It makes total sense, right? We use the dollar so it’s “Dollar Store“, they call their money the pound so it’s ” Poundland “. Of course, the translation over here in the states is very different. Pound here is slang for, shall we say, aggressive lovemaking?
It all started innocently enough when an American author stumbled upon the store:
hi twitter I just learned that the UK edition of dollar tree is this and I may never recover pic.twitter.com/EegXUwFV32— Margaret McDeadlines Owen (@what_eats_owls) February 16, 2022
That’s when, according to Dailymail Uk, the twitter thread went sideways. “The Twitter thread then took a life of its own, with people responding with other British signs, shop names and terms used to describe every-day items.”