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Post by Leonidas » October 26th, 2010, 10:29 am

There is a restaurant in Gerrard Street in London. It is called Ho Lee Fook and well i will leave it to you but i can't help thinking the owner is trying to exclaim something.
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Post by neckertb » October 26th, 2010, 11:02 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
You know, the football club of Copenhagen goes by the letters FCK (Fodbold Klub København), that always makes me laugh too, especially the places where they have "FCK special" on match days...
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Post by Starlite » October 26th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Restaurant in Toronto "Hung Long" :oops:

I tried to take a picture but driving while taking a pic with a camera phone just is not ideal. :roll:

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Post by Peter Why » October 26th, 2010, 11:20 pm

There is a location on an area of saltings near Walton on the Naze, in East Anglia, called "Cunny Fur Ooze".

It's nearly impossible to get to from dry land; I've no idea why it's been singled out in this way.
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Post by ductapeguy » October 27th, 2010, 1:18 am

We have loads of them in Canada.

I always get a kick out of driving past Bolsover.

In Newfoundland, they have Dildo Run and Come By Chance.

If you are ever driving across Canada, they have a 20 foot statue of a smiling rock in a tux and top hat in Gladstone, Manitoba. It is the Gladstone Happy Rock.
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Post by RuthieG » October 27th, 2010, 1:53 am

I have always had a soft spot for Idle in West Yorkshire, England. Home to the Idle Working Men's Club...

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Post by russiandoll » October 27th, 2010, 2:25 am

ductapeguy wrote:We have loads of them in Canada.

I always get a kick out of driving past Bolsover.
You must have borrowed that from the one in Derbyshire, I think. Probably if an influential settler had come from a few miles west of where he did, or had just had more of a sense of poetry, you'd be enjoying a Canadian 'Sutton cum Duckmanton' instead.
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Post by peegee » October 27th, 2010, 4:27 am

I used to work with a guy who lived near Maes-Y-Cwmmer in Wales (it's pronounced "messy comer")

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Post by Leonidas » October 27th, 2010, 8:53 am

There is a place called Twatt in the Orkney Isles and also a place called Wetwang.
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Post by CarlManchester » October 27th, 2010, 9:02 am

This caused me amusement:

http://www.giddylimits.co.uk/images/signs/Ham_Sandwich_Sign.jpg

I really hope it isn't photoshopped.
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Post by Leonidas » October 27th, 2010, 9:13 am

I have found this website of place names. Warning if easily offended please do not enter the site below. http://www.i-r-genius.com/rudeplaces
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Post by russiandoll » October 27th, 2010, 9:57 am

CarlManchester wrote:This caused me amusement:

http://www.giddylimits.co.uk/images/signs/Ham_Sandwich_Sign.jpg

I really hope it isn't photoshopped.
That's lovely! That's a lunchtime kind of sign; you want to go here for breakfast.
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Post by CarlManchester » October 27th, 2010, 10:44 am

Or here if you are Paul Gascoigne.
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Post by FNH » October 30th, 2010, 9:07 am

I choose my name "Felbrigg" because is amused me when I saw it on a sign ( Felbrigg in Norfolk ) kinda put me in mind of an evil ship.

I've also seen a village in the south of England called simply... "Nasty"

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=nasty&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=12.687488,28.256836&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nasty,+Ware,+Hertfordshire,+United+Kingdom&z=14

And of course the famous "Fort Gay" in the US

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fort+gay&sll=51.75169,-0.166426&sspn=0.02593,0.055189&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Fort+Gay,+Wayne,+West+Virginia,+United+States&z=14

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Post by RuthieG » October 30th, 2010, 1:43 pm

We have a village called Pratts Bottom in Kent. As they say on their website, it is often the butt of jokes...

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