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Slough debates whether to change its name

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    How very stupid
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    They could change it to Slough of Despond to give it literary connotations.

    Slough is after all an old Engish word for swamp or bog.

    In southern France there's a walled town originally built on a medieval malarial marsh that's called Aigues-Mortes, which roughly translates as 'Severe Deaths' - it's a lovely place.

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  4. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    It's a while since I've been that way but it always used to have a distinctive and unpleasant smell when we drove past.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Nah... that wouldn't work as a name.
    rachelpaula008, foxtail3 and nomad like this.
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    If they change the name how will the friendly bombs know where to fall?
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It has been suggested by an 18 year old resident who is a member of the U.K. Youth Parliament - it's a bit of an exaggeration to say 'Slough debates...'. A bit of a non-story.
  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    InkyP likes this.
  11. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Welcome to SLUFF (formerly Slough)
  12. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    You beat me to it!
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Slough is celebrated in a popular folk ballad - it would be a shame to diminish its meaning:

    "Sup up your beer and collect your fags -
    There's a row going on down near Slough.."

    (You have not been charged for this ear worm)
    rachelpaula008 and colpee like this.
  14. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Let's try it out then. Come along sing up!

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