NFN

Following my post about the good people of Swaffham, it turns out there’s a well-established phrase about Norfolk folk, of which I had no idea: NFN, or Normal for Norfolk. Apparently, the local medical profession (used to?) document client oddities and casebook peculiarities in this way. There’s even a wikipedia entry informing that the derogatory phrase is used by residents of other English counties. Thanks to one of my friends in Milton Keynes, who comes from Suffolk, for alerting me to this inter-regional slight. Don’t people remember that Norfolk is a royal county? Then again, there are those who make certain claims about the Windsors…

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