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Awful. Horrible. Disgusting. Unforgiveable. Loathsome. Contemptible. Nauseating. Pathetic.

Mind that apostrophe.
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Awful. Horrible. Disgusting. Unforgiveable. Loathsome. Contemptible. Nauseating. Pathetic.

#355924

Postby NomoneyNohoney » November 12th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Whenever I have passed this pub, my blood boils and a red mist descends. I cannot express my loathing for this travesty of a name - see if you understand why...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=the+shy+horse ... pg%3Fw%3D2

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#355929

Postby AleisterCrowley » November 12th, 2020, 4:52 pm

Perhaps it is a shy horse rather than a Shire horse? Or as well as ? It could be a shier* horse than the other Shire horses

* not to be confused with a shyer, which is a horse that shies consistently

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Postby bungeejumper » November 12th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Is it any sillier than a pub called The Green Man, with a sign outside depicting a martian and a flying saucer?

There's a pub in Bath called the King William, which once rejoiced in a less salubrious reputation than might be suggested by its current association with our future monarch. ;) When I first arrived around these parts, this sinkhole of humanity was known to one and all as the King Willy. As evidenced by the enormous wooden phallus which graced the main bar for probably twenty years.

No, it didn't get many tourists, apart from an adventurous few who sought it out in the hope of being enrolled in its private members' club.

BJ

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#355943

Postby Gengulphus » November 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:Whenever I have passed this pub, my blood boils and a red mist descends. ...

That's an 'interesting' use of verb tenses... ;-)

Gengulphus

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Postby Mike4 » November 12th, 2020, 8:45 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:Whenever I have passed this pub, my blood boils and a red mist descends.


Presumably the descending red mist is caused by the boiled blood condensing....

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#356008

Postby UncleEbenezer » November 12th, 2020, 10:15 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Perhaps it is a shy horse rather than a Shire horse? Or as well as ? It could be a shier* horse than the other Shire horses

* not to be confused with a shyer, which is a horse that shies consistently

Looks rather diffident, not to mention bashful, in the picture.

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » November 12th, 2020, 10:41 pm

I'd be shy, if I was (were?) such an obvious misnomer.

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#356019

Postby jfgw » November 13th, 2020, 12:13 am

Goldhanger Chequers. Spot the chess pieces: https://whatpub.com/pubs/DEN/10494/chequers-goldhanger

The Compasses, Littley Green. Spot the dividers:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Wof4-DNit6A/S ... 0_0509.jpg

NomoneyNohoney wrote:I'd be shy, if I was (were?) such an obvious misnomer.

Is it a cow?


Julian F. G. W.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 13th, 2020, 12:19 am

jfgw wrote:Is it a cow?


It says Nay.
That is not my cow!

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Postby quelquod » November 20th, 2020, 6:35 pm

My youngest brother, called George, once owned a pub in Yately called the George and Dragon. In a frivolous mood he had a new sign made for it picturing a small man with a flat cap cowering from his large wife who was wielding a rolling pin. It made the daily newspapers and annoyed a few of the locals. He’s long since moved on and so too I dare say his sign.

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#358720

Postby jfgw » November 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm

On the subject of pub signs,

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.72958 ... 312!8i6656

Julian F. G. W.

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#358742

Postby swill453 » November 21st, 2020, 1:35 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:I'd be shy, if I was (were?) such an obvious misnomer.

Isn't it a horse?

Scott.


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