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Why are corner shops not always on the corner?

i dont get how its called a corner shop when it isnt on the corner....

Anyone else know any "corner" shops?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The Corner shops are not always on the corner, coz maybe there is no corner. LOL

    The Chinese are known to be poor with English, so maybe for them "Corner" means the Middle of the road !?!

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  • Nedan
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    1 decade ago

    Also just a thought, but as the town grows, maybe the road moves too. Now the shop that used to be on the corner is in the middle of the row, and the new house is on the corner?

    Expansion, houses and shops have to go somewhere, they all can't be on a corner can they?

    Just what would a town of nothing but corners look like? Hmmmmm? Strange concept.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Good question!

    I have often wondered this too. I've seen loads of shops that claim to be corner shops when they aren't on a corner, but thinking about it, I know of four corner stores that .... wait for it... ARE on corners. You just have to look hard, and you willl find them

    Sorry it's not a spectacular answer, but it's the best I could do!

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  • 1 decade ago

    they had to move the shops probably because of the type of people that hang out on street corners,i'm not being sarcastic either. most street corners are used to sell illicit things.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    sometimes they move the corner?

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