Tuesday, March 02, 2021

And talking of bottoms

Stu commented that Soggy Bottom sounded like a location from a Carry On film. I replied that another possibility was as the setting for a murder in Midsomer. And CopCar mentioned Foggy Bottom. Which all in all reminded me that there are some weird and wonderful place names in this country of ours.

A quick google was in order, but what I didn't expect was to find that I was born in one.

Mumbles? Mumbles isn't a weird name. Not when you compare it to Loose Bottom or Crapstone. And when you look at a more finely detailed map, well, just see for yourself.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hahahahaha, love those place names! I agree that "Mumbles" is pretty tame by comparison. We have a few suggestive place names in Canada too, like "Dildo, Newfoundland" and "Climax, Saskatchewan."

When I hear of "Soggy Bottom," I always think of the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and the heroes' old timey hillbilly band called "The Soggy Bottom Boys."

Ole Phat Stu said...

In Wales of course, you have Llareggub, if I remember my Dylan Thomas correctly ;-)

Chuck Pergiel said...

Remember the Soggy Bottom Boys?

Liz Hinds said...

Debra, Chuck, Husband has been watching O Brother Where Art Thou? again over the last couple of nights!

We do indeed have the infamous Llareggub, Stu.

Marie Smith said...

Interesting. I rather like Mumbles!