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PostSubject: UK place-names   April 18th 2010, 7:49 am

I can't abide that Sat Nav,
I love maps quaint and old,
From mine here's places that have
Strange titles to behold.

As UK breezes billow
Round signposts north and south
They guide you to Prickwillow,
They lead to Cockermouth.

I've never really got 'em,
Each one is quite unique,
Why call somewhere Pratt's Bottom
Or Frisby on the Wreak?

Was Funtington a giggle,
Was Effingham reviewed?
Did Upham make them wriggle,
Is Foxup something rude?

Whoever thought up Swinton
Their commonsense was seen
But what of Piddlehinton
And what if Acock's Green?

They must have had a flicker,
A smile they couldn't dodge
To conjure Upper Dicker
As well as Knockie Lodge.

Did parish council dollops
Imagine Fockerby?
They blessed us with The Wallops
And Wetwang by the sea.

These names should never alter,
We all would feel their loss,
Though some can make eyes water -
Especially Ball's Cross.


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PostSubject: Re: UK place-names   April 18th 2010, 8:01 am

Exalt! Again you kept a perfect rhyme whilst incorporating all the silly but unique names we have here in the UK. I loved this write, oh the names I could add to your list lol ... wonderful, witty and educational to boot, K xxx


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PostSubject: Re: UK place-names   April 18th 2010, 8:22 am

Hahaha, this is witty and so funny. The Cockermouth is in my language simillar to our oddly named village and it's always fun to go to the clerks office when arranging documents and watch them grinnig. Very Happy Loved this!
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PostSubject: Re: UK place-names   April 18th 2010, 8:37 am

A fine poem in celebration of our quirky villiage names and long may they live. When i lived in Worcestershire (fancy naming a town after a bloody sauce lol) we had an upper piddle and a lower piddle.





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