Peter Newby


One of the charms of Word Ways is to discover the more offbeat communities of the United States which feature in the various articles of its contributors. THis factors has even extended to my first reply from a reader of the magazine to my recent request for words of an unusual lexical property ("A Trivial Challenge", February 1989); Martin Gardner drew my attention to the alternate Os of the Wisconsin town Oconomowoc. However, Great Britain has its share of the curiously-named towns and Villages, and a small selection of these may be of interest.