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They cant call their house this?

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Serin Sat 25-Jan-20 17:05:10

I have just been to visit my Aunt and Uncle, both early 80s, very quiet living couple.
They live in a culture de sac of other retired folks.
They have put up a sign on the gatepost at the end of their drive.
They proudly made it themselves.
The house is now named "Belle End"
Do I tell them?? blush

Serin Sat 25-Jan-20 17:05:53

Tut, cul de sac hmm

mumofBeth Sat 25-Jan-20 17:06:33

Brilliant!!! Oh you can't tell them though, they might know and be having a wee chuckle to themselves!!

Hotseat Sat 25-Jan-20 17:06:48

I would think they already know. It's tongue in cheek.

SquareAsABlock Sat 25-Jan-20 17:07:05

Yes tell them. Before this one ends up in the shit rags like the Mail or similar and they end up reading it elsewhere.

Lipz Sat 25-Jan-20 17:07:24

Lol do they know what it means ? I'd have to tell them.

chatnicknameyousuggested Sat 25-Jan-20 17:08:04

My BIL has a friend who called his house Dunshitting.

Serin Sat 25-Jan-20 17:08:21

Noooo! shock
They couldn't possibly know?
He is a lay minister in their local church and she is president of the WI blush

Cupoftea391 Sat 25-Jan-20 17:08:23

He he! Love this

Sparklesocks Sat 25-Jan-20 17:09:13

Sounds perfect

mumofBeth Sat 25-Jan-20 17:10:08

How on earth would you explain it to them though???

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 25-Jan-20 17:11:04

If it supposed to be French (ignoring the word “end” hmmwink), then it should be End Belle.

QuestionableMouse Sat 25-Jan-20 17:11:09

Show them the page on urban dictionary of course 😂

riotlady Sat 25-Jan-20 17:11:23

Hahahahaha, I think they probably know and just have a dodgy sense of humour

Laiste Sat 25-Jan-20 17:11:25

Where does the 'Belle' bit come from? Is it a name in the family? If not i'd assume they know very well what it means and it's their joke.

Justcallmebebes Sat 25-Jan-20 17:13:25

Brilliant. I know a Judge whose house is called Little Butt. His kids were mortified by it as they grew older. I want to live in a culture de sac tho!

lottiegarbanzo Sat 25-Jan-20 17:18:49

What makes you think they don't know? Does older age erase former knowledge?

DontCallMeShitley Sat 25-Jan-20 17:18:54

Kind of negates the Culture de Sac. Would like to live in one of those grin.

memberofseven Sat 25-Jan-20 17:21:01

My dad is 80. He would know exactly what it means!

theweebleshavelanded Sat 25-Jan-20 17:21:34

nooooo don`t tell them!

Serin Sat 25-Jan-20 17:23:03

The Belle comes from the street name, think along the lines of "Bella vista Ave" and they are at the end of it.

LeggyLinda Sat 25-Jan-20 17:23:41

I’m convinced they knew what they were doing. And it is hilarious.

WizzyBee Sat 25-Jan-20 17:25:47

Back in the 50s my african grandparents called their house 'Kidonapo'.
Sounds sort of exotic until you realise it was actually 'Kid on a po'. It was entirely deliberate!

Roussette Sat 25-Jan-20 17:25:52

Serin That is hilarious! I can imagine they don't know, given their ages.

My dear old Mum long departed used the very wrong word .... hard to explain, but if they were going on a long journey somewhere she would say something like...
"We have to leave early to go and see Beryl and John, it's such a wank down to Devon at our age"

I left her to it... not easy to explain blush

Serin Sat 25-Jan-20 17:26:09

lottiegarbanzo No of course old age doesn't erase former knowledge, but they are so straight laced I cant imagine they would use it if they knew the meaning.
I keep wondering if the have registered it with the post office!

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