Dull Flag And Tongue Of Gangsta Thought

Whatever Mencken might have said, when it comes to strange place-names, America has nothing on the Orkneys and the Shetlands, where they range from the primal — Woo, Too, Bu, Ha, How, Pow — to the surreal — Neven o’ Grinni, Sinians of Cutclaws, Glifters of Lyrawa, Quilse of Hoganeap — by way of the naughty — Moan, Queenamoan, Hendry’s Holes, The Rump, Howan Lickan, Longa Tonga, The Lash, Flae-Ass, Cumminess, Peerie Breast, Drooping Point (1,181 words)

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