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mikeholden
1126507.  Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:16 pm Reply with quote

In Australia, what would you expect to find in a shop on the shelves labelled "Manchester"?

K: Drugs, Man. United/City shirts

A: Cotton goods, such as bedding, towels etc..

So named because at one time, all such goods were made in Manchester. Nowadays, sadly, these will typically be from China.

 
HKfan
1168368.  Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:03 am Reply with quote

In Hong Kong, the Welcome supermarket labelled cotton goods section as Manchesters in the Mid 1980s

 

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