Daily Archives: 19 September 2007

Why isn’t your byline up in neon lights?

On Broadwick Street in London, there is a pub called John Snow, named after the doctor who identified the water pump nearby as the source of an outbreak of cholera. In Plymouth, there is a pub named after Major-General Sir Jeremy Moore, who passed away recently.

Yes, there is an “Orwell‘s” in Glasgow, and there are plenty of Shakespeares.  And the poet Louis MacNeice once won a competition to think of the most revolting name for a pub with the suggestion “The Dog Returns”.

But why are there so few pubs and bars named after writers (and the other dogs, journalists)?

Read the full article: Some beer-soaked namesake