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Vaguely Rude Place Names Map

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Gentle Introduction

The Vaguely Rude Place Names Map is a simple-ish web mash up of places which, to the British sense of humour, sound vaguely rude and thus are, by definition, funny. If you're not British, it might be confusing why this is amusing.

Meanwhile, here's some blog posts which may, or may not, explain how the map came into being.


The source code for the Vaguely Rude Places Map is licensed under the MIT License.

All site content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

All GeoJSON and ShapeFile downloads are licensed under the Open Data Commons Attribution license.

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Thanks and credit is due to the following people and organisations:


If you're interested, the Vaguely Rude Places Map is built out of the following, fabulous, open source components:


Either fork or clone the master GitHub repository.

Install the map's dependencies.

$ npm install

Build the source.

$ grunt build

See also the Grunt dist target which builds a distributable tarball.

There's a rudimentary Ansible playbook in deploy which is currently targeted at the map's site at You'll want to edit the inventory file to point to your own server if you want to deploy this.