Meet the Proud Residents of Butthole Lane

England is on a whole different level when it comes to naming streets.  America gave us their street naming genius by becoming a sovereign nation.  Across America we endure terrible street names like Main St. in every single town, 4th street, Park Way and roads named after significant American historical figures.  England has more than one street named after butt holes.  There’s a place called Crotch Crescent in Oxfordshire.  Berkshire has a place called Cock-a-Dobby and we can’t even figure out what that means.

Despite having named American politicians would feign disgust at pronouncing, the English aren’t all that offended. In fact, back in 2009, there was a historic Butt Hole battle in England.  Over in South Yorkshire, the four residents on Butt Hole Road paid cash to change their street to Archer Way.  After the awesome cartoon?  No, just after archery.  However, resident of Butthole Lane in Shepshed were appalled by the story and vowed to never change the name of their street because of its historical significance and the overall goodtime feelings it engendered.

The BH Roaders were having issues with tourists coming by and apparently dropping trou next to the street sign and showing off their morning glory for pictures.  Then they’d steal the street sign.  Apparently to some people there’s only so much tourist butthole you can take, combined with being the butt of town jokes.  But the hardy residents of Bh Lane embrace all this buttholery, which is good because you want to know the sort of people you’re dealing with based on your own likes and interests.  Not for nothing, but I’d much rather spend time on Butthole Lane.

The people of Butthole Lane also think the historical significance of the name is worth preserving, which ironically has nothing to do with human butts.  A butt was a name for a target for archers and a butthole was basically a bullseye.  Makes you think of human butts in a different way though, doesn’t it?  Kind of easy to see where that whole vernacular came from.  Humans are childish.

Butthole Lane is also home to a stadium where they play soccer and rumor has it there’s a bit of a dirty soccer chant that goes with it, but the local news wasn’t kind enough to transcribe it and my Google results turned up nothing.  $5 says it mentions buttholes.