[Talk-GB] RFC-2 mechanical edit: UK shop names

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Nov 4 18:55:02 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-11-04 at 17:29 +0000, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> On 4 November 2014 12:55, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> > ALDI, LIDL, ASDA and SPAR are all abbreviations of their full names, in
> > the same way as NATO, AIDS, BBC, OSM or GNU are.
> Whether Spar is an abbreviation is doubtful. Spar is Dutch for spruce
> (a species of tree), hence the logo. According to this article [1] (in
> Dutch), the name originally only referred to the tree, and only later
> a slogan was made up of which the initials corresponded to the letters
> in 'De Spar'.
According to wikipedia SPAR is an acronym of Door Eendrachtig
Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig, although the DE has been

Phil (trigpoint)

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