Monday, March 28, 2016

England's Street names quiz

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34869505

How well do you know England's rudest street names?

Street names quiz

Street names quiz

From Doffcocker Lane to Fanny Street, England's towns and villages are peppered with a variety of old street names that, nowadays, raise a titter.

But amid concerns from estate agents that an innuendo-laden address could cause your house price to slump, a backlash is taking place from those who wish to protect England's quirky heritage.

"If you changed the names, you would lose a lot of our social history," said Dr Paul Cavill from the Institute of Name Studies at the University of Nottingham.
"Besides, some modern names can be quite bland."
But do you know your Fanny Hands from your Grope Lanes? Take our quiz and find out.

Butthole Lane, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, and Butt Hole Road, in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, have meanings that stem from:
Question: 1/10

For more on this subject, watch Inside Out on BBC One East Midlands at 19:30 on Monday 1 February and nationwide for 30 days thereafter on the iPlayer.