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Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate: The Oddest Street Name in York

In a country not lacking in peculiar place names, Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, one of the shortest streets in the historic city of York, England, is perhaps one of the strangest. The meaning behind the unusual moniker is shrouded in debate.

According the plaque at the end of the street, in the year 1505 the street was known as “Whitnourwhatnourgate” which translates to “What a Street!”


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