11 things you get tired of hearing when you leave Norfolk

Comedian Steve Coogan, as his alter-ego Alan Partridge. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Comedian Steve Coogan, as his alter-ego Alan Partridge. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

When Norfolk folk choose to venture outside of Nelson's County they are traditionally met with a very specific set of questions, comments and generalisations. Here's a look at some of the things you're bound to get tired of hearing when you leave the safety of our region.

Who said this about Norfolk? Picture: James Bass

Who said this about Norfolk? Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

1. 'Where's Norfolk?'

In EAST Anglia. The clue is in the name.

2. 'Have you met Alan Partridge?'

If I roll my eyes any harder they might just roll right out of my face.


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3. 'It's very flat there.'

You've obviously never made it to the top of Beeston Bump.

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4. 'Aren't you all related to each other?'

Please. Just. Stop.

5. 'You don't sound like you're from Norfolk.'

...Thank you?

6. 'Is that where Norwich is?'

Yes, surprisingly enough, it is.

7. 'Does everyone drive a tractor?'

Believe it or not, my other mode of transport isn't a John Deere.

8. 'Let's be havin' you!'

If you're not at a football match and you're not Delia Smith, you really shouldn't be saying this.

9. 'Are you from the West Country?'

I've never even been to Somerset.

10. 'Are you related to Stephen Fry?'

Is that a serious question? I honestly can't tell anymore.

11. 'Doesn't the Queen live there?'

Yes, she does... And before you ask, no, I don't know her.

• What questions/comments do you get tired of hearing when you leave Norfolk? Let us know in the comments below.

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