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    #1

    slow as molasses.

    "molasses" is something like sugar syrup, but why is it used as a metaphor for slowness?

    M: Why did you buy a new Internet modem?
    W: Because my home connection is slow as molasses.

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    #2

    Re: slow as molasses.

    Try pouring molasses out of a jar.

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

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