Wednesday, March 25, 2009

R.I.P. Smellie, Bottom and Balls

R.I.P. Smellie, Bottom and Balls - the surnames that are dying of embarrassment | Mail Online

The decline of Britain's most embarrassing names

(Percentage change between 1881 and 2008)

1. Cock -76%
2. Smellie -71%
3. Handcock -61%
4. Spier -56%
5. Balls -55%
6. Wilcocks -52%
7. Daft -51%
8. Death -47%
9. Gotobed -42%
10. Shufflebottom -40%
11. Bottom -36%
12. Jelly -34%
13. Cockshott -34%
14. Cockroft -33%
15. Bulcock -32%
16. Longbottom -32%
17. Glasscock -31%

1 comment:

rumorsontheinternets.org said...

Hilariously, it turns out that although Cocks, Bottoms and Jellys are vanishing from the UK scene, they are quickly being replaced by an infusion of Wangs.

http://rumorsontheinternets.org/2009/03/26/mr-cock-your-days-are-numbered/