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place names part two

Aldus 29 Apr 99 - 08:56 AM
Margo 29 Apr 99 - 09:53 AM
Bert 29 Apr 99 - 10:51 AM
The Shambles 29 Apr 99 - 01:18 PM
Bert 29 Apr 99 - 01:29 PM
Penny 30 Apr 99 - 05:48 AM
John Wood 30 Apr 99 - 02:39 PM
Mudjack 30 Apr 99 - 03:37 PM
Penny 03 May 99 - 05:18 PM
The Shambles 03 May 99 - 05:39 PM
LEJ 03 May 99 - 06:18 PM
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Tucker 05 May 99 - 03:48 AM
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Penny 05 May 99 - 04:22 PM
McMusic 06 May 99 - 02:31 AM
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Subject: place names part two
From: Aldus
Date: 29 Apr 99 - 08:56 AM

I like this idea very much, hope no one minds my having started part two...part one was getting very long. Here are some of the place names I like...all are in Nova Scotia...Mushaboom, Tatamagouche, Mistake River, Skir Dhu, Dunmaglass (great name for a pub eh ?) and finally...my favourite Nova Scotia place name...Lower Economy.. it describes the place so well !


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Margo
Date: 29 Apr 99 - 09:53 AM

OK Sam, you've got my curiosity up. What does Plog Off mean?

Margie


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Bert
Date: 29 Apr 99 - 10:51 AM

Penny,

Here's a map of Essex Essex
Messing just north of Tiptree.

Some other names on that map are....
Helion's Bumpstead
Little End
Molehill Green
and Toot Hill

Bert.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Apr 99 - 01:18 PM

Bert

We used to live on that map and my daughter went to Black Notley High School.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Bert
Date: 29 Apr 99 - 01:29 PM

You following me around again???


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Penny
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 05:48 AM

Dai, that is definitely the one I meant. Some of the syllables certainly feel familiar on recitation. And thanks for posting the Chesterton: I looked for it last night, but found I didn't have it.

And Bert, thanks for the map, which I have just seen. I had to use an atlas, though, as I am now working off downloaded floppies (dodgy modem, phone bill I wish I could dodge). Found Messing, and myself trapped in map hunting again. Good Easter, and Bacon End. And my old college, St Osyth, known as Toosey.

Steve and Bert, I agree on the "ing" ending - did a course once, and those names with "ing" alone are supposed to be very early. But if you can have a look at Wallenberg's "Placenames of Kent" (or it may be "Kentish Placenames") (or both) you may find the characteristics alternative. It can be amusing to imagine what characteristics would lead to particular personal names.

I really like Helion's Bumpstead.

Have seen the map now- more exploring due.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: John Wood
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 02:39 PM

I was in Cornwall, England a couple of weeks ago,on a flying visit to see my mum.Did you know there is a place there called ``Penny Come Quick.´´Not quite sure where it is in Cornwall......perhaps near ``Fiddler's Green´´?


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mudjack
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 03:37 PM

Cucamonga and Etiwanda, adjoining towns in Southern California. Of course the Yuppies in their infinite wisdom changed it to Rancho Cucamonga. Now it sounds like a place to establish a bordello. Margarita, don't ask me what it means, see you at song circle. Jack


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Penny
Date: 03 May 99 - 05:18 PM

Which one evident by mailing. There is an old people's nursing home near Burford in Oxfordshire called "Ramping Cat House". I have not had the nerve to stop and find its history.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 May 99 - 05:39 PM

My local football team Portland United, play in blue and white and are doing very well this season, incidently.

They have a sign up that says. "Welcome to the home of the blues".

We are way down south, after all.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: LEJ
Date: 03 May 99 - 06:18 PM

Penny...I love "Ramping Cat House." Sounds like a brothel for the handicapped...LEJ


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Roddy
Date: 04 May 99 - 09:05 PM

John Wood, Boy, have you made enemies !! Cornwall "England" ??!!! Cornwall is a separate country under the English crown. It's even got its own Celtic language closely allied to Breton and Welsh. Roddy


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Bob Landry
Date: 04 May 99 - 11:36 PM

More Canadian place names for you, eh?

Come By Chance, Newfoundland is mentioned in the earlier thread. To that I would add Dildo, Tickle Cove, Heart's Delight, Heart's Content, Conception Bay and finally Placentia (its original name was Plaisance before the English took Newfoundland from the French.)

In Nova Scotia, you'll find the Pubnicos, a series of several villages named Pubnico, East Pubnico, Lower East Pubnico, Middle Pubnico, West Pubnico and, well you get the idea.

There's St-Louis de HaHa and Ste-Tite in Quebec. Toronto has been nick-named Hogtown and Toronto the Good, among other, by denizens of pther parts of Canada.

Finally, how about Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta.

Bob


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Tucker
Date: 05 May 99 - 03:48 AM

There was a woman some time back (ok I know this isn't a place name but I got to drop this story) at a local hospital. She heard the nurses talking about Placenta, thought it a beutiful name, and now there is a poor girl running around our town with that moniker.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 05 May 99 - 01:10 PM

Margerita

I'm afraid I have no idea what 'Plog Off' means, because i don't speak french.

bye, Sam


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Penny
Date: 05 May 99 - 04:22 PM

I did see a place labelled Pol Off on one local map. Turned out it was a police office.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: McMusic
Date: 06 May 99 - 02:31 AM

In Eastern Pennsylvania--the "Pennsylvania Dutch Country"-- there are three little hamlets in a row: Fertility, Intercourse, And Paradise. Draw your own conclusions.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Penny
Date: 06 May 99 - 03:04 AM

I was saving Upchat Lane for an appropriate moment, and as now a bad pickup line thread has started, it seems to be the time.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Bert
Date: 06 May 99 - 12:01 PM

Pol Off! I love it Penny.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 06 May 99 - 05:41 PM

Newfoundland also has Joe Batt's Arm. I've heard rumours of a Topsail Tickle but have never been able to find it on a map.

Nova Scotia has Ecum Secum. Skir Dubh named above sounds like it is Gaelic for black something -- likely is, because it is on Cape Breton Island.

Newburgh, Ontario used to be called Rogue's Hollow. I'm sorry that they changed the name.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 07 May 99 - 03:01 AM

My brother in law used to live in Little Dunmow (UK.) . Just down the road from Cairns is Garradunga, further south is Rollingstone Safety Beach is in W.A.
regards Ted


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: puzzled
Date: 07 May 99 - 04:27 PM

There are a lot of towns that have dissappeared over the years. Ghost towns people call them. Some of them still have buildings some of them only have foundations that you have to look around in the pastures to find. When i was younger one of my favorite towns to drive through was Orgasm, Kansas. It was between Buffalo and Rose. I can't believe that there wasn't enough interest in the place to keep it going. When i was a young cowpoke if i happened to be driving through there and blinked i would miss it. But i guess that was true for a lot of us younguns.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 May 10 - 09:34 AM

We were recently at Upton on Severn Folk Fest, and on driving to town from our campsite, parked up near the fire station.

Walking towards the river, I noticed the name of the road we'd parked: 'Minge Lane'!!


More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rude_Britain


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: JeffB
Date: 11 May 10 - 04:22 PM

There's a village in Hertfordshire called Nasty, and about ten miles away one called Ugley. Inevitably, there was eventually a wedding between a young man from one village and a girl from the other. And inevitably, the local paper ran the headline - Nasty Man Marries Ugley Woman.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 May 10 - 06:15 PM

In Oregon there is a graveled throughway out in the country on which a number of Amish families used to live. When I was growing up, its official title, complete with sign board, was 'Hook and Eye Lane' (The Amish don't use buttons). Nowadays, with the Amish long gone, it is called 'Dutch Lane'.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 11 May 10 - 06:15 PM

Also with Nova Scotia names: Shubenacadie, Port Mouton (the locals
pronounce it Muh-toon), and Malignant Cove, and Antigonish (or as some
people frame it "Antigo-nowhere") The most interesting names
are the ones that are of Mi'kmaq origin.

Aldus, Dunmaglas is a nice place. It's named after the headquarters
of the Clann MacGillebhràth in Scotland.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 11 May 10 - 06:18 PM

I forgot to mention, the "T" is silent in Antigonish. That and Shubie
are examples of the towns that have Mi'kmaq names.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: GUEST,mark-s(on the road)
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:37 PM

Come to New Jersey! We have, among others, Hackensack, Ho-Ho-Kus, Peapack, Bivalve, Egg Harbor, Little Egg Harbor (for those not into big city life) and the ever popular town of Elmer. Oh, and there is a township named Pilesgrove. I'll leave it to your imagination the appearance of a grove in which piles are found.
Mark


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: gnu
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:13 AM

How do you get to Antigonish? Take the Trans-Canada Highway (the T-Can) and turn left at the lights.

I kid you not.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:15 PM

Minnesota has an abundance of place names coming from Indian languages, mostly Dakota/Sioux or Ojibwe/Chippewa:

Counties: Anoka, Chippewa, Dakota, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona.

Towns: Bemidji, Biwabik, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chisago, Cohasset, Cokato, Cuyuna, Eyota, Hokah, Kabetogama, Keewatin, Matomedi, Mankato, Mazeppa, Minneota, Minnetrista, Nisswa, Ogema, Okabena, Orono, Osakis, Osseo, Otsego, Owatonna, Sebeka, Shakopee, Wabasso, Waconia, Wanamingo, Waubun, Winnebago.

Lakes: (only a few of the more prominent ones) Minnetonka, Nokomis, Pokegama, Winnibigoshish.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Anne Lister
Date: 12 May 10 - 03:25 PM

One of my favourite subjects ... we're still lamenting that we've been unable to put in an offer on a house on the wonderfully named Old Pant Lane.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 May 10 - 09:54 AM

Jacqui has a picture of Kendall and Utah on a street corner. The street signs at just the right angle read Old and Fart. Very funny.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: bubblyrat
Date: 13 May 10 - 12:51 PM

Haven't seen Part One,so might be repeating here ; anyway;---

                  DILDO (Canada)

                      TWATT    (Scotland)

            CONDOM   (France)

                   FUCKING   (Austria)

               GROPE CUNT STREET ( Near Whitecross, London,but NOT called that any more !!)


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: TheSnail
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:25 PM

Opportunity for twinning associations -

Split (Croatia)
Splatt (Cornwall)
Splott (Wales)


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:53 PM

Two towns..NEAR each other in Texas:

Noodle Dome

Muleshoe

New Mexico:

Truth or Consequences

GfS


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 May 10 - 06:37 AM

........& some in Wales:

Pant - an instruction?

Hengoed - across the road?


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 10 - 06:45 AM

Aparently most places called 'Grape Lane' were originally called 'Grope Lane' and before that 'Grope Cunt Lane'

Mike


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Michael
Date: 14 May 10 - 06:56 AM

Guest '14 May 10 - 06:45 AM' was me sans cookie. Sorry
Mike


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Michael
Date: 14 May 10 - 06:59 AM

Near where my Mother lives is a grassy field with the sign
"Dykes Close". and near me there is "Dykes House"

Mike


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:47 AM

Bert you missed Essex places

Messing cum Inworth
Kingswode Hoe
Fingring Hoe Wick

and in Virginia

Bumpass
Assawoman
Onancock


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:51 AM

I forgot in Virginia when they went to naming long drives so emergency services could find the house, somebody named their road in Albermarle VA, "Pinch em Slyly."


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 May 10 - 11:05 AM

The Guardian ran this story about how a town in Canada is trying to get people to come as tourists - Can the town of Asbestos win over the tourists?

And it accompanied this with a list "other North American towns that might struggle to attract the tourist pound":

Intercourse, Pennsylvanis
Boring, Oregon
Dull, Ohio
Ordinary, Virginia
Spunky Puddle, Ohio
Mosquitoville, Vermont
Hell, Michigan
Slaughterville, Oklahoma
Tightwas, Missouri
Roaches, Illinois
Dildo, Newfoundland
Crotch Lake, Ontario
Bummerville, California
Gas, Kansas
Purgatory, Maine


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 May 10 - 11:06 AM

That should be Tightwad, Missouri


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 May 10 - 04:12 PM

The Pendicles of Collymoon (near Stirling in Scotland)


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 May 10 - 04:27 PM

Shitterton in the valley of the river Piddle has been changed to Sitterton


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 12:38 PM

Vagina is Wise


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 12:49 PM

We've got Fustyweed, Great Snoring, Little Snoring and Nowhere Lane here in Norfolk UK.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 01:54 PM

Nympsfield in Gloucestershire UK. The hamlet just round the corner is Cockadilly.

I once sent a postcard back to the guys at work that said
"Camping in Nympsfeld, 'scuse shaky handwriting

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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Thompson
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 07:34 PM

Muff, Co Donegal is a nice name; Coolfancy, Co Wexford; Hackballscross, Co Monaghan, etc - the names, of course, derive from Irish and are less exciting than they sound (Muff is from Maigh, a plain; Coolfancy is Cúl na Foinse, the remote place where there is a spring of water; Hackballscross is possibly called after some English incomer, because its name in Irish is Crois an Mhaor, or the Steward's Crossing). Wexford also has a Bastardstown (named after a Frenchman) and Tyrone has Lower Balix (I'll just mention the Ulster Plantation here). And there's Lousybush in Wexford. And… well, we can stop there.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: BobL
Date: 01 Aug 18 - 02:17 AM

Shillington in Bedfordshire was originally Shitlington. Apparently it was changed shortly before Queen Victoria was due to visit.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Aug 18 - 05:19 AM

And did she while she was there?


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Aug 18 - 05:32 AM

Near Yelverton, in Devon, on the fringes of Dartmoor, there are two settlements called Crapstone and Chipshop. I understand that at least one or two members of folk royalty live in the vicinity.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Aug 18 - 12:19 PM

There is a canal bridge - and is still the same as I remember it AFAIK in Darlaston, South Staffs - Bughole Bridge.

And a bridge & area called Daw End - pronounced Doh End in Aldridge.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: JMB
Date: 04 Aug 18 - 09:51 AM

Some interesting place names include the twin cities Dull and Boring. Dull is in Scotland and Boring is somewhere in America.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Jack Campin
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 07:18 AM

Uranus, Missouri


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:45 AM

Cumming Court in Cheltenham. Prudishly called C C on Streetmap

Uranus, Missouri - dare I look it up?


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:46 AM

I did. Ho Ho Ho.


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:49 AM

Muff, Co Donegal is a nice name

Hence the...

Muff Diving Club


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Subject: RE: place names part two
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:50 AM

What makes you think I want to look up Uranus?


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