[lit-ideas] Re: Conjunctionally Titled Pubs & Their Invited Implicature

  • From: Ceridwen Harris <cmharris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 20:51:09 -0400


I suspected a heraldic and probably religious reference in the Lamb and 
Flag and the answer is supplied at the site listed here.  I knew that The 
Star, a common name for pubs, refers to old hostelry's for 
pilgrims.  Anyway - here are some ideas! enjoy!



At 07:19 PM 26/09/2004, you wrote:
>It is my contention that a lot (60%?) of the pubs in England have what I
>call "conjunctional names". An online source:
>"Some particularly colorful examples I have come across include: "The Swan
>and Castle", ... and "The Crab and Lobster.""
>Within _these_, I guess the idea is that the customer may _easily_ retrieve
>the reason for the conjunction (e.g crab and lobster), while it's less 
>  with others (swan and castle is obvious enough, but bird and baby -- The
>Child  and the Eagle -- mythological reference -- and "Lamb and Flag" are 
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