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Monday, July 13, 2009

Top Ten Funniest London Underground Station Names

The tube station names of the London Underground are sometimes really funny, especially to an American with a brain that hasn't matured since junior high. Here are my 10 most giggle-inducing:

1. Cockfosters (probably the funniest toponym in the world)

2. Shepherd's Bush

3. Mudchute

4. Goodge Street (if "goodge" isn't a slang term for something yet, it should be)

5. St. John's Wood

6. Roding Valley

7. Marylebone

8. Hornchurch

9. Mornington Crescent

10. Tie: Northwood, Chorleywood, Colliers Wood

Hon. Mention: Pudding Mill Lane, Oxford Circus, Barking


Special contest: Gratuitous in-post linkage to your blog for the best suggestion for what noun/verb "goodge" should be a naughty/sophomoric synonym.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

Every time you had to go up one of those big banks of escalators in The Tube, did it not remind you of that scene in "American Werewolf in London"? Totally did for me. I think I was to mesmerized by the sights of refridgerated candy bar vending machines and such a small, clean, almost mannerly population of subway track mice.

I used to find the names of "Free Houses" hilarious as if they were (name) free zones. Like no Harlequins allowed in the Harlequin Free House and such.

Was the Fleur de Lys pub still on Elizabeth Street just across the bridge from the Mall and did you ever get to see their Elvis impersonator?

I'm going out on a limb here to guess that "toad in the hole" and "spotted dick" got chuckles from you too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009  
Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

PS: I would kill for a kebab from the kebabery on Mill Road. Damn you and your fun british topic. ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009  
Blogger Chris James said...

The Mill Road in Cambridge?

You talking about the Greek or the Turkish kebab shop?

Wars have been fought over less. :)

I was partial to the Greek one, myself.

Thursday, July 16, 2009  
Blogger Glenn said...

A work colleague and I laughed for quite awhile at "Cockfosters" when we were there on a business trip.

Sunday, July 19, 2009  
Blogger Bob Joe said...

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=goodge

Saturday, December 14, 2013  

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