London underground (tube) names.
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Like many other large cities, London has an underground railway network, probably the oldest such network in the world, with its origins dating back to the 1860s. The London Underground The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. It is the world's oldest underground system, and is one of the longest in terms of route length. is widely known as "the Tube" with its trains and stations being Tube trains, Tube stations, etc. There are approximately ap·prox·i·mate
1. Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.
2. 300 stations on the Tube network, each having a unique name. Because London doesn't does·n't
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. ), there are hardly any Tube station names using numbers. With just a couple of exceptions, London's Tube station names are all composed of letters (plus the inevitable spaces and some punctuation punctuation [Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and marks).
I decided to take each of the 300 or so Tube station names and examine it (or perhaps a part of it) to see what logologically interesting property the station name possessed. Many years of travel on the Tube network had convinced con·vince
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2. me that there was probably something interesting or significant about most--if not all--of the Tube station names. Once I had left the London area, I felt a need to tackle this piece of work once and for all!
Here are some health warning notes. The station names include some stations which are not really part of the London Underground, but which are usually shown on maps of the London Underground. The station names here also include a few stations which are currently being built.
Presented below are my observations about each of the Tube station names. Many of the observations relate to transposals, transdeletions (subtract A relational DBMS operation that generates a third file from all the records in one file that are not in a second file. a letter and transpose trans·pose
To transfer one tissue, organ, or part to the place of another. ) and transadditions (add a letter and transpose), but many relate to other logologically significant properties. A trans-n-deletion is a transposal Trans`pos´al
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I make no claim that my observations are the most significant for any or all of the names--they are merely ones which have taken my fancy fancy
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Addington as a place name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Eadda's estate'.
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Full name Item of logological interest for Word Ways Acton Central Trans-3-addition: COUNTERCLAIMANT Acton Town Transposal of WONNACOTT Aldersgate Transadds to DEFLAGRATES Aldgate Transadds to GALEATED, GLADIATE, TALLAGED Aldgate East First 7 letters are the name of another Tube station, ALDGATE Alperton Beheadment of SALPERTON, a place in Gloucestershire, England Amersham Transdeletions are HAMMERS and SHAMMER Angel Multiple transposals: AGNEL, ANGLE, GLEAN, GENAL, GLEAN, LAGEN,LANGE Archway Transadds to CHAIRWAY Arnos Grove Transdeletion is GOVERNORS Arsenal Transposal of RANALES Baker Street Transposal of BRAKE TESTER Balham Transadds to LHIAMBA and MAHALEB Bank Equal shortest Tube station name with OVAL); also, transposal of NABK Barbican Transadds to CARIBBEAN and RABBINICA Barking Transposal of BRAKING Barkingside First 7 letters spell out another Tube station; also, transposal of DISK-BEARING Barons Court Transposal of COURT BARONS and COURTS BARON Bayswater Substitute-letter transposals: BETRAYALS, TEARAWAYS and WATERWAYS Beckton Transadds to BLONCKET Beckton Park Substitute-letter transposal: BACKPOINTER Becontree Transadds to BENECEPTOR Belsize Park First word has transadditions SEIZABLE, SIZEABLE and OBELIZES Bermondsey Substitute-letter transposal: BURDENSOME Bethnal Green First word is a transposal of BENTHAL Blackfriars Spoonerism pair: FLACK and BRIARS Blackhorse Road First word transadds to BLEACHWORKS Blackwall Etagram (7th letter change) of BLACK WILL Bond Street Transadds to DEOBSTRUENT and SOBER-TINTED Borough Transadds to GRUBHOOD Bounds Green Transdeletion is DUNGEONERS Bow Church Alphagram (1st letter change) of LOW CHURCH Bow Road Transposal of BARWOOD Brent Cross Substitute-letter transposals: BURRSTONES, CONSORTERS, CONSTRUERS, CURBSTONER, CURBSTONES and INTERCROSS Brixton Transadds to BRONXITE Bromley-by-Bow First word is a transposal of EMBRYOL, an abbreviation for EMBRYOLOGY Brondesbury Trans-5-addition: BERMUDA SNOWBERRY Brondesbury Park The first word is the name of another Tube station, BRONDESBURY Buckhurst Hill Substitute-letter transposal: BUCKBRUSH Burnt Oak Transadds to BANKER-OUT Caledonian Road Substitute-letter transposal: CARDINAL DEACON Caledonian This is the equal longest name of Road & Barnsbury all the London Tube station names, the other being CROSSHARBOUR & LONDON ARENA Camden Road Transdeletion is ANDROMEDA Camden Town Substitute-letter transposals: CONDEMNATE and DEMICANTON Canada Water One of few Tube station names to contain the name of a country, Canada Canary Wharf Cryptogram of AIMING POINT, FIRING POINT and SILICA BRICK Canning Town Substitute-letter transposal: SWANNINGTON Cannon Street Transadds to NEVER-CONSTANT Canonbury Trans-2-addition: CONCUBINARY Canons Park Spells out two 5-letter words--CANON and SPARK Chalfont & Latimer The final word is a transposal of LAMITER, MALTIER and MARLITE Chalk Farm Transadds to FLANK MARCH Chancery Lane Trans-2-addition: HACKNEY CENTRAL, the name of another Tube station Charing Cross The first word is a transposal of ARCHING and CHAGRIN Chesham Transposal of MESHACH Chigwell Substitute-letter transposal: WELCHING Chiswick Park Cryptogram of EXTRATENSION, the only such word in WEBSTER'S THIRD Chorleywood Substitute-letter transposal: HOLLYWOODER Clapham Common Trans-2-deletions: CHAMPACOL and OMPHALOMA Clapham North Substitute-letter transposal: ALANT CAMPHOR Clapham South Substitute-letter transposals: HYPOTHALAMUS and ANOPHTHALMUS Cockfosters Can be spelled out from the names of two major films: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind Colindale Transadds to CARILLONED, ENDOCLINAL and HELLANODIC Colliers Wood Substitute-letter transposal: SOLID-COLORED Covent Garden Substitute-letter transposal: ANDROGENETIC Crossharbour This is the equal longest name of all & London Arena the London Tube station names, the other being CALEDONIAN ROAD & BARNSBURY Croxley Transadds to CEROXYLE and LEUCORYX Custom House Substitute-letter transposal: UNCOUTHSOME Cutt Sark Substitute-letter transposal: TRACKSUIT Cyprus Transposal of SPRUCY Dagenham East Transadds to MASTHEAD ANGLE Dagenham Heathway First word is a transposal of HAND GAME Dalston Kingsland Trans-4-deletions: KNOTS LANDING and TONGA ISLANDS Debden Transposal of BENDED Deptford Bride Transadds to DEPORTED, PROFITED and PIEDFORT Devons Road Each word has a transposal: DOVENS and ORAD Dollis Hill Cryptogram of KILLER CELL and YELLOW POLL Ealing Broadway Each word has a transposal: GENIAL and WAYBOARD Ealing Common Trans-2-deletions: ANEMOLOGIC, COGNOMINAL, GNOMONICAL and MNEMONICAL Earls Court Transadds to UTEROSACRAL East Acton Transposal of ANTECOSTA East Finchley Substitute-letter transposal: LANCET FISHES East Ham Transposal of HAMATES East India One of few Tube station names to contain the name of a country, India East Putney Substitute-letter transposals: PENTASTYLE, ANTEPECTUS, UNISEPTATE and UNSEPTATED Eastcote Transposal of ECOSTATE and COESTATE Edgware Transposal of RAGWEED, RAW EDGE and WAGERED Edgware Road Each word has one or more transposals: RAGWEED, RAW EDGE and WAGERED + ORAD Elephant & Castle Ignoring "&", has a trans-2-deletion: TELENCEPHALA Elm Park Trans-2-additions: PLATEMARK and PLAYMAKER Elverson Road Substitute-letter transposals: DORSOVENTRAL and VENTRODORSAL Embankment Contains the name of another Tube line station, BANK Epping Transposal of PIGPEN Euston Transposal of OUTENS Euston Square Cryptogram of DIAGONALIZED and LEPIDOPTERAL, the only two such words in Webster's Third Fairlop Transadds to PALIFORM and PARAFOIL Farringdon Substitute-letter transposal: FAIRGROUND Finchley Central First word transadds to FRENCHILY Finchle Road Can be spelled out from OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY Finchley Road & Frognal The last word transadds to FROGLAND Finsbury Park Sells out three common 4-letter words: FINS, BURY and PARK Fulham Broadway Second word is a transposal of WAYBOARD Gallions Reach Substitute-letter transposal: ARACHNOLOGIES Gants Hill Transadds to NIGHTFALLS Gloucester Road Substitute-letter transposal: STRANGE-COLORED Golders Green Substitute-letter transposal: DEGRINGOLERS Goldhawk Road Sells out three common 4-letter words: GOLD, HAWK and ROAD Goodge Street Sells out three 4-letter words: GOOD, GEST and REET Gospel Oak The 3rd to 8th letters can be transposed to EL PASO Grange Hill Substitute-letter transposals: GALLERYING, GRAVELLING and CHARGELING Great Portland Street Contains the letters of ALDERSGATE, another Tube station Green Park GREENBARK is a substitute-letter transposal and a zetagram (a 6th letter change) Greenford Substitute-letter transposals: FOREIGNER, CONFERRED, DEFERRING, REFOUNDER and REFRINGED Greenwich Transposal of RECHEWING Gunnersbury A cryptogram of PYRROLIDYLS, the only solidly spelled word in Webster's Third with the same letter pattern Hackney Central Trans-2-deletion: CHANCERY LANE, the name of another Tube station Hackney Wick The only Tube station name using the digram CK twice Hainault Transadds to LITHUANIA Hammersmith Transadds to SHEMIRAMOTH Hampstead Transposal of HEADSTAMP Hampstead Heath Trans-10-addition: PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINE Hanger Lane Substitute-letter transposal: LANGERHANS Harlesden Transposal of REHANDLES Harrow & Wealdstone Transdeletion of WEALDSTONE is ENDOSTEAL Harrow-on-the-Hill Shortest word occurring in any Tube station name (along with "by" in Bromley-by-Bow) Hatton Cross Substitute-letter transposal: CARTOONISTS Heathrow Terminal 4 Only Tube station name involving a single digit Heathrow Only Tube station name Terminals 1, 2, 3 involving multiple digits Hendon Central Substitute-letter transposal: HOWLAND CENTER Heron Quays Substitute-letter transposal: SQUARE JOHN High Barnet Substitute-letter transposal: BLATHERING Highbury & Islington Final word is a transposal of ILSINGTON and INGLISTON Highgate Substitute-letter transposal: LIGHTAGE Hillingdon Transdeletion is INHOLDING Holborn Trans-2-additions: HONORABLE and HONORABLY Holland Park One of few Tube station names to contain a country name, Holland Holloway Road Cryptogram of MILLIHENRIES and MISSIONATING, only two such words in Webster's Third Homerton Transdeletions are HORMONE and MOORHEN Hornchurch Transadds to NORTHCHURCH Hounslow Central First word transadds to SLOWHOUND Hounslow East Substitute-letter transposal of another Tube station name, HOUNSLOW WEST Hounslow West Substitute-letter transposal of another Tube station name, HOUNSLOW EAST Hyde Park Corner EPHYDRA is a transdeletion of HYDE PARK Ickenham Is a single-letter beheadment of TICKENHAM and a double-letter beheadment of TWICKENHAM Island Gardens Substitute-letter transposal: SALAD DRESSING Kennington Deltagram (4th letter change) of KENSINGTON, place in west London, occurring: in several Tube station names Kensal Green Deltagram 4th letter change of KENDAL GREEN Kensal Rise Transadds to WARLIKENESS Kensington (Olympia) Trans-4-deletion: MENINGOSPINAL Kentish Town Substitute-letter transposal: KNIGHTSTOWN Kentish Town West Trans-4-deletion: WINNOW SHEET Kenton Transposal of NEKTON Kew Gardens Trans-3-deletion: EDGWARE, name of another Tube station Kilburn Trans-2-addition: KNUBBLIER Kilburn Park First word has a trans-2-addition: KNUBBLIER King George V Only Tube station name involving a Roman numeral Kings Cross St Pancras Contains three successive S's Kingsbury Transdeletion is BURYINGS Knightsbridge Sequence of 6 consonants: GHTSBR. The only other such English placename appears to be HAMPSTHWAITE. Also, this is the longest singleword appearing in any Tube station name, equalled only by RICKMANSWORTH Ladbroke Grove First word transadds to BOARDLIKE Lambeth North First word has a transdeletion--ELTHAM, a district in south east London Lancaster Gate Transposals of ANCESTRAL and GEAT, GETA Latimer Road Transadds to MODERATORIAL Leicester Square First word is a transposal of ELECTRISE Lewisham Transposal of LIMEWASH Leyton Transadds to ANOLYTE, ELYTRON, NOTEDLY, NOVELTY and YMOLTEN Leytonstone Substitute-letter transposals: SELENODONTY and LOONEY TUNES Limehouse Substitute-letter transposals: LITHESOME, HOMELIEST and SOMEWHILE Liverpool Street Substitute-letter transposal: EAST PORTERVILLE London Bridge Trans-3-addition: LOWER BODDINGTON London City Airport Trans-4-deletions: INCORPORATION and INDOCTRINATOR Loughton Is a beheadment of CLOUGHTON Maida Vale Substitute-letter transposal: MEDIAEVAL Manor House Transadds to RANDOM HOUSE Mansion House Trans-2-addition: HARMONIOUSNESS Marble Arch Substitute-letter transposal: CHAMBRANLE Marylebone Transdeletion is EMBRYONAL Mile End Transposal of IDLEMEN Mill Hill East The first two words form a second-order reduplication, MILL HILL Monument Transdeletion is OMENTUM Moor Park Substitute-letter transposal: DARKROOM Moorgate Transdeletions are MOORAGE, ROOTAGE and TEAROOM Morden Transposal of MODERN, MORNED, NORMED and RODMEN Mornington Crescent First word transadds to NONMOTORING Mudchute Trans-2-addition: UNSMUTCHED Neasden transposal of ENNEADS New Cross Transadds to CROWNLESS New Cross Gate Transadds to CONGRESS WATER Newbury Park First word transadds to WRENBURY North Acton Transadds to NORTH CANTON North Ealing Trans-2-addition: CHARLESTONING North Greenwich Second word is a transposal of RECHEWING North Harrow Is a zetagram for NORTH BARROW 6 letter change) North Wembley Substitute-letter transposal: BROMETHYLENE Northfields Substitute-letter transposals: FINGERHOLDS and UNITHOLDERS Northolt Trans-2-addition: BRONTOLITH Northwick Park First word transadds to THICK-GROWN Northwood transposal of THORNWOOD Northwood Hills First word is a transposal of THORNWOOD Notting Hill Gate Trans-3-deletion: THILANOTTINE Oakwood First half, OAK, is a type of the second art, WOOD Old Street Transposal of DOTTERELS Osterle Transposal of TYROLESE Oval Shortest Tube station name (with BANK); also, transposal of VOLA Oxford Circus First word is a beheadment of BOXFORD, FOXFORD and YOXFORD Paddington Beheads to ADDINGTON, a place in south east London. Park Royal Only dictionary word containing all the letters is the trans-7-addition SHAKESPEAROLATRY Parsons Green Substitute-letter transposal: NONPASSENGER Perivale Transadds to PREVAILED, PREVIABLE and REPRIEVAL Piccadilly Circus The longest trans-n-deletion is the trans-5-deletion: SALICYLURIC Pimlico Transadds to IMPOLICY Pinner Beheadment of SPINNER Plaistow Transadds to PLATO-WISE Pontoon Dock PONTOON DOCK is actually an entry in Webster's Second Poplar Transadds to POPULAR, PROPALE and PROPYLA Preston Road Transposal of PARROT-NOSED Prince Regent Transdeletion is PRE-ERECTING Pudding Mill Lane Contains three consecutive L's Putney Bridge Trans-3-addition: POULTRY BREEDING Queen's Park Two 5-letter words: QUEEN and SPARK Queensbury Trans-3-deletion: SUNBURY, a place in London (without a Tube station) Queensway Trans-5-addition: HEMINGWAYESQUE Ravenscourt Park Substitute-letter transposal of first word: RECURVATIONS Rayners Lane First word is a transposal of YARNERS Redbridge Transposal of REABRIDGED Regent's Park Substitute-letter transposal: SUPERTANKER Richmond Transadds to MONORCHID Rickmansworth Longest single word appearing in any Tube station name, equalled only by KNIGHTSBRIDGE Roding Valley Substitute-letter transposal: OVERDARINGLY Rotherhithe Transadds to OTHERWHITHER Royal Albert Substitute-letter transposals: ELABORATELY, ELABORATORY, PORTRAYABLE and TALLOWBERRY Royal Oak Trans-4-addition: KARYOLOGICAL Royal Victoria Contains name of another tube station, VICTORIA Ruislip Transadds to PLURISIE Ruislip Gardens First word transadds to PLURISIE Ruislip Manor Substitute-letter transposal: MORRIS PLAINS Russell Square The only term in which the letters of this name appear seems to be QUASI-STELLAR RADIO SOURCE Seven Sisters Transadds to ASSERTIVENESS, RESISTIVENESS and RESTIVENESSES Shadwell Transadds to HELLWARDS, SHALLOWER, SWELLHEAD and WELLHEADS Shepherd's Bush The only Tube station to incorporate the surname of the current US resident in its name, BUSH Shoreditch Transdeletion is SHRITCHED Sloane Square Two 6-letter words, both having the pattern S??A?E Snaresbrook Substitute-letter transposal: BROKEN CROSS South Acton Transadds to AUTOCHTHONS South Ealing Transposal of LEIOGNATHUS South Harrow SOUTH BARROW--a zetagram, or 6th letter change South Kensington Trans-3-addition: KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, also a place in London, but without a Tube station South Kenton 4 consecutive letters removed from SOUTH KENSINGTON, another Tubestation name South Quay Trans-2-addition: YOUTHQUAKES South Ruislip Transdeletion is RUSSOPHILIST and SPIRITUOUSLY South Wimbledon Second word transadds to MINDBLOWER South Woodford Second word has a substitute-letter transposal: LORDWOOD Southfields Trans-2-addition: HYDROSULFITES Southgate Substitute-letter transposals: GATEHOUSE, SOUTHEAST and SHOGUNATE Southwark SOUTHWARD is an iotatram (9th letter change) St James's Park First 6 letters can be transposed to JETSAM; and last 6 letters transposed to SPARKS St Johns Wood Ignoring the spaces, is the only cyptogram of SPREADSHEET St Paul's Transadds to PULSATES, SPATULAS and SPATULES Stamford Brook First word Transdeletion is STARDOM and TSARDOM Stanmore Transposal of MONASTER, MONSTERA, MONTERAS, ONSTREAM, OSTERMAN, STOREMAN, TONEARMS and TRANSOME; this is the most transposable of Tube station names Stepney Green Transadds to ENTYPIES and NEOTYPES Stockwell Trans-2-addition: WELL-STOCKED Stonebridge Park Transadds to OUTBREEDINGS Stratford Substitute-letter transposals: ROSTRATED and ASTROTURF Sudbury Hill First word has a traps-2-addition: UNDERBUYS Sudbury Town First word has a trans-2-addition: UNDERBUYS Surrey Quays Trans-6-addition: QUANTITY SURVEYORS Swiss Cottage Only Tube station name to contain an adjective, SWISS, pertaining to a foreign country Temple Transposal of PELMET Theydon Bois Substitute-letter transposal: STERNOHYOID Tooting Bec Substitute-letter transposals: BOYCOTTING, GNOTOBIOTE and GEOBOTANIC Tooting Broadway First word transadds to TOOTLING and TOOTLING Tottenham Court Road First word has several substitute-letter transposals: MOTH-EATEN, ANTOTHITE, COTTENHAM, NEATHMOST and TIMOTHEAN Tottenham Hale First word has several substitute-letter transposals: MOTH-EATEN, ANTOTHITE, COTTENHAM, NEATHMOST and TIMOTHEAN Totteridge & Whetstone Final word transadds to WHEATSTONE and WHITESTONE Tower Gateway transposals of both words: WROTE and GETAWAY Tower Hill Transadds to WORTHVILLE Tufnell Park First word transadds to FLUENTLY Turnham Green First word transadds to TRUCHMAN Turnpike Lane Four 3-letter words: TURN, PIKE and LANE Upminster Transdeletion is TERMINUS; also, UPMINSTER is the TERMINUS station at the eastern end of the District line Upminster Bride Trans-3-deletion is DISTEMPERING Upney Transadds to PUTNEY, a name occurring in two other Tube station names: Putney Bride and East Putney Upton Park Spells out a 2-letter word, followed by a 3-letter word, followed by a 4-letterword: UP, TON and PARK Uxbridge Substitute-letter transposals: AXBRIDGE, OXBRIDGE and BIRDGLUE; the first two are also al ha rams (1st letter changes) Vauxhall Trans-2-deletion: HALLUX Victoria Transadds to VORTICIAL Walthamstow Central The first word is the second longest English placename beginning andending with W, the longest being WHITTINGSLOW Wanstead Transadds to SWEATBAND and WASTELAND Wapping Beheadment of SWAPPING Warren Street Each word has at least three transposals: REWARN, WARNER and WARREN, and RETEST, SETTER, TESTER Warwick Avenue First word is a transposal of WICKWAR Waterloo Transadds to WATER-COOL, WATER POLO and WATER-POOL Watford Transposal of DOWFART Wembley Central Trans-3-deletion: CEMENT LAYER West Acton Transadds to WATT-SECOND West Brompton Substitute-letter transposal: BROWN-SPOTTED West Finchley Second word transadds to FRENCHILY West Ham transposal of MATHEWS West Hampstead The first 7 letters are the name of another Tube station, West Ham West Harrow Substitute-letter transposals: WATERWORKS, EARTHWORKS, EARTHWORMS, OTHERWARDS, OVERSWARTH, WREATHWORK and WREATHWORT West India Quay Trans-4-deletions: INDUSIATE, QUANTISED; also, one of the very few Tube station names to contain the name of a count name, India West Kensington Trans-3-deletion: KNOWINGNESS West Ruislip Substitute-letter transposal: STIRRUPWISE West Silvertown Trans-3-deletion: SILVERSTONE Westbourne Park First word transadds to BUTTON SEWER Westferry The central letters, ESTFERR, transpose to FERRETS Westminster Transdeletion is STREWMENTS White City Substitute-letter transposal: ETHNICITY Whitechapel Substitute-letter transposal: PELAHATCHIE Willesden Green First word transadds to INDWELLERS and WILLEDNESS Willesden Junction First word transadds to INDWELLERS and WILLEDNESS Wimbledon Transadds to MINDBLOWER Wimbledon Park First word transadds to MINDBLOWER Wood Green Transposal of GREENWOOD, the publisher of Word Was in 1968-69 Woodford Two simple 4-letter words, both geographical terms: WOOD + FORD. Woodside Park Three 4-letter words: WOOD, SIDE and PARK Most of the words in this article can be found in Webster's Third New International Disctionary or Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Others are found in the following.
DARRYL Darryl is a common English name from Old English and Old French origin, generally used for males, but also can be the name of a female. It was used since the time of the Norman Saxon invasion of England. FRANCIS Francis, French prince, duke of Alençon and Anjou
Francis, 1554–84, French prince, duke of Alençon and Anjou; youngest son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
Thursby Thursby is a village near Carlisle in north-western England. West of Thursby is the church of St Andrews, built in 1846. It was not the first church on the site; one existed since the 6th century. , Cumbria, England