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Thread #101290   Message #2042108
Posted By: Betsy
03-May-07 - 07:38 AM
Thread Name: Contrived Pub names
Subject: RE: Contrived Pub names
I suppose there's only a couple of dozen cloned names (i.e.Scruffy , Durty etc ) and those terrible ones which Bainbo mentioned.
The Elephant & Wheelbarrow is plain silly and I suspected that there were more of them about - but - there appears not. Just unusal names with (usually)nice stories about their roots, so, I take their lead.........
There used to be in South Croydon(think it was South)when I worked their in the 60's, a pub with the name The Swan and Sugarloaf.
I'm sure it will have proper "roots" and I've always found it to be the type of name that the inventors of contrived names couldn't come up with. Does that make sense ?