Silly placenames (Re: Silly censorship)and mild TMC spoiler

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 29 22:53:05 EDT 2003


--- minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Jon Noble asked incredulously:
> 
> >Minnow wrote:
> >> Did any of them live in Scunthorpe?  <nudge,
> nudge,
> >> wink, wink>
> >You mean that's a real place? I always asumed it
> was a
> >joke name. Is it anywhere near Maidenhead?
> 
> Nah, Maidenhead is in Berkshire, Scunthorpe is in
> North Lincolnshire,
> they're maybe a couple of hundred miles apart. 
> Well, that's near by some
> standards, but in England they're almost at opposite
> ends of the country.
> 
> >Jon -who's never been anywhere with a ruder place
> name
> >than Cockburn which doesn't rival Britain's
> Cockermouth.
> 
> If Cockburn were here (Cockburnspath is, but I don't
> suppose you wanted to
> know that!) it'd be pronounced co-bern, or possibly
> kern.

That is how the South Australian town pronounces its
name (and after TMC is should be quite OK to
anthropomophise towns - which makes one wonder what
Cockburn would actually look like)

Jon

> 
> In Cornwall there is a place simply called "Cocks",
> and I'll bet the
> residents'd have trouble sending email with some
> programs.  :-)
> 
> Minnow
> 
> 
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