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Jazzie26
266182.  Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:28 am Reply with quote

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I don't think that Pease Pudding is really a Yorkshire delicacy, you have the good people of the North East to thank for that.


Can you buy Pease Pudding in Yorkshire? I haven't come across it in any of the local supermarkets. When I lived further north, County Durham, as a child we couldn't get enough of it!

Infact, many Yorkshire folk have never heard of it.

 
Davini994
266194.  Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:10 am Reply with quote

Local shops and markets might be more fruitful. I'll ask my nan if you are still struggling and it's important.

 
Bondee
266288.  Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:52 am Reply with quote

Can you buy Pease Pudding in Pease Pottage?

 
Peregrine Arkwright
266417.  Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:11 pm Reply with quote

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Hope

West of Sheffield, south-east of Manchester, there is a village called Hope.
What do you call people who live in Hope?
Peregrine Arkwright

 
THiNK TaNK
267750.  Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:52 pm Reply with quote

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

In Massachussetts. The locals call it Webster Lake. Discuss.

 
Guest
268211.  Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:48 am Reply with quote

G whiz.

 
thePhantom
268284.  Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:55 pm Reply with quote

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West of Sheffield, south-east of Manchester, there is a village called Hope.
I live near there! It is really very beautiful, even though it is so close to the Devil's arse.

I know people who live Upper Ramsbottom in Lancashire.

 
Peregrine Arkwright
268438.  Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:50 pm Reply with quote

THiNK TaNK wrote:
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

In Massachussetts. The locals call it Webster Lake. Discuss.


The lake is actually named after Loch Ness. That long word is what a wee laddie was heard saying shortly after seeing the monster for the first time.
Peregrine Arkwright

 
Guest
268520.  Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:21 am Reply with quote

I remember discovering Great and Little Snoring on a trip to Norfolk years ago. I can also add Nasty, near Stevenage.

 
Peregrine Arkwright
268579.  Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:15 am Reply with quote

And then there's Brenzett in Kent. Not many places names have a 'z' in them. Anyone who can account for it?

Peregrine Arkwright

 
SParkly
269288.  Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:57 am Reply with quote

Has anyone mentioned the Cockups?

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/105990

They're near Scar Fell.

I've also visited a farm in Derbyshire (I think) called "Cock Intake Farm".

 
Peregrine Arkwright
269520.  Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:05 pm Reply with quote

Seems to me there is scope for a tourist shop selling chunks of rock from these windswept Cumbrian hills as mantelpiece conversation pieces as in:

Do tell, what on earth is that, Jeremy?
Well, actually it's a bit of a cockup.

 
Bondee
269534.  Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:18 pm Reply with quote

Does anyone else find it amusing that the photo of Great Cockup was taken by a man called John Holmes?

 
chalkie
272374.  Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:00 pm Reply with quote

if memory serves, just along from wetwang is ruswarp... or is that the one on the way to whitby? i grew up near a village called hade edge ( nr holmfirth )

 
maiden
273909.  Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:08 pm Reply with quote

Outlandish place names ...

my favourite is Twatt in the Orkney Islands (always have to have a look at the sign pointing to Twatt when I'm up there LOL).

"Twatt is a small settlement on the Mainland of the Orkney Islands, UK. It was previously the location of a RNAS airfield, HMS Tern, 1940-1949."



There is also a Twatt in the Shetland Islands too

"Twatt is a settlement in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is located on the Shetland Mainland on a minor road that leads from the A971 to Clousta.

The settlement name originates from the Old Norse ūveit, meaning 'small parcel of land'.

The name Twatt is similar to the common English expletive "Twat," (an insulting word used by someone to express contempt or derision for another individual, although it can also colloquially refer to a vagina). For this reason, Twatt remains a source of amusement to people from outside of the village."

:)

 

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