Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nobody Warned Me I'd Be Living on Slutshole Lane in Crapstone, UK!

(Well, maybe a couple people warned me about that Slutshole Lane one....)

Alright, we're not technically moving to Crapstone, but we are moving to a country that has a boatload of towns with ridiculous names. I mean, give me a break, could we really end up in a town called Wetwang? Or Titty Ho?? Really???

The list goes on:
"These include Crotch Crescent, Oxford; Titty Ho, Northamptonshire; Wetwang, East Yorkshire; Slutshole Lane, Norfolk; and Thong, Kent. And, in a country that delights in lavatory humor, particularly if the word “bottom” is involved, there is Pratts Bottom, in Kent, doubly cursed because “prat” is slang for buffoon."
Check out the NY Times article that is currently the top of their "Most emailed" list:
No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else


  1. As they say Amy you are where you live.

    Or maybe the saying is you are what you eat...

    In any case let's hope you don't end up in Ugley.


    Oh but such an adventure!!!!

  2. Those Brits - they think they're so much more cultured and classy than us Yanks.

    Thanks for setting me straight.

    (I can't believe you get to live there!! Lucky duck.)

  3. WV for my last comment: shists

    I shists you not.

  4. You missed the best one, Penistone! Awesome!!

  5. Ummmmm...I think I would like to go down Slutshole fact I think I did once ;-) LOL

  6. Oh I hope you get a real doozy of a place so we can take the piss out of it constantly. Where's Vodka Mom when I need her....VODKA???!!! Get on this!!

  7. Tee hee hee.

    Me, I think that's amazing. With a name like that the place is bound to have a soul!

  8. Are you shistsing me??? (Ha-

    And, I want to live in Slutstown lane. p.s.
    Braja will fit right in, too.

  9. Great! We can start our own little blogging commune on Slutshole Lane!

    We'll find out for real where we are going to live in April when we fly over (and YES I have a new passport already).

    And a comment for everyone: I really did LOL at every single comment. I shist you not.... You guys as hilarious! :D

  10. Oh, I think you should give Titty Ho a I am like totally DYING to get a Xmas card with that return address!!!

  11. Why thank you everyone! We Brits have balls and titty hos -oh, we are definitely upper crust with stiff upper lips and jolly hockey sticks!

    Luckily, you Americans don't have any weird names yourselves (says she tongue in cheek).. Let me see:
    Lay and Hygiene can be found in Colorado; Spuds and Two Eggs are in Florida; French Lick is in Indiana; Pahrump is in Nevada; etc. etc...

    Tally ho, cheers and bottoms up!

  12. Look at this way, it will give you endless blog title material. Crotch Crescent,Titty Ho, Wetwang, Slutshole Lane. Or it is new code for your awesome personal life> Take your pick. either way it is kind of funny. This brings back memories of my wife dragging me over to Princess Di's funeral, and the 2 weeks of walking greater London showing those scalawags how to drink and at one pub how to make a pizza. Oh a patient bunch they were. Maybe it was my linebacker physique that allowed for my silliness to be accepted. Or buying too many rounds for all.

  13. You should really reconsider who you listen to for advice on what blogs to visit. You should also reconsider living in Titty Ho. It sounds marvelous! Glad to meetcha! I like it over here. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. I feel naive here. You photoshopped that map, right?

  15. That's very funny! Hey! Pennsylvania has Intercourse and Blue Ball!

  16. Give me a house anywhere else! I'll take an address at those funny names any day, just keep me away from Slutshole Lane! Ugh!

  17. if it isn't near my ex husband, I'm game.

  18. Be happy you're not moving to Pratt's Bottom in Kent, then again do you know what a pratt is? You may need to pop over and click on my Brit' Word of the Day index tab for a quick lingo lesson before you move. BTW if you love sarcasm, you'll fit right in, Brit's are the rulers of the sarcasm world - be prepared!

  19. When we were young and on long car trips my sister and I would play a game (which I invented btw - don't let her tell you different)
    1.Open up an AA map onto a double page spread
    2.Shout "Go!"
    3.Compete to see who can spot odd place names first
    4.Score as follows
    1 point for the bizarre or copies of other famous place names (eg. villages called California or Gibraltar)
    2 points for the sexually suggestive or semi-profane
    3 points for a newbiggin or newbiggin derivative such as newbiggin-by-the-sea
    (there are dozens of newbiggins in the UK - we just thought it was a weird name until we worked out 'new' 'beginning'... how dull.)
    5. Hopefully irritate your parents enough that they will threaten to put you out of the car (my mother tried doing it once and we just started walking home - she lasted about 30 seconds - that threat never worked again.)


Thoughts appreciated. Advice welcome. Douche-baggery scoffed at then deleted.