One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A town in Hertfordshire, south-eastern England; population 121,300 (est. 2009).
north of Watford
informal Used to refer to any part of England that is north of London, typically considered as remote or out of touch with the latest news and developments.‘all you metropolitan folk who think it's just darkness and barbarism north of Watford, think again’
- ‘Let us hope the permit will be road rally one otherwise nobody north of Watford will bother turning up!’
- ‘Things are different north of Watford.’
- ‘Ministers, caught up in the political intrigue of Westminster, have forgotten before that there is a world north of Watford.’
- ‘To listen to some people, you would think they had never heard of nightclubs north of Watford.’
- ‘The BBC have a massive web presence which even extends north of Watford.’
- ‘Also good for proving to the London film scene that there are facilities north of Watford.’
- ‘For one, most people in this country do actually live north of Watford.’
- ‘So there is life north of Watford after all.’
- ‘Now that doesn't particularly surprise me anywhere north of Watford is beyond the pale for most of them.’
- ‘All you metropolitan folk who think it's just darkness and barbarism north of Watford, think again.’
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