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Favorite Town names

The Sandman 09 Aug 12 - 01:13 PM
The Sandman 09 Aug 12 - 09:29 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 08 Aug 12 - 11:03 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 08 Aug 12 - 05:37 PM
banjoman 08 Aug 12 - 07:22 AM
Uncle_DaveO 07 Aug 12 - 04:47 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 06 Aug 12 - 06:17 PM
s&r 06 Aug 12 - 05:20 PM
s&r 06 Aug 12 - 05:15 PM
The Sandman 06 Aug 12 - 04:13 PM
Mr Happy 06 Aug 12 - 07:28 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 05 Aug 12 - 06:52 PM
YorkshireYankee 04 Aug 12 - 07:22 PM
Mavis Enderby 04 Aug 12 - 06:23 AM
MGM·Lion 04 Aug 12 - 05:59 AM
Georgiansilver 04 Aug 12 - 05:27 AM
Peter the Squeezer 04 Aug 12 - 04:29 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 03 Aug 12 - 05:57 PM
Ed T 03 Aug 12 - 05:49 PM
kendall 03 Aug 12 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 03 Aug 12 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,Eliza 03 Aug 12 - 03:34 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 03 Aug 12 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 03 Aug 12 - 03:30 PM
Musket 03 Aug 12 - 03:19 PM
GUEST,Eliza 03 Aug 12 - 02:49 PM
Ebbie 02 Aug 12 - 11:12 PM
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Mr Happy 02 Aug 12 - 05:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 01:13 PM

Don, please, do not misunderstand me, I am not being sour.
Little Snoring, Great Snoring,Little & Great Snoring in Norfolk, England


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 09:29 AM

Don , I am not sour and prickly.Just stating a fact , we can all make mistakes , myself included


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 11:03 PM

Hot Coffee, Mississippi supposedly got its name from a roadhouse sign advertising, oddly enough, hot coffee.

Stonehead, Indiana is named for a piece of folk sculpture in the front yard of a farmhouse.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 05:37 PM

There is also the village which revels in the name of "Snoring".

A sleepy little country place?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: banjoman
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 07:22 AM

Shitterton - Southern England. They got fed up of the sign being stolen that they had a new one made in concrete
Thereis also The land of Nod in Lancashire


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Aug 12 - 04:47 PM

I've lost track of who said it above, but

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, is just weird

Not so weird. It was named after a very popular network radio quiz/game show years ago.

And someone wondered about Normal, Illinois. A teachers' college (which used to be called a normal school, though I don't know why) was located there.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 06:17 PM

""much hadham is in hertfordshire""

Mea Culpa Dick! I got one wrong, proving that I have travelled in Hertfordshire as well as the South West.

You obviously would have considerable knowledge of town and village names throughout the country.

Wouldn't you rather add a few of those, rather than picking on others' honest mistakes?

You know, I don't remember you being this sour and prickly back in the days when I was booking you at the Dog & Gun F.C., but it seems to be the norm these days.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: s&r
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 05:20 PM

Some or more
here - and they're all placenames

Stu


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: s&r
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 05:15 PM

Douglas Adams co-authored the Deeper Meaning of Liff which uses obscure place names to describe things for which there is no word.EG for no reason except I just opened the book

"Hambledon" the sound of a single-engined aircraft flying by, heard while lying in a meadow in New England, which somehow concentrates the silence and sense of space and timelessness and leaves one with the feeling of something or other.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 04:13 PM

much hadham is in hertfordshire


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Aug 12 - 07:28 AM

In Cheshire, there's Peover & down a narrow lane there's Higher Peover, which has passing places!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 06:52 PM

I always enjoy driving through Dorset and Somerset past road signs pointing to

Middle Wallop
Nether Wallop
Much Hadham
Piddlehinton

I pick up new ones every time I head that way.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 07:22 PM

You gotta listen to this... John Forster is a genius, AFAIC!

John Forster: Entering Marion

John Forster: Entering Marion (live)

The first clip is significantly easier to understand than the live one, but the live one has a bit more personality, a very entertaining intro (which is not included in the first clip), and something to watch.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 06:23 AM

Newark, 'cos it has a good anagram...


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 05:59 AM

No particular double meaning; but I have always liked Oswaldtwistle ~ pronounced "Ozzle" by locals, I believe.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 05:27 AM

In the UK.. Upper Ramsbottom is one place I wouldn't want to live.. but if we're talking about favourite Town names.... Henley-in-Arden is my fave!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 04 Aug 12 - 04:29 AM

Don't forget Nobber, in County Meath, reputed birthplace of Turlough Carolan.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 05:57 PM

Giggleswick, Lancashire, England.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 05:49 PM

I always felt like stopping and resting while passing "Travellers Rest" PEI, Canada. But, I always seem to be in a rush and never got to do it-yet.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: kendall
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 04:07 PM

I've been to Scrabster on my way to Orkney. Also saw Lick, Bunn and Tongue, Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:35 PM

And while were on that slant; there's a place called Muff in Co Donegal. And yes, they have a diving club


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:34 PM

There's a super Border Morris team from there called Loose Women. Their costumes are in rainbow colours and they're really funny. They dance to a tune called Y-Fronts, among others!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:32 PM

Or the local women's Morris team


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:30 PM

'LOL Michael! And are they??'

The same question arises with regards to the WI in Loose (Kent)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Musket
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 03:19 PM

Every Ralph McTell admirer has heard of Tickle on the Tum. Seems a grand place.

Being a Derbyshire lad, I recall the saying "I'd rather live in Hope than die in Clay Cross....."


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 03 Aug 12 - 02:49 PM

LOL Michael! And are they??!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 11:12 PM

"So how do you pronounce Unalaska? Is it YOOnalaska? Un-Alaska(rhyming with bun? OOnalaska? Or some other way?: 31 May 06 - 02:39 AM

I haven't yet been there but in Juneau they say that it is pronounced UNalaska (as in bun). I would prefer it to be OONalaska.

One town in Norton Sound got its name from an error: a cartographer poring over a map scribbled Name? beside an untitled collection of homes. Someone else, they say, misread it and it became Nome.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 04:33 PM

There is a village in Essex called Ugley, where there is a branch of the WI called the Ugley Women's Institute.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Micca
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 03:00 PM

Mr Happy, was it near Penistone!!! ( I ant to get mine toned too !


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 02:15 PM

We have quite near to us in Norfolk a village called Little Snoring. And for those with a more serious problem, there is Great Snoring right next to it. And our village is half a mile from Fustyweed. There is a Muck Lane and a Nowhere Lane too.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 05:24 AM

Last week, travelling to North Yorkshire [Roxby] we passed a village whose name sign seemed to suggest something quite unexpected in the rural scenery, which at first sight looked like 'Sexshow!' but on closer inspection read 'Sexhow'

Oops, shoulda gone specksavers!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 11:18 PM

Slickpoo, Idaho


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 11:14 PM

Knockemstiff, Ohio


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 11:06 PM

Ismay, Montana, which briefly changed its name to Joe, Montana, has changed back to Ismay. The name of Joe didn't bring benefits to the town that citizens had hoped. click


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Sawzaw
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 11:05 PM

Tata Creek BC


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: frogprince
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 10:55 PM

I once help manufacture something that was sent to Bunn Level; it's been a long time, but I think it was in North Carolina.

Red Neck Arkansas; I think I discovered it with a National Geographic mapping CD. I gotta look and see if it shows up on mapquest or Yahoo maps.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:15 PM

I used to like Joe, Montana


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:03 PM

Two Dot, Montana

(and that's about how small it is)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Fred Bailey
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM

and Slapout, Oklahoma -- a good distance from Bug Tussle


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: kendall
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 06:31 AM

Passamaquoddy Maine. Indian name, means, "People who spear Pollock"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 02:54 AM

Twatt


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: kendall
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 10:53 AM

Intercourse PA.
Fucking Austria


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 07:44 AM

Bastard, Ontario

Newfoundland, Kentucky ( talk about blown off course !)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Mariner
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 03:39 PM

There is also the townland of Bastardstown in County Wexford, Ireland


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:40 AM

I am given to understand there is a town in Oregon called Wanker's Corner, although I've never been there.

O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:31 AM

Someone already mentioned Intercourse but what they didn't say was that Intercourse is right down the road from Blueball.
Basketball great Larry Bird was known as the Hick from French Lick. Now what was that town named for?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: dwditty
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 11:17 AM

New Jersey has lots of great names, as illustrated by Dave Van Ronk in GARDEN STATE STOMP in which every word in the song is the name of a town in New Jersey.

One the other hand, there is always Athol, Massachusetts (or should I say Mathachusetts)

dw


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 10:47 AM

When I go back to Edinburgh I usually come off the M74 and take the Biggar road.

Then there's the appropriately named Swindon, Wilts.

And you've heard about the Wrexham woman whose husband went missing so she lived in Hope.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 10:16 AM

There is a Nowthen, Minnesota..

We have towns called New London and New Brighton, and every year there is a New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, named after the more famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 09:44 AM

There is a dire shortage of crematoriums here in Ireland as the people and the church have up to comparatively recently regarded cremation with disapproval.
Not so long ago it was decided to build one in County Cork, the town selected - Ovens - obviously someone up there has a sense of humour.
Jim Carroll


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