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Proud to be British: Villages and Towns with naughty names

Towns with naughty names, like Pity Me

Last month a computer in the USA announced a list of new British towns. After being fed real-life place names by its owner Dan Hon, it quickly spewed forth more than 4,500 new ones, according to The Telegraph. Some of our favourites are, “Top-Road Quinting” and “Grinachard St Ringley”, which sound more like towns in an Agatha Christie novel than home-grown varieties. Others would only be suitable if looking to increase the number of towns with naughty names as it spewed out names like “Farton Green Pear End”, “Brotters Common” and “Ouch”.

Although coming off the back of Hon’s involvement with a computer programme used to generate new colours, the gig no doubt gave him and his tech buddies a few giggles. But if giggles really were what he was after we think he might have done better sticking to the real thing. Standby for a brilliant list of some of Britain’s Towns with Naughty Names…

Cocks, Cornwall, England
Pant-y-Felin Road, Swansea, Wales
Brokenwind, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Minge Lane, Worcestershire, England
The Knob, Oxfordshire, England
Butt Hole Road, Conisbrough, England
Scratchy Bottom, Dorset, England

 

One of Britain's Towns with naughty names: Bottom

Shaggs, Dorset, England
Upper Chute, Hampshire, England
Bushygap, Northumberland, England
Bell End, Worcestershire, England
Twatt, Shetland (there’s a Twatt on Orkney as well)
Shitterton, Dorset, England
Titty Hill, Sussex, England
Slag Lane, Merseyside, England
Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire, England
Ugley, Essex, England

 

Ugly: One of Britain's Towns with naughty names

Lickers Lane, Merseyside, England
Titty Ho, Northamptonshire, England
Brown Willy, Cornwall, England
Slackbottom, Yorkshire, England
Horneyman, Kent, England
Thong, Kent, England
Lickfold, West Sussex, England
Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, England
Boysack, Angus, Scotland

Is there really a town called Boysack? Yep, it's one of Britain's Towns with naughty names

Bullyhole Bottom, Monmouthshire, Wales
Fannyfield, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Lickar Moor, Northumberland, England
Rimswell, Yorkshire, England
Spanker Lane, Derbyshire, England
Friars’ Entry, Oxfordshire, England
Cockermouth, Cumbria, England

 

Cockermouth - Britain's Naughtiest Town Name

Fattiehead, Banffshire, Scotland
Boggy Bottom, Hertfordshire, England
Dick Court, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Lickey End, Worcestershire, England
Hornyold Road, Malvern Wells, England

References:
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/20/ai-trained-generate-incredibly-british-place-names
danhon.com/about
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7263112/Britains-rudest-place-names.html
www.anglotopia.net/ultimate-list-of-funny-british-place-names

Image Sources:
www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160309-why-does-britain-have-such-bizarre-place-names
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188441/Shitterton-comes-list-Britains-worst-place-names-including-Pratts-Bottom-Crapstone-Slag-Lane–live-insist-lovely-place-live.html
www.flickriver.com/places/United+Kingdom/England/Ugley
www.buzzfeed.com/hilarywardle/lets-all-move-to-twathats?utm_term=.vimk5LaG5#.sfYbdrg1d
www.wordsworthcountry.com/information/cockermouth.htm

Written by Nick John Whittle

Nick John Whittle BA (Hons) Education Studies. Nick is an experienced SEO copywriter, editor, proof-reader and published author.

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