Laffs from the Welsh Marches

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 13 19:15:52 UTC 2009

The guy who sat behind me in high school was from Shrewsbury, MO, a
suburb of Saint Louis.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Amy West <medievalist at> wrote:
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> We's calls 'em "Shrewsbarbarians" in our household (located in
> Worcester, MA, next to Shrewsbury, MA).
> ---Amy West
>>Date:    Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:17:14 -0500
>>From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>>Subject: Re: Laffs from the Welsh Marches
>>A "Shropshire resident" is called locally a "Salopian."
>>So if they ever get subways in Shrewsbury, they'd be called the.....
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