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Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 3:56 pm
by Squirrel
Hi, does anyone know where the name 'Greek Street' comes from? Particularly if there are any links to Greece/Greek origin?Thanks,

Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 8:13 pm
by electricaldave
I wonder if it has anything to do with printing, Greeking is a printing term. Printers would greek text below a certain size if it could not be reproduced in a certain size font size.

Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 8:48 pm
by Catweazle
And is there any connection with Soho as in both Soho and Leeds there are Greek Street and an Air Street (note no 'e' in the Leeds one too) in close proximity...

Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 9:38 pm
by LS1
I'm sure the one in Leeds is spelt Aire as in the river Aire.

Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 10:00 pm
by Catweazle
LS1 wrote: I'm sure the one in Leeds is spelt Aire as in the river Aire. You're right now why did my mind make a point of thinking it was different than the expected spelling 'Aire'. Bloody hell i'm going senile...!

Posted: Wed 22 Apr, 2009 10:25 pm
by sirjohn
The london one supposedly takes its name from a greek church originally in the street