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Re: Wrong side of the Pennines

Posted by Mike on May 15, 2004

In Reply to: Wrong side of the Pennines posted by Noga on May 15, 2004

*they're on the wrong side of the pennines for a kick-off*"
The Pennines are a range of mountains that run North to South down the centre of Northern England (roughly speaking). Yorkshire and Lancashire are on either side of the range, and historically each consider the other to be on the wrong (that is, the other) side.
For a kick off is a reference to football where one side "kicks off" to start the match. Read it as meaning "for a start".