Potty, Fartwell and Knob

Potty, Fartwell and Knob

Extraordinary but True Names of British People

Book - 2007
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Russell Ash has trawled parish registers and censuses going back 900 years to compile the first ever complete book of breathtakingly unlikely-but-true British names. It features an incredible and diverse range of totally genuine names, evoking everything from body parts (Dick Brain), sex (Matilda Suckcock), illness (Barbaray Headache) and toilet functions (Peter Piddle) to food (Hazel Nutt), animals (Minty Badger) and places (Phila Delphia). Every single one has been checked for authenticity and its source is given, as well as extra notes where further fascinating illumination is possible. The book provides a rigorously researched yet laugh-out-loud overview of Britain's eccentricity through the ages.
Publisher: London : 2007
ISBN: 9780755316540
Branch Call Number: ANF 929.40207 ASH
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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LoganLib_LW Jul 11, 2016

If you like mocking others, this is the book for you. If you want to feel better about your own last name by knowing that others are less fortunate, this is the book for you. Almost as good as the Big Book of British Smiles.


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LoganLib_LW Jul 11, 2016

If you like mocking others, this is the book for you. If you want to feel better about your own last name by knowing that others are less fortunate, this is the book for you. Almost as good as the Big Book of British Smiles.

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