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Olinguito
1276882.  Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:21 am Reply with quote

Arsenyev, Russia.

The footballer Andrey Arshavin, who once played for Arsenal, a club managed by ArsŤne Wenger and whose players, prior to last nightís Europa League win at AC Milan, were recently playing like arseholes, was not born there.

 
Olinguito
1278452.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 am Reply with quote

Two places in Madagascar called Analamary:

 
'yorz
1278456.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:53 am Reply with quote

Why did I read that as anal malarky?

 
Olinguito
1278485.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:29 am Reply with quote

Thatís why itís a rude name!

 
duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk
1284099.  Mon May 14, 2018 1:55 pm Reply with quote

There's a street in St Andrews called Butts Wynd.

It seemed to have no formal name until the 17th century and is so-called because it leads to Bow butts where archery was practised. It has survived at least two attempts to change its name.

http://www.visitstandrews.com/historicstreetname/

 
Gabby Lister
1287190.  Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:22 pm Reply with quote

Some of my favourites:
Wetwang - village in the Yorkshire Wolds
Titty Hill- in West Sussex
Bitchfield- village in Linconshire
Cockermouth - market town in Cumbria

 
Bondee
1287279.  Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm Reply with quote

Cockermouth is mentioned in the first post of this thread, but I'm surprised that the others haven't already made an appearance. Nice work, Gabby!

 
Gabby Lister
1287290.  Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:29 pm Reply with quote

Thank you! I couldnít bring myself to make a list without Cockermouth

 
artymcclench
1287584.  Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:33 pm Reply with quote

Dead Woman's Bottom, Mells. Somerset.

Would Ecclefechan count (despite being utterly respectable)?

 
tetsabb
1287589.  Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 am Reply with quote

Ecclefechan is one of those words which, at a glance, looks filthy, but isn't. It's like Douglas Adams wanted to call a character something like 'Scrunty Futtbuck', but the BBC would not allow it, so the character was renamed Slarty Bartfast

 
14-11-2014
1310634.  Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:41 am Reply with quote

Translation error @44:00: Pooland, The Netherlands (sign @44:24: it's Poolland, Pole Land).

 
suze
1310715.  Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:21 pm Reply with quote

Does that mean Pole Land as in "land with lots of big long sticks in it", or Pole Land as in "land of Polish people", or Pole Land as in "land of fields"?

Poland is "land of fields", from Old Polish pole, a field.

 
'yorz
1310717.  Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:42 pm Reply with quote

As far as I can gather, Poolland (pron. Pole-lahnd) refers to North-/South Pole, plus-/minus/magnetic pool (pron pole); or football pool (we use that same word).
Long sticks are palen (pron. pahlen).

FWIW - it was just a subtitle typo, and a tad far fetched to call that a rude place name. The sign in the water spells it with 2 l's, and the pronunciation was clearly with two l's, too.
Preposterous program, btw.

 
Bondee
1310735.  Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:49 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
... from Old Polish pole, a field.


Would that have a similar background to ye olde imperial unit of measurement of the same name?

 
tetsabb
1310740.  Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:17 pm Reply with quote

My grandmother was expelled from school for telling disgusting jokes.
"Which 2 countries are found under the bed?"
"Po-land and China"

 

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