29 May 2009

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (221)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of The Inquisitr (from Wednesday, May 27; link good at time of posting):
Residents in Conisbrough, England have changed the name of their street after deciding that Butt Hole Road no longer appealed to them.

The name, despite its modern meaning, was given to the street hundred of years ago, and is named after a communal water butt.

Resident Peter Sutton told The Daily Mail that “he originally thought the street’s name would be fun - but admits he soon got tired of the jokes.” The paper also noted that the street had become a tourist attraction, particularly popular with Americans.

The street formerly known as Butt Hole Road is now known as the far less interesting Archers Lane.
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