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Offline Maik

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Linger and Die
« on: Monday, 25 February, 2019 @ 18:06:30 »
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It’s hard to believe, but there is actually a place called Pity Me, now a suburban village in Durham. Like the common English field name Starve-acre, these are names given to places where it was considered hard to prosper.

Not far away from Pity Me was the tiny village, a couple of rows of railway cottages, named Linger and Die – perhaps related to the nickname for the nearby Leasingthorne Colliery.
BBC Radio 4: Talk of the town: how where you live got its name

The people of Nottingham are probably quite pleased its name evolved  ;)