amazon quits sluff because the peeps canna talk propa
djk at tobit.co.uk
Mon Mar 6 13:32:47 GMT 2006
On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 07:57 -0500, IvorW wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Cantrell [mailto:david at cantrell.org.uk]
> > Sent: 06 March 2006 12:36
> > To: London.pm Perl M[ou]ngers
> > Subject: Re: amazon quits sluff because the peeps canna talk propa
> > On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 02:09:40PM -0800, Randy J. Ray wrote:
> > > > "The news can only make things worse for Slough - long regarded as
> > > > Britain's most depressing place to live and visit."
> > > OK. That place gets added to the list of sights to see.
> > Anything that rates
> > > that kind of description has to be experienced first-hand.
> > When you visit, it will just look bland and dull. You really
> > have to spend
> > time there for it to destroy your soul. It's a subtle Evil is Slough.
> It's not called the "Slough of Despond" for nothing.
>  John Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress.
Wrong type of slough, old fruit. He means slough as in marsh or bog thus
describing, rather neatly, the feelings that depression generate.
Of course Slough was originally built on a relatively fertile
outcropping of clay in the alluvial flood plain of the Thames which was
indeed fairly boggy...
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