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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 02:44 PM
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4. You made me google, and...
it appears this is true.

Apparently, it was a common name for streets where whores tended to hang out in several English cities.

The question is-- was this an official name, or just the local slang for the street? Nobody seems to have actually found the original Gropecunt Lane, but the present Threadneedle St. is the most interesting possibility. Maiden Lane is another.

FWIW,one town out in western Joisey had to rename the dirt road popularly known as "Pigshit Alley" when they paved it and they had to actually have a name for it on maps.

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