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GuyBarry
1327750.  Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:39 pm Reply with quote

This made me laugh so much I just had to share it:

https://www.roads.org.uk/blog/theres-no-such-thing-beesworth

 
Jenny
1327754.  Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:16 pm Reply with quote

Well I guess if there was no such place before - there probably is now!

 
suze
1327755.  Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:30 pm Reply with quote

One of the comments on the piece to which Guy links refers to "Beesworth Estate, twinned with Nid Wyf yn y Swyddfa Industrial Park in South Wales".

I didn't at once know what that was all about, but then I thought that this would be a good time to mention another road sign cock up from a few years ago. And in fact, "Nid Wyf yn y Swyddfa Industrial Park" is a reference to the very cock up that I had in mind. You can read about that one here.

 
Lucas
1329033.  Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 am Reply with quote

there is a place in Lancashire called queens camel

 
Lucas
1329121.  Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:49 am Reply with quote

I meant ramsbottom, queens camel is in berkshire

 
suze
1329138.  Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 am Reply with quote

Queen Camel is in fact in Somerset. Its name is usually taken to refer to a cantmael (a Medieval Welsh word for a piece of hilly land) which was owned by Eleanor of Provence in around 1250.

Ramsbottom is indeed in Lancashire. Its name is Old English and botm means a valley, but what the first element means is disputed. It could be ramm, a ram, or hramsa, wild garlic, and at this distance there is no way to know which was originally meant.

 
Lucas
1329146.  Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:34 am Reply with quote

there's also a place in Oxfordshire called backside lane and many in the uk contain the a certain body part

 
wisepop
1331078.  Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Talking about a road sign cock-up - what about the time in Wales that somebody took an automatic email reply as a translation and put in on a sign...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

 
14-11-2014
1333010.  Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:31 pm Reply with quote

http://www.belgian-solutions.be/photo-gallery

 

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