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Would you want to live in a street named Diddly Squit Way? How about Rumm’un Road, or A’Troshin Terrace?
These are some of the ideas put forward on Twitter after Swaffham town councillors agreed in principle to use Norfolk dialect when naming some new streets and estates.
Initial suggestions put forward by town clerk Richard Bishop included Swaffum Boi Rud and Mynd Hew Yew Go Street.
Swaffham estate agent Ian Revell said: “I think it’s something that probably would be quite well received by people from outside the area and it would be nice for Norfolk people to see that, and it would be quite amusing.
“Personally I can’t see it doing anything other than perhaps making us a slightly more attractive place because it makes us quite unique.”
Now we want you to tell us your suggestions for street names using the county’s unique linguistic heritage, and share your favourite existing street names that have already put the local turn of phrase on the map.
Tell us your suggestions using the comment section below, or email email@example.com