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Thread #101290 Message #2041155
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
02-May-07 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Contrived Pub names
Subject: RE: Contrived Pub names
Some are contrived but acceptable. A number of years back, in Badford, near the university there opened a new pub. It was a building which hadn't previously been a pub. The new pub was named "Delius lived next door". It was in the old Victorian house which was next door to one where the composer, Frederick Delius once lived.
I always found the Scruffy Murphy's chain particularly racially offensive. If someone had opened a food outlet named Greasy Abdul's they would have been prosecuted for the name.