Silly placenames (Re: Silly censorship)

Otter Perry ottertee at
Fri May 2 11:45:56 EDT 2003

Charles Butler wrote:
> One of my favourite names near Bristol is the village of Old Sodbury. To
> introduce a mild ObDWJ, there are actually a number of Sodburys near by, and
> I have always assumed that the largest -Chipping Sodbury - provided the
> inspiration for the name Market Chipping in Howl. (Travel a little way in
> the opposite direction and you'll arrive at the Cotswold town of
> Stow-on-the-Wold - though I haven't checked it out for hardware shops
> recently.)

When my mother and I were in England in 1965, we found a place
called Nether Wallop.  It is still enshrined in memory.  I even
think I may still have a slide of the road sign.
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