was informed there was one in a nearby parade, which, after some confusion, I discovered means a strip mall in Britain. Finding the parade was easy enough,
I have been reading this very lightweight book about life in England when I came across this section. I like to think that I have a decent handle on UK English overall but “parade” for “strip mall” was completely new to me.
Somehow parade seems a lot nicer than what these awful things are — strip malls evokes “strip mining” or “Vegas strip”. Tawdry and bad which just about sums it up.