The other day I was reading a bridal magazine (researching an article, really!) and I saw a bit about Denby china. I was shocked, because although I’ve been hearing and using the word Denby since I was a very little girl, usually in combined with the words don’t break or be careful, I never knew that Denby was a brand name! For twenty-something years I’ve thought it was a pattern, like paisley.
This is almost as bad as when when I found out that Calais doesn’t rhyme with place.