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BEST FACE TO LONDON

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I was talking with an older builder recently, when I heard an old expression not commonly used these days.
'Best face to London' simply means select the best face to face outward where you will see it. Just as I was taught to select a 'Face' side when working timber, so any material can show the 'Best face to London'.
It seems pretty obvious to me, this expression must have originated in England.
If you know of any other expressions in danger of passing into history, let us know, we may be able to preserve them for a little while longer.