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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?



robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Cute! Possibly worth noting that even without Scots and Welsh elements, there are real-life regional variations. Even in the wilds of Indiana by know that "by" endings belong in the Danelaw, "puddle" and variants in the West Country, and Brill and Chetwood contain British and English elements.

As for sex and place names, somewhere in Pennsylvania there is a helpful sign locating two small towns. It informs the traveler that "The way to Paradise is through Intercourse." People keep stealing the sign.

Supercilius Maximus23 Jun 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Not far from me is the village of "Mogador" whose sign is often altered to "Mogadon". I wonder if this is where the term "sleepy little village" comes from?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 3:19 a.m. PST


Our favourite made up English village is the sleepy little town of Dogpoop on Wessex

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Volleyfire26 Jun 2017 4:41 a.m. PST

There used to be a sign many years ago near here which said 'To Old Bolingbroke and Mavis Enderby' underneath which some wag wrote 'the gift of a son'.

Jefthing26 Jun 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Wellow, just outside Salisbury, had its sign changed to "Oooo Wellow!"

Volleyfire27 Jun 2017 12:59 a.m. PST

We also had Partney altered to Fartney with a careful squirt of spraypaint.

per ardua30 Aug 2017 4:09 p.m. PST

I live in a place called Clockface, not far from me is Vulcan
Village . . .strange but true.

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