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|city_name = York
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|image = [[File:York (Aerial view).jpg|300px]]
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|motto = It's not as bad as you think.
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|settlement_type = City
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|state = North Yorkshire
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|country = England
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|nickname = Chocolate City (seriously)
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|languages = Varying standards of [[English]]
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|established = 71 AD
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|hours_of_operation = Weekends and bank holidays
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|population = 197,800
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[[Image:Grandoldduke.jpg|thumb|The 'Grand Old' [[Duke of York|Douche of York]]. Note the tell-tale pink flossiness of the beard.]]
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'''York''', also known as ''Old York'' or ''Ol' Smokey'', is an [[English]] [[city]] located at the junction of the river Foss and the river Ouse. The city has been hailed as the capital of the North of England, others have referred to it as "not as bad as Liverpool" and still others have known it as "not as rainy as a lot of places".
   
'''York''', also known as ''Old York'' or ''Ol' Smokey'', is an [[English]] [[city]] located North the great river of blood which separates Lesser England and Greater England. York is home to only four humans, [[Shaft]], [[The King]], Snagglepuss, and your mum. Local attractions include the [[Fountain of Youth|Fountain of Eternal Youth]], the world's only fully-functional cold fusion reactor and three of England's seventy three low-security slave camps (affectionately known as [[Dunnington]], [[Clifton]] and [[York St. John University]], respectively). York is also home to the world's most environmentally unfriendly fast food takeaway, [[Yes, Minister|The York Minster]], where people regulary meet to discuss popular neurophysics. Curiously, in linguistics, the name 'York' might be cryptographically derived from an anagram, give or take a few letters, of the Spanish word 'Tosspot', meaning 'orifice whence egresseth putrid effluent'.
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York is famous for having a large railway station, an utterly inaccessible city centre and for being the site of some of the bloodiest massacres in English history.
   
In popular culture, York is also the location of the chocolate factory made famous in [[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]]. Indeed, if you go for a walk along the bank of the [[River Ouse]], you will notice, in the water, pronounced swirls of opaque brown current. In fact, this is because the Ouse is 83.68% [[Poop Cuisine|Terry's Chocolate Orange]].
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York is also home to [[Yes, Minister|The York Minster]] a religious building which was almost razed to the ground in the 1980's by a stray lightning strike, read into that what you will. In linguistics, the name 'York' might be cryptographically derived from an anagram, give or take a few letters, of the Anglo Saxon word 'Tosspot', meaning 'orifice whence egresseth putrid effluent'.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Early History===
 
===Early History===
   
York was founded by the Romans, in the year [[1066]], when [[Jesus]] laid the foundation stone of [[Betty's Tea Rooms]]. [[Hagrid]], of [[Harry Potter]] fame, built the city with his coarse bare hands, as a place to store his victims. It is well-known that, during the construction of York, the Romans used to boast to each other, in their very loud and annoying accents, about how much better [[Rome]] is than [[England]] or, indeed, the rest of the world. However, since the fall of the [[Roman Empire]], this important tradition has been performed by members of the only remaining empire in the world today: the [[United States]].
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York first appears in historical texts following Roman occupation circa 71 AD. The city was there before then but nobody thought to write anything down to explain what they were up to. It is well-known that, during the construction of York, the Romans used to boast to each other, in their very loud and annoying accents, about how much better [[Rome]] is than [[England]] or, indeed, the rest of the world. However, since the fall of the [[Roman Empire]], this important tradition is now performed by members of the only remaining empire in the world today: the [[United States]].
   
Many of the inhabitants of York started work in the [[Gold|Gold Industry]], later earning the surname 'Goldsmith'. Among the many famous Goldsmiths are: Trevor Goldsmith, [[Keith 'Lemon' Goldsmith]], [[Crunchy Cornflake 'Kellogg' Goldsmith]], Goldy Goldsmith, Craig Goldsmith of Wombleton and his identical twin Womble Garfield.
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Between the departure of the Romans in 400 AD and the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1068 York occupied itself by alternately rebelling and then drowning in bi-annual flooding. On arriving in York William the Conqueror upon the idea of building flood defences and executing the unruly peasants, thus killing two birds with a single trebuchet.
   
The present York is not to be confused with 'Old York', with Old York having fallen off the edge of the world, into the giant chasm which is 'The End of the World'.
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The present York is not to be confused with 'Old York' which is the name given to the slightly less dilapidated part of the inner city.
   
 
===Modern York===
 
===Modern York===
   
Modern York is rather like [[New York]], but is in fact completely different. It is a cunningly disguised abode of [[chavs]]. Though they are prevented from going into the City Centre by the walls, they remain the main inhabitants of the rest of the City. This explains why the main areas of employment in York are:
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Modern York is rather like [[New York]] barring size, iconic status and population size. The main areas of employment in modern day York are:
 
 
* Cycling in a way so to maximize obstruction of the highway and cause nuisance for other road users
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* Cycling in an inconsiderate fashion
* [[Aviva]]
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* Bus Driving
* [[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|Charlie's Chocolate Factory]]
 
* Organising hen/stag parties (quote 'there's 40 of us up Micklegate from 10am')
 
* Tramping it up (usually 'working shifts' outside [[Mickelgate]] [[Budgens]])
 
* [[Betty's Tea Rooms]]
 
 
* Unemployment
 
* Unemployment
* Gathering to swap crack stories outside the methodist church
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* Tour Guide
* Jumping out from the allyways near lakeland plastic stinking of piss
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* Train driving
   
You can identify the chavs through their clothing (G Star jeans and Star in the Hood t-shirts) No one has advised them that Clifton is not exactly a hood. If you listen carefully to them you'll notice every sentance begins with the phrase 'Ear, I arn't being funny right but...' or indeed 'I've never met her but she needs a slap' Whilst in other towns and cities chavs generally grow less obnoxious with age, York appears to be the opposite with some of the most heinous residents being well into adulthood when perhaps they should know better.
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You can identify the members of the Unemployment sector by carefully observing their clothing (G Star jeans and Star in the Hood t-shirts) and customs. If you listen carefully to them you'll notice every sentence begins with the phrase 'Ear, I aren't being funny right but...' or indeed 'I've never met her but she needs a slap' Whilst in other towns and cities chavs generally grow less obnoxious with age, York appears to be the opposite with some of the most heinous residents drawing their pensions before stealing cans of high-strength lager from the corner shops.
   
Living oblivious amongst the chavs are the middle class tossers who have developed a deep smugness and are under the misapprehension that living in York makes them superior. On closer inspection you will notice their trousers are too short and they are in fact, married to their sister.
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Living oblivious amongst the chavs are the middle class who have developed a deep smugness and are under the misapprehension that living in York makes them superior. On closer inspection you will notice their trousers are too short and they are in fact, married to their sister.... usually.
 
==Not Very Interesting Facts About York==
 
 
* 'York' is the original name of [[New York]] and its largest village, [[New York City]], before [[George Washington]] proclaimed that it was too old and declared it 'Kinda New York'. [[Thomas Jefferson]] advised him to drop the "Kinda". (George then thought it should be called 'Pubescent York City', but his efforts were once again thwarted by coherent thought.)<ref>Rev. Y. M. Inster, 'The Olde Book of Yorkie Bars: Not for Girls', p. 94</ref>
 
 
* Often considered the North's [[supermarket|supermarket warfare]] capital, York suffers heavily from gun crime initiated by bosses of various supermarket chains.
 
 
* York is the capital of the fictional [[pot|duchy]] [[Yorkshire]], of which the so-called 'Grand Old' [[HowTo:Be a Douchebag|Douche of York]] said he was the 'duke' (see [[Duke of York]]). Historians believe he made this up to impress "[[bisexual|the ladies]]." It is further speculated that he was neither grand nor old, and that his beard was really candyfloss.<ref>P. J. O'Clifford, 'The Grande Olde Booke of Yorke', p. 111</ref>
 
 
* In [[2008]], the [[United States of America]] once again changed [[New York]] back to York in a surprise move by [[George W. Bush]], after he indulged his fascination for his mentor, the Emperor [[Nero]] and razed [[New York City]] to the ground, using a can of [[hairspray]], a box [[daffodil]] bulbs and an [[incense]] stick.<ref>[[P. Diddy]], ''The Olde Book of New York'', p. 16</ref>
 
 
* York was mostly destroyed in the great [[Wig Factory Fire]] of 1729, when it was discovered that surrounding a whole town by a great big wall and filling it in with wigs/[[Whigs]] doused with petrol was actually a terrible idea.
 
 
* York residents consider themselves far superior to people from Selby. People from Selby are too smacked off their faces to care. In reality both sets of people should be locked up.
 
 
* York holds a city wide fire drill every third Tuesday at 11.00am. Unfortunately since 2004 every resident has either proved to be too deaf or too engrossed with Mr Kyle to hear the actor dressed as Fireman Pugh (from the kids TV show [[Trumpton]]) and the traditional ceremony has been a failure.
 
   
 
==Education in York ==
 
==Education in York ==
   
York is home to several top quality educational insitutes. While York College, the Milthorpe School and All Saints Schools are not counted among these, they deserve mention for their local notoriety. The said three schools battle it out in [[Tesco]] car park every Saturday afternoon as part of what has become known colloquially as the [[Royal Pointless Military Things Tournament|Sissy Regatta]], the purpose of which is concerned with which school's tutus are more pink.
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York is home to several top quality educational institutes: The railway station, the train museum and the other train museum. There are a number of schools based in the city as well but these more closely resemble small open prisons with a very lax dress code so are best glossed over.
   
The [[University of York]] is renowned for the [[Attention_Whore|beauty]] of its female students, all of whom are enrolled on a [[Useless|History of art]] course. Male students usually have moderate narcissistic tendencies, and may often be spotted frequented many of the city's watering holes wearing last year's [[Hugo Boss]] or [[Armani]] suits, plus a tie denoting membership of some or other society, usually [[chess club]]. All visitors to the university are sworn to secrecy on departure; all they are allowed to tell anyone who asks is that there are a lot of ducks.
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The University of York has several thousand students from the UK and abroad, all of whom seem to be enrolled on the [[Useless|History of art]] course.
   
In addition students at York St John University are said to be the decendents of fairys, with magical powers including the power to have their graduation ceremony in York Minster
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Students from York's other university; York St John's University are allowed to have have their graduation ceremony in York Minster, needless to say there isn't usually much call for the minster's services in this regard, but it's there just in case a graduate does sneak through.
   
 
==Entertainment in York ==
 
==Entertainment in York ==
   
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... No.
 
A word of warning... local chavs will advise you the best night out is the 'dark side' of town (Micklegate, Reflex, BPM) This area has the highest levels of spilt blood on the floor than any other part of Yorkshire. Especially mid-week. When you advised to avoid the 'posh end' this actually relates to bars where drinks are served in a glass not a plastic beaker. Many locals find this practice offensive and will start a discussion beginning 'Ear, i aren't being funny right....'
 
 
== Fun facts, by 'eck ==
 
 
*Although superfluous and redundant at the time (not to mention anachronistic), York used to be nicknamed '''"Old York City."'''<ref>K. Wiseman, ''The New Book of Old York'', p.42</ref>
 
 
*For a short period under Governor Ed Koch, York was renamed '''"New Rock-York-City"''' but this was repealed after the village of Buffalo claimed that they rocked harder. This of course led to the Battle of the Bands / Eighth Nuclear Winter<ref>[[Simon Cowell|S. Cowell]], ''Rockin' York'', p. 827</ref> / Winter of Discontent.
 
 
*A proposal to change the city's name to '''Yor-DameJudiDenchUsedToLiveHere-k''' was overwhelmingly approved by residents, but failed when councillers sent the relevant paperwork to [[Queen (band)|Queen]] instead of [[Liz Windsor|the Queen]].<ref>Dame [[Judi Dench]], ''My Life in Film'', pp. 9, 16, 21, 89 and 120</ref>
 
 
*Under every [[coffee|coffee shop]] in York, there is a secret underground lair where trolls sit and stink and all the tax money goes. This is then used to fund more coffee shops and [[Starbucks]] outlets.
 
 
*York was formerly home of a superlatively unremarkable football team called York City. However, the club was stolen in a heist committed by the Douglas Craig Mob in 2002, and has yet to be recovered. [[Jason Statham]] and [[The College of Law]] are reputed to be the axis of evil in respect of this. Following the proposed closure of the Nestle factory it has been suggested that KitKat Crescent will be renamed Flamingoland Crescent, which has caused uproar amongst the venerable local KitKatophillic community.
 
 
== The Clever Self-Defence System ==
 
 
York is the one of the few places in which a street is called a gate, a gate is called a bar and a bar is called a pub. Some people will tell you that this is because the people of York wanted to get one over on those people who write [[dictionary|dictionaries]], whilst other say it goes back to the [[middle ages]]. [[Uncyclopedia]] can reveal that the truth is that it is in fact an ingenious self-defence system devised by Yorkists - best seen in an incident from the [[Wars of the Roses]].
 
 
A [[Lancashire|Lancastrian]] Army laid siege to the city. Unaware of the local terminology, the Lancastrian commander ordered them to attack the southern gate to the city, known as Mickelgate Bar. The result was that the Lancastrians promptly set fire to a nearby [[pub]], arousing the ire of the locals who, in a fit of wrath, slaughtered many of the host. When they finally DID take the gate, the Lancastrians were ordered to "go down Mickelgate" - a street in the city. The attackers, bewildered, proceeded to climb the gatehouse itself and absail down the portcullis.
 
 
Eventually, infuriated by the apparent futility of their activities, the Lancastrians gave up and left. To this day the citizens of York have not been bothered by anyone (and get a few good laughs out of confused [[American (species)|American]] tourists.
 
 
== Road Organisation and Structure ==
 
 
*The roads of York are made of [[Cheese]] the same substance found on one of the moons of [[Toronto]].
 
 
*The '''I-87''' aka the '''Thruway''' aka the '''Trueway''' or '''Colliergate''' is a road that was designed after [[Picasso]]'s "Guernica".
 
 
*The '''I-90 (west)''' leads to the hamlet of '''Buffalo''', the home to chickens, Beefalo, and of course the infamous Chicken-Buffalo monster, which terrorized most of [[Toronto]] for six to eight minutes, until it was subdued through methods of batter, frying, and eventually Frank's Red Hot-Sauce.
 
 
*The '''I-90 (east)''' leads to the hamlet of [[Boston]], where you can get wicked retaded.
 
 
*'''Route 1079''' leads north towards the edge of the [[earth]], and passes by a few IHOPs and UJUMPs. This also passes by the cultural centre of Poughkeepsie.
 
   
*The '''A59''' which goes to New York and Newer York.
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== Road and Transport Infastructure ==
   
*This law has never been changed, but in the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he carries a bow and arrow. (really!!!!!)
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York is served by a large number of roads - especially popular is the outer ring-road which, as the council's website proudly boasts "allows you to bypass the city altogether". The inner city is mostly pedestrianised, a legacy of the city's original medieval building plan. This renders the inner city impassable to any vehicle larger than a wheelbarrow.
*Similarly you may incur the death penalty in the Britain of 2010 if you sell cannon balls to the French
 
*And the city of Alnwick is still at war with everyone so think on.
 
   
== References ==
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York made national news headlines in late 2012 when a large M&S lorry ended up stuck under Micklegate Bar, rendering the centre of York even less accessible than normal
   
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York has been a railway centre since the beginning of the railway age in Britain. This is a move that, as with much of the British railway network, flies in the face of common sense since there is absolutely nothing worth seeing in York that isn't within 200 yards of the Railway Station. Trains departing from York leave for equally compelling destinations, with services running to Hull, Greater Manchester and Scotland. The station is also notable in that while it successfully houses 11 platforms and 100 members of staff, it only has parking for 10 cars and a coffee shop which can only comfortably accommodate 5 people.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Toronto|North York]]
 
* [[Toronto|North York]]
 
* [[Toronto|East York]]
 
* [[Toronto|East York]]
* [[Toronto|Yorkdale]]
 
* [[Toronto|York Mills]]
 
* [[Toronto|Yorkville]]
 
* [[Toronto|York Region]]
 
 
* [[New York City|New City of York]]
 
* [[New York City|New City of York]]
* [[New York City|York, York]]
 
* [[New York City|York, York Binks]]
 
* [[New York City|York City]]
 
* [[New York City|YC]]
 
* [[New York City|Old York City]]
 
* [[New York City|New Yorkshire]]
 
* [[Spork]]
 
 
* [[Harrogate]]
 
* [[Harrogate]]
   

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York
York (Aerial view)
Motto: It's not as bad as you think.
Settlement Type City
State North Yorkshire
Country England
Official nickname Chocolate City (seriously)
Official language(s) Varying standards of English
Established 71 AD
Hours of Operation Weekends and bank holidays
Population 197,800

York, also known as Old York or Ol' Smokey, is an English city located at the junction of the river Foss and the river Ouse. The city has been hailed as the capital of the North of England, others have referred to it as "not as bad as Liverpool" and still others have known it as "not as rainy as a lot of places".

York is famous for having a large railway station, an utterly inaccessible city centre and for being the site of some of the bloodiest massacres in English history.

York is also home to The York Minster a religious building which was almost razed to the ground in the 1980's by a stray lightning strike, read into that what you will. In linguistics, the name 'York' might be cryptographically derived from an anagram, give or take a few letters, of the Anglo Saxon word 'Tosspot', meaning 'orifice whence egresseth putrid effluent'.

edit History

edit Early History

York first appears in historical texts following Roman occupation circa 71 AD. The city was there before then but nobody thought to write anything down to explain what they were up to. It is well-known that, during the construction of York, the Romans used to boast to each other, in their very loud and annoying accents, about how much better Rome is than England or, indeed, the rest of the world. However, since the fall of the Roman Empire, this important tradition is now performed by members of the only remaining empire in the world today: the United States.

Between the departure of the Romans in 400 AD and the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1068 York occupied itself by alternately rebelling and then drowning in bi-annual flooding. On arriving in York William the Conqueror upon the idea of building flood defences and executing the unruly peasants, thus killing two birds with a single trebuchet.

The present York is not to be confused with 'Old York' which is the name given to the slightly less dilapidated part of the inner city.

edit Modern York

Modern York is rather like New York barring size, iconic status and population size. The main areas of employment in modern day York are:

  • Cycling in an inconsiderate fashion
  • Bus Driving
  • Unemployment
  • Tour Guide
  • Train driving

You can identify the members of the Unemployment sector by carefully observing their clothing (G Star jeans and Star in the Hood t-shirts) and customs. If you listen carefully to them you'll notice every sentence begins with the phrase 'Ear, I aren't being funny right but...' or indeed 'I've never met her but she needs a slap' Whilst in other towns and cities chavs generally grow less obnoxious with age, York appears to be the opposite with some of the most heinous residents drawing their pensions before stealing cans of high-strength lager from the corner shops.

Living oblivious amongst the chavs are the middle class who have developed a deep smugness and are under the misapprehension that living in York makes them superior. On closer inspection you will notice their trousers are too short and they are in fact, married to their sister.... usually.

edit Education in York

York is home to several top quality educational institutes: The railway station, the train museum and the other train museum. There are a number of schools based in the city as well but these more closely resemble small open prisons with a very lax dress code so are best glossed over.

The University of York has several thousand students from the UK and abroad, all of whom seem to be enrolled on the History of art course.

Students from York's other university; York St John's University are allowed to have have their graduation ceremony in York Minster, needless to say there isn't usually much call for the minster's services in this regard, but it's there just in case a graduate does sneak through.

edit Entertainment in York

... No.

edit Road and Transport Infastructure

York is served by a large number of roads - especially popular is the outer ring-road which, as the council's website proudly boasts "allows you to bypass the city altogether". The inner city is mostly pedestrianised, a legacy of the city's original medieval building plan. This renders the inner city impassable to any vehicle larger than a wheelbarrow.

York made national news headlines in late 2012 when a large M&S lorry ended up stuck under Micklegate Bar, rendering the centre of York even less accessible than normal

York has been a railway centre since the beginning of the railway age in Britain. This is a move that, as with much of the British railway network, flies in the face of common sense since there is absolutely nothing worth seeing in York that isn't within 200 yards of the Railway Station. Trains departing from York leave for equally compelling destinations, with services running to Hull, Greater Manchester and Scotland. The station is also notable in that while it successfully houses 11 platforms and 100 members of staff, it only has parking for 10 cars and a coffee shop which can only comfortably accommodate 5 people.

edit See also

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