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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:50 am 
 

Okay, I'm too curious not to ask our UK friends — are we missing a good joke here? Is it something about the town? The pronunciation? Is Slough like the Albuquerque of the UK? Please help a dumb American become more worldly ... :lol:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:54 am 
 

According to dictionary.com :

Slough (slou) A municipal borough of southeast England, a residential and industrial suburb of London. Population: 103,454.

umm, not that it is much help with the subtle humor at play. . .


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:07 am 
 

i live in the UK, up north near manchester, so slough is a fair way away from me. i have been through slough a few times in the distant past and um...well lets just say...the place didnt look too impressive (no offence meant to the peeps who live there!  :)  )

mind you, saying that...warrington is the pits too :)

ps. however....slough DOES have some absolutely fab Indian Restaurants!!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:59 am 
 

maxwell wrote:You sure must have cowed the rest of the board before I got here. So here I am your whipping boy. What are you going to do? NOT BID? OHH that hurts me deadlord36.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:44 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:According to dictionary.com :

Slough (slou) A municipal borough of southeast England, a residential and industrial suburb of London. Population: 103,454.

umm, not that it is much help with the subtle humor at play. . .



Slough
Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
Tinned minds, tinned breath.

Mess up the mess they call a town-
A house for ninety-seven down
And once a week a half a crown
For twenty years.

And get that man with double chin
Who'll always cheat and always win,
Who washes his repulsive skin
In women's tears:

And smash his desk of polished oak
And smash his hands so used to stroke
And stop his boring dirty joke
And make him yell.

But spare the bald young clerks who add
The profits of the stinking cad;
It's not their fault that they are mad,
They've tasted Hell.

It's not their fault they do not know
The birdsong from the radio,
It's not their fault they often go
To Maidenhead

And talk of sport and makes of cars
In various bogus-Tudor bars
And daren't look up and see the stars
But belch instead.

In labour-saving homes, with care
Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
And dry it in synthetic air
And paint their nails.

Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.

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OR...

maybe we are more talking David Brent. :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:27 pm 
 

He sure likes snug and plump asses.....oops.... I ment he sure likes to mug and pump asses....no thats not it, damn dyslexia!!!
Let me re-read that post again...Another snug pumpus ass.
Who was he talking about again :?   And what big ass chick is he referring to :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:17 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:According to dictionary.com :

Slough (slou) A municipal borough of southeast England, a residential and industrial suburb of London. Population: 103,454.

umm, not that it is much help with the subtle humor at play. . .

I guess John Bunyan was 300 years ahead of his time, then :?
Definition of SLOUGH OF DESPOND (Meaning of SLOUGH OF DESPOND) in the Online Dictionary  

@Killjoy: Hey, I worked in Crewe for eight years and was quite happy when the train didn't stop on its way North.
Even Wigan had it's landmark (singular) by comparison; namely Uncle Joe's factory. (Always wondered how many ppl his balls kept aglow...).

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:35 pm 
 

hey mate, crewe isn't that far from me...bout maybe 25-30 miles away - always found it a pretty dead place myself the few times i was there..... so maybe youre better off where you are then :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:43 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:hey mate, crewe isn't that far from me...bout maybe 25-30 miles away - always found it a pretty dead place myself the few times i was there..... so maybe youre better off where you are then :D

You actually, deliberately visited there from Warrington...? 'nuff said! ;)

Having six major train lines out of town and free travel was always a plus, IMHO.

There were a few decent pubs on the Nantwich Road, decent football to watch (free of charge, if the weather was bad) with half-decent countyside (and more good pubs) an easy journey, South-side. Plus, low house prices... once upon a time.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:03 pm 
 

well the last time i was there was when i was 16 :D (like 20 yrs ago) - the football team i was playing for, played against Crewe Alex's reserve side - they were VERY good (to us anyway) and beat us 4-1 - but it was a nice experience :)

also...the park was nice too for a good stroll round....

and of course...the rolls royce factory too


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:51 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well the last time i was there was when i was 16 :D (like 20 yrs ago) - the football team i was playing for, played against Crewe Alex's reserve side - they were VERY good (to us anyway) and beat us 4-1 - but it was a nice experience :)

also...the park was nice too for a good stroll round....

and of course...the rolls royce factory too


Well this thread is certainly taken a turn for the better  :D.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:35 pm 
 

FYI - Slough is an industrial town in the South of England - Home of the Mars Bar among other things - The town centre is 2 1/2 miles from Windsor castle (even the Americans have heard of that!). Now consider how lovely our Queens residence is - once you have got that picture in your minds eye you have to try to imagine a place as far removed from such splendour as is possible. And there you have it Slough,the arsehole of the universe. :D
David Brent was mentioned - As a local resident I would have to say that 'The Office' made Slough look good.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:30 am 
 

I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:15 am 
 

red_bus wrote:I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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tell you what....they must have had a tough time of it, as the list is prb 200+ wouldn't you say :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:26 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
red_bus wrote:I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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tell you what....they must have had a tough time of it, as the list is prb 200+ wouldn't you say :D


Oh yes indeedy - I have visited many a sh**hole town with inbred locals drinking their lives away in plastic bars.  However, everywhere (most...) has its good points, I was brought up in Belfast (and suburbs) until 18, and even then I had a great time when I was growing up.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:12 pm 
 

Just so you know - Slough is in the book (At #21 as memory serves but don't quote me)! :D
(Did I mention that the bit where I live is okay really!)

  
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