Welcome to Cowshit Lane

English villagers love their street's name, and they're going to keep it after all.

Published June 1, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

Is life more fun when you live on a street with a funny name? Maybe so. In Golant, a small village in southwest England, some residents dwell on a lovely little block called Cowshit Lane.

"I live there and I have no objection to the name," Golant Council Chairman Alistair Barr told the London Times recently.

According to a Reuters report, the street's name became an issue when Golant decided to draw up a map for the town's visitors. Apparently, some people felt that Cowshit Lane would leave a dark stain on their village's sunny image. They suggested renaming the road Cowslip Lane, but in the end, Golant's residents decided to stick with the original.

Resident and former Council Chairman Douglas Cooper told the Times, "I only wish I lived there, because I could put it on my headed notepaper."

That's the spirit! Maybe he'd like to move to San Francisco to live on Uranus.

By J.A. Getzlaff

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