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why does britain name all their supermarkets like characters in a fantasy novel?

harold sainsbury and jennifer tesco go off on a magical journey to save the realm from evil

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@norikawa waitrose is a store for villains only to be fair

@norikawa OH i didnt read the first post of this thread & was mega confused

@norikawa but also Sainsbury's and Waitrose are named after actual like victorian era entrepeneurs who founded the company or whatever

@norikawa It's a Walmart owned brand but idk what the name means or why they changed it

@norikawa You're basically just saying 'British surnames sound like fantasy novels'. Because it's literally just John James Sainsbury founded Sainsburys, Waitrose was founded by Wallace Waite and Arthur Rose, etc etc.

@Vordus the uk looks like a fantasy land to the us... so what does the us look like to the uk (other than absolute dogshit)

@norikawa @Vordus Th uk only looks like a fantasy land until you live in it. I lived in it for a semester, and the most fantastic thing about it were the castles everywhere, but to UK people those are just nbd.

British surnames sound like fantasy to us because most fantasy we consume on this side of the pond has a British twist to it, and you can thank Tolkien for that.

@norikawa That's complex. The US is basically 50 countries pretending to be one big one, so it's hard to come up with one overall summation of how american culture looks from across the pond.

@Vordus @norikawa I mean the 50 countries pretending to be one big one.

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