High Street?!?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by dazzyboy, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. dazzyboy

    dazzyboy Member

    I know this is very random...but it's just something that I've thought and wondered if anyone knows the answer.

    Does anyone know why all High Streets are actually called High Street and not Shop St or Market St or 'Not-as-high-as-that-street-but-slightly-above-sea-level Street?

    Answer on a post card please................ :shock: :?
  2. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    perhaps cause of the high prices they charge for some of their products?
  3. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    some??? surely it's all??!
  4. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    because that's where all the stoners hang out??
  5. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Because it was the street where the better class merchants sold their wares, and was used by the gentry and minor nobility. Of course, the upper classes had all their stuff delivered or made by their own servants.

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