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- proper noun colloquial, UK The
retailerMarks & Spencer.
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I find the difference in both similar to shopping for clothes at Marks and Sparks as opposed to a Jumble Sale.
As with the taxi drivers in Minneapolis who refuse to carry "unclean" customers with guide dogs or carrying alcohol, surely one could simply request in advance a non-Muslim driver, or in the case of Marks and Sparks, a non-Muslim checkout clerk, to avoid such problems.
This was a bit of a surprise, as I lived in a country with no Marks and Sparks.
What was all that business about Marks and Sparks mirrors?
Her navy suit, Marks and Sparks best, might as well have been jumble sale beside Tommy Godwin’s casual elegance.