Pre-Archaic Industrial Jargon

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Mar 7 21:20:17 UTC 2012

At 3/7/2012 03:29 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
>On 3/7/12 3:26 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>Not exactly to the point, but nevertheless something that still
>>amuses me.  Being in London around the time of Watergate, I saw on
>>the street a truck labeled "Nixon Removals".  (What we would call a
>>"moving van", of course.)  I was unfortunately without my camera.
>Was it by Watergate (Lane?), which I happened upon while wandering
>around London in the summer of 1973? (And I *did* have my camera!)

No.  While I don't remember the street name, none of the three places
Google Maps finds (Street SE 8:, just plain, near Blackfriars Bridge;
or Walk, near Charing Cross Station, is close to where I would have been.


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