The word 'Tesconic' has been coined in an online comment by a reader of the Hastings Observer after the arrival of a new Express.

"Hastings is approaching the Tesco event horizon - a state where the density of Tescos becomes so great that the stores collapse in upon themselves, creating a super-dense Tesconic field that no-one is able to escape from," wrote the apparent sci-fi fan. "We are dealing with economic forces mankind was never meant to understand..."