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Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Withnail, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Chillybean

    Chillybean Well-Known Forumite

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    Spent 3 years there as student, the first two years watching out for Silverdale miners who had a passion for beating up students if they came from the Thatcherite south. In my last year I finally got cornered in a pub by a few hostile ex miners who on hearing I was from up north and from a mining town spent the evening buying me drinks. Can't fault the folks from Stoke, they're a good crowd once you get over idea of being called Duck.
     
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    When I lived in Shropshire I would go there for computer courses and I didn't like being called duck.
     
  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Don't worry about it shug
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Never mind luv.
     
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    I used to work in a restaurant in Stoke many moons ago when I was a young thing.

    A Stokie waitress says to the customer :"Are you ready to order duck?"

    The customer from London says with an amazed look "Actually, yes, I would like to order the duck but how could you possibly know that?"

    Oh how we laughed.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    To be fair, there's bugger all else to laugh about up there.
     
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    Port Vale?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Good point, well made!
     
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    Didn't they have a garden festival.?.. I think that was Stoke's summer of glory.
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Now a Morrisons

    Result
     
  11. Chillybean

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    There you go Stoke 1 Stafford 0.. I feel a dark cloud forming over my head :)
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    If you're in Stoke then goodness only knows what'll come from that...
     
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    Nothing that a bar of Carbolic soap can't fix!
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Harsh.
     
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    Fair comment. I'll wash my mouth out with it instead :-(
     
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    Duck is actually a term of endearment. Nowt wrong with it. In fact, the blokes up Stoke call each other duck. Much better than being called hun, hon, shug and other names that make yr flesh crawl.
     
  17. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Depends really BabCockrrrrr
    Day it
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    @Glam : are you alluding to Mancunians saying "Y'all right cock?".
    If so, I'd have to agree.
     
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    I thought it was more a West Midlands term..

    My friend from the West Midlands uses Bab or Cock.
    My friend from Manchester only ever uses "love".
     

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