it a city?

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
i was just thinking, why is milton keynes still a town, and not a city, i mean, it has double the population of oxford, and thats a city. sorry, realy random, but still, i need answers...
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  • Reply 1 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    to be a city, don't you have to have a cathedral?
  • Reply 2 of 46
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    Are you serious or only joking? If serious, it must be a European thing.
  • Reply 3 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Splinemodel


    Are you serious or only joking? If serious, it must be a European thing.



    im pretty sure, but not 100% - you have to have a cathedral to get 'city' status in England
  • Reply 4 of 46
    mbaynhammbaynham Posts: 534member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarcUK


    im pretty sure, but not 100% - you have to have a cathedral to get 'city' status in England



    ah rite, cheers
  • Reply 5 of 46
    mbaynhammbaynham Posts: 534member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Splinemodel


    Are you serious or only joking? If serious, it must be a European thing.



    well if you think, there are lamp posts older than the United States has been a country, so i spose that rule doesnt realy aply over the pond
  • Reply 6 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mbaynham


    well if you think, there are lamp posts older than the United States has been a country, so i spose that rule doesnt realy aply over the pond







    yeah, our lamp posts have more culture than that country across the pond.
  • Reply 7 of 46
    mbaynhammbaynham Posts: 534member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarcUK






    yeah, our lamp posts have more culture than that country across the pond.







    i concur!!!
  • Reply 8 of 46
    trick falltrick fall Posts: 1,271member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarcUK






    yeah, our lamp posts have more culture than that country across the pond.



    And yet you still haven't come up with any decent food.
  • Reply 9 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trick fall


    And yet you still haven't come up with any decent food.



    is that Chirac?
  • Reply 10 of 46
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City#United_Kingdom

    Quote:

    In the United Kingdom, a city is a town which has been known as a city since time immemorial, or which has received city status by letters patent — which is normally granted on the basis of size, importance or royal connection (traditional pointers have been whether the town has a cathedral or a university).



    So no, a cathedral is not required.
  • Reply 11 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chucker


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City#United_Kingdom





    So no, a cathedral is not required.



    nor is a lamp post.
  • Reply 12 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarcUK


    nor is a lamp post.



    nor are intelligent people.
  • Reply 13 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maimezvous


    nor are intelligent people.



    nor a sense of humour
  • Reply 14 of 46
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trick fall


    And yet you still haven't come up with any decent food.



    As opposed to McDonald's and Wendy's? Yeah, really.
  • Reply 15 of 46
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,190member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Splinemodel


    Are you serious or only joking? If serious, it must be a European thing.



    Thus, the reason for the United States.
  • Reply 16 of 46
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    For the record, I appreciated the comment about lamp posts. Until recently , there were some long-idle English laws that when perpetrated, promised deportation to the penal colony of Australia. Your country is old.



    Our country is kind of like a 18th century start-from-scratch attempt at building a new UK. Whatever culture we lack, I blame on the parents.
  • Reply 17 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MarcUK


    nor a sense of humour



    Too bad, that humor thing must come with the intelligence thing.
  • Reply 18 of 46
    trick falltrick fall Posts: 1,271member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gene Clean


    As opposed to McDonald's and Wendy's? Yeah, really.



    Was just joking, but really who doesn't enjoy a spicy chicken or a McGriddle now and again.
  • Reply 19 of 46
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trick fall


    Was just joking, but really who doesn't enjoy a spicy chicken or a McGriddle now and again.



    I love them chicken tenders they have... whatever they're called - they come in a 3, 5 and 10 pieces. With some spicy buffalo sauce... mmm....
  • Reply 20 of 46
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maimezvous


    Too bad, that humor thing must come with the intelligence thing.



    with a coating of good food too. Hmm, what your national dish? French Fries - Hamburgers?
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