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TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 13-Feb-13 19:12:24

[childish snort]

Imagine living in Penistone grin

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Feb-13 19:13:29

I've never thought about it like that as it's pronounced Penny-ston!

Bunbaker Wed 13-Feb-13 19:14:15


It is pronounced Pennyston

gordyslovesheep Wed 13-Feb-13 19:14:48

my mate just came back from a holiday in Peniscola - oh how we laughed

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 13-Feb-13 19:16:00

Sorry blush

Saw it in a book and been chuckling ever since.

shrimponastick Wed 13-Feb-13 19:16:39

I live near penistone, and the Snigger factor had never crossed my mind until an out of town boyfriend brought it up.

If you are local it is penny stun.

No peeeenis involved. ;)

Bunbaker Wed 13-Feb-13 19:17:57

Blimey. Don't you lot live sheltered lives. Even before living in South Yorkshire I have always know how it was pronounced, so felt no need to snigger.

What about Pratt's Bottom?

INeedThatForkOff Wed 13-Feb-13 19:18:01


Penny-ston is just as amusing as I thought penis was pronounced pennis until I was about 10.

Bunbaker Wed 13-Feb-13 19:18:26

shrimp so do I.

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 13-Feb-13 19:18:39

Is it nice? I'd like to go. Just so I can send a postcard grin.

ShellyBoobs Wed 13-Feb-13 19:19:14

I drive past Penistone a few times a week.

I'm another who never thought of it being funny as it's not pronounced 'penis tone'.

shrimponastick Wed 13-Feb-13 19:19:57

It's only a village, I don't know if they have postcards... But you never know?8

bulletwithbutterflywings Wed 13-Feb-13 19:20:08

I used to live near Fingringhoe <snurk>

Bunbaker Wed 13-Feb-13 19:20:27

I like it. It's a friendly little market town that has a brilliant agricultural show every September.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 13-Feb-13 19:21:44

You are very childish.


ShellyBoobs Wed 13-Feb-13 19:21:45

Penistone is ok, Taggie.

There's not a lot there but it has a lovely little old cinema which has intervals in the films and sells alcohol. grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 13-Feb-13 19:21:50

Oh bullet. Another great name.

I'm thinking I could do a tour of amusingly named places.

SoldAtAuction Wed 13-Feb-13 19:24:22

In Newfoundland we have Pothead, Dildo, Conception Bay, Nick's Nose Bay, Father Duffy's Well, Come By Chance and Blow Me Down. smile

Kleptronic Wed 13-Feb-13 19:25:09

I never gave Clitheroe a thought until a southerner I knew noticed and almost choked to death on her own mirth.

ShellyBoobs Wed 13-Feb-13 19:26:11

Beaver Close, Surrey

Bell End, Worcestershire

Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire

Felch Square, Powys

Fine Bush Lane, Ruislip

Butt Hole Road, South Yorkshire

Minge Lane, Worcestershire

Dick Court, Lanarkshire

Slag Lane, Merseyside

Hole of Horcum, North York Moor

Cockshoot Close, Oxfordshire

Spanker Lane, Nether Heage

Funbag Drive, Watford

Fanny Avenue, Derbyshire

Shitterton, Dorset

Lickfold, West Sussex

Ladygate Lane, Ruislip

Twatt - there's two! One in Shetland and another in Orkney

Cocks, Cornwall

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire

Friars' Entry, Oxfordshire

Fingringhoe, Essex

Crotch Crescent, Oxfordshire

Cumming Court, Gloucestershire

FayeKorgasm Wed 13-Feb-13 19:26:26

My rugby playing 21 yo DS still giggles when he drives past Cockpole Greensmile

Bunbaker Wed 13-Feb-13 19:27:07

I love the Paramount Shelly. Went to the panto there the other week and had a great time.

HenriettaChicken Wed 13-Feb-13 19:27:22

I moved to Penistone when I got married. It's awesome! wink

wonkylegs Wed 13-Feb-13 19:27:51

My DH chuckles about this every time we drive past the sign, its been about 20yrs
His mates family live there

ShellyBoobs Wed 13-Feb-13 19:28:49

Oh I didn't know they did panto there, Bun.

Was there booze, too?


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