/ North Devon or Peaks
Don't bother coming to the Peak for a while, it's pissed it down for the last week and more forecast.
Al will be happy now that there are 2 of you! :)
What were this tribe, the Peak named after?
Chicken and the egg my friend.
PS. You do realise that you are a pedantic tw*t, right?
Pedantic and unhelpful.
Yes we all know that, but that doesn't mean anything ? So its The Pict District, or the District of the Picts. Either Peaks or Peak is an abbreviation of a corruption, so to say that one is right and the other wrong is nonsense. Furthermore you'll find many natives call it the Peaks.
In comparison, I am quite grateful to whoever pointed out to me that it was Gower and never The Gower Peninsula, since Gower is welsh for peninsula and therefore The Gower Peninsula is a tautology and obviously incorrect.
See also - Stanage Edge, Burbage Edge, Pendle Hill, Sierra Nevada mountains and the mythical Torpenhow Hill
And anyway it's pissing down in the Peak(s)
And they are to be pitied. ;O)
Had UCK existed in another era, people might have been similarly sniffy whenever someone referred to Stanage rather than Stanedge. Names, like language generally, change over time.
"Peaks" still grates though. My first impulse when I saw the thread title was to ask the OP where is this "Peaks" of which he speaks.
A noble tradition indeed. Like turning around three times and spitting whenever someone mentions the name of the dreaded milk snatcher.
I hear it all the time from proper locals, incomers like me & you and tourists alike. Your friends and acquaintances are obviously better educated than mine. ;O)
The Pembrokes was dry yesterday.
I have climbed in the area for 44 years and also never heard a local call it the Peaks.
(It always amuses me that people get wound up here when have their spelling etc corrected - if it bothers you, try and get it right 1st time.)
> The Pembrokes was dry yesterday.
My wife gets annoyed when I refer to the area around St Davids as North Pembroke, she argues that Pembroke is a town and the area is North Pembrokeshire
I just ignore her
I've always thought it was 'the peak's'
I would say it to your face.
The Peak District.
easy and accurate.
I think you'll find it's the Devons' actually
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