8. "RE: OWaW 20: Our Fighting Fleet, Pt. 1"
In response to message #7
>> Gryphon liked the atmosphere of the Compasses as soon as they arrived: it was the kind of local he'd always enjoyed in his experience of wartime Britannia > >FWIW, I usually see this as locale. I can't remember offhand if local >is also correct for this usage.
Locale indicates an area. Local in this case is short for 'local public house'. It's correct usage in England.