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Post by ExEmGe » October 31st, 2010, 12:07 pm

There are a number of places with 'piddle' in their names in Worcestershire & Dorset & the 'Dorset Piddle Brewery' make a beer of that name.
So you can have a pint of it.
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Post by gypsygirl » October 31st, 2010, 8:02 pm

ExEmGe wrote:There are a number of places with 'piddle' in their names in Worcestershire & Dorset & the 'Dorset Piddle Brewery' make a beer of that name.
So you can have a pint of it.
My inner twelve-year-old is sniggering.
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Post by KiltedDragon » November 1st, 2010, 6:08 am

Thought that I would throw in that Michigan has a Climax, Christmas, and the ever popular Kalamazoo (I guess growing up with that one it seems normal to me, but a lot of people seem to think it is made up).
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 1st, 2010, 6:55 pm

and don't forget Hell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan

Then there is Intercourse, PA.
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Post by KiltedDragon » November 1st, 2010, 7:45 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:and don't forget Hell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan
I can't believe I forgot Hell, I live within miles of it. :oops:
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Post by gloriana » November 2nd, 2010, 6:05 am

One of my favorite places in Cornwall is called Mousehole. Although I believe it's pronounced "Mowzle."

And my father, who is a native Texan, claims there are towns in Texas called Dimebox and Swinny Switch. Never been there, myself...

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Post by gypsygirl » November 2nd, 2010, 7:43 am

KiltedDragon wrote:Thought that I would throw in that Michigan has a Climax, Christmas, and the ever popular Kalamazoo (I guess growing up with that one it seems normal to me, but a lot of people seem to think it is made up).
Now I'm going to have "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" stuck in my head all day. :lol:
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Post by CarlManchester » November 2nd, 2010, 10:21 am

KiltedDragon wrote:...and the ever popular Kalamazoo (I guess growing up with that one it seems normal to me, but a lot of people seem to think it is made up).
I was talking to someone who had just come to England from Canada and I said I had a meeting in Ardwick, which is a district of central Manchester. To me, it's just a normal place-name, but she laughed and then said: "Seriously, where is your meeting?". :?
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Post by KiltedDragon » November 4th, 2010, 8:21 am

I almost forgot the ever popular Bad Axe and Colon, Michigan. And to go along with the endless summertime road construction in this state, we have De Tour Village.
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Post by Chrisczech » November 4th, 2010, 8:37 am

Not a place-name per se, but the locals in Castleford in West Yorkshire had a battle with the Local Council who wanted to rename "Tickle Cock bridge" as "Tittle Cott Bridge".
The locals won - the name originates from its use by courting couples!

Story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7263162/Tickle-Cock-Bridge-returned-to-original-name-after-row.html
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Post by Primsong » November 4th, 2010, 9:45 am

Over in my corner of the world we have "Boring" and "Drain" (yes, Oregon does have a drain for all that rain - see? Proof!) - heh....
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Post by mawakefield » December 1st, 2010, 6:56 am

There's a small town in Georgia called Armuchee. It's pronounced Armurchee. Ask anyone where the extra R comes from and they cannot tell you.

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Post by ExEmGe » December 1st, 2010, 10:51 am

Chrisczech wrote:a battle with the Local Council who wanted to rename "Tickle Cock bridge" as "Tittle Cott Bridge".
Let's not get into what "Grape Lane" use to be called
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Post by AnnaMarie » December 2nd, 2010, 7:00 am

I drive past Butt Hollow Road frequently. :oops:

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Post by gypsygirl » December 2nd, 2010, 7:37 am

My favourite street name in my area is Bugtussle Lane. It makes me smile everytime I see it.
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