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Geographically challenged advert.

Heard a radio ad this morning for some brand of car - Toyota, I think. It refered to driving up the A12 from London to Norfolk. Now I was born in Norfolk, within earshot of the A11 which is the main Norwich to London road. I've walked along it, cycled on it, driven on it and even ridden ponies within sight of it. The A11 is the Norfolk-London road: fact.

I looked up the A12. It goes from London, through Essex and Sufflok, and just creeps over the border into Norfolk at Great Yarmouth. So, technically, you can drive from London to Norfolk on the A12, but it's unlikely that you'd want to. So do they mean to refer to the main road from London to Norfolk (A11) or to the A12 (to Suffolk) ?

Pillocks.

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salmon_of_doubt
30th Jun, 2007 00:16 (UTC)

I've lost count of the number of times some Northerner has said "Oh, Ipswich, is that in Norfolk?" so I guess it cuts both ways.

I'd say your best bet would be A12-A14-A140, but I guess that would spoil it...

;-)
san_valentine
30th Jun, 2007 12:56 (UTC)
They refer to the A12 specifically in connection with some accident statistics - claiming it's the most dangerous road in the UK or some such. Which makes it all the more stupid that they don't actually seem to know which road they mean !
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