John Cowan wrote:
> Then there's the tourist who saw several warning signs on the motorway
> for the town of Loose Chippings, but somehow never came to it....

What are Loose Chippings?

> One of the towns near the estate rejoices in the name of
> Monk's-Unmentionable-cum-Mumble.  ("Unmentionables" was once a euphemism for
> "underpants".)


Actually, tho, I've heard "unmentionables" used a few times for
underpants, so it's still in use.

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