What's so funny about Ladywell?

Woman: You don't know my name, do you?

Jerry: Yes I do.

Woman: What is it?

Jerry: It, uh, rhymes with a female body part.

Woman: What is it?

Jerry: Mulva...

Jerry: Er, er, Gipple?

Jerry: Loleola?

Jerry: Oh! Oh! *Delores*!

- Seinfeld, The Junior Mints

We regularly trawl Twitter for stories about Brockley and Ladywell, searching for references to both locations. It occasionally throws up some interesting stuff, but despite the best efforts of Ladywell tweeters like Sue Luxton, the main thing anyone has to say about Ladywell on Twitter is how suggestive it sounds. “I’m stuck on a train, just outside Ladywell, haha,” is a typical comment.

We usually have a good nose for sexual innuendo, but it had never occurred to us that there’s anything funny about “Ladywell”. Is it that it sounds like a female body part or are we missing something?

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Living on Manwood Road I'm immune from sexual innuendo

Anonymous said...

A Lady Well could be understood as the female reproductive organ.

Anonymous said...

Gets you thinking actually - Bishop's gate anyone?

Anonymous said...

Nun head.

Anonymous said...

Try Bellenden Road in Peckham.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is good.

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maxink said...

I always thought it's got a great potential as a name for a remedy for constipation.

maxink said...

I always thought that Ladywell could be something that women buy at the chemist.

Oh Dear said...

Or Effingham Road in Lee

Michael said...

Horniman Museum.

Anonymous said...

It does have SlagRove Place round the back of the pub...

max said...

I always thought that Ladywell has a great potential at the chemist's counter:
"take one Ladywell before bedtime with plenty of water and..."
For women of course.

M said...

Ladywell isn't rude. Anerly on the other hand...

Tommo said...

Cumming Street in Islington.

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Fizzy said...

And in Lee, a pint or two in the Dacre Arms will make St Margaret's Passage seem vaguely amusing.

drakefell debaser said...

I have never thought of Ladywell in this way.

Perhaps it is not as obvious as Gropecunt Lane (common middle age street name for a red light district) would have been. Or Butthole Lane in Shepshed, or the bridge in Castleford called Tickle Cock Bridge.

Anyone been to Dildo in Newfoundland or climbed Mount Wank in Germany?

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Anonymous said...

Lickey End, anyone?

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max said...

Something's wrong with the comments here, I had commented but the comments kept on disappearing so reposted and now they all came back at once. Maybe Blogger is under attack from foreign powers.

drakefell debaser said...

I think so, I had the same problem earlier.

Tamsin said...

I am slightly concerned about what might happen to this thread overnight as the automatic Japanese p**n promoters latch onto it.

Or maybe they are not into properly anglo-saxon English.

Hugh said...

Thin day at the office, Nick?

Hugh said...

Mincing Lane in the City is good to visit.

Brockley Nick said...

@Hugh - thin day perhaps, but you still felt moved to join in...

Anonymous said...

Cockfosters

Anonymous said...

Bleeding arse lane in Nottingham.

Pete said...

Six Mile Botttom in Cambridgeshire.

sallykate said...

Lusty Gardens in Bruton, Somerset.

Near Sexey's School....

Mrs Mary Whitehouse said...

Look what you've done! Releasing a tidal of filth across Brockley. What's wrong with Friendly Place in lewisham?

Proud of yourself? **nt

Monkeyboy said...

Can I just mention Beaverwood School for girls? or is that slightly dodgy?


http://www.beaverwood.bromley.sch.uk/

You think the headmistress has kept a lid on the off colour humour in the staff room?

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West Sider said...

Ladywell has a Scrooby St.

Anonymous said...

Dorset has a River Piddle and we always find that hilarious how ever many times we drive over it at Wareham.

Anonymous said...

I've always found Mudchute station on the DLR hilarious. And there's a town in Somerset called Williton which makes me giggle.

Anonymous said...

i went to a place in Wales called Fan y Big.

Obviously spent the whole time ringing people up to tell them where I was and wasn't it a hilarious name.

Anonymous said...

The kids always get a laugh at Seaman Blud when we drive past it in Wales.

Tommo said...

There's a place in Rosedale Abbey N. Yorks called 'Bell End Farm'. I almost fell of my bike laughing - childish I know

Anonymous said...

Sandy Balls in Hampshire...

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