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Frogley Cockhead & Crutch: Oxford Names: A Celebration of Humorous Names form Oxfordshire's History

Paul Sullivan.
Item #: D11457
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 144 / 2015
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750963008
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Willy Cockhead had to live with his shame, and so too did countless others encumbered with ridiculous names—"Rehab" and "Carcass" come to mind—safely hidden away in Oxford's records and censuses. Uncovered by Paul Sullivan and accompanied with strange-but-true anecdotes, this entertaining volume of baffling, ill-thought-out, and just plain rude examples champions the people and places of Oxfordshire that got lumbered with the daftest names. Some rhyme (Dick Thick), a few are odd (Silly Waters), others you have to say out loud (Rhoda Turtle), and some are just groan-worthy (Blenda Belcher).

 

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