Silly placenames

minnow at minnow at
Sat May 3 09:52:28 EDT 2003

Ania noted:

>There is also Pratt's Bottom in Kent.

And Bully Hole Bottom on the road between Chepstow and Usk across the hills
(I have no idea what county that is at the moment) and Tom Tit's Bottom
near Bristol.  Probably many others, since bottom just means a dip in the
ground, like hole.

Pode Hole in Lincolnshire could provide an explanation to a puzzle in
another thread, though: maybe the inhabitants of nearby Fen End and Cuckoo
Bridge were the original Anti-Podes.


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