"He needs a new brain," said Mark, "think he must have some sort of cat dementia."
I smirked, remembering seeing something in the A to Z of the British Isles years ago.
"Perhaps a trip to Catbrain, then . . . must be where they make them."
Yes there really is a place called Catbrain, even though google spell check keeps replacing it with Cambrian, whatever that is . . . Actually this is what it is (and I did A. level geography, and I got an E.)
The Cambrian (/ˈkæmbriən/ or /ˈkeɪmbriən/) is the first geological period of the Paleozoic Era, lasting from 541.0 ± 1.0 to 485.4 ± 1.9 million years ago
Also is a hotel in the Swiss Alps.
So where is Catbrain, why is it there and is it known for the fabrication of replacement cat parts. Seemingly not.
It's a small village near Bristol on a road noted for many car dealerships (imagine your dealer's number plate badge - Catbrain rather than Northampton or Hackney) and has a new housing estate . . . whoopee! there must be something else there? A gothic church? A blue name plaque on a house celebrating a famous author/painter/vet? A pub called the Cat's Head?
A few other favourites:
Birdlip: Just such a wonderfully absurd name image wise. (Cotswolds)
Spital-in-the-street: (Lincolnshire) Spital being an old word for hospital.
Upholland (best said with a Liverpool accent)
And one that my son found the other day - 'Nothing', in Arizona.
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, (Leicestershire) - elegantly rolls off the tongue