According to the Wikipedia entry for Almack’s:
Almack’s opened in King Street, St. James, in London, on the 20th of February, 1765. Established by William Macall who, to avoid the onus of a Scottish name, then considered foreign and uncouth, reversed the syllables. (His Almack’s Coffee House, opened at the same time, was bought in 1774 to become the gentlemen’s club, Brooks’s.)
Anyone know if that’s true or just a false factoid inserted in the Wiki? I’m looking elsewhere but am limited by firewall and time at hand.
And if it IS true, Candy and I are SO opening a women’s club called Hctib Trams.