Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crazy Road Signs You Don't Want to See

News flash: England is full of towns and roads with names that would make a nun blush, The New York Times has discovered. "Crapstone," "Butt Hole Road" and other horrors await the unprepared in the English countryside.

The nanny state swoops to the rescue in the form of East Sussex's Lewes District Council, which has banned "street names which could give offense" and decreed that town planners should avoid "aesthetically unsuitable names" and "names capable of deliberate misinterpretation."

Read all about the menace in the Times' investigative report, "No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else."

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