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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 <
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> > 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]
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> > 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
> Little
> > 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)
>
> Mike