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Offline Weebleman

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Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« on: November 08, 2010, 09:07:20 PM »
What did you think of this piece in the Adver tonight?
I wasn't entirely convinced until I came across the bit where the reporter quoted Swindon NORTH MP Robert Buckland -- that just about sealed it for me  :2funny:



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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 10:19:37 PM »
What did you think of this piece in the Adver tonight?
I wasn't entirely convinced until I came across the bit where the reporter quoted Swindon NORTH MP Robert Buckland -- that just about sealed it for me  :2funny:



Weebleman, treat it with the contempt it deserves.

As I see it Qi got the answer wrong themselves. According to the Wikipedia an octopus is, quote, a cephaloped mollusc in the order Octopoda. Octopuses have two eyes and FOUR pairs of ARMS bilatarally symmetric.

I stand to be corrected. :coffee:


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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 10:25:12 PM »
By the way. Just back on from watching my favourite show..................SPOOKS.

Spot the thread?

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 10:36:22 PM »
Maybe Swindon isn't Steven Fry's favourite place?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry

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At 17, after leaving Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, Fry absconded with a credit card stolen from a family friend, was arrested in Swindon, and as a result spent three months in Pucklechurch Prison on remand.

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 11:07:30 PM »
Maybe Swindon isn't Steven Fry's favourite place?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry

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At 17, after leaving Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, Fry absconded with a credit card stolen from a family friend, was arrested in Swindon, and as a result spent three months in Pucklechurch Prison on remand.



Oh Moley, you are "digging deep"



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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 06:20:07 AM »
Isn't 'Pucklechurch Prison' a show on CBeebies?

Why does are local MP give such a humourless quote to this non-story? Swindoners always look so bloody chippy!
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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 12:06:03 PM »
At least we're famous for something.

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 01:34:28 PM »
Well......... build a hospital out of town , encourage people to work there because you say there is adequate parking then expect people to only drive there 6 days out of 10 and expect it to work...yes come to Swindon home of the thickies!

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 01:44:13 PM »
Hang on a minute, not many residents agreed with that plan.......

Who are the 'thickie's'?
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 01:52:54 PM »
No slight intended on the residents....more the planners and NHS........
residents aside it's the staff who travel in from far and wide who have the biggest axe to grind. 

It took me 30 mins to travel 30 miles to Great Western Hospital then it took me 10 mins  to get from the hospital to the next roundabout.....did want petrol but gave up and spent my money in Highworth,   did want to go to Staples but road to greenbridge was also awful... went elsewhere and spent my money.....

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 02:00:11 PM »
Bet the planners and  those in control at NHS didin't live in Swindon and them that gave them planning permission probably hadn't been here long - we have a lot of imported 'thickies' you know!

You didn't hit a overflow traffic from a motorway accident did you Losthetrust?
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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 02:01:15 PM »
Hang on a minute, not many residents agreed with that plan.......

Who are the 'thickie's'?

 :agreed: The Developers seem to be able to out- thick any normal resident. Building on flood plains, siting the police station as far away from the centre of town as possible, spending money on things that "look" OK ( to the non-domiciled clones out of planning college) but not spending it on getting the foundations  and infrastructure of a town with real industrial heritage- with a long term view. The American illusion ...  it has infected us - and sadly many people can't see past it. Bit like our lowest common denominator  media...

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 02:07:02 PM »
No M4 was fine........you could drive right round to the hospital with no delays...you know the hospital? It's the "green" one with all that space for a a proper car park........oh yes and ideally situated to get into from far and wide.......by car!
 
Plans for overflow parking at Coate Water and Liden grow closer day by day and who knows maybe a street near you!

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2010, 04:13:59 PM »
At least we're famous for something.


And now, according to BBC & ITV news commentators Lydiard Park is in Wootton Bassett.  :o



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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »
"Lydi-ARD Park", too. Out-of-towners always like pronouncing the second syllable hard. We tend to swallow it.
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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2010, 05:58:24 PM »
I don't think we are thickies  :-\

I thought the 'CHAV 4' did well at the fund raising pub quiz at the Nine Elms a couple of years ago !
Ain't that right Mr W  ;D

Re: the article in the Adver - I listened to the Graham Mack Breakfast show the other morning, and it seemed to be the focus of his show.
He went out on the streets and asked people questions, which was interesting  :)
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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2010, 05:58:53 PM »
I don't think we are thickies  :-\

I thought the 'CHAV 4' did well at the fund raising pub quiz at the Nine Elms a couple of years ago !
Ain't that right Mr W  ;D  & Tig  :azn:

Re: the article in the Adver - I listened to the Graham Mack Breakfast show the other morning, and it seemed to be the focus of his show.
He went out on the streets and asked people questions, which was interesting  :)
"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects." -- Lester B. Pearson.

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Re: Swindon the "Thickest town in the country"?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 08:22:38 PM »
Chav

I think Chav 4 went to tie break  :clap:
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