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I wondered whether the owners of the new cafe opening where P Books used to be would like some help in naming their new venture...
My ideas so far are:
Much Ado About Muffin (my favourite)
A Midsummer Night's Ice Cream
Troilus and Croissant
Ice You Like It
Julius Ceaser Salad...
Any other ideas?
I love Much Ado about Muffin!! But Troilus and Croissant comes a very close second...please open them anyway, I'd be in there every day!
Perhaps these could be ice-cream flavours: The Cherry Wives of Windsor and Two Gentleman of Vanilla.
Would be such a fitting tribute to Prospero's Books!
sorbet or not sorbet, that is the question
a plague on both their mousses
two gelato of verona
I always call Hamlet Omelette. My grandfather once told me about a camping shop near where he lived in North Wales with a sign outside reading 'now is the winter of our discount tents'.
Can't think of any more shop names, though.
I saw a camping shop in Warrington with the same amazing slogan, I wonder if it was the same one - not too far from North Wales?!
I also remember looking in the window of a chemist/medical shop once around there and wondering why they'd put all the hearing aids in sea shells. I deduced that they were going for the "a word in your shell like" angle!
If we're broadening our scope then I'm reminded of "My Word" a panel show I used to listen to in the 60's on the Home Service. I think I remember the intro "My Word is a word game played by people whose business is words, and those taking part are Frank Muir, Denis Norden, Anne Scott James and Dilys Powell".
The last round was always a pair of shaggy dog stories by Muir and Norden leading up to a version of a well known phrase or saying. It may be that that is where the "discount tents" misquote comes from. A couple of others I remember:
The book of the series is now on offer at a substantial premium to its original price.
Having been reminded I might download some episodes