Feed Dump 209 - UK Tourism Edition

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Feed Dump 209 - UK Tourism Edition

Postby Kathleen » 17 Jun 2015, 00:23

This week, Beej and Andrew find out a lot of... personal things about Merry Olde England.

https://youtu.be/mnTC0AfCa9c
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Postby wizzerd229 » 17 Jun 2015, 00:30

there is no way in hell ALL of those names are real
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Postby 7SecondsLeft » 17 Jun 2015, 01:29

Nork is slang for breasts here, so totally deserves a place on the list.

wizzerd229 wrote:there is no way in hell ALL of those names are real


Considering our ancient ancestors went around drawing giant penises on the sides of hills in chalk, I can totally believe that entire list is real. In fact I'm surprised it's so short - I know they could have included places like "Hole of Horcum", "Honey Knob Hill" or "Twatt", for example :D
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Postby Brett.50 » 17 Jun 2015, 01:31

I can confirm that Horncastle, Lincolnshire is real as I went to school there!
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Postby PerpetualOddness » 17 Jun 2015, 01:47

I can also confirm that Ramsbottom, Lancashire is real for that is my home town. We're real, and...yes, we have a few sheep.

Rather boringly, the prevailing theory for this name is that it is named after a type of garlic that grows in the bottom of the valley. Nowhere near as fun as you might think :-\
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Postby Twinklefeet » 17 Jun 2015, 04:27

There is an amazing cider brewery in Tutts Clump that makes some incredible drinks. They make the rounds at ale festivals and other such drunkeries. Also I grew up very near to a place called Three Cocks. It never stops being amusing.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 17 Jun 2015, 05:16

As a Briton who enjoys "The Meaning of Liff" to a slightly worrying degree:

1) Not only can I entirely confirm that everything on that list sounds legit, and that I've heard of or been to several of them, but it's reached a point now where nothing on that list surprises me
2) The main things I was concentrating on during that part were the occasional spelling mistakes and Graham's kinda hilarious pronounciation
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 17 Jun 2015, 05:19

Also, on a related note of English place names, please feel free to enjoy a famous urban legend which does the rounds online every so often:

"The Cock Inn" is actually a pretty common name for a pub around here- there's one just down the road from my home town. There is also, apparently, one in the borough of Tillet in Hertfordshire, specifically in the small hamlet of Erbum. The place is said to be owned by a woman named Linda Lykes, who thus receives letters addressed to:

Linda Lykes
The Cock Inn
Erbum
Tillet
Herts


Fairly sure it's not true, but to be honest it's entirely believable
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Postby theknightofiron » 17 Jun 2015, 05:54

Apparently they brought this sort of naming with them when they colonized Australia
we have a whole suburb here in Perth called cockburn. its pronounced co burn (and no one will give me a legitimate reason why it should be pronounced like this)
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Postby Master Gunner » 17 Jun 2015, 06:14

While we're on the topic: Dildo, Newfoundland.
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Postby SohNata » 17 Jun 2015, 08:00

I've been to way too many of those places. Deadpan Graham makes it even better.

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Postby undecided44 » 17 Jun 2015, 09:02

The name change story sparked a memory of mine about this story, in which the voters in Gay Head Massachusetts, a small town on the island of Martha's Vineyard decided to change the name of their town to one in the language of the Wampanoag (the local Native American tribe, who constitute a large percentage of the town's ~200 residents [as of the mid 1990s]). The town of Aquinnah still proudly claims the historic Gay Head Lighthouse.

Note the complete seriousness of the 7th 'graph of the NYT story about the campaign's focus on recognizing the town's history as a predominantly Native American community, and nothing to do with "the 20th-century connotation of the word 'gay,' which meant something quite different when it was affixed to this area during the 17th century."
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Postby mtvcdm » 17 Jun 2015, 09:37

Quick note about the FIFA bit: Sepp Blatter, after resigning, then speculated about a week later that ehhhhhhh maybe I'll run for re-election to the seat I just said I'm vacating.

There's also the bit about CONMEBOL (South America) headquarters in Luque, Paraguay- a suburb of Asuncion- somehow managing to get itself embassy powers, making the police unable to prosecute for any crime occurring on the grounds. Nobody in the Paraguayan legislature knows for sure how that happened because they don't always read the stuff they're voting on.

There's also the FIFA-made movie United Passions, which made a whopping $607 on opening weekend, also known as 'maybe enough to win a Desert Bus silent auction, maybe, perhaps, if the bidding stays relatively quiet'.
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 17 Jun 2015, 10:10

I always think the address joke gets better each time you use it. :D
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Postby ZZ9PluralZAlpha » 17 Jun 2015, 10:34

The thing about those names is, most of them were probably named before those words were anything close to being considered rude. Still, no one likes to make fun of those names more than we Britts do.
As for the road name in Kent, as someone who went to college not far from there, I can report that people are just weird down in the bottom right hand corner of the country.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 17 Jun 2015, 15:03

theknightofiron wrote:Apparently they brought this sort of naming with them when they colonized Australia
we have a whole suburb here in Perth called cockburn. its pronounced co burn (and no one will give me a legitimate reason why it should be pronounced like this)


Cockburn (pronounced Cobain) is a common enough surname, particularly in Wales. Not sure why the pronunciation/spelling has evolved that way.
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Postby mikeyjh » 17 Jun 2015, 16:37

and more and more believable.

thanks all.

AdmiralMemo wrote:I always think the address joke gets better each time you use it. :D
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Postby Robo4900 » 17 Jun 2015, 17:03

Guys. You forgot my favourite one: Bell End, Worcestershire.

(And yes, that one is indeed real)
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Postby phlip » 17 Jun 2015, 21:22

mtvcdm wrote:Quick note about the FIFA bit: Sepp Blatter, after resigning, then speculated about a week later that ehhhhhhh maybe I'll run for re-election to the seat I just said I'm vacating.

Someone needs to inform this guy that prosecutions don't work like flicker effects in Magic, and you don't stop being targeted just because you briefly leave and then come back...

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Postby Lucy_Valentine » 18 Jun 2015, 15:16

This town in Yorkshire got one of my friends in trouble when her job took her there:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penistone
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Postby 008Zulu » 18 Jun 2015, 16:36

There's a town in Queensland, Australia named "Blackbutt".
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Postby Stellapacifica » 22 Jun 2015, 13:58

My hat! You have my hat! Agh, the honor is overwhelming. I hope it serves you well forevermore. Also, if Tally wants to give it a hat-hat, I'm sure she's seen that tumblr post as well. As far as odd road names go, for what it's worth, I live near Po`ope`e (pronounced poh-oh-peh-eh, sort of). It's Hawaiian, but it still says poopee.

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