February 17, 2007

Intriguing Tube and Pub Grub Names

Every time I hear these London tube station locations my creative mind starts wandering.

Pimlico – I still can’t say that one out loud
Piccadilly Circus – sign me up for one ticket
Elephant and Castle – did they escape from Piccadilly Circus?
Euston – often confused with Houston

The best way to get a smile in the morning is to hear the very polite electronic voice on the Tube say in the most sing-song uplifting lilt “transfer here for the Jubliee and Bakerloo lines.”

Another set of amusing terms are those used on pub menus – pub grub. Match the name with the actual food. (Photos from Wikipedia and www.cornwalls.co.uk.)

Toad in the Hole

Bangers and Mash

Cornish Pastie