Placenames Revisited.

Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
I just remembered that when I was living near Mönchengladbach there was a village called Pongs. And just down the road from here there's a place called Titisee but it would be juvenile to mention that.
 

redfox

New Member
Location
Bourne End, UK
I recall swimming in Titisee with my son, we both found it quite amusing. His excuse was that he was 10, I don't have one.
 
I never grow tired of this subject...so I'll post my nearest funny placenames:
Willey, Leics (about 5 miles from here)
Bell End, Worcs (I used to mtb through here)
Twatt, Orkney (when we had this thread on singletrack a fewyears ago I discovered this place - it's not far from somewhere called 'burnt mound')
and so on...
 

TheDoctor

Resistance is futile!
Moderator
Location
Stevenage
Ugley and Nasty. Our local CTC has an Audax they call 'The Ugley Nasty Ride' as it goes through these places.

There's also a part of Falkirk that has the somewhat confrontational postcode of FK2 0FF!
 

Pandaboy

New Member
In eastern Cornwall there is a place called Botus Fleming which always sounds like a respiratory disease to me!

Lickey End near Bromsgrove never fails to raise a smile either.
 

Pandaboy

New Member
Uncle Mort said:
This site lets you insert your postcode and find the daftest place names in your vicinity, even including multimaps so you can get to them easily - essential reading !

http://andy.pants.users.btopenworld.com/Placenames.html
That is good.

Near me are:

Druggers End
Wyre Piddle
Piddle Brook
Sodom
Bullyhole Bottom
Box Tunnel
Feckenham
Booby Dingle
Wet Pits
and the aforementioned Lickey End

For my parents postcode in deepest darkest devon:

Crapstone
Lower Piles
Bush Down
Brown Willy
Atshaton Wood
Lickham Bottom
Dead Cow Point
Clitsome Farm
Burnt Bottom
Piddlehinton


I have actually visited/ travelled through Druggers End, Wyre Piddle, Lickey End and Crapstone - so it looks like I have some travelling to do.

Oh and travelling into Cheltenham to go to work I sometimes go via Uckington - which isn't very funny except people keep adding an F to the front on the road sign.
 

radger

Über Member
Location
Bristol
The A303 is a great source of signposts to strangely-named places. It's a road I've been travelling for 28 years, so I never forget some of the treats I've seen, which include:
Catsgore
Queen Camel
Dummer

Then there's a place nearish Exeter called Dog Village which I once visited having failed to get out of Exeter on the right road. This makes me laugh, anyway

If you like stupid place names, I recommend this book
 
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