Flooding: what’s in a name?

Here’s an interesting little language lesson for a Friday morning. The recent floods that have inundated parts of northern England have been in the news, with the village of Fishlake being particularly badly affected. The folks at WIRED UK have recently published this brilliant article that looks at the etymology of a lot of our UK place names, and looks at how we might be able to predict the likelihood of flooding by the name of the place. Fascinating stuff! https://www.wired.co.uk/article/england-flooding-place-names

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