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Post  Daisy Dart on Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:47 am

Recently I had this old boy get on my bus and ask for "Cumblemumble Tumble." After asking him to repeat it several times I finally figured out that what he was asking for was a ticket to "Cumberland Towers!"
I also had an elderly Chinese lady get on my bus and say she wanted to "Feel a toe." Fortunately I was able to work out that she wanted to go to Felixstowe and wasn't offering to do a pedicure!!!

The people of Stowupland seem to have great difficulty in pronouncing the name of their village. Obviously Stow-up-land, is just far too many syllables for them too handle. So when they get on the bus they will simply ask for Stuplnd!

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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:27 am

One word..Stupland!

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Post  Daisy Dart on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:37 pm

Bristol LH wrote:One word..Stupland!

They don't even say land, it's just a sort Lnd!!

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Post  Daisy Dart on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:43 pm

I think the funniest one that gets on our buses is a Chinese lady who always asks for Ippy Swishy!

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Post  Paladin on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm

I've lost count of the number of times chinese students have come up to me in Cambridge and ask for buses to places like "BeeEhuh", (Bury St Edmunds) "Rilwhy Sacon" (Railway Station) and "Ahuy" (Arbury).

Often after telling them the service number, (1,3 , 7, 11 etc) they usually then go and wait at the bay with the same number in Drummer St bus station Rolling Eyes
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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:07 am

Strangely enough I usually find the Chinese, Japanese and, strangely enough the Germans to be the most polite when boarding my bus, as they consistently say hello when they get on and thank you when they get off.
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Post  Pukerlicious on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:56 am

I must be Chinese, zey are taking over I tell you!!! lol!
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Post  Daisy Dart on Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:56 am

Another driver told me about a funny Chinese lady that got on to his bus. On several of our routes there is a fare stage named after a pub called The Golden Key. This Chinese lady gets onto the bus and says to the driver "Go licky, go licky." The stunned driver had to ask her to repeat herself. "Go licky, go licky." She says again. After several attempts he finally managed to work out that she was asking for The Golden Key!!

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Post  Pukerlicious on Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:12 pm

ROFL
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