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Ben Higgins
post Sep 21 2012, 09:33 AM
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I was just reading about the Lake District and I spied a mountain called... wait for it.... Great Cockup.

In British slang 'cock up' means when something goes wrong. 'Oh, that's a total cock up !' or 'We really cocked it up'. It's not a rude phrase, even though it may look like it.. it's just funny wink.gif So calling a mountain Great Cockup is basically calling it a Big Disaster !! laugh.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Cockup


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post Sep 21 2012, 12:51 PM
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its smaller neighbour Little Cockup which lies on its north western shoulder

LOL! seriously?!great cockup and little cockup biggrin.gif


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post Sep 21 2012, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 21 2012, 12:51 PM) *
LOL! seriously?!great cockup and little cockup biggrin.gif


It's like they were named by a teenager isn't it ? laugh.gif


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post Sep 22 2012, 10:39 PM
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This reminds me of an area of the mountians that run through where I live. There is a place where there is a small gap in the mountains and one side of that gap is known locally by the name Jesse's Butt. Whoever Jesse was, I'm not sure he (or she?) wanted to be remembered in this fashion! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 23 2012, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Sep 22 2012, 10:39 PM) *
This reminds me of an area of the mountians that run through where I live. There is a place where there is a small gap in the mountains and one side of that gap is known locally by the name Jesse's Butt. Whoever Jesse was, I'm not sure he (or she?) wanted to be remembered in this fashion! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 23 2012, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Sep 22 2012, 10:39 PM) *
This reminds me of an area of the mountians that run through where I live. There is a place where there is a small gap in the mountains and one side of that gap is known locally by the name Jesse's Butt. Whoever Jesse was, I'm not sure he (or she?) wanted to be remembered in this fashion! biggrin.gif

I think its butte , but I like your interpretation
in California we have one called mt. baldy
on a side note , when I misspelled Calfornia , my spell checker gave me 2 options -California or fornication
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post Sep 23 2012, 07:22 PM
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I couldn't find any weird names for mountains here but I did find a village by the name of Tatitlek. smile.gif
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post Sep 23 2012, 08:05 PM
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This one is quite a classic in the UK..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Willy


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post Sep 23 2012, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Sep 23 2012, 12:39 PM) *
I think its butte , but I like your interpretation
in California we have one called mt. baldy
on a side note , when I misspelled Calfornia , my spell checker gave me 2 options -California or fornication


Yeah I think its actually supposed to be pronounced so it rymes with "Cute" Everybody around here says it the other way, which makes it even more crazy. smile.gif

Brown Willy for the name of a hill? That's great! I do not really have anymore weird hill or mountain names but what about town/community names? The farther you go out into the countryside the more interesting they get. For instance, I live near a little community known as Stumpy Bottom, (who knows why its called that) and there is also a really small town around here known as Frog Level. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 23 2012, 08:48 PM
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This one kind of says it all..

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shitt...ce-name-1261430


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post Sep 23 2012, 08:51 PM
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Brown Willy (from Cornish: Bronn Wennili meaning "hill of swallows")

oh dear.... it just gets more hilarious biggrin.gif



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post Sep 23 2012, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 23 2012, 08:51 PM) *
oh dear.... it just gets more hilarious biggrin.gif


Oh... I didn't even get that link either.. !! laugh.gif


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post Sep 23 2012, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 21 2012, 10:33 AM) *
I was just reading about the Lake District and I spied a mountain called... wait for it.... Great Cockup.


Thats just fantastic! "cockup" is a fantastic term!

I've come across these before-


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Disappointment


They're not mountains, but still funny!
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post Sep 23 2012, 10:53 PM
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When we name things in Denmark, it is ok to exaggerate:
For example a hill of 147 meters is called the "Sky Mountain"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmelbjerget.


Also I remember an episode of Jackass, where they find the name of the Danish city Middelfart quite amusing



Finally I just googled this up:
http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/Cities.html
A lot of silly places


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post Sep 24 2012, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (Timmy b @ Sep 23 2012, 09:30 PM) *


Oh yes, those are classics ! laugh.gif

QUOTE (Ulrik @ Sep 23 2012, 10:53 PM) *
Finally I just googled this up:
http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/Cities.html
A lot of silly places


Oh this is fantastic - thank you !! biggrin.gif

Just when I think I've found one I want to post, I find another funnier one !! laugh.gif


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post Sep 24 2012, 08:23 PM
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There is a city called "Hell" Michigan, here in the States.


And in Oregon, Mt Hood used to be called "Wy'East" (pronounced "why east?") by the Multnomah native american tribes. And, our bluegrass band named ourselves Wy'East, as well. It's kind of a weird mountain name, but it's no Cockup!


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post Sep 24 2012, 10:19 PM
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Well this little couple of mountains here are in Cayey Puerto Rico and they are called "Las tetas de Doña Juana" which believe it or not means "Mrs. Juana's b**bs" mellow.gif

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post Sep 24 2012, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE (Grace @ Sep 24 2012, 10:19 PM) *
"Mrs. Juana's b**bs" mellow.gif

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LOL! Im not sure but I think I can see the reasoning behind their name biggrin.gif




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post Sep 24 2012, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 24 2012, 09:44 PM) *
LOL! Im not sure but I think I can see the reasoning behind their name biggrin.gif


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post Sep 25 2012, 01:58 AM
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Man there are some "interesting" names for places out there. Imagine being a well known guitar player from one of these places..... Reporters ask you where you are from and you have to say something like, "I'm from Shitterton!" tongue.gif


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