Great British Place Names Map
It’s the funniest map of Britain.
Over 2,000 of Britain’s funniest, rudest and oddest-sounding place names!
Everywhere from Happy Bottom in Dorset to Twatt in Shetland!
An actually quite useful glossary of terms and explanations about where Britain’s weird place names come from!
Britain’s Top 50 funny place names and a brilliantly rude road trip connecting them all!
The sheer number of funny, rude and delightfully odd place names that bejewel Britain, from a pair of Twatts in Scotland to the many Bottoms strewn across England, via a plethora of Welsh Pants, is not only bewildering, but also truly world-class.
Featuring over 2,000 genuine locations, ST&G’s Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names is a comprehensive record of Britain’s funny, rude and delightfully odd place names, to be discovered, celebrated and chortled over. Geography at its finest.
Product details: Full-colour, two-sided map folding out to 100 cm x 89 cm. Also available in flat (tubed) or framed versions, see below.
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FURTHER PRODUCT INFORMATION
Refreshed and redesigned for Christmas 2018, the Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names is a full-colour, two-sided map folding out to 100 cm x 89 cm, featuring:
Britain’s Top 50: Britain’s very best place names and a stupendous road trip connecting them all - the finest, most amusingly British road trip you could ever take.
Rude Place Names: Loads of them! Some sound like insults / terms of endearment (Twatt, Orkney / Shetland), some like expletives (Fulking Hill, West Sussex), and some are just plain wrong (The Devil’s Arse, Derbyshire)
Pants & Bottoms Galore: There are hundreds of Bottoms, cheekily dominating parts of Dorset (Happy Bottom), Hampshire (Slap Bottom) and Dumfriesshire (Rotten Bottom). Wales, on the other hand, is absolutely chock-full of Pants (Pantycoch, Pembrokeshire).
Odd Place Names: Stop it. It’s not all smut, you know. Some of Britain’s finest place names take things in a different direction, and you’ll love them all the more for it, e.g. Seething (Norfolk), Wigtwizzle (South Yorkshire) and Shufflesheeps (West Sussex)
Glossary: A wide-ranging list of terms commonly found in British place names, to help you be a smart-arse and give the impression this map is a serious educational publication
Dreamed up, designed and made in sunny Britain.
Reviews for ST&G’s Marvellous Maps
“An ideal gift”
“Love these maps. Ours is framed in the hall and is always a talking point. Thoughtfully created, ticklingly funny and beautifully presented - an ideal gift!”
“Awfully, spifflingly British”
“Awfully, spifflingly British. These folks take those many things that make Britain, British; our ludicrously mis named villages, our Quirky quirks, our amusing byways and sideways view of the world, and put them onto maps. Such an amusing present or a fun poster for your library (...)”
“Brilliant... and hilarious”
“Well worth buying especially if you have a good sense of humour!”