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Old 26th Sep 2005, 13:37   #11
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I'm still wondering what gil's original question was...
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Old 26th Sep 2005, 13:50   #12
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I thought Richard III (of course, being Colyngbourne) since I wasn't sure gil's question incorporated the crowning bit of being a monarch. Lady Jane Grey did succeed to the throne and contravened an Act of Parliament in doing so but was never crowned. Neither was Edward V crowned.
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Blixa, next question please!
Who discovered Guy Fawkes in the cellars below Parliament?
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Thomas Knyvet.


Where was the first Tesco opened?
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Er... the United Kingdom. As an aside, is Howard Jacobson right in saying it took its name from Tessa Cohen, the daughter or wife of the guy who owned the business to begin with?
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Er... the United Kingdom. As an aside, is Howard Jacobson right in saying it took its name from Tessa Cohen, the daughter or wife of the guy who owned the business to begin with?
No, apparently after Tesco founder Jack Cohen bought a large shipment of tea from T.E. Stockwell, he made new labels by using the first three letters of the supplier's name and the first two letters of his surname forming the word "TESCO".

So there you go.
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Pah, that sounds even more implausible than Jacobson's version!
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No, apparently after Tesco founder Jack Cohen bought a large shipment of tea from T.E. Stockwell, he made new labels by using the first three letters of the supplier's name and the first two letters of his surname forming the word "TESCO".
That's the version I know.
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Anyway, the answer to amner's question - I couldn't help finding this out when I was googling and wiki-ing for the naming stuff - is Burnt Oak, London.

What kind of nuts are in a bar of Cadbury's Fruit & Nut?
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Erm, hazelnuts?
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