Silly placenames

Anna Z Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Fri May 2 20:26:33 EDT 2003


There is also Pratt's Bottom in Kent.

Ania

----- Original Message -----
From: <minnow at belfry.org.uk>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: Silly placenames


> Otter Perry wrote:
>
> >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.
>
> Hell is in Norway.  :-)
>
> I think I would rather live in Hope (Devon, Shropshire, Flintshire, Powys,
> Derbyshire, Shropshire again, or Staffordshire, and there may well be
> more.)
>
> Or perhaps in a place called "Friendly", near Halifax.
>
> If you can open a road-atlas of England and *not* find a silly name I'll
be
> surprised: Hinton Blewit and Ufton Nervet and Limpley Stoke spring
> immediately to my mind without my even being in the same room as an atlas,
> and there are plenty of others.  Nempnett Thrubwell.  Friskney Eaudike.
> London Apprentice.  Long Load -- it really is a place, as well as
something
> you write on the back of a lorry.  Under River, goodness how uncomfortable
> that sounds for a village.
>
> Farewell.  (Staffs)
>
> Minnow
>
>
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