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Thread #18467   Message #2109692
Posted By: SharonA
23-Jul-07 - 09:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Streets of London
"Surely, most Americans would have the wit to guess."

Don't bet on that! Some might guess "shopping bags", but others might envision carry-on luggage bags, rolling suitcases, or who knows what else. It's best to clarify these things for different cultures, to aid the formation of word-pictures in their heads!

By the way, here in America we call such poor souls "bag ladies." Often, though, they put their bags in shopping carts for ease of transport.