Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report KBC : YAHOO Technical SUPP0RT CONTACT 1:855:999:8045 MAIL Installation
  2. 2 Paris Restaurants esp in Marais
  3. 3 8-days in Greece, Rhodes or Crete?
  4. 4 Help with Scotland Itinerary
  5. 5 Madrid and Andalucia Itinerary and Travel Advice
  6. 6 itinerary recommendation 6 nights Spain (Barcelona/Madrid)
  7. 7 Driving Bruges to Paris. Is it worth the drive?
  8. 8 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #185
  9. 9 Trip Report Paris: Museums, food and wine -- May 2017
  10. 10 Scotland at Christmas itinerary
  11. 11 International drivers permit
  12. 12 Spain Itinerary
  13. 13 Advice on 1 day trip to Black Forest
  14. 14 Why do you visit X or Y?
  15. 15 ATM
  16. 16 Greek honeymoon: He wants sightseeing, she wants beaches
  17. 17 Croatia Intinerary August 2017
  18. 18 Allocating time in Barcelona - Gaudi tickets
  19. 19 Best Barcelona neighborhood
  20. 20 Is skip the queue for Versailles worth it
  21. 21 Could you recommend a city tour in Reykjavík?
  22. 22 Train from Paris to Reims for day trip
  23. 23 Trip Report Five Days With Rabbies in Devon and Cornwall
  24. 24 Paris..The St. Germain area.
  25. 25 Our recent CDG experience (Delta)
View next 25 » Back to the top

U.K. Vernacular Q? "Marks and Sparks"?

Jump to last reply

Sometime ago in a post i used the term "Marks and Sparks" in reference to Marks and Spencer, a mainstay anchor of many British High Streets - especially revered by tourists for their food delicacies.

But when i used it a Brit reprimanded me for saying it because no one ever calls it that.

So i dropped use of the term, which i found fun but could think of no real reason why it would be called Marks and Sparks

but lo and behold the other day in a post by a Scottish person (not Scotch) referring to where one could buy Haggis the term "Marks and Sparks" was used.

So what's the deal, please, on Marks and Sparks - is it strictly a Scottish term or in all ov England - perhaps it's archaic and out of use (except in Scotland where it may take decades to catch up to England)?

Anyone know why the name Marks and Sparks came about.

79 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement