Silly censorship (was YA/Children's/Adult Books)

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Apr 29 08:53:59 EDT 2003


> Minnow wrote:
> > Did any of them live in Scunthorpe?  <nudge, nudge,
> > wink, wink>
> >
Jon wrote:
> You mean that's a real place? I always asumed it was a
> joke name. Is it anywhere near Maidenhead?

It's just unfortunate that one of the many thorpes in the Danelaw happened
to belong to the family of Scunna. (Or similar- I haven't actually looked
this up, but thorpe is derived from old norse for "farm" or "settlement" or
something.)
Jennifer
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