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Hill Hill Hill Hill May 4, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Hill Hill Hill Hill

Placenames, like history, are as much a product of human incompetence as human genius. Take the phenomenon of pleonastic placenames – an intimidating word signalling the limitations of language and understanding. Rather than explain what is meant it is best to give an example, the Yorkshire placenames of Seamer Water (pictured above). Working backwards, generally […]