back to article Castleford locals storm Tickle Cock bridge

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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  1. richard 69
    Go

    makes me worry

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

  2. Professor Tinklepants
    Joke

    Shocking!

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

  3. Robert E A Harvey
    Dead Vulture

    T' Post

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

    Standards slipping at the reg?

  4. Daniel 20
    Pint

    god bless 'em!

    a pint for the castleforders.

  5. Stone Fox
    Coat

    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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  6. BlueGreen

    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.

    1. HFoster

      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.

  7. Kevin Dwyer
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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.

  8. RichardB

    For Posterity

    fnah fnah

  9. Sergie Kaponitovicz
    Unhappy

    Shame the council caved in...

    ... Banksy could have done a fantastic graffito.

    (Graffiti = plural)

    1. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects 1
      Boffin

      pluralsi

      Shouldn't that be Banks...

      Ermmm.. Bank?

  10. Wyrdness
    Paris Hilton

    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.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The storming of Tickle Cock Bridge

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

  12. stupiddairyfarmer
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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...

  13. D. A. Blake
    Paris Hilton

    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...

  14. It'sa Mea... Mario
    Joke

    Did anybody else read that headline as...

    oh wait.. never mind!

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    I dont get it

    Cant see the joke, nothing unusual here

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    1. Spot the Cat
      Go

      Blimey!

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

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton

      And

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

    3. Mephistro Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      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! ;)

    4. Chris iverson

      Forgot one

      French Lick (Indiana, USA)

    5. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
      Coat

      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.

    6. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      And a couple more from Ireland

      HackballsCross

      Nobber

  16. shay mclachlan
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    Score one

    Score one against the fuckwits for a change

  17. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    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

  18. Rod MacLean
    Joke

    New names

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

    1. Captain Jack
      Joke

      Umm...

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

  19. Paul Webb
    Heart

    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

  20. ian 22

    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.

  21. Anonymous Coward
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    You forgot...

    Parson's Knob (Queensland, Australia)

  22. Philc1
    Grenade

    More

    Also missed Fucking in Germany near the township of Titsmoning

  23. ShaggyDoggy

    There's more

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

    Cockermouth

    Little Coxwell

    Great Coxwell

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Cockermouth...

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

  24. Jim Carter

    Not forgetting...

    Penistone.

  25. HollyX
    Badgers

    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.

  26. Simon B
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    Good on the oldies!

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

  27. Suburban Inmate
    Badgers

    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.

  28. GreenGrass
    Pint

    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?

  29. Hairy
    Paris Hilton

    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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