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« on: March 31, 2009, 09:41:52 PM »
The number of people in Britain with amusing surnames like Cockshott, Balls, Death and Shufflebottom has declined by up to 75 percent in the last century - as people with silly names either fail to pass them on to the next generation, or leave the country entirely.

A study found the number of people with the name Cock shrank to 785 last year from 3,211 in 1881, those called Balls fell to 1,299 from 2,904 and the number of Deaths were reduced to 605 from 1,133.

People named Smellie decreased by 70 percent, Dafts by 51 percent, Gotobeds by 42 percent, Shufflebottoms by 40 percent, and Cockshotts by 34 percent, said Richard Webber, visiting professor of geography at King's College, London.

Wangs, however, have experienced dramatic growth.

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« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 09:44:46 PM by flips »
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 09:47:46 PM »
England has plently of Cocks in It, I have them in my Shop everyday
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 09:52:11 PM »
Just a mather of calling your cock Webber....problem solved :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 10:08:16 PM »
Lady Flipsy i'm really shocked !
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 01:52:14 AM »
Its all about pronuciation, Death is pronounced De'ath, Cockshott =Co'shott, Shufflebottom would be Shuffleboth-am, LOL.

@Bob I'm glad you get plenty of Co-heads in your shop, I thought they only came into mine, The Great British customer:rolleyes:
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 02:11:14 AM »
I wonder something how english or american people can make the difference between the pronuciation of words who sound the same ?

For exemple a funny situation a word i heard a lot in slang conversation : beach or bitch ?

I mean for someone who english is not his natural language it sound the same ! :D
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 07:33:43 PM »
I say Bath(th) not Barrrfff Like my Wife lol
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 03:57:41 PM »
Quote from: Woodythefrench;30203

For exemple a funny situation a word i heard a lot in slang conversation : beach or bitch ?



Yup, but would u rather be in the sun on the beach or.......?
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 05:24:09 PM »
Ed you could say both you're on the beach or on the bitch ! :D

I'm already gone ! ^^

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