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What Embarrassing Name Does your Hamlet/Town Have?


rdave13
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Couldn't help but smile at this article, Odd News.

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Bapou

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In my teens I once courted a lass from the village of Pity Me Co. Durham. Never did find out the true origin of the name.

Wikipedia notes a couple such as:

The coffin of St Cuthbert was dropped near Pity Me on the way to Durham, at which point the saint implored the monks carrying him to take pity on him and be more careful.

Or, coming to the location during a flight from a Viking raid, a group of monks sang the 51st Psalm, the Latin version of which includes the words "Miserere mei, Deus", which may be rendered in English as "Pity me, O God".

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Bing.alau

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jb. I was going to try to post the name of that place but thought better of it. Brumas will be tickled pink, if he reads the link and the bit about there being no postcards.

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QuizMan

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Pratts Bottom in Kent is only about 5 miles away from me.

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Bing.alau

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My pub was in Knotty Ash and all my old friends thought I was joking when I told them. They thought it was a figment of Ken Dodd's imagination. Ken Dodd still lives there. The lady in the local paper shop used to call him a tightwad, because he was so hard to get him to pay his paper bill. Seems to have a funny attitude to money doesn't he? The tax man thinks so too.

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Aitchbee

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There's a spot in the 'saddle' of Glen Croe in the Highlands of Scotland called ' Rest-and-be-Thankful '...for obvious reasons...

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