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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dumb Lunt

posted by on April 9 at 9:41 AM

The Telegraph reports that a village in the UK is considering a name change—villagers, the paper asserts, are sick of local “yobs” defacing signs identifying the village. The name of the village? Lunt—which also so happens to be the name of the street in Chicago where my family lived for, oh, twenty years. (Old joke: There are three streets in Chicago that rhyme with vagina: Paulina, Carolina, and Lunt.)

But if you read the story it’s pretty clear that villagers, plural, aren’t pushing this name change. All the villagers the paper spoke to—save one—are against the name change. So who’s for it? One local politician, a conservative naturally, who can’t stand to see all those innocent Ls being transformed into dirty Cs. But Lunt has been Lunt—and jokes have been made (cunt has been around for ever)—for centuries. The village first appears in the records in 1215.

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That joke made me laugh.

Posted by Michigan Matt | April 9, 2008 9:47 AM

They're a lunt hair away from change.

Posted by laterite | April 9, 2008 9:48 AM

There's a town in Germany called Fucking. They think it's funny. So do I.

Posted by DanFan | April 9, 2008 9:51 AM


Posted by elenchos | April 9, 2008 9:53 AM

Change the town name to Locksucker.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | April 9, 2008 10:01 AM

You forgot Melvina.

Posted by iheartbeer | April 9, 2008 10:27 AM

Remember when AOL blocked all mention of the town of Scunthorpe?

Posted by Fnarf | April 9, 2008 10:29 AM

if they were clever they would change the town name to "cunt" and the local "yobs" would change the "c" to an "l," thus solving the problem.

Posted by ellarosa | April 9, 2008 10:30 AM

Why not just get the conservative politician drunk and wheel him down to a recruiting office to go die in Iraq?

That would solve it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 9, 2008 10:40 AM

I love that joke. But, I've always told it with Paulina, Regina, and Lunt -- all streets I know. I've never heard of Carolina (or Melvina).

Posted by Julie (in Chicago) | April 9, 2008 10:40 AM

Indeed. Cunt comes from the Latin cunctus, meaning crack. (But my research on this vital matter in the past didn't tell me when it started being used this way.)

Posted by leek | April 9, 2008 1:12 PM

Is it for ye wolde have my queynte allone?
Wy, taak it al! lo, have it every deel!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | April 9, 2008 3:29 PM

Is it for ye wolde have my queynte allone?
Wy, taak it al! lo, have it every deel!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | April 9, 2008 3:37 PM

medina, regina and lunt

Posted by thickturd | April 9, 2008 4:06 PM

When I was living in Chicago, and whenever I was visiting the Heartland Cafe w/ friends, I always made sure I kicked Lunt. I like kicking Lunt.

Posted by quasilaur | April 9, 2008 6:22 PM

Um, excuse me? This from a man named Dr. Ball?

Posted by Irena | April 9, 2008 6:25 PM

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