Back to The Swan, with two necks

Where was I?

Yes, so, anyway, Kentucky and I went back necking the beer in The Swan. Presumably the pub is owned by the Queen. Why? Because it is not a Swan with Two Necks, a common and corrupted pub name. The uncorrupted name is the Swan with Two Nicks, referring to the practice of Swan Upping on the Thames. Mute swans were rounded up and marked with one or two nicks on the beak to indicate which of two livery companies owned them before being released again into the river.

All unmarked swans belong to the queen. God bless her and all who sail in her.