Posts Tagged ‘name’

Off We Go to Westward Ho!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

WARNING! WARNING! Word-nerd alert! I spent the weekend staying near a town with an exclamation mark in its name! When I first learnt that I needed to get to the Royal North Devon Golf Club in Westward Ho!, I presumed my friends were just really excited about the location of their party. So imagine my utter joy when I saw signs saying, “Westward Ho!.” I put this on par with visiting the train station with the world’s longest name in Wales.

There's an emergency! Westward Ho!

There’s an emergency! Westward Ho!

I am now planning a trip to Quebec to visit the other city in the world with a very exciting name; Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha! beats Westward Ho! by one whole exclamation mark. It must be incredibly annoying for all of its residents when they need to write their address in online forms. Poor dudes.

Best. Rue. Ever.

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Today I went to Rouen and discovered the best street – rue – in existence.

Rue de la Pie

Mmm... pie.

The name was the only really good thing about it, but WHAT A NAME!

More about Rouen tomorrow… For now, I go to sleep.