Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fact of the Day: London Yard

The police agency known as Scotland Yard is commonly portrayed in fiction set in England. Despite it's name, Scotland Yard is located nowhere in Scotland or anywhere else besides London, England. 

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Adam. I love the photo.

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  2. I love these red buses! Nice photo!

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  3. Such a cool bus!

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  4. Very well-known in films this agency. Kisses:)

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  5. That one I knew, another case of weird names coming due

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  6. Although I knew this, I still don't know why they call it Scotland Yard.

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  7. For the second day in a row, I had no idea!

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  8. Scotland yard is the name of the short alley that runs next to the police station. Everyone got in the habit of saying, "Let's go to Scotland Yard, or Take the crook to Scotland Yard," indicating which station house.

    Ironically they moved the police station but decided to keep calling it by that name. I don't remember the name of the street they moved to, but the alley still exists, named "Scotland Yard," as always.

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  9. I've always just looooved those buses...would love to go to England one day.

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  10. This is so interesting and Thank You, Dixie for the explanation. I was just about to ask.

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  11. Nice fact. I love red buses :)

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