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
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
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