Unfortunate English place names

Bart Simpson would have a field day if he visited England with some of its "unfortunate" place names such as Pratts Bottom, a village in Kent, or Crapstone in Devon. Hazel Thompson of the New York Times looks at some historic names which might bring a snicker.

North Piddle, Spanker Lane - and several more which are... well, just go to the original story and read them for yourself - speak to England's long and varied linguistic past. “Sniggering at double entendres is a loved and time-honored tradition in this country,” Carol Midgley wrote in The Times of London.