This "fleet" business

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri May 2 06:52:40 EDT 2003


Charlie wrote

>I think Fleet Street (ditto the prison) are named after the River Fleet,
>which flows alongside (or probably now under) them. And that, I always
>assumed, is called Fleet as in 'fast'.

And you a Bristolian.  Shame, and hang your head!  You *really* think that
a nation capable of calling an innocent village "Shirehamton" (Shire, Ham,
Ton) is going to have been as straightforward as that when a river was
named?

:-)

Minnow (studiously ignoring the River Blackwater....)


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