A man has been on the ultimate ‘rude trip’ by visiting as many places with naughty-sounding names as possible.
Nicholas Hale, 50, has proved that age is just a number by embarking on the childish endeavour of visiting as many places with rude names as possible.
For the past 26 years, he has travelled far and wide – racking up the miles to visit F*g in Austria, Ct in Romania, and Wk Mountain in Gemany.
Nick said that his mission to see as many as possible has become a bit of an obsession, and that there’s no obstacle large enough to stop him visiting a rude-sounding town.
The singer and comedian said: “It’s a pathetic obsession really but I think everyone can relate a little bit.
“Whenever most people see a rude place name, they have a little childish chuckle to themselves.
“Some of the places I make a special trip to, some I research once I know where I’m headed with work and some I just come across by chance.
“The key for me is the commitment to getting there.
“They can be in really remote places, completely isolated and a pain to get to but I’ll do whatever it takes.”
Nick’s obsession began when he was a child, and he was driven through Wetwang, a village near his home in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
He continued: “Some of them are also hard to find because the locals keep stealing the signs or destroying them.
“In so many of these places, people complain because they see house prices drop due to the street or village name which is crazy really as I’m sure they could capitalize on it.
“My whole family are comedians, so I was always brought up in a jokey, happy and humorous environment.
“Having said that I think my mum is sometimes embarrassed about what her friend’s might think.
“It’s probably quite childish and some people might think ‘get a life’ but there’s nothing wrong with being a bit silly sometimes.”
Some of the places Nick has visited:
F*g (now renamed to Fugging) near Salburg in Austria.
Turkey C**k Lane in Colchester, Essex, UK.
C**t in Suceava, Romania.
Dkhardtstrae (which roughly translates to Dkhard street) in Berlin, Germany.
Bell End in Rowley Regis, West Midlands, UK.
Muff in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
S**tterton in Dorset, UK.
Kunst-Wet metro station in Brussels, Belgium.
W**k Mountain in Germany.
Butthole Lane in Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK.
T***y Ho in Northamptonshire, UK.
Rimsting in Germany.
Wetwang in East Riding of Yorkshire, UK.
Minge Lane in Upton upon Severn, UK.
Crotch Crescent in Headington, Oxfordshire, UK.
A shop called T**s in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Fingringhoe in Essex, UK.
The Glory Hole in Lincoln, UK.
Upper D**ker in Sussex, UK.
A shop called Muff in Locarno, Italy.
Netherthong in West Yorkshire, UK.
Cumming Street in Islington, London, UK.
W**khede Stadium, Mumbai, India.
C**kshoot Close, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK.
Rimswell, East Riding, Yorkshire, UK.
T*tisee-Rundfahrt in Germany.
T**tt in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Upperthong in West Yorkshire, UK.
Penistone in Barnsley, UK.
Hotel F**k in Leverkusen, Germany.
Yorkeys Knob in Cairns, Australia.
A company called W**k in Linz, Austria.