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Irate locals in Castleford, West Yorkshire, have forced the council to reinstate the suggestive name of Tickle Cock bridge - a railway underpass traditionally used by courting couples to do their... courting. The powers that be apparently decided to change the name as part of a regeneration exercise, and one official reckoned " …

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makes me worry

what will happen to 'bean flick tunnel' just down the road from me....

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Shocking!

Next they'll be wanting to rename Boob Stroke Avenue and Poke Bottom Drive - whatever next?!

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T' Post

T' Yorkshire post beat you to the best headline: "Residents cock-a-hoop".

Standards slipping at the reg?

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god bless 'em!

a pint for the castleforders.

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I bet there have been quite a few jokes

made by 'courting couples' under that bridge along the lines of 'I'm tickling you **** under tickle **** bridge!'

Although there's a village in Essex (just south of Colchester) that probably has similar jokes made.

The village is called "Fingering Hoe"

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plenty of precedent

And I doubt I'll be the first to mention it <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gropecunt_Lane>

I guess Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy -type jokes were a tad redundant back then.

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Tit-le

I think that at least the Central London former Gropecunt Lane should be returned to its original name (or at least there should be a mention of its original name under the current one).

Rewriting history for "decency" is absurd. Like the Victorians covering up Roman household icons of people having sex in multiple positions, fashions, orifices and pairings.

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Grope C*nt Lane

Lets see the residents of London asserting their democratic rights and revert a few of the original street names.

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For Posterity

fnah fnah

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Shame the council caved in...

... Banksy could have done a fantastic graffito.

(Graffiti = plural)

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pluralsi

Shouldn't that be Banks...

Ermmm.. Bank?

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I agree

I agree with Brian Lewis that we shouldn't be altering street names out of prudishness, and would like to propose that we restore the names of streets in various British towns that were formerly known as Gropecunte Lane.

I suppose that I have no real choice but to use the Paris icon for this story.

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The storming of Tickle Cock Bridge

Playmobil or it didn't happen. Come on, it's Friday tomorrow.

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Hear, hear!

A tiny but significant blow to political correctness!

Oops, I hope I didn't offend anyone, a beating, not a blow, wait, that's not good either...

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Overdue for a comeback...

I think it's about time towns and cities across the country revived Gropec*nt Lane as a street name.

Paris because everybody (or is it nobody?) wants to grope her...

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Did anybody else read that headline as...

oh wait.. never mind!

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I dont get it

Cant see the joke, nothing unusual here

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Blimey!

Too much time on your hands? And you still forgot Slut's Hole Lane and Upper Goat Lane. County of Norfolk, where else?

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And

Onancock, Delaware. I wanted to stop and take a photo, but my wife wasn't having it. Fnar.

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If you don't mind...

I would like to add Dildo to your impressive list. You can see an explanatory video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpycgIlhJXs

Warning The video is SFW as long as you turn the sound off :)

Paris, because... Hell, if you don't know already then you have been living in a cave for the last 5 years! ;)

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Forgot one

French Lick (Indiana, USA)

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But it doesn't really count...

unless the suggestive meaning works in the local language.

Nonetheless, I'd like to add these Hong Kong streets:

To Fuk Road

Tim Fuk Road

Fuk Tin Path

and, of course the

Fook Yiu Building (not to be confused with the Fook Tin Building)

There is also the Kin Kee Metalwork Shop.

Mine's the one with the A-Z in the pocket.

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And a couple more from Ireland

HackballsCross

Nobber

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Score one

Score one against the fuckwits for a change

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She shrugged: “It's not a big deal.

Yeah right, I'm sure it cost nothing to the tax payer, done as a freebie huh?

Always easy to p*ss up the publics money when you dont have to show any ROI

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New names

Perhaps they should start to refer to the council as "'t bunch of bleeding dickwads" or similar?

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Umm...

I think you'll find they probably already do :-p

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That Yorkshire Post article is dated 11 March 2006!

I wonder what sort of 'campaigning' they've been doing in all that time?

Mind you, it being Cas' I'm surprised anyone could read the sign in the first place ;-)

Paul

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RE: I Don't Get It

Sadly, you missed Blueball, Pennsilvania (I'm sure I've misspelled that). The dickwads changed it to Bluebell years ago.

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You forgot...

Parson's Knob (Queensland, Australia)

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More

Also missed Fucking in Germany near the township of Titsmoning

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There's more

but you'll need to think a bit ...

Cockermouth

Little Coxwell

Great Coxwell

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Cockermouth...

...is colloquially known (mainly by people from neighbouring towns...) as Nob-a-gob

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Not forgetting...

Penistone.

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Butt Hole Road ...

... used to exist not far from where I live. *sigh* I never even made time to get my picture taken with the sign before it went, it's now "Archer's Way" which I doubt could be any more bland if it tried.

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Good on the oldies!

Good on the oldies! Why should a name be changed for the prudish council!! :)

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And another....

http://maps.google.com/maps?&ll=52.389325,-2.083797&spn=0.042953,0.110378&z=14

I spotted that by chance when using a real (dead tree) road atlas.

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similar troubles in Dorset

I seem to remember the residents of Shitterton, Bere Regis getiing indignant when somebody wanted to rename that road as Sitterton..it's still called Shitterton..but alas Puddletown, on the River Piddle, is no longer called Piddletown.

Any readers from Nether Wallop?

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There was a village where I grew up...

...in Yorkshire called Slack, of course it was split into two halves, Slack Top and the ever amusing Slack Bottom.

Paris, because well....

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