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Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate., York: 9 reviews and 14 photos
Yorks shortest street probably has the longest (and certainly strangest name) The city's whipping post and stocks were sited here in the middle ages and apparently there is still a law that you can tie your wife to the whipping post and whip her if she is drunk, the post has long gone but maybe the nearby lampost would do?
The plaque on the nearby church wall states that the name derives from Whitnourwhatnourgate which was said to mean "What a street!" but it has now been thought to mean "neither one thing, nor the other" from Anglo-Saxon.
It's more modern spelling probably derives from it's whipping past?
Directions: between Colliergate and Fossgate
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