Things you have been slow to realise


All these Canada Goose jackets I’m suddenly seeing everywhere are most likely fakes.


The first time I was made aware of that brand was on one of those Rip Off Britain type programmes, saying how many of them were knock-offs.

Whenever I see one, I just assume it’s fake because of that.


I had no idea for ages, started seeing them everywhere and just assumed they were a popular fashion thing that had passed me by (like most fashion things). But then Mrs HYG needed a new winter coat and looked at buying one, and realised they cost like £800 a pop. But I was talking to someone at work about them and he said his mate’s kids had wanted them, and he ended up buying some standard parkas from ASOS or something and some Canada Goose patches off eBay…

Guess they’re the new Louis Vuitton bag.


I just accidentally found out that people can post porn - photos and video - on Twitter. I imagined such things would have been not allowed.

(I clicked on a link in a friend’s tweet which went to an alternate Twitter account that he has which is all about his other life where he dresses in rubber outfits and pretends to be a puppy dog for sexual purposes. And regretted it…because I really didn’t want to see him masturbating.)


That Indira Gandhi was no relation to Mahatma Gandhi



Although her husband did change the spelling of his name to match it, which is maybe a little weird.


Greggs exist down south.


They’re shite though. Can’t even get a macaroni pie here.


Do they do any special southern variations? I guess you can get any stotties either.


The regional menus vary quite a bit. The only links I could find were from The Sun or the Mail though so I’m not going to link them.

I don’t think there’s any special southern items, which makes sense because they don’t have any local food that’s worthwhile anyway.


London Cheesecake sounds SAD


Jellied eel slice?


Cornish pasties? I think Cornwall is pretty southern, right?

Otherwise, avocado toast bake?


Cornwall is basically northern France though, isn’t it.

don’t @ me


and Scotland is southern Norway


Scotland is actually further north than Iceland


Closer to Auckland than it is to London, too.


It’s mostly Farmfoods.


The pasties I’ve seen in Greggs ain’t Cornish. Also Cornwall is technically in the north too.



Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the year 2000 is

(and that this 100-year rule is the primary difference between the Gregorian and Julian calendars)