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Origin of the name Kittyhawk

Old 23rd Nov 2013, 23:21
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Origin of the name Kittyhawk


It seems that Kittyhawk (a name associated with flying) is not named after a sort of hawk, but was named after a place called Kittyhawk


which was established in the early 18th century with the name Chickahawk.,
which looks like a rendering of a native Amerindian placename.
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 23:51
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It's cockney rhyming slang for 'Titty Walk', a way of walking made famous by large breasted ladies going home after a few pints of lager.
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Yes, Kittyhawk being the location of the Wright Brothers first powered flight
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Ani ful kno that.
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Also the name of the last airline I worked for.
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Aircraft using Kittyhawk xxx callsigns would indicate Royal Family or government members on board.

For Cameron or Cleg it's changed to Sh1tehawk,
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It was the name of Viscount Trenchard's wife to be, Kitty Hawk.
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