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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Born_in_Crewe, Jul 8, 2008.
I just thought I'd out-do SaggyWoman :laugh:
So, do I win the silly poll prize?
I see Saggy has some competition!!
Look out Saggy there's a new kid on the block. :laugh:
Near 200 miles south, as the crow flies,
But I don't rightly know 'bout a poll-prize!
It's good to see posts from a fellow-Brit -
This is the World-Wide Web, isn't it? :laugh:
Nearly 4000 miles away. That's a long walk!
A some questions about Sandbach:
1. Is this town pronounced "Sand-box"?
2. Is this town's name derived from the name of its founder (i.e., a certain person named Sand Bach)?
3. If #2 is correct, is it possible that its founder is somehow related to the famous composer J. S. Bach (or maybe even P. D. Q. Bach)?
4. Does it have any Cheshire cats?
And the award goes to................Born in Crewe! Wohoooo!
No, I don't live near the Sandbox. I do live near the litter box.
It's pronounced Sand-batch. Something to do with a sand stream or sand valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbach. Nothing to do with J.S. Bach. There are many cats, I guess they are Cheshire cats if they live here :laugh:
Well , I must be even closer, as I am farther North than David. ..... and that must be a Welsh name by origin , as bach in Welsh means small , does that mean it`s a small beach :laugh:
Born in Crewe,
Thanks for clarifying things for me about Sandbach.
Sounds like a pretty cool place!
Never got to Jolly Old England, but I did spend an evening in the UK about 5 years ago. Overnighted in the Glasgow, Scotland, area (which wasn't too far from the area of my family's origin).
Blessings to you!
KT, its quite a nice town, not the most exciting place though for young people. It does attract a fair few incomers, while most people bred in the area tend to move away in their 20s. I guess if you grow up in a place, you appreciate it less.
I have family who live just south of Glasgow, small world.
Copying is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess.
But consistency is more important!
Not only do I not live near it, I've never heard of it.
You're not supposed to have done, its all part of the joke :thumbs:
If the FL in your given location stands for Florida, I am not surprised you have never heard of Sandbach. You have probably never heard of Okehampton, Mundesley, Minehead, Beaumont-cum-Moze, Felixtowe, and hundreds of other place-names over here, just as I have never heard of many places in the USA. Now go and prove me wrong by telling me you have heard of Woolfardisworthy, and you know how it is pronounced! :laugh:
I have never heard of Beaumont-cum-Moze either!
I'm about 200 miles south of Sandbach, specifically Fareham (halfway between Portsmouth and Southampton on the south coast). I haven't heard of Beaumont-cum-Moze and I've never been to Sandbach - unless you count Sandbach Services on the M6?
BTW, if you want to play the 'pronunciation-of-odd-sounding-British-place-names' game, how about the following:
Mytholmroyd (Yorkshire) - controversial one as it depends who you speak to!
Sandbach services...hmm I'm not sure if that qualifies... bit too far out of town, it is mostly Sandbach locals that work there though.
Speaking of "how far", do most people in the UK use miles in common speech? Or metric? We still use miles, though Uncle Sam has been trying to wean us away from it.
Yes, and not only in common speech. Our road signs are all still in miles and miles per hour.