Or perhaps an overabundance of scrumpy?
On Aug 27, 2013, at 3:19 PM, Trevor Dunkerley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Vince,
> We get the same in North Devon. Combe Martin has be variously named over the centuries - Coombe Martin, Combmartin, Cumbmartin, Cumba, Martindecumba, and the latest was Cumbademartinus.
> Hey ho. I put it down to a lack of good North Devon scrumpy!!
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Vince Russett" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
>> As we Dwellers west of the Great Wood have found. Mind you, many English
>> haven't grasped West Country names either: Frome, Woolfardisworthy,
>> Bideford and even Shepton Mallet ('Shepton Mawlay') I've heard mangled on
>> TV. The last one had the drinkers in my local pub helpless with laughter.
>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Mike Weatherley <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> > Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:17:20 +0100
>>> > From: [log in to unmask]
>>> > Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
>>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>>> > Or worse. I live in Great Ryburgh in Norfolk - formerly Ryburgh Magna.
>>> > Recently saw it in a report referred to as 'Great Ryburgh Magna' (and
>>> > Ryburgh Parva). Made me smile.
>>> > Matt Champion.
>>> Yup. Just goes to show that the English never quite got the hang of either
>>> Latin or Welsh meanings :o)