One of the small pleasures of touring for me is coming across interesting place names. Here are some of my favourites. What are yours?
Mavis Enderby. No, not a woman, a small village in Lincolnshire
Skirl Naked. In the Cheviots where a group of rievers stopped to dry their plaids after crossing a river on a cattle raid into England and had their piper play reels so they danced to keep warm while their clothes dried.
Bloody Bush Edge. Where the locals caught up with another rieving clan.
Beer. A village in Devon
Christmas Pie. A village in Surrey
Ysbyty Ystwyth. A village that vowels forgot. In Wales
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Longest place name I've ever visited.
Toller Porcorum. A village in Dorset, Latin for Valley of the Pigs. I suspect medieval realtors
What Cheer. Iowa. Must have been founded by a Geordie
Buggers Hollow. Arkansas, istr. Didn't stop.