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If the C word is so bad, why is Scunthorpe spelt the way it is?

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paulagil Wed 06-Nov-13 14:40:10

I piss myself laughing everytime I see it on the television weather charts.

Ha ha ho ho. Or am I just warped?

Antsmummy Wed 06-Nov-13 21:00:07

bearbehind I never noticed that about Newark!
Just as you come off the A1 in lincs, heading to ancaster there's a place called bitchfield. I think I'd love to live there

randomfemale Wed 06-Nov-13 21:05:40

I live near Penistone (pronounced PennySton around 'ere) but one of the hill is called Cheese Bottom which always makes my smile

wouldIlietoyou Wed 06-Nov-13 21:13:41

I think there was a story about the council in Scunthorpe having such restrictions on the Internet that nobody could actually look it up because it contains the word cunt. I think it's brilliant smile
I used to live near places called Claxby Pluckacre and Mavis Enderby!

MooseBeTimeForSnow Wed 06-Nov-13 21:19:12

Is it grim in Grimsby?

There's a lake in Canada called Lake Minnewanka. That always makes me smile.

DrCoconut Wed 06-Nov-13 21:31:15

I live in Scunthorpe. Someone has to. It's not all like on skint lots is though.

HatticusFinch Wed 06-Nov-13 21:36:39

Yes, it is indeed grim in Grimsby smile

Cheese Bottom also has us in stitches every time we drive down that hill Random!

MinesAPintOfTea Thu 07-Nov-13 06:49:54

I've been up Lord Hereford's Knob grin

BadLad Thu 07-Nov-13 07:04:45

Anyone from Knockin, in Shropshire?

Is there a village shop?

ILetHimKeep20Quid Thu 07-Nov-13 07:10:21

Ah yes Shitbottle. Never been just seen the signs on the A1.

I worked for a bank sending same day payments before they were the norm. I had to enter the adresses of branches on the form. I always wrote Scunthorpe as Scumthorpe until someone pointed the error out to me!

EugenesAxe Thu 07-Nov-13 07:25:02

Reminds me of my Dad saying that old joke there are three teams in the League with swear words in them: Arsenal, Scunthorpe and Manchester fucking United.

Must be pretty old because not even sure Scunthorpe is in the League these days.

austenozzy Thu 07-Nov-13 07:30:48

anyone fancy a bit of brown willy in cornwall? :-)

austenozzy Thu 07-Nov-13 07:30:48

anyone fancy a bit of brown willy in cornwall? :-)

austenozzy Thu 07-Nov-13 07:30:50

anyone fancy a bit of brown willy in cornwall? :-)

austenozzy Thu 07-Nov-13 07:30:50

anyone fancy a bit of brown willy in cornwall? :-)

GinOnTwoWheels Thu 07-Nov-13 07:46:58

I always laugh at the place in Wales called Pant especially as there's always some wag who adds an S at the end of the sign.

Perhaps they should change the name to Scun Thorpe to overcome the internet filters?

I've never really noticed the unfortunate hidden profanity in the name. There are lots of places in the north with Thorpe in the name.

Geckos48 Thu 07-Nov-13 07:48:24

Don't even get me started on clit-heroe.

thegreylady Thu 07-Nov-13 07:50:28

Yes ther is a shop in Knockin called Knockin shop smile I go through the village quite often and always smile at it.

FutTheShuckUp Thu 07-Nov-13 07:57:41

Booby bay in Cornwall?

WestieMamma Thu 07-Nov-13 08:07:09

I'm sure Scunny was a place long before the vernacular for vagina/vulva came into being

Oh I dunno. The doomsday book (1086) lists Scunny as 'Eskumethorp'. 'Cunt' is from Middle Low German and arrived on these shores with the Saxons in the early 5th century.

austenozzy Thu 07-Nov-13 08:10:16

pesky phone, sorry angry

Sallyingforth Thu 07-Nov-13 09:59:19

There's a place on the Isle of Wight called Apse that is always having the street signs altered

paulagil Thu 07-Nov-13 10:17:37

Oh Mumsnetter, you have made me laugh. I was feeling a bit down which was why I posted such a peurile thread. But it's been worth it. ROFL.


paulagil Thu 07-Nov-13 10:18:07


jellyboatsandpirates Thu 07-Nov-13 11:06:22

Had to read and re-read Penistone as seriously didn't get how that could be misconstrued as something rude!
Are you all pronouncing it differently in your head or something? Must all be Southerners
It's pronounced Pen (as in the writing kind) - nis - tun!

haggisandneeps Thu 07-Nov-13 13:16:24

I give you all.... Cockburnspath grin

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