We had fun together in the car on our trip northward this weekend, despite the three and a half hours of driving in traffic and arriving far too late at our destination to do all we had planned. Yes, we had fun.
C’est impossible! You say with the wild inflection of the French.
Non! C’est vrai! I counter with equal vehemence.
You see, we had one constant source of amusement while en route.
A British map.
A British map is a wonderful thing. It is full with all kinds of unbelievable and exotique names of towns and villages that leave you scratching your head in confusion. Hmm, is this Gaelic? Celtic? French? German? Pig Latin? Court Jesterese?
A few fun ones:
Barton in the Beans
Dead Cow Point (I dread to think…)
Ryme Intrinseca (Is this a riddle?!)*
Can you imagine living in one of these places?
“My address? Sure, I like in 1 Saville Way, Stublick Bog, Northumberland…”
We snapped a few shots of fun ones in the pages near the Peak District:* For more fun, visit http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/placenames.htm and read aloud.