News Dumb Lunt
posted by April 9 at 9:41 AMon
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.