Luton: Where society's problems come to fester...
Name an urban problem and Luton has it. Go on, I challenge you...
Gun crime, yep. Youth gangs, of course. Postcode wars, Well, everyone who lives there knows about that but somehow the police think they can say 'It doesn't exist' and it might come true. Class A drugs? Give me ten minuits and I will find a dealer. Pollution, poverty, crooked MP's, depressing crime levels, racist attacks from all sides... and most of all, the astonishing denial of the townfolk that allows it all to happen. Live here at your own peril.
Woman to luton police: "I just got mugged!"
Police: "I will need a statement, but he's not here now so we can't do anything."
Woman:"He's outide the cinema!"
Police (after talking to said man.): " He said he didn't do it so we let him go."
Woman: "...I fucking hate this town."
Police: "Excuse me, that man has parked in the wrong area, I have work to do."
Dismal large town about 30 miles north of English capital London. Very, very, very grey. Concrete is in fashion here. Divided into "poor bit" where most of the chavs live, and "Slightly less poor bit" where the pseudo-middle-class chavs live. Luton is unbelievably dull, containing about four decent drinking/entertainment establishments. The rest of the town is coated with shite buildings containing shite nightclubs with shite music and scummy patrons. If you come seeking fine cuisine then be sure to avoid most of the town, and focus most of your energy on finding one of our two fine restaurants (If you don't like Indian or Thai, you're boned). Alternatively you could visit one of our many Burger King or McDonalds "restaurants" and share greasy cow rectum burgers with our population of frequently drunk and often amusing "street folk." Keep in mind that if they approach you, you DON'T HAVE ANY SPARE CHANGE. If you want somewhere to stay, I hope you like concrete and mysterious smells.
Luton: You'll come for the sights, you'll stay because you're dead.
Reading all the definitions of Luton before, I don't really have much else to say since they've covered most of it.
I would however like to clear up the fact that luton isn't a completely CHAV-infested shit-hole. Yeah, most of our population is either chavs, pikeys or gromits, but there are the rare few like myself that are actually normal people.
I can't wait to leave this shit-hole.
I'm not a chav, yet I come from Luton! Wooo! I'm a minority!
where you are defined by your postcode..
that's all there is to it..
"oi what part of luton are you from? are you lu3?"
"nah bruv im lu1 init!"
"nah mate you need to move.lu1 is dryyy.lu3 is safe tingzz."
Okay, so we all know Luton isn't perfect. Infact, we all know its no where near that.
But I challenge you to find a town that is any where near as culturally diverse as Luton is. Its mix of races and cultures make it exciting and revolutionary- to expect a town to be full of white people is so old fashioned and ignorant.
The wide range of religion and races make it a fantastic place to grow up- it makes you more accepting of everyone.
So if you slag Luton off because you think Lutonians are 'stupid', take a look in the mirror, because it is ridiculous to suggest a town is uneducated just because of what it looks like.
Yea, Luton may have all the stereotypes, but you're just jelous.
I came on this website looking for Luton slang to use as examples in my university work and I was shocked at what I read! Some of it was quite funny because it’s so true, but in this day and age what do you expect? I'm not one to normally defend Luton but at the end of the day there are much worse places to live. I've lived in Wigmore all my life and never experienced any trouble. I would give someone £100 if they can find me a place where trouble DOESN'T happen. YES, smelly tramps might ask you for a pound when you're in town, and YES it's very concrete and grey, and YES there are some Chavs, but that description could be describing any one of the major cities in the country. Contrary to popular belief you CAN walk around without getting stabbed or beaten up. I've been doing it my whole life. I'm fully aware that it's not the nicest looking or maybe even the safest place but if you're not a complete idiot you will get out alive. I won't pretend there is a lot going for it because I know that there is not. But people need to stop banging on about how rubbish it is! I am not a tramp, an immigrant, a weirdo, an alcoholic or a drug addict. Both myself and my sister came out of school with A* grades- she is now a maths teacher and I am doing a degree in English aiming to be an English teacher- shock horror, people who don't pronounce their T's can actually be educated! Luton is not the hell hole that people have been describing it as.more...
luton is a town 30 miles from london, where from in is an urban jungle. Luton itself is an old town, of old hat and car industry which has passed leaving some deprivation. As a result lots of migrants have moved in, however culturally it is diverse. Lots of asian, black african and carribean, refugee, and recently polish. Despite its bad name, it is actually the most multicultural town in the uk, often busy with trade and culture. Yeah it is the outcome of huge change and people but is a place of tongues, beliefs, religion and diversity. The streets have a sense of ownership of the people the street credibility is high as people are educated, foremost knowing the sense of whats real. Music may be of cultural critique but movements are happening, and being on the edge of london it's a hub of talent just look at talented spoken word artists like rkz and sunit and raxstar who deserve a fair chance and shouldn't be seen as outcasts but the truth.
I hope anyone who see's just the bad of luton goes to the grim north. Anyone should watch the football team whos history and sense of togetherness sums up luton, a town that will never die, always evolving through diversity. I encourage it, as a suburb of london Luton should thrive and i hope one day people appreciate it. Luton town is a place of real urban britain. Peace
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