Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Discworld one step closer

So this town in England renamed several of its streets after ones in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. What I didn't get reading this is that there aren't "several" but only two streets with the new names. I had images of entire swathes becoming home to the likes of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler. Checking a map the town already has Flinger's Lane, Dancing Lane, Football Lane (big on those lanes), Cavalier Way and one apparently called only The Batch so the overall effect isn't probably as striking as might be hoped. Another town nearby has a Cowpath Lane and a Harvest Lane and a Water Lane and a North Lane. See what happens when you don't have dozens of Indian languages to steal names from?