Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dirty town names in Great Britain

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. And, in a country that delights in lavatory humor, particularly if the word “bottom” is involved, there is Pratts Bottom, in Kent, doubly cursed because “prat” is slang for buffoon.


I posted this only to point out that this article comes to you courtesy of the NY Times, a paper that refuses to mention Miss Heather's blog because of its name and on the few occasions that they decide to link to this blog, they censor its name by calling it "Queens Cr*p".

6 comments:

Miles Mullin said...

Wow, wow, Wade will go Woobsie when this is Wread.

Anonymous said...

How cool is censorship! I love your site but I always write it as, "cra..." in polite correspondence so now I have an alternative. Thanks!

Joe said...

Miss Heathers blog, is that the dogshit lady with the pink hair the old Polish gangster ladys were yelling at on the Forgotten NY tour ?

LOL Yea she features a lot of crazy weird stuff In Greenpoint…dogshit, rats, rat-man etc.
I love that websight "SHITITS" LOL !

The NY Times does not want to offend all those real estate companies advertizing in it.

Besides the NY Times like all the other corporate owned friends of the mayor aren’t fit for ferret cage lining. Its all special interests, advertisements, infomercials’ disguised under some "hook" cover story.

About the British interests...The NY Times is now pooled with the BBC.

These are the same people who braught all that Simon Fuller fake realiety garbage on primetime broadcast TV

Miss Heather said...

Sadly my hair isn't pink anymore, Joe.

But I appreciate your props nonetheless! Especially when "respectable" media outlets use my "websight" (as you call it--- I really like this malapropism, btw) for news leads but do not see fit cite it.

Newyorkshitty is to be seen, not heard. I've considered calling it quits (out of pure disgust) over the last few months but then I thought the better of it: reporters from the Times, New York Post, Greenpoint Courier, Greenpoint Gazette, Greenpoint Star and Williamsburg Courier would be forced to troll other blogs for their news. Or worse yet: pound the pavement to earn their living.

Therefore I will continue to publish. Why should a recent Columbia Journalism school graduate set foot in such "scary" places as Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, the Southside or Greenpoint when I can do their work for them? They can get fat sitting in front of their computers while I am out enjoying the best north Brooklyn has to offer!

Anonymous said...

So keeping it in this vain
"Shitty Field" would become the appropriate name choice for the Mets new ball park
(h-m-m-m considering what a crappy playing team they are anyway)!

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you "Miss Heather"!
Keep on kicking ass!

What do these haute critique dip-shits do all day but pick lint from their navels anyway?