Why “Red Lobster”?

Why not? 😀

I think our heading picture is a good graphic explanation, but let’s go bit by bit!

The oyster shell.- Many are the references to the word “Oyster” in the UK and in English language on the whole.

If you have ever been to London you may have seen this card:

The World is your OysterIts name is thought to have been chosen due to the expression “The world is your oyster”, have you ever heard it? This phrase was coined by William Shakespeare and first appears in his play “The Merry Wives Of Windsor”.

“The world is your oyster” is one of my favourite expressions due to the message it transmits:

You can achieve anything you wish in life or go anywhere because you have the opportunity or ability to do so.

Or…

All opportunities are open to you!

In other words, everything’s possible, there’s nothing you cannot do! “Impossible is nothing” as Nike would say!

”The world is your oyster”

And what’s the lobster doing there?

Well, the Lobster is a tribute to one famous series aired in the UK. “Minder” was broadcasted from the late 70s to the early 2000s and gained popularity due to, amongst other things, constant misquotations from Arthur, one of the main characters.

Here is a link to a video showing one of his trademark sayings in the series:

The world is your…

However, the connection that we want to transmit with the “Red Lobster” is not only idiomatic but something more personal! 😀 We really think English is your Lobster! Not quite sure you follow? Well, I think Phoebe explains it better than we could ever do, take a look!

She’s your lobster!

See? Deep down all we want is to hold your “claw” and accompany you in the awesome journey towards English language, culture and world! Because if the world is your lobster we will hold your claw along the way!

If you want to get more info about any of these series just click the link below. Tech era you know, Wikipedia owns it!

Minder

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Now that you understand the name of our site, what would be next next post about? Make your bets! 😉