Sunday, January 25, 2009

(Snigger)

Nice little feature here in the New York Times about British place names that sound (snigger) a bit rude.

12 comments:

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

OMG FNAH FNAH!

SweetPeaSurry said...

I follow another blogger that must have read that article. She had a whole list of odd british road or borough names. Pretty funny.

Tony E said...

I want to live at 4 Corfe Close

Stuart Peel said...

I'm glad to see you're keeping the British end up.

BTW, how are you, well ? Excellent.

Debby said...

It sounds a bit rude?!!!! Now you've got my curiosity piqued...is Butt Hole Road named after something other than...well...you know...a butt hole? I feel like a bit of an ass for asking.

joelmead said...

I had a friend who lived in Rotherham, in a place called (no joke) Upper Haugh. You couldn't make it up:)

Stevyn Colgan said...

Dear all - Yes it's all true. And as a Cornishman I must make mention of the fact that the highest point in Cornwall is a hill on Bodmin Moor called ... Brown Willy. I've sat atop it many times. Fnar.

Ackworth born said...

Upper haugh is pronounced upper haig

The Americans may titter but they've some silly place-names themselves.

Living near Broadbottom I often post photos of the place and more often or not some american commentator makes an assenine comment.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Ackworth - Oh yes indeed! I once stayed in a suburb of Charlotte in North Carolina called Locust and, not too far away was a place called Big Lick. And a friend of mine once stayed in Arkansas where he saw signs for Tongin, Felton, Four Forks (sake!), Widener, Greasy Corner, Mound City and the deliciously apt Hicksville!

Comedy Goddess said...

As an educated American I must say anyone living near Broadbottom should not joke about the word assenine while meaning asinine.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Now now children. Play nicely.

Debby said...

Distraction: There is the town of Intercourse, Pennsylvania. It actually is an Amish area, and the intercourse in this case refers to conversation. Hysterically, Intercourse is located not far from Blue Ball. I don't know what happened to the other one.