Alternative names for towns

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  1. trainophile

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    Following on from some of the suggestions in the Great Yarmouth thread, I was in Huddersfield today for the first time (went to see Felix but he/she wasn’t around :( ), I decided it should be called Chuggersfield. There’s half a dozen in every precinct, you have to say “no thanks” ten times walking from the station to the far end of town.

    I’m surprised the local authorities permit so many, if indeed they do.

    Any other suggestions for towns that should be tweaked to reflect what they are like?
     
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    Carterton in Oxfordshire gets called Cartoontown or Toontown often.
     
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    'Creepy Crawley'. That's about right.
     
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    Scunthorpe dare not not speak its name on some platforms nowadays!
     
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    In the early days of TOPS/DIADS we used the obvious abbreviation for Scunthorpe until we were told to change it !
     
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    Penistone always seems to bring out the immature side of people too :lol:

    And as for Wincobank...not hard to imagine which vowel is changed in that one ;)

    Meanwhile the nearby Grimesthorpe/Grimesthorpe have a pre-prepeared derogatory name!
     
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    So good they named it twice?
     
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    Barnard Castle is affectionately known locals as “Barny”.
     
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    Wishaw in Lanarkshire is known in some circles as Pishy Wishy.

    Glasgow is Glas Vegas.
     
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    Two different places about 15 miles away from each other...no idea how they both got the same name!
     
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    I've also heard Wishaw being referred to as "Wishy Washy", Larkhall as "Teddy Bear Town", Coatbridge as "Buckie Town" (due to it having the dubious honour of having the highest amount of sales of Buckfast in relation to its population), and Edinburgh being referred to as "The Burger" (in addition to "Auld Reekie").

    I'm not sure what the New Towns are referred to, but Cumbernauld as the "What's it called?" tag. Cumbernauld also has the pleasurable or dubious honour of having been the recipient of the Urban Realm magazine's Carbuncle Award, which is also nicknamed the "Plook on a Plinth Award" for the dreadful and incomplete design of the central shopping area.
     
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    Also heard Blazingstoke a few times...
     
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    And Basinggrad.
     
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    Stevenage is sometimes heard as “Stevenage New Town” (as in “Welwyn Garden City”), mainly used by those of a particular generation. There’s a certain derogatory connotation to this.

    Likewise the name “Silkingrad”, although this has fallen out of common use.

    Both these names will probably die out completely in time.
     
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    I used to call it doughnut city :)

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    Years ago my wife had to visit 'Sodding Chipbury' every six months or so, and she said all her colleagues referred to it as such, though admittedly none of them actually lived there. :lol:
     
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    I've often heard Milton Keynes referred to as Doughnut City due to all the roundabouts. We tend just to to it MK
     
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    The town of Gorinchem in the Netherlands is called Gorkum. Rotterdam is Rotjeknor.
     
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    Seaton Carew became Seaton Canoe after a certain resident feigned his disappearance off the beach.
     
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    I call Warrington "Warrerington" as that's how the rugby league commentator Eddie Waring used to say it when I was a kid.
     
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    Wakefield - Wakey
    Sheffield - Montygrad
    Darlington - Darlo
     

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