Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Derbyshire worst at DIY

From wikipedia

According to Derbyshire Times,

Dales residents have hit back against claims that they are among the least practical people in the UK following results of a survey.

Results from aquestionnaire of 2,000 people show just 40 per cent of people in Derbyshire are able to fit a new wheel, 31 per cent can’t unblock a toilet and only 34 per cent of residents can speak a foreign language.

The study – which was carried out by conference call provider Powwownow – claims 18 to 24–year–olds are least able to carry out basic practical skills like changing a burst tyre or unclogging a loo.

Oddly enough, we are surrounded by people with a wide range of DIY skills. For example, the guy next door built his own house. Even I have my practical side. When the head of my axe broke off I soon fixed it by nipping round to Frank's to buy another one - easy.

While plumbing in our new dishwasher I noticed straight away how light it was compared to a washing machine. No spin cycle you see! Nothing gets past a Derbyshire DIY expert.


Demetrius said...

Do you know the old saying beginning Derbyshire born, Derbyshire bred?

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - aye ah do -

Derbyshire born
Derbyshire bred
strong int arm
an wik in t'ead

Thez summat innit an' all.

Sam Vega said...

Only 34% can speak a foreign language? What's that got to do with DIY?

Presumably, it helps in communicating with the Polish man who comes round to fix it...

A K Haart said...

Sam - 34% seems quite high for these parts too. Surveys are like that though.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

@Sam Vega: LOL!