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Re: OT: Place names

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, May 5, 2000, 23:44
John Cowan wrote:
> Then there's the tourist who saw several warning signs on the motorway > for the town of Loose Chippings, but somehow never came to it....
What are Loose Chippings?
> One of the towns near the estate rejoices in the name of > Monk's-Unmentionable-cum-Mumble. ("Unmentionables" was once a euphemism for > "underpants".)
LOL! Actually, tho, I've heard "unmentionables" used a few times for underpants, so it's still in use. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor