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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings out the sniggering schoolboy (or girl) in us all
Rude Britain is a funny and informative tour of the rude and crude place names that are dotted around Britain. If you're the sort of person who wouldn't be able to drive through Muff without having a chuckle, or see Twat on a map without guffawing, then this is for you. The book also provides a bit of background on the origins of these odd place names. All in all, a very...
Published on 23 Sept. 2005 by Colin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a massive book
Lots of funny names but not a huge book. More names of places are necessary to make a proper read.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings out the sniggering schoolboy (or girl) in us all, 23 Sept. 2005
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Rude Britain is a funny and informative tour of the rude and crude place names that are dotted around Britain. If you're the sort of person who wouldn't be able to drive through Muff without having a chuckle, or see Twat on a map without guffawing, then this is for you. The book also provides a bit of background on the origins of these odd place names. All in all, a very amusing little book.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Childish - Though there is nothing wrong with that!, 2 Jan. 2006
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Alright, I admit that when I bought this book it was purely for childish titilation and that is what you get, in pary. There is no denying that there are some funny place names in the UK (Scratchy Bottom is definatly a favourite) and the authors could simply have listed some of those, along with pictures of signposts of course.
Instead, they did that, but they also added a good deal of interesting information about how somewhere may have ended up with such a name. It turns this book away from being mere lavatory humour into something far more interesting.
Worth a read, even if you will be done in 15 minutes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Is this the way to Sandy Balls?, 15 Sept. 2005
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Boxtree has been providing me with amusing little books for a while now. First came Crap Towns, then Crap Jobs, then Crap Towns II...and now, as an antidote, some places in Btitain where anyone would surely love to live. After all, who wouldn't give their back teeth to have Wetwang or Twatt as a postal address? Who wouldn't be delighted to reside in Fanny Hands Lane or Upperthong? The authors have clearly been travelling far and wide from the look of the map at the back, checking out everything from tiny villages to country lanes, from housing estates to geological features. It's all very British and, in its own way, as innocent as a Carry On film from the mid-sixties. Have they missed out any of your favourites? If so, you sense they'd love to know - I smell a sequel in the air! How different Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca would have been if it begun: 'Last night I dreamed I went to Shitterton again...'
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5.0 out of 5 stars How rude!!!, 15 Sept. 2005
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From Land's End to John O'Groats, this must be one of the most eagerly awaited books of the year. Messrs Bailey and Hurst have done a fine job of probing Upper Ramsbottom and other hard-to-reach places to bring you the finest of Britain's weird and wonderful place names! The book is surprisingly informative; the authors resisting the temptation to overplay the blatant rudeness of the places they have been (well, a bit!!). It really gets going after you get beyond number 50 in the list, at which point you find yourself asking - 'Did someone really think that was a sensible name for a street/place/geographical feature?!?!?' A great coffee table book, full of silliness and enlightenment in equal measure; my favourite has to be simply 'The Knob'!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, if shortlived, fun. Perfect for the smallest room in the house., 23 Aug. 2014
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It is what it is.

I've visited Wobbly Bottom in Hertfordshare which isn't listed in this book.
But many other amusing places are, and that's what makes-up the book.

It is simply a directory of smut-worthy place names, each with a brief description and history, if known.

Perfect for the bog or a waiting-room to kill a few minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 6 April 2013
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Bought as a joke present, fulfilled its remit perfectly. The recipient seemed to enjoy it, so a job well done I say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Humour, 3 Mar. 2014
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Not for me but for a friend with primary school sense of humour! Good value used book in perfect condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 31 Dec. 2012
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This was a good laugh over the Christmas now I look out for road signs everywhere :))you must buy it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a massive book, 21 Mar. 2014
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Lots of funny names but not a huge book. More names of places are necessary to make a proper read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read - different Ed Hurst!, 19 Dec. 2005
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In response to the other feedback, the author of this book is not the same Ed Hurst as the author of the other books.
This is an excellent book, very interesting and informative, yet remaining hilarious! It's a perfect present for that "hard to buy for" friend or family member. Do yourself a favour and buy it!
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