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and for a bit of light relief... - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2008-04-08 22:53
Subject: and for a bit of light relief...
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Some of the inhabitants of a village in Merseyside are considering changing its name because vandals have been defacing the village sign, changing one letter to make a naughty word. The name of the village? See for yourselves.
Over to you, Thog...
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-08 23:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica

"Over to you, Thog..."

Not my kind of joke, to be honest, Hutch. Sigh.
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Kat: Me with chopped off hair
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-08 23:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Me with chopped off hair
Well THAT's a relief.
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RealThog: sunset
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 00:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sunset

Ooo, the new curly-topped icon, I see!
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 00:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:morgan brighteyes

No wonder Hutch leapt on that one! Him and his poultry fetish . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-09 10:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is not a paltry fetish.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 14:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica

Don't try to duck the issue!
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 15:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Too right -- wotta turkey!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-09 10:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You do get the impression that this has been going on for a very long time. Back in the 13th Century local lads were probably whitewashing over the `ersand' on the Abbey sign.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 14:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

In Scotland the town currently called Taymouth only got that name in Victorian times, having previously been called Balloch.

And near where I used to live in the English Southwest, the locals were reversing another name-change imposed by the scandalized Victorians, with the River Puddle becoming once more generally known as the River Piddle.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 14:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)


"the town of Horton cum Studley"

I see nothing whatsoever the matter with that name.

The real fun near Oxford (I lived there for a while too) is watching American tourists pronounce the name of the town Towcester.

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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-09 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

""Toaster," yes?"

Bingo! I was wondering if you'd pop up with the right answer . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-09 16:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There's a small town just north of Sheffield called Penistone, and when I was growing up the story was that when the local boys had had a few too many beers, they'd go down the local railway station and spray-paint out the `tone' bit on all the platform signs so anyone going by on the train would just see this naughty word go past the window, over and over again.

(edited because I did Penistone the disservice of describing it as a `village.')

Edited at 2008-04-09 04:04 pm (UTC)
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