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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Couldn't resist

NYT larks about funny place-names.

"If you’re smirking at this sign, you’re mispronouncing the town’s name. It’s PENNIS-tun."

The article avoids the coarser options out there, such as Twatt, Shetland, and Shitterton, Dorset, both in the U.K.

In Massachusetts, they might have visited Belchertown and Felchville (part of Natick).

And not until Sept. 3, 2009, did I learn of Fucking, Austria.

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