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  • Instead of telling her, for instance, that she would find a good chop house on the corner of Shoe Lane and Fleet Street, she would say, “Look for it between the Cheshire Cheese and the sign of the Leg of Mutton opposite the apothecary.”

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • When you are recovered, I hope you will do me the honor of dining with me at a most agreeable chop house I know in Red Lion Square.

    THE TIME QUAKE

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    March 9, 2008

  • "Many words are simply holdovers from the colonial era. Eateries are called "Chop Houses" — once popular but now all but vanished from Britain."
    - International Herald Tribune, "In Nigeria's ornate brand of English, Victorian words dance with African grammar", March 2, 2008

    March 9, 2008