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    19 Things That Are Only OK Because You're From Reading

    "Well, we are the biggest town in the UK, aren't we?"

    1. Calling John Lewis "Heelas" – if you call it John Lewis we all know you're an outsider.

    2. Going to Reading Festival as a rite of passage after finishing your exams.

    3. Having the festival experience while still going home to shower.

    4. Having an intense and slightly disturbing fascination with trains – and not just moaning about them.

    5. Calling Reading "Reddin".

    6. Being a Reading FC fan and being mildly irritated about London Irish playing at the same stadium.

    7. Naming Purple Turtle as a site of national heritage.

    8. Calling a woodlouse a "cheeselog".

    9. Having a "Wait-rose", not a Waitrose.

    10. Having a weird love/hate relationship with the impending arrival of Ikea.

    11. Everything being so expensive. *weeps at bank balance*

    12. Calling somewhere "Smelly Alley" and not avoiding it.

    13. Finding the Whitley whiff endearing.

    14. Reading's "Elvis".

    Anyone living in the Reading will know this character. Always stopped for a chat. Always holding a photo of Elvis.

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    Rain or shine you can always find "Elvis" wandering the streets of Reading holding his Elvis picture and smiling. A national treasure, really.

    15. Clinging on to the fact we're the UK's largest town and boasting about it at every possible opportunity.

    16. Calling somewhere The Butts and it not being an insult.

    17. Never using a T in your life.

    18. Going to Henley Regatta because it's the thing to do.

    19. Slagging off Reading all the time, but hang on a minute, did YOU just call Reading a right dive? I don't think so.