Amusing placenames of the world

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  1. camerafodder

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    Why has the recent thread on this subject been closed? :dk:
     
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    perhaps someone mentioned

    Mercdriversareknobsville Tennessee.
     
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    Ignorning the obvious childish nature of the thread, it was dodging the sware filter.
     
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    Yes why close the thread?
     
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    As Sp!ke said recently, the mods aim to keep the forum suitable for a "15" audience (later revised to "12", I think) - ie: family-friendly. I don't know whether it was Sp!ke who closed the thread, but I presume it was closed before it descended into a competition to see who could find the most offensive placename. I guess it had already started to go that way, and it was only a matter of time until someone mentioned what Magpie Lane in Oxford used to be called in the 13th Century...
     
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    Cue Google search.

    Edit.

    Searched, found and nuff said.

    Further Edit.

    MOCAS. Would you like to be in my pub quiz team?
     
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    Ho Ho MOCAS I think you've 'won'! My anticipated contribution pales into insignificance in comparison to your interesting piece of social history. :D
     
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    I reckon he listens to radio three, that is where I heard that snippet.

    It amused me that is was suitable for the R3 audience mid afternoon but completely unacceptable pretty much anywhere else on the BBC during the day. I can't say I am a fan of Magpie Lane in casual conversation either so it is fair.

    The East End of London had cheap and plain versions until the late 17th.

    What fun we have on here!
     
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    There is a town near me, famous last year for being flooded, called ****ermouth.

    It is quite normal to see Mercedes drivers suddenly leaping across their car's interiors to preserve their passengers modesty by shielding their eyes as they enter the town, where the unexpurgated name can be seen by all, with the shocking prefix 'Welcome to...'

    Next week, why you should never take your S Class to S****horpe, and how my SLK was corrupted by a glimpse of a naked pianoforte leg.[​IMG]
     
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    Without wanting to drag the thread down.. Radio 4 can be just as risqu'e at times. I was once listening to a play or reading whilst working up a ladder in the early evening (way before the watershed) when a young pupil asked his teacher "Can I finger you, Miss?" Don't know how I kept my balance. :crazy:
     
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    Not far from Holmfirth are Thong and Nether Thong.

    And near Barnsley I came accross a place called Penistone. Does that ring a bell with any of you?
     
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    I'm sure finisterre meant Radio 4 rather than Radio 3, who aren't known for their risqué chat.

    In fact, R4 was in the news this weekend after someone got all hot under the collar about a joke Sandi Toksvig made on The News Quiz last year. It wasn't so much the joke and its subject matter that rattled the Mail on Sunday's cage, but the fact that commissioning editor Paul Mayhew Archer had given it his prior approval, and that a complaint to the BBC's Director of Standards was rejected, as was a subsequent appeal to the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee.

    The Mail's priggish attitude on this has all the trademarks of a petulant child trying to get another kid into trouble by telling tales out of school, and quite rightly being met with indifference for its trouble.

    Long live Radio "what's a watershed?" 4!
     
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    It was definitely R3.

    One of those cosy little chats while the orchestra is powdering its nose.

    Not that musicians take drugs, you understand.

    Writing in euphemism can confuse.
     
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