Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

Fucking, Austria and Crotch Crescent

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23crapstone3_190Years ago, I was forwarded a link to a bug in the Mappoint team’s bug database. It was entitled ”There is no Fucking Austria,” which argued that there was a serious deficiency in our mapping product, due to its lack of the best-named town in all of Austria.

I was reminded of this a few minutes ago by an article I came across in the NYT, discussing the best of the worst town names in the United Kingdom:

In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire. Others evoke images that may conflict with residents’ efforts to appear dignified when, for example, applying for jobs. These include Crotch Crescent, Oxford; Titty Ho, Northamptonshire; Wetwang, East Yorkshire; Slutshole Lane, Norfolk; and Thong, Kent.

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