I’ll miss you, Woolies.


I’m going to miss people referring to shops like “Woolies” or “Marks and Sparks.” The only shops here that have such widely-accepted nicknames are fast food joints: “Mickey-D’s” or “Jack-in-the-crack.” … though that last one might only exist for undergrads who have the late-midnight munchies.

Perhaps what I’ll miss most are the pub names. Cheers to the Baron of Beef,  the Flying Pig, the Man on the Moon, the Swan & Three Sygnets, the Hogs Head, the Lord Gort, the Dun Cow, and many, many, many others.


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