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Hermit Road 2:19 Sun Nov 8
Gropecunt Lane
There is something to be said for just calling it like it is. Unfortunately the powers that be went all snowflakey in 1561 and we no longer get to put this on our address.


"Gropecunt Lane /ˈɡroʊpkʌnt ˈleɪn/ was a street name found in English towns and cities during the Middle Ages, believed to be a reference to the prostitution centred on those areas; it was normal practice for a medieval street name to reflect the street's function or the economic activity taking place within it. Gropecunt, the earliest known use of which is in about 1230, appears to have been derived as a compound of the words grope and cunt. Streets with that name were often in the busiest parts of medieval towns and cities, and at least one appears to have been an important thoroughfare"

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Coffee 2:09 Mon Nov 9
Re: Gropecunt Lane
"in 1393 the authorities in London allowed prostitutes to work only in Cokkes Lane (now known as Cock Lane)"

"Sherborne Lane in London was in 1272–73 known as Shitteborwelane, later Shite-burn lane and Shite-buruelane (possibly due to nearby cesspits). Pissing Alley, one of several identically named streets whose names survived the Great Fire of London, was called Little Friday Street in 1848, before being absorbed into Cannon Street in 1853–54, while White Hart Lane in north London was known as Shytefarm Street until the early 20th century in deference to the local football club"

eusebiovic 1:55 Mon Nov 9
Re: Gropecunt Lane
Good thread this...

eusebiovic 4:02 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
There was a Shiteburn Lane in the City too just behind Cannon Street if I remember correctly...where everybody would drop a log into a trough...

They changed it to Sherborne Lane

Cheezey Bell-End 3:26 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
More great banter.

joyo 3:12 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
You want one renamed after yourself then Sleazy Bell End?

Cheezey Bell-End 2:55 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
Should start an online petition to have them all restored.
There's a few potential candidates to be renamed as Fat Cunt Lane as well.

Nurse Ratched 2:33 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
They are a LITTLE braver in Shrewsbury, where they have dropped one word and it remains 'Grope Lane'. None of that 'Grape Lane' nonsense. I liked Shrewsbury.

Toe Rag 2:27 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane

London had its very own Gropecunt Lane roughly where Bucklersbury passage is today underneath that Coq d’argent restaurant at 1 Poultry.

The two neighbouring streets were called Bawdhawe Lane and Puppekirtle lane (pokekirtle, a kirtle being a type of medieval dress)

No prises for guessing the type of trade carried in down those streets.

Far Cough 2:25 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
appears to have been derived as a compound of the words grope and cunt.

No shit said Sherlock

ironsofcanada 2:23 Sun Nov 8
Re: Gropecunt Lane
Used to walk down the Oxford one almost every day. Magpie Lane now.


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