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Started by TommyDGNR8 on Apr 23, 2021 9:41:43 AM
Places that aren't where you think they should be

This is probably another "just me" thing, but does anyone else associate place names with entirely different locations?

A few examples:

Durham - Down Cornwall way somewhere (this possibly stems from childhood confusion with durum wheat and the notion that arable farming was common in the deep south.

Pontefract - between Pontypridd and Pontypool, obvs.

Ramsbottom - faded south coast holiday resort

Garstang - a dodgy Glasgow housing scheme

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thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Apr 2021 13:28:36 (#461 of 463)

And the wagtails wouldn't be yellow.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 Apr 2021 14:30:58 (#462 of 463)

Arf!

SinnerBoy - 01 May 2021 08:26:44 (#463 of 463)

Eligelis - #399

so, to go a-viking

Going up creeks is exactly what it means.

And I hadn't known about the Anglo Saxon "wic," ta, Boss.

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