The silly and whacky questions people are asking Google about Hertfordshire

Where would we be without Google answering our most embarrassing and intimate questions?

There’s nothing quite like typing an idiotic question into the search bar to see that your question has been asked many a time before.

Hurrah! You’re not alone in your quest to find out how many millilitres are in a litre.

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When it comes to Herts, our county has had its fair share of amusing questions put to Google.

The following are a few of our fave suggested questions when you type the who, what, why, when of Hertfordshire into Google.

Does Hertfordshire have mountains?

Sort of – if you consider ‘hill’ synonymous with ‘mountain’, then yes, it certainly does.

Let’s just say that hikers around the world aren’t exactly flocking to Herts for its mountaineering opportunities.

But that’s not stopping you from climbing those peaks and marking your accomplishment with a flag.

The highest point in the whole of the county is Hastoe Hill in Tring at 240m. The village is 803 feet above sea level.

Basically Everest, right?

Is Hertfordshire in London?

Watford Junction Railway Station

No, but you could be fooled for thinking it was, what with our incredible fast train links into the capital and general proximity to London.

It’s for this reason that towns across the county are frequently hailed as the best commuter spots in England.

There are even some parts of Herts on the Tube map.

Is Hertfordshire posh?

Quite simply – yes.

A lot of it has to do with the previous question, which means that places such as St Albans are unaffordable.

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Our schools aren’t bad either, which also plays a part in attracting the rich and famous.

But clearly not so good that their students don’t remember how many millimetres are in a litre.

Does Hertfordshire have a beach?

An Essex seaside sees more sun than most places in the country

An Essex seaside sees more sun than most places in the country

No, but we are close to some gorgeous beaches, such as Norfolk’s Gorleston-on-Sea.

Essex’s beaches aren’t too far away either.

And we prefer it that way anyway – no pesky seagulls to contend with.

Does Hertfordshire have grammar schools?

There aren’t any fully selective grammar schools in Herts anymore.

But there are a few partially selective ones still going, such as Dame Alice Owen’s in Potters Bar, St Clement Danes in Rickmansworth and Watford Grammar Schools for Girls.

Why is Hertfordshire so expensive?

0 Bishops Stortford house

It’s one of the most expensive properties currently available anywhere in the UK

Good question. See responses to questions one and two.

What is the Hertfordshire accent?

Ummm, on the whole, Herts’ accents don’t differ too much from north Londoners’.

However, a knowledgeable Herts native on Quora called John seems to know more about linguistics than I.

John said that there used to be a distinct Herts accent which has since died out.

He added: “The south of Hertfordshire – Watford, Hertsmere, Broxbourne – is pretty much identical to north London.

“In central and central northern Hertfordshire working-class communities retain what is now a slightly softened central London accent.

“Rural areas to the north and east (especially around Royston) have an accent that blurs into that of Cambridgeshire and is probably the last vestiges of the Hertfordshire accent of 50+ years ago.”

Who knew?!

Does it snow in Hertfordshire?

No. We have blistering sun and 30-degree heat 24/7 here.

That’s why it’s so damn expensive to live in Herts!

Welcome to the Caribbean of the UK. Don’t forget your sun cream.

Does Uber work in Hertfordshire?

It does indeed. No further questions.

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