The very, very childish OS place names thread

by purplecup   November 12, 2008  

Here's my starter for ten. I'm guessing this one can run and run...

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.....take a lovely trip down to Cockingford?!

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posted by Oli [102 posts]
12th November 2008 - 17:18

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There's so many to choose from, where do I start? There's plenty more stuff you can find too. Here, for example, is a phone box where you can call the Jeremy Vine show

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
12th November 2008 - 17:44

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There's a lot of knob's out there...

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Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
13th November 2008 - 9:51

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DaSy wrote:

There's a lot of knob's out there...

...and places to put them Smile Smile

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posted by cactuscat [303 posts]
13th November 2008 - 11:09

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… to the bridge

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On a bike somewhere…

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posted by thebikeboy [138 posts]
13th November 2008 - 14:10

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Here's my local fave, though not as good as Bummers Hill....

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The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
13th November 2008 - 17:44

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Oh I dunno though,

Lickey End does it for me! Smile Surprise Smile

Spinning on a wheel

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posted by Hammy [97 posts]
13th November 2008 - 18:06

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is that bummer's bottom?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
13th November 2008 - 18:26

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Shurely Plain Face

Darned if I do…

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posted by Mr Sock [152 posts]
13th November 2008 - 22:23

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from The Knob. One of my regular circuits!

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posted by Blackhound [446 posts]
13th November 2008 - 23:20

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I wouldnt be able to live here without sniggering everytime I passed the sign on the way into this village...

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posted by Oli [102 posts]
14th November 2008 - 18:27

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The North East has loads, my folks live just outside of cockfield, and I can think of Shitlington crags in Northumberland...

posted by Raouligan [12 posts]
3rd December 2008 - 14:17

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Having lived just in the part of Colchester just outside of fingringhoe I can say from experience that the signposts in the area don't last that long (pesky students...)

Gotta love a bike made of metal

posted by RobD [127 posts]
1st May 2013 - 15:43

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I think its actually Queenzieburn but Queenziebum is much funnier/ childish

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posted by Some Fella [772 posts]
1st May 2013 - 16:40

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Meh

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Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st May 2013 - 20:18

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Heh

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Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st May 2013 - 20:19

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Breasty Haw anyone?

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posted by pirnie [185 posts]
1st May 2013 - 23:40

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Pratts Bottom, near Orpington.

I always assumed it was named thus to get one up on other nearby places with silly names such as Locksbottom, Green Street Green and, of course, Badgers Mount.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8167 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 1:11

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Oh and there's a place on the way to Gravesend called Thong. Wouldn't want to get stuck there...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8167 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 1:12

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Do I get extra points for having two in 1 image?

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Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3242 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 9:13

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Upper Dicker, Lower Dicker and The Dicker (the last is not marked though regrettably)

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posted by Tom Amos [244 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 10:55

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Ok it might not be an OS place name but this one always amuses me.

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posted by MattT53 [127 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 12:15

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I'll see your Lickey End (so to speak, in a poker sense) and raise you....

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posted by arrieredupeleton [562 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 12:43

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i've been up Gay Street a few times, but who hasn't?

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posted by VecchioJo [750 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 13:14

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Anyone in the market for a country property...?

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posted by Gromski [40 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 13:16

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Wetwang!

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posted by RabAusten [21 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 13:27

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"Where do you live?"
"Erm, well..."

Not rude, but this one always raises a smile:

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posted by mintimperial [18 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 14:10

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Not quite sure whether they meant the place or the people

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [592 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 14:28

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And this one just made me ill

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [592 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 14:30

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posted by egb [43 posts]
2nd May 2013 - 14:42

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