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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.

 300 stations on the Tube network, each having a unique name. Because London doesn't does·n't  

Contraction of does not.
 go in for numbering its streets (as, for example, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

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  
tr.v. con·vinced, con·vinc·ing, con·vinc·es
1. To bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action. See Synonyms at persuade.

 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

n. 1. The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed; transposition.
 after deleting n letters, and a trans-n-addition is a transposal after adding n letters. A substitute-letter transposal is a transposal after deleting one letter and adding another letter. Cryptogram means having the same letter pattern (as bamboo bamboo, plant of the family Gramineae (grass family), chiefly of warm or tropical regions, where it is sometimes an extremely important component of the vegetation. It is most abundant in the monsoon area of E Asia.  and excess).

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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. Improve on them if you will, or maybe conduct a similar exercise on train station names in your nearest big city.

Most of the words in this article can be found in Webster's Third New International Dictionary dictionary, published list, in alphabetical order, of the words of a language. In monolingual dictionaries the words are explained and defined in the same language; in bilingual dictionaries they are translated into another language.  or Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Others are found in the following: Bartholomew's Gazetteer gazetteer (găz'ĭtēr`), dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each.  of the British Isles British Isles: see Great Britain; Ireland.  Addington Addington may refer to: Places
Addington as a place name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Eadda's estate'.

In Australia:
  • Addington, Victoria
In Canada:
  • Addington, Ontario
, Axbridge, Boxford Boxford can refer to:
  • Boxford in Berkshire, England
  • Boxford in Suffolk, England
  • Boxford in Massachusetts, United States
, Broken Cross, Cloughton Cloughton is a small village on the outskirts of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. It has a parish church and two pubs - The Blacksmiths Arms and the Red Lion. It is home to a large conference centre and hotel called Cober Hill. , Cottenham Coordinates:  Cottenham is a village in Cambridgeshire. It is close to The Fens. Before the fens were drained in the 19th century Cottenham was on the last contour before the water logged marshes, with Ely being the nearest dry land to the north (some , Eltham Eltham can refer to:
  • Eltham, London, England
  • Eltham, New Zealand, in Taranaki
  • Eltham, Victoria, Australia
See also
  • Elvetham Heath
, Foxford Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning Mouth of the rapids/waterfall) is a small town some 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo. , Hampsthwaite Hampsthwaite is a small commuter village on the south bank of the River Nidd on the western edge of the Victorian spa town of Harrogate.

Administratively Hampsthwaite is a civil parish in the borough of Harrogate and the county of North Yorkshire, England.
, Ilsington, Ingliston Ingliston is an area in the west of Edinburgh, Scotland.

It is south of Edinburgh Airport and home to the Royal Highland Showground, although as of 2006 it is possible that this will be forced to move by a proposed expansion of the airport.
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  • Swannington, Leicestershire
  • a terminus of the historic Leicester and Swannington Railway
  • Swannington, Norfolk
, Thornwood Thornwood is the name of several places:
  • Thornwood, New York, United States of America
  • Thornwood, Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States of America
  • Thornwood, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
, Tickenham, Twickenham Coordinates:  Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London.

It is best known as the home of Twickenham Stadium — the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union.
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This article is about the English village. For other uses, see Yoxford (disambiguation).

Yoxford is a village in the east of Suffolk, England close to the Heritage Coast, Minsmere Reserve (RSPB), Aldeburgh and Southwold.
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  • Andrei Osterman
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  • Edward Albert Ostermann
  • Harry Osterman
  • Ivan Osterman
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  • Knightstown is the principal settlement on Valentia Island, Ireland.
  • Knightstown is a town in Henry County, Indiana, United States.
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  • Mathews, Virginia
  • Mathews County, Virginia
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  • Howland, Ohio
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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

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:

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:

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

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:

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

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:

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

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:
                          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
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