The bucolic countryside in the United Kingdom is an area of rare beauty. Filled with lush, rolling hills and verdant pastures that define the color green, the British Isles have a proud and proper air about them. However, they sometimes lack in dignified town, landmark, street and village names. The UK may have its classy charms, but it’s also chock full of place names that seem designed to make a junior high student giggle – not to mention attract selfie-taking tourists wanting to snap the naughty street signs. Most of these locations were named long ago when they didn’t have an offensive connotation, and now its just part of the local lore. Take a few moments to indulge your inner tween and stifle some laughter as we highlight some of the silliest (make that dirty) place names the UK has to offer.
1. Tickle Cock Bridge
Not to be confused with simply Cock Bridge — which is to the east — Tickle Cock Bridge is a pedestrian underpass in Castleford, England. Nobody is really sure how it got its name over a century ago, but the tunnel is apparently often used for lovers’ trysts. At one point, some prudish townsfolk wanted to change the name to a less saucy Tittle Cott, but the majority voted to keep it as is.