Published: 00:00, 04 February 2015
| Updated: 12:32, 04 February 2015
Down the years, Sheppey has been the butt of many a jibe and joke.
People throughout Kent love nothing more than to criticise the Island.
But why the unpleasantness? Visitors and residents love the place.
With its open countryside, wildlife and beaches, it should be a must-go location in the county.
Most Islanders have experienced the dread of hearing yet another boring Sheppey sterotype rolled out by mainlanders.
Following last week’s incident of someone writing Welcome to Hell on the Crossing, we asked people for the most regular Island insults they hear.
Here’s a list of the usual suspects:
Swampies! You’ve all got webbed feet.
Did you use your passport to leave the Island?
Islanders have inappropriate relationships with their close family members.
Islanders have inappropriate relationships with sheep - worse than the Welsh.
There are lots of residents who have never left the Island.
Isn’t Sheppey somewhere off Scotland?
Most Islanders reside in the three prisons in Eastchurch.
Shouldn’t it be Sheer-mess rather than Sheerness?
Don’t you have six fingers on each hand?
Population never changes - every time a child is born, a man leaves.
The Island has lots going for it, nature, history, community spirit and a jobs boom currently underway.
What do you think of the reputation it has? Send your responses to email@example.com
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