Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 27 Aug 2014 13:38:11 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=94#comment17 I've just been on iPlayer to listen to the interview with Colette, and though I don't live in the same area of Liverpool I did work there for 12 years and all our clients were on benefits so we saw a good slice of Anfield life. While I was there there were 2 murders within half a mile of our surgery, one on our doorstep.There was always a percentage of (especially young lads, but not always) who were rude, aggressive, drugged-up and somethimes pretty scarey. But we also had very many lovely clients who were struggling hard to make ends meet, and the shopping street at the end of our road was always buzzing and had a good community spirit.I totally agree with Colette about the spending of money in Liverpool city centre which has covered a lovely green space with concrete and shifted all the big shops half a mile down the road, leaving the old heart of Liverpool city centre half empty. Other Capital of Culture projects do seem to have captured the heart though, like the superlambanas which popped up all over the cit in different guises and are now being auctioned off for charity (try g**gling superlambanana if you haven't got a clue what I'm on about!)In my area also, we have gangs of kids roaming the streets til midnight. In my view the government needs to put much more money into small local projects to inspire these kids and give them something to do, making them involved with local people and the community, rather than alienated from it. Wed 10 Sep 2008 08:50:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=88#comment16 Tbird 16, I is just one Murcan. Wed 10 Sep 2008 08:26:31 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=83#comment15 Dave (6) you is just too American.. Tue 09 Sep 2008 20:30:28 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=77#comment14 AJ 10, Kim Jong Il, seriously ill. Not rhyming slang, but true. Tue 09 Sep 2008 17:17:36 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=72#comment13 AJ 10, You said 'tuneful ditty' not 'rhyming slang'. I come from a city, Cleveland, Ohio, and live in one now, St Albans. 'Bristol City' to you. Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:55:06 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=66#comment12 but I do feel that you are asking for trouble there, postal-orderly. Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:49:18 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=61#comment11 Sid @ 5, I can't imagine.:-) Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:48:50 GMT+1 AllotmentJo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=55#comment10 Sid (5) - you've guessed one of my other rude one's! Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:40:56 GMT+1 AllotmentJo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=50#comment9 DMcN - you're not from a city, are you? Rhyming slang has to be succinct (is that how you spell it?), like 'Edward 'eath' (teeth). Going through the whole verse of a pop song wouldn't quite fit the bill (or 'up the 'ill'). I'll try one of my not so rude one's for 'inner city' on the modders - how about 'feeling shitty'? ;+) Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:38:48 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=44#comment8 TIH 8, It wasn't a joke. It was a statement from us. Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:25:24 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=38#comment7 DMcN (6) - We used to have a Murcan on here one time, who told us that jokes weren't that good if you had to explain them. Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:17:23 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=33#comment6 AJ 4, Do wah do wah do wah ditty ditty, I come from an inner city....etc Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:14:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=27#comment5 Tbird 3, I think inner city is Eastender talk as, "I live inner city." (I live in a city.). Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:11:56 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=22#comment4 Why am I thinking of inner city Bristol? Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:11:14 GMT+1 AllotmentJo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=16#comment3 T/bird - how about 'a tunefull ditty' for 'inner-city'? I can also think of several very rude one's.......which I might try in a minute to see if the modders are awake! Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:08:09 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=11#comment2 I think when they say inner-city it is cockney rhyming slang and on that basis Upton Park would definitely be incorporated Tue 09 Sep 2008 16:01:40 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=5#comment1 That's a good point Chris.As I was born and bred in Ilford, I'd say that Upton Park was the suburbs. To take the central line stations as an example I'd say that 'inner city' would be everything west of Stratford. Tue 09 Sep 2008 15:55:23 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/inner_city_life.shtml?page=0#comment0 Please, where do you mean by 'inner city'? Does the Outer Circle of Regent's Park (which is near the middle of London) count as 'inner', for instance? How about Upton Park, which is so far out it is practically Essex? (Well, it feels that way after the first ten or so stations of the District Line...) Tue 09 Sep 2008 15:45:50 GMT+1