English counties explained

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Written, presented and edited by
JAY FOREMAN jayforeman
MARK COOPER-JONES markcooperjones

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JADE NAGI jade_nagi

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  1. Jay Foreman
    Jay Foreman
    7 күн мурун

    Stick around til the very end of this video... I promise it's worth it!

    1. Illjwamh
      Күн мурун

      It absolutely was

    2. Tom Williams Productions
      Tom Williams Productions
      Күн мурун

      Was hoping you'd do the song

    3. Fajar S
      Fajar S
      Күн мурун

      @Jay Foreman Knock knock

    4. Jafar Mahmood
      Jafar Mahmood
      Күн мурун

      Is Solihull apart of Birmingham

    5. Kabelo Baikgaki
      Kabelo Baikgaki
      Күн мурун

      Congrats on reaching 1 million subscribers!

  2. Boris Selbstadler
    Boris Selbstadler
    14 мүнөт мурун

    it's all just northumbria

  3. Coyote Long
    Coyote Long
    Саат мурун

    So the takeaway from this video is that Yorkshire is basically the Texas of England

  4. William Loughridge
    William Loughridge
    2 саат мурун

    so did anyone else catch the citation needed tech diff meme ?

  5. Elijah Gardner
    Elijah Gardner
    3 саат мурун

    Congratulations on 1 million subs, Jay!

  6. Ali Q
    Ali Q
    3 саат мурун

    English history is confusing

  7. Mck Idyl
    Mck Idyl
    4 саат мурун

    Just tried the closed captions -- and they're virtually flaw-free! How do you DO that?

  8. Shavaughn Davidson
    Shavaughn Davidson
    5 саат мурун

    My good evertime they name something I think of the areas in jamaica with the same name.

  9. Hey Its Bertie OK
    Hey Its Bertie OK
    5 саат мурун

    Just found this in my recommended and immediately fell in love with your presenting styles. Consider yourselves another subscriber up fellows!

  10. div-Nik
    5 саат мурун

    I watch these videos for the commercials...If i ever become a bigshot CEO ill hire these strange and brilliant people..

  11. ACDCROCKS135
    5 саат мурун

    Include latitude and longitude coordinates on any package being sent to the UK. Got it :D

  12. Anthony Ellison
    Anthony Ellison
    5 саат мурун

    I can name you all of the Counties with county towns and their constituent districts for England and Wales between 1974 and 1996 as well as to the present day, happy to take on the challenge on a video!! Also all London Boroughs in alphabetical order in one breath!! Sad I know but would love the challenge!!

  13. James shugg
    James shugg
    6 саат мурун

    One of them sounds like Arthur Dent.

  14. cal marsden
    cal marsden
    6 саат мурун

    These guys are basically today’s horrible histories

  15. Aidan Meyers
    Aidan Meyers
    6 саат мурун

    tyne and wear will never be a county in most geordies eyes

  16. Zach
    6 саат мурун

    'tis a silly place

  17. bloominhell
    7 саат мурун

    Haven't heard the postman pat theme tune for 20 years

  18. Penny and Curtis
    Penny and Curtis
    7 саат мурун

    I live in huntingdonshire! haha it's still here, and my grandparents are in Rutland!

  19. holyheccaroni
    7 саат мурун


  20. Spitfire! Lionheart
    Spitfire! Lionheart
    7 саат мурун

    Rutland Water in Rutland is worth a visit 👍 17 miles to walk all the way around, and it's a good bit of exercise and scenary.

  21. Holy Doggo
    Holy Doggo
    8 саат мурун

    every map men gives me another day to live

  22. Pining for the fjords
    Pining for the fjords
    8 саат мурун

    In this 10-minute video, the word county or counties was used 66 times.

  23. Typically Thomas
    Typically Thomas
    8 саат мурун

    I wonder if the mention of taking taking Citation Needed as their answer was a joke about Tom Scott, considering Jay and Tom are friends and almost everyone in Citation Needed is from Yorkshire

  24. VC YT
    VC YT
    9 саат мурун

    Fun video guys !

  25. Jack Stonehouse
    Jack Stonehouse
    9 саат мурун

    I loved t'video guys.

  26. brexitgaming
    12 саат мурун

    4:07 Who's here for watching Postman Pat until 2007?

  27. wowmonstaa
    12 саат мурун

    Hate to break it to you but Cleveland still exist because I live here 😂

  28. MrCool Mug
    MrCool Mug
    12 саат мурун

    _Doot doot..._ _Doot doot..._ 'Hello? Yes, this is the Midlands. Yes, we want North and North-East Lincolnshire back, now. I know you took it, we don't care: North is north of the Humber River, not including bits of the Midlands. Yes, you can have Cheshire. Goodbye.'

  29. Sara
    13 саат мурун

    Surprised they even managed to get four people to stop for a survey in Catford. Aint nobody got time for that lol

  30. MrPOG
    13 саат мурун

    :D yay

  31. LittlestLass
    13 саат мурун

    As someone who grew up three miles from Wingerworth and now lives in Yorkshire, this ticked all the boxes for me. And also presumably explains the answer to a question I always had as a kid: why when I lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire did we have a Sheffield, South Yorkshire postcode? Thanks!

  32. A Human
    A Human
    13 саат мурун

    And then there is Northern Ireland which is super easy and barely an inconvenience to find the borders.

  33. Irishtaco57
    13 саат мурун

    I live in Worcestershire lol

  34. Akinwale segun
    Akinwale segun
    14 саат мурун

    i now live in oldham historically lancashire, presently greater manchester, with both appearing as my address

  35. S R
    S R
    15 саат мурун

    "The Shire Reef"

  36. Steve P
    Steve P
    15 саат мурун

    If the Eastern Saxons came from Essex, the Southern Saxons from Sussex (east & west), the Middle Saxons from Middlesex and the Western Saxons from Wessex...why isn't there a Norsex where the Northern Saxons originated from?

  37. MegKBaker
    16 саат мурун

    Yeah where I live is one of them weird royal mail counties

  38. Karmo
    16 саат мурун

    You filthy bastards forgot Sir Patrick Stewart.

  39. john lim
    john lim
    16 саат мурун


  40. Yusuf Atha
    Yusuf Atha
    17 саат мурун

    better make a new video about every counties in england

    1. Yusuf Atha
      Yusuf Atha
      17 саат мурун

      Use yakko's world arrangement

  41. MrSkrallis
    17 саат мурун

    "Which county you're in doesn't really matter." Irish person: Does. Not. Compute.

  42. Big English Stand-up
    Big English Stand-up
    18 саат мурун


  43. Dr. Leftfield
    Dr. Leftfield
    18 саат мурун

    I have to hand it to you and Mark as i have learnt more from you than i ever did at my boringly austere public school. ( But it was in the seventies so i guess they were on track).

  44. Laura J D
    Laura J D
    20 саат мурун

    4:08 for some Postman Pat

  45. Names dont matter
    Names dont matter
    21 саат мурун

    Can we get more Politics Unboringed ever?

  46. Misery Morley
    Misery Morley
    21 саат мурун

    When Lord Salisbury did a cheeky bit of legal gerrymandering

  47. elucidate
    21 саат мурун

    Congrats on reaching a million subs!

  48. Tom Goodrum
    Tom Goodrum
    22 саат мурун

    Æthelstan (King Guthrum) is my ancestor :p

  49. Danioc
    23 саат мурун

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  50. Jen Scouts
    Jen Scouts
    23 саат мурун

    Humberside was a thing when I was learning geography in school in a proper part of Yorkshire, so I never believe any of this East Riding nonsense...seems I may need to re-evaluate my stance on that.

  51. Emory McDole
    Emory McDole
    Күн мурун

    you guys improve my life. consider me hat doffed

  52. MatthewTheEnjoyer
    Күн мурун

    Bruhhhh, I've been pronouncing Yorkshire wrong lol

  53. Austin
    Күн мурун

    If you’re not sure what your county is, just put ‘Notshire’.

  54. Rafael Sabbat
    Rafael Sabbat
    Күн мурун

    What's the third map Jay is showing at the beginning actually representing?

    1. Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman
      Күн мурун

      Postal counties.

  55. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    Күн мурун

    This series has such a 2010s youtube feel and I love it.

  56. zyxwvutsrqponmlkh
    Күн мурун

    This would be so much more clear if you had Counts.

  57. Paul Cook
    Paul Cook
    Күн мурун

    didn't even delve into cricket!!

  58. Ashover 1234
    Ashover 1234
    Күн мурун

    Wingerworth isnt a town, it's a housing estate. Was not expecting to ever hear that on youtube though haha.

  59. The Wandering Fool
    The Wandering Fool
    Күн мурун

    Seems as a county is a concept and concepts exist only within the mind and are not actually made of matter within a 3D world then NO!! Counties do not exist whether it be Yorkshire or anywhere else, only in the mind. Hope this helps to clear this issue up.

  60. Cristi Neagu
    Cristi Neagu
    Күн мурун

    Meanwhile, I am still wondering why the blimmin' heck Coventry isn't in Warwickshire...

  61. Joe Bleasdale
    Joe Bleasdale
    Күн мурун

    *The Pantheon of Yorkshire Greatness:* Sean Bean Jodie Whittaker Michael Parkinson Richard Whiteley Nicola Adams The Chuckle Brothers Also the best panto cast ever 😂😂😂😂

  62. A W
    A W
    Күн мурун

    Map men best men

  63. ComRieIon AniamtIon
    ComRieIon AniamtIon
    Күн мурун

    Hey Happy Million Subs!

  64. GrimNoir
    Күн мурун

    *"'Yorkshire'?! What is 'Yorkshire'..?"*

  65. Colin Harris
    Colin Harris
    Күн мурун

    Well done guys 😉

  66. Myrddin
    Күн мурун

    Grats to the 1 000 000 :D

  67. Andy Van Pelt
    Andy Van Pelt
    Күн мурун

    Imagine if Monty Python created KGread videos, and you have Jay Foreman.

  68. Dr. Chin
    Dr. Chin
    Күн мурун

    I dunno why Aeeeeeeeeeeeeethelstan made me laugh so much 😂🤣

  69. The Finesse Kid
    The Finesse Kid
    Күн мурун

    God I wish Cleveland would quietly disappear over here too...

  70. doemijmaarfriet
    Күн мурун

    This question has bugged me for years

  71. anthony slattery
    anthony slattery
    Күн мурун

    Very well done

  72. Joshua Robbins
    Joshua Robbins
    Күн мурун

    Would be interesting to see one about postcodes, use to live in an area of Avon (under the Avon county act - which is still enforced even though it isn't a counts) but my single postcode was under the jurisdiction of 4 different cities/councils

  73. chelseafan4eva
    Күн мурун

    Kericho county, Yorkshire to be specific

  74. XL Music
    XL Music
    Күн мурун

    Really wasn't expecting this to be as funny as it was haha, subbed!

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    French Empire Ball Mapper
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  76. French Empire Ball Mapper
    French Empire Ball Mapper
    Күн мурун

    Map Men Is Back!

  77. The 95 Gang
    The 95 Gang
    Күн мурун


  78. The 95 Gang
    The 95 Gang
    Күн мурун

    Congratulations on 1 million subscribers

  79. kjyy
    Күн мурун

    congrats on 1 million subscribers!

  80. Lászlo Nèmet
    Lászlo Nèmet
    Күн мурун

    Ever got across a territory - City Of London-?

  81. Un Citoyen _
    Un Citoyen _
    Күн мурун

    So I guess the english counties are for the english what we call in France a département.

  82. Pardon Tillinghast
    Pardon Tillinghast
    Күн мурун

    These guys look like demented thunderbird puppets

  83. Samskie88
    Күн мурун

    Some of my post still comes with North Humberside in the address and it infuriates me ha..

  84. MigacMagic667
    Күн мурун

    holy rigatoni! my town is visible on this map! 6:52

  85. axion
    Күн мурун

    But wait isnt Rutland still a conspiracy

  86. Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith
    Күн мурун

    They backed down with Yorkshire as they have a habit of rasing an army when they don't get their way and invading.... It's especially bad when Yorkshire and Lancashire decide to slug it out and choose Leicestershire as the venue to do so!

  87. Edward Lever
    Edward Lever
    Күн мурун

    when you live in the smallest county

  88. Adam D
    Adam D
    Күн мурун

    Loved the song. Just needs an Extremely English Animaniac to sing it.

  89. imabeapirate
    Күн мурун

    I hit like when the bird landed in the beard.

  90. Nixon Kutz
    Nixon Kutz
    Күн мурун

    Where can I get the awesome paper lanterns? Thought you might havem int' online shop

    1. Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman
      Күн мурун

      They found them in Rex London. Unfortunately they’re sold out everywhere now.

  91. Jakub K
    Jakub K
    Күн мурун

    "Where's Derbyshire?" Me: crying in the inside. That's where I live

  92. Mateja Đedović
    Mateja Đedović
    Күн мурун

    Consign their parts most private to a Rutland tree!

  93. Straight talking
    Straight talking
    Күн мурун

    Ayup lads, great video.. jus wun bit of advice - dun't try Yorkshire 't' again.. tha wu rubbish. Appn tha nos that alredy. Utherwise tha wu alreit.

  94. Charles Hess
    Charles Hess
    Күн мурун

    What’s a juke?

  95. Seamus T
    Seamus T
    Күн мурун

    Thank you ! Very interesting

  96. Anglo Dutch
    Anglo Dutch
    Күн мурун

    Sitting too close to ''t gether, lads

  97. Nicolas Kowalski
    Nicolas Kowalski
    Күн мурун

    Best surfshark ad ever, almost better than the actual video!

  98. Dirk Platinum
    Dirk Platinum
    Күн мурун

    In the untied states laws don’t just very state to state. Some laws even very county to county within a state in addition some cities within counties will have there own laws that ignore the laws of the county they’re within (assuming such a thing is legal in that state ) .

  99. Aristocles
    Күн мурун

    Laws don't vary from one part of England to the other, apart from certain laws in the City of London regarding financial services (mostly). Laws in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland vary from those of England, often greatly. Scotland even has a legal system which isn't quite the same as English Common law, a bit like how Louisiana's system is somewhat based on French Civil Law.

  100. magicwheel1
    Күн мурун

    Having naming oddities gives places a sense of history. In Melbourne they renamed the Museum train station when the museum moved away. Always thought they should have kept the old name.