Wednesday, 1 October 2008

What does SOHO stand for?

There is a SOHO in New York which is not, as I initially thought, named after the SOHO in London. Instead is stands for South Of HOuston; Houston being the main street on the northern border of the district.

So it got me thinking. Does SOHO in London stand for anything?

7 comments:

  1. I don't think so. Soho has been called Soho for centuries - probably even before Houston street existed.

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  2. Fleur -John's friend, old Manchester!2 October 2008 at 03:32

    London Soho is from an old hunting call, instead of Tally Ho!

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  3. Hey Fleur!! I did see that on Wikipedia, but I wasn't sure if it was true or not....

    How are you doing? How did you find the blog?

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  4. Hi Richard, I'm fine thanks, and you? Glad you enjoyed NYC, it's a great place - I've only been once though. I think I just followed some link from John's stuff one day and found your blog! I wonder if the hunting connection, is right. That's certainly what I've been told by Londoners! All the best.

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  5. I'm good. I'm living with Little Mike again now. He moved in a month ago, finished his PHD up in Manchester and has a job in London.

    Where are you now?

    NYC was cool. I'm hoping to go back in November!

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  6. Great! I've been staying on at uni too, almost finished now. Think I need a change next though! Hope you make it back to NY, lucky you!

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  7. I have been poking around the web trying to find the answer myself and cannot come up with anything. It's possible it stands for SOtH of Oxford. I have been told by a London native who lived in NYC that's what it stands for.

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