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United Kingdom Trivia:Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories Twatt

In what is probably the bluntest and most uncouth village name on this list, the village of Twatt can be found on the Orkney Islands.


In a twist, there are actually two villages in the UK which share the name of Twatt.

Interestingly, both villages are found right at the top of Scotland, with the second Twatt being located in the Shetland Islands.

The village in Orkney is situated on the Mainland island.

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United Kingdom Trivia:Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories Twatt

The Orkney Twatt was the home of a Royal Navy airfield during World War II.

The airfield was decommissioned in 1949, but an abandoned control tower still remains today and can be visited.

The village of Twatt in the Shetlands is a little less known but is definitely inhabited by people and known throughout the islands. The name of both Twatts derives from the Norse word thveit—meaning “small parcel of land.”

As you would expect, both places frequently top the lists of the most rude-sounding village names in the UK.

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