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RE:How names have changed

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TootyFruity Report 29 Apr 2013 13:41

I remember, last time I was a member, there was a thread about politically incorrect names found in the census. Some where really funny. ;-)

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Carol 430181 Report 29 Apr 2013 12:00

Remember we had a fanny thread a few years ago, short for Frances. My paternal g.g. grandmother was a Fanny Fish :-0



terryj Report 29 Apr 2013 11:28

i have a couple of fanny annes in my tree on the wifes side
off topic but a while back some council or other poss birmingham they are daft enough renamed a pudding in their canteen because they thought spotted dick was in appropriate


LadyScozz Report 29 Apr 2013 09:39


When were were in the US, a couple invited us to their house.

Went into the living room, and the man said to me........

"Park your fanny anywhere............"

I went bright red, OH laughed like a loony.

We explained.........

HE went bright red, and his wife laughed like a loony!

:-D :-D

I have a "bum bag", but I don't call it that, nor do I call it a "fanny pack" ......... I call it my sporran :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 29 Apr 2013 06:28

I used to babysit for a woman who was married to an American and she showed me a video she had for toning up your rear end, it was called how to have a tighter fanny - she had had to explain to her mother that that was the name Americans called their butt and not what her mother was thinking lol

I just had a look for American fanny and found this ad for what we called a bum bag!

'Our fashionable fanny pack, in just the right size, is the best way to carry your things hands free'

Don't seem to have any Fannys in my tree



TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 14:05

I agree PigletsPal, it is a nice name.


DazedConfused Report 28 Apr 2013 13:33

I rather like the name Fanny - our only problem is with the connotation the yanks brought with it during the war.....


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 11:42

I do feel guilty laughing at it as my Great Grannie and Great Aunts were Fanny's :-D


GRMarilyn Report 28 Apr 2013 11:29

Well....I got 3 old Fanny's in my Family Tree, maybe its just an old name coming back !! ;-)

Like Joy says its only an advert to buy Irn the sales improve though. LOL


JoyBoroAngel Report 28 Apr 2013 11:20

its not real its an advert hun

i am sure the babies real name will be much worse :-D :-D


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:43

I have to admit to feeling sorry for the baby in the new Irn Bru advert:-