021014 The Greeneland of Chelsea

By October 2, 2014zBlog Archives

Now I’m not suggesting for one minute that the area of World’s End per se is a Greeneland (‘The seedy, politically unstable, and dangerous world said to be the typical setting in the novels of Graham Greene’, OED) but I think the name is suggestive of one. I always thought that the name came from some dark, seedy past along the idea of ‘All hope abandon ye who enter here’, but it actually comes from the pub of the same name, which BTW, I noticed last weekend has closed down. Iwasn’t really in a position to do justice to this word today, but I’m certainly adding it to my repertoire for future usage!

Day #271 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by theĀ OED word of the day.