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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:37   #1 (permalink)
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Great British Place Names...

Donkey Town, near Woking. What a great sounding place to live. Sounds like a place in the old wild west that didn't really get very far west.

"Where you heading cowboy?"

"Off to Donkey Town to get me a steed, old man."



Round these parts of Yorkshire there is Upperthong and Netherthong, but we are yet to find a Lowerthong - always brings titters of laughter from national (and local) radio DJs when someone announces where they are from...



Once on the A1 a driver went into the back of my car, very slowly so no damage done, but we still exchanged details. He was from 'The Model Village', Derbyshire. Oh dear, I thought I'd got a difficult one here, but it turned out to be true.

Bonus points for PPRuNers who actually live in a place with a great name.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:39   #2 (permalink)
 
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and just near Donkey town, you've got Effingham ! Always wanted to live there !!
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:45   #3 (permalink)
 
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Then of course we have the new breed of Cowboys.

"Where you heading cowboy?"

"Oh you beast,I'm just off lookin for a bit of arse"


Theres a place called "No Place" just a few miles from me.
see here if'n yer dont believe me.

http://www.afundit.co.uk/noplace.htm
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:47   #4 (permalink)
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And there's Shitlington.

and Witts End.

Pratts Bottom.

Ugley has a Women's Institute, called . . .
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:54   #5 (permalink)
 
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I've posted this before elsewhere but I liked the Yorkshire village of Wetwang
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:54   #6 (permalink)
 
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Yetts o' Muckhart, Clackmannanshire
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:55   #7 (permalink)
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Wetwang was the favoured place of Twice Nightly.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 16:57   #8 (permalink)

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I've just moved to a village outside Aberdeen called 'Echt' which combined with a Scottish accent sounds like a cat tryin to cough up a fur ball.

Even got a smiley of someone trying to say it ----->
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:15   #9 (permalink)
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Can't for the life of me recall it right now, but there is a site which, when you enter your postcode, brings up a list of all the silly/rude place names in your vicinity.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:21   #10 (permalink)
 
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Next village to me is called pidley
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:33   #11 (permalink)
 
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There was a tabloid quiz and, if the thread will stretch, try some London churches like All Hallows Barking or St James Garlickhythe with its sister church, St Andrews by the Wardrobe.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:41   #12 (permalink)
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Mavis Enderby always got my attention. Ding-dong!
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:50   #13 (permalink)
 
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Seen a sign for 'Twatt' before - sorry to lower the tone!
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 17:59   #14 (permalink)
 
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Nempnett Thrubwell.....described as the feeling you get when riding a new motorbike for the first time.

Old Bolingbroke, not the wrinkled retainer, but a Lincolnshire village near Mavis Enderby.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:00   #15 (permalink)

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I quite like the Co. Durham mining village of Pity Me.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:30   #16 (permalink)
 
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Douglas Adams wrote the canonical guide, and it's on the Internet! One needs to read the preface to make sense, if that's possible with one of his books.

The Meaning of Liff - http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html

Absoutely bloody marvellous
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:34   #17 (permalink)
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There's a village just down the road from me called Shellow Bowels.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:36   #18 (permalink)
 
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An appropriately 'modified' Lincolnshire road sign read:
'To Old Bolingbroke and Mavis Enderby, the gift of a son.'

Boothby Grafoe (Lincs)
Wyre Piddle (Worcs)
Pishill (Oxon)
Shitterton (Dorset) ............... sorry.
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:49   #19 (permalink)
 
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Thers a road here up north thats called "Slag lane" Dont know if that counts. The only slag that it leads too are the slag-heaps though from the old mines.
Although, up there at night you could probably get some other form of "slag"
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Old 17th Jan 2006, 18:54   #20 (permalink)

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I've posted it before, but I always wanted to move to Clitheroe, and open a pub called "The man in the boat"
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