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The Rude British Place Name Quiz

We found some of the rudest, most disturbing place names in Britain, and then made up some of our own. Can you tell the difference?

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  1. 1. Which of the following is a small settlement on the Orkney Islands?

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    Twatt.

    The settlement name originates from Old Norse, and it means 'small parcel of land'.

    Twatt.
  2. 2. Correctly identify the former waste tip in Greater Manchester.

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    Nob End.

    The site, near Little Lever, is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    Nob End.
  3. 3. Which one of the following is an unfortunately named town in Dorset?

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    Shitterton.

    Its name dates back over a thousand years and means "farmstead on the stream used as an open sewer".

    Shitterton.
  4. 4. Which of these is a real place in Ross and Cromarty?

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    Fannyfield.

    Yeah, we're disappointed Arsole isn't real too.

    Fannyfield.
  5. 5. Which one of these would you find in the New Forest?

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    Sandy Balls.

    If you ever fancy a staycation, Sandy Balls is now run as a holiday centre.

    Sandy Balls.
  6. 6. Which one of the following is a residential street in Haydock, Merseyside?

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    Slag Lane.

    In 2010 Slag Lane was named the 9th rudest town in Britain.

    Slag Lane.
  7. 7. Believe it or not, one of these is a real road in Lincolnshire. But which one?

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    Fanny Hands Lane.

    Now THAT is an address.

    Fanny Hands Lane.
  8. 8. What do the English call the Welsh village of Aberllynfi?

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    Three Cocks.

    Three Cocks was named after a local pub.

    Three Cocks.
  9. 9. Richard Whitely was honorary mayor of which town?

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    Wetwang.

    Well at least he was, until his death in 2005.

    Wetwang.
  10. 10. Correctly identify the Essex village.

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    Fingringhoe.

    Fingringhoe is one of many British towns and villages referenced in Karl Marx's Das Kapital as part of "Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation". So there.

    Fingringhoe.
  11. 11. Which of the following is a real place in rural Northamptonshire?

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    Titty-Ho.

    Titty-Ho is found very close to Butts Road.

    Titty-Ho.
  12. 12. Which one of these is a village located 6 miles from Newcastle?

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    Wideopen.

    Wideopen contains one pub, two health centres, a library, and a garage. That's about all we know.

    Wideopen.
  13. 13. Which of these is a clifftop valley between Durdle Door and Swyre Head in Dorset?

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    Scratchy Bottom.

    The location came second after Shitterton, also in Dorset, in a 2012 poll for "Britain's worst place name" carried out by the genealogy website Find My Past.

    Scratchy Bottom.
  14. 14. In which Dorset village did Prince Harry once stay in with his then girlfriend, Chelsy Davy?

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    Shaggs.

    Harry couldn't have made the headline writer's job any easier!

    Shaggs.
  15. 15. Which of these would you find in Stockton-on-Tees?

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    Rimswell Road.

    No comment.

    Rimswell Road.

The Rude British Place Name Quiz

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