Sunday, 13 May 2007

Silly Place Names

American writer, Tim Dowling, living in this country explains what he likes about it.

' Sometimes, during traffic jams, I play a game in the car with my children and the map, asking them to guess which of a list of local place names I have made up: Craze Lowman, Hand and Pen, Pant, Droop, Trull, Splatt, Gussage All Saints, Hole, Shitebowl Episcopi. They always get it right, because I am not British and therefore cannot begin to imitate the sublime purity of oddness. '

Rest of it here.

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