Saturday, 13 October 2012

Town vs. Gown

I was recently introduced to this phrase: "Town Vs. Gown" - as in the Regular People of Cambridge, compared with the Students of Cambreej. You might think Matthew & I are Gown-ers, because he works at the University. Not so much. I think you're only really Gown-y if you're an undergraduate student . . . or maybe a grad student. But since Matthew is just a boring old scientist now, we're kinda Towny. I give you a few examples of Town Vs. Gown. Ahem.

Gown: 
Students live in really beautiful and centrally located College-owned buildings:

Town:
 The rest of us live outside of the centre of town, in regular flats, or British row- or terrace-houses:

Gown: 
Their local pub is cute, quaint and full of young, hip students:

Town: 
Our local pub has a bouncy castle, an outdoor playpark, a children's menu and a large outdoor area for Toddler Fun (aka running and yelling)

But perhaps musicality is the best differentiation between the two...

Gown:
video

Town:
video
 

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