Rude place names in Britain

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Rude place names in Britain

Postby Kay » Sat 27 Jun 2015 12:46

Have you tried our latest quick quiz?

Five questions to see what you know of rude place names in Britain.

http://britishexpat.com/expat-uk/five-rude-place-names/
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Re: Rude place names in Britain

Postby Dave » Sun 28 Jun 2015 06:13

I'd heard of a couple of them, thanks to Viz. But I'd got no idea where most of them were - although I was at school not too far away from Minge Lane.
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Re: Rude place names in Britain

Postby Graeme » Thu 02 Jul 2015 02:50

NOt sure about the UK anymore, but I live near "The Knob" and there's a Beaver Falls not too far away, but I guess Beaver has a different connotation here than it does in the UK :oops:
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Re: Rude place names in Britain

Postby Kay » Fri 03 Jul 2015 18:04

We like to visit Kent at the weekends when we get the chance and we often pass a sign that says "Badgers Mount, Pratts Bottom", which we thought was very funny. Just our twisted sense of humour, I suppose, but it made us laugh anyway. Did you try the quiz?

Apparently living in a place with an "embarrassing" address lowers the value of the property. I dunno if I would be that bothered about it, but a good address does seem desirable somehow even if it's just a name.

We noticed a street called "Sea View Road" recently - it was probably about 100 miles inland so goodness knows why it was called that. Mind you, it sounds like a nice address to have, especially if people don't realise where it is.
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Re: Rude place names in Britain

Postby Kay » Sat 04 Jul 2015 07:34

Still on the subject of names, I came across this article about house names. I thought it was very interesting so it would be worth sharing here.

http://www.mouseprice.com/info/articles ... use-names/
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Re: Rude place names in Britain

Postby Dave » Sat 04 Jul 2015 08:11

Very interesting!

The house I was born in had a name rather than a number, as did/do most of the houses in the road. Since the Royal Mail postcode finder lists the names rather than number, it looks as if the road falls into the category of "regions where houses are only named".

I rather like the idea of houses with long-established names, but I do find it a bit twee to give a house a name if it's a modern-built house in the midst of several others just like it. Still, if it makes the householder happy, why not?
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