These are the 14 things you should NEVER say to someone from Luton

Luton is home to a friendly bunch of locals, but there are a few turns of phrase that really grind our gears.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 5:52 pm
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 6:03 pm
If you are ever visiting Luton, here are 14 questions and phrases that are best avoided

So if you are ever visiting our fair town, here are 14 questions and phrases that are best avoided.

If you aren't championing Luton F.C. then we don't want to hear about it.
Yes, it may have London in the name but it's really not that confusing. Everyone knows Heathrow is the big airport in the capital.
Not everyone is from London. Some of us were born here.
The four mile distance makes little difference. Luton is just as desirable as a place to live.
Just because Watford is close to London, does not mean it has better shops. Luton has plenty to offer in the way of retail therapy.
Luton may not have the status of a city, but it is mighty.
Yes, of course we do. We have a real sense of community here in Luton.
It may be home to some bargain shops, but that doesn't mean it is not worth visiting. Your sarcasm is not appreciated.
Every town has its tired spots, but branding the whole place a dump is a step too far.
We are in the East of England, not the South. We don't all sound like Del Boy.
Implying people live here just because of cheap housing is just a tad insulting. Please avoid.
Luton has plenty of great things to offer, we don't need to explain our reasoning for calling it home.
Luton may have been given a bad reputation, but the local pride is still strong. Don't insult us.
Contrary to belief, Luton is lovely. Come see for yourself.