Cocks are out, Wangs are in

A story on Reuters today is right up my alley.  Anything that feeds my mild obsession with bizarre names just makes me happy.

I am quite upset, actually, that there are fewer Cockshotts, Balls’s, Deaths and Shufflebottoms around in Britian. Also that there are few people named Smellie, Daft and Gotobed.

If the Poggenpoels, Koekemoers, Foks, Eatcocks, Alcocks etc disappeared, I don’t know what I’d amuse myself with each work day.

By the way, I came across a Dr Coffin and a Dr Herts the other day.

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8 Responses to Cocks are out, Wangs are in

  1. Charmskool says:

    I DID NOT believe you about Eatcock so I checked the Cape Town phone book – no Eatcocks, but I came across a Homeopath called Dr Allan Eatwell mwhahah geddit eat well homeopath mwhahah. It’s early so I’m a bit slower than usual, hence the point belabouring heh heh.

  2. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Charmskool, I am devastated to read that you believed I was making up Eatcock. Do you really think I could dream up a name as bizarrely hilarious as that?

    Dr Eatwell. I didn’t get it until you belaboured it. Well, maybe I did, but I sometimes like belabouring. I am sure it’s better than being in labour.

    P.S. Don’t wake up so early.

  3. Vimbai says:

    Eish, don’t even get me started on people with dodgy names. I know of a “Sophisticated”, “Burden”, “Hatred”, “Bubblejoy” and “Pencil”…i could go on!

    Okay, on some other news, I’ve tagged you! Head to my blog and see what you’re in for 🙂

  4. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    A tag on honesty, Vimbai?? Have you taken a look at the name I’ve given myself on this blog?? yeesh!!!

    ;-D

    Ok, I will give it a bash!!
    Bubblejoy!!! hahahahahaha, lovely!
    I knew a Luxury once.

  5. boldly benny says:

    Ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha! I want to meet a Mrs Eatcock and say her name repetitively.
    Hello Mrs Eatcock, how are you Mrs Eatcock?
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  6. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Me too Benny. It would be great fun. However, she would probably end up setting fire to our hair after all the sniggering we’d be doing.

  7. phillygirl says:

    You’ll love the funeral directors in Cape Town: “Human & Pitt”. And just so you know I’m not even making this up, here’s a link!

  8. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    HA HA HA, that is just very very good!! Thank you for that, Phillygirl!

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