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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:58 am
by Des
Near us we've got Quedgeley in Gloucestershire and Nempnet Thrubwell in Somerset.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:15 pm
by Ted
Me-no-call-you-no-come in Jamaica

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 5:25 pm
by Dominic
Pennycomequick, near Plymouth railway staion.

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:49 pm
by Dayna
When they're home in Ohio, my Dad & his wife live on a street called Butterfield. Once someone scraped off the R and it read Butte field,

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:27 am
by tulsehill charlie
Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein (somewhere in South Africa).
This translates from Afrikaans (Twee-buffels-met-een-skoot-morsdood-geskiet-fontein) as "Two-buffaloes-with-one-shot-stonedead-shot-fountain". I suspect it may have been named by Baron von Munchausen, or his South African cousin, Oom Schalk van Niekerk, both of whom told whoppers.

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:29 am
by tulsehill charlie
There's a wonderfully-named town in Botswana called Gogogogo

The Sound of Mull

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:26 am
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
Mull is a funny old island. Place names there include Fishnish, Mishnish, Treshnish, Mornish and Quinish.



PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:26 pm
by Paul
Best street name is in my home town Hull - The Land of Green Ginger.

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:07 pm
by will vine
Somewhere around these parts, the villages of COLD CHRISTMAS, and UGLEY, home of the famous Ugley Womens Institute.

(Does anyone remember the tv series "Brass" set in admittedly ficticious Utterley, home of the Utterley Mixed Infants School)

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:55 pm
by Dayna
Jupiter, Florida

There's Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

I wish I was ... in Huish Champflower

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:55 am
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
With apologies to 'Beach Bum Music' who has just posted this link which is a Klondike of odd place names -

10Radio is the community radio station for the Ten Parishes of Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Brompton Ralph, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Fitzhead, Huish Champflower, Milverton, Stawley and Wiveliscombe in Somerset"


PS I can't imagine what it must be like to live in Huish Champflower and have to state your address over the phone to your bank's call centre. My town has only 5 letters and it takes them 20 minutes to get it right.

PPS It sounds quite romantic as a replacement for 'Carrickfergus' in the song of the same name though.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:07 pm
by Des
Huish Champflower - reggae capital of the world, June.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:08 pm
by Des

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:09 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Longbenton? That was the location of my student hall of residence in Newcastle.

I thought it was rather ordinary compared to some of the other weird place names up there like Cruddas Park and Spital Tongues.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:28 am
by Kirin
Yackandandah. It's just a nice word to say. One of my South African relatives once had terrible trouble with Wooloomooloo. She was pronouncing each part separately, and as if it rhymed with 'zoo.' Woo. Loo. Moo. Loo.

On the subject of American place names, I'm a fan of Zzyxx. Again, just a nice word.