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- n. Plural form of pea-souper.
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The soot drifting down, commonly referred to as “blacks” and the smell of coal were pervasive as were the pea-soupers, fogs caused by a foul mixture of soot, smoke and fog.
The growth of industry and the ever expanding population which relied on coal for heating and cooking meant that those elements which contributed to “pea-soupers” increased in volume.
"I have very fond memories of your 'pea-soupers,'" the old woman confided.
The RAC have advised motorists to take extra care driving through pea-soupers.
"Go back to the 1950s and the big pea-soupers in London came from the amount of crap that people were putting out of their chimneys from coal fires."
He doesn't even slip up when considering matters of British heritage, culture and politics - quite a feat when you consider that I have read respected American authors dealing with the subject who think that Private Eye is a TV show, or that London still suffers from pea-soupers.
If you watch the video above, you can imagine how eerie the decent would have been during the swirling pea-soupers of yore.