Obsessed with naming things

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From: Andrew Somerville

Upperton Gardens

It did cross my mind to call the Arndale Centre the Arnhem Centre, with its connotations of biting off more than you can chew.

Thanks to the advertisers we have become obsessed with naming things, usually to make them sound better, or make a buck. I understood that the grand structure dwarfing the railway station clock tower is supposed to represent a yacht sail.

I am guessing calling the place ‘Sails’ is too obvious.