Going to town (banal)

If you live near a city and you go to said city, where do you say you’re going?

  • To ‘name of city’
  • To town
  • To the city
  • Other (please expand)

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generally say I’m “going into town” even though it’s a city and I am already in that city

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I say marckeetown if heading off to the big smoke.

Going to the Natural History Museum on Sunday if anyone wants to hang out?

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Me too. And I wondered if it was a northern thing, or a UK thing (International people of DiS I am interested in what you say especially).

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I live in Sheffield so would say I’m going into town or into the centre.
If I lived in a satellite town I’d say i was going into Sheffield

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Sorry mate I’ll be in Scarborough.

Fair enough

tbh I normally would say the area in the city I’m going to

If I say I’m going to go down town to do some shopping I mean just off to the shops in my neighbourhood.

If I suggest we go in to town to do something, I mean central London.

When I lived in a little village outside of a market town outside Cardiff, down town meant into the market town, and going to Cardiff would be in to town.

I say I’m going to town. The city is actually Brighton AND Hove, and as if there would be anything exciting going on Hove

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into town or into central

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When i lived in Polmont (near Falkirk) and i was going to Falkirk, i would say i was going ‘up the toon’.

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I use ‘going into town’ to refer to the main shopping area / city centre only. Wouldn’t use it on any other area of a city.

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Always reference it in compass points, even if it’s a really short distance, pisses off my friends royally on a night out. Once suggested we headed back North on a night out in Bristol and an ATD started freaking out.

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Into town for me would be like soho/oxford st.

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I’m always a bit disappointed when I meet someone and find out they live in Hove

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I’ll let them off if they’re Seven Dials or anywhere this side of Palmeira Square, but if they’re out Aldrington way they might as well be Worthing in my book

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Norwich seem especially proud of there city status, I asked if the bus was going to town and the driver said ‘no’, as the doors closed in my face he said ‘its going to the city’
I can see why Coleman’s are leaving, it just doesn’t cut the mustard as a city.

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