Uffington and other interesting place names
Sometimes a place name sounds fun or interesting. Some sound like characters from a book like Somersal Herbert, or Flyford Flavell, or Broughton Hackett. Some sound a little odd like Birdlip or seem a funny name for a place, like Beer.
One day I drove past a sign for Uffington and I enjoyed the way the word sounded when I said it out loud. I tried to think of rhymes for Uffington and of course there are quite a few rhymes for the ‘uff’ part of the word. And that’s how this poem came about.
Wilm created this illustration using pencil crayons for a change. Check it out here.