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What's in a name? Well, if you live in one of Kent's most weird and wonderfully-named places, it might raise a smile.
Along with the common High Streets, Station Roads and Church Lanes, the county is also peppered with roads and villages with amusing names.
Here we have rounded up the top 30 that stand out from the crowd.
They are in no particular order, so leave a comment below to say which is best – or to suggest any others that should have been in the list.
This road in Kingswood, Maidstone, sounds painful - and messy.
You can't help but wonder if whoever named the streets in Sandwich ran out of steam when they got to this one.
It sounds like this street in Dartford is the place to go if you're feeling hungry.
This lane near Gravesend - and also the name of a hamlet - is definitely worth a crack in the top 30.
Whoever lives in this area near Sittingbourne must be in line for a sweet time at Valentine's.
Despite its name, this area along the shore at Riverside Country Park provides good countryside walks.
If the wet weather gets any worse, this hamlet near Sevenoaks could be the perfect place to head.
This hamlet, near Ramsgate, is named after a drainage engineer called Ploeg - the Dutch for plough.
An area of Upper Hardres, in the Canterbury district, this sounds more like a medical condition than a postal address.
Now usually called Oakwell, this address in Hernhill must be one of the rudest-sounding in Kent.
Once used by fisherman to reach the beach, this is one of the small alleys that criss-crosses Whitstable - and its name suggests most people have to work sideways due to its narrowness.
The name of this close near Harrietsham station is not an instruction for gardeners.
This village near Knockholt might leave some to suggest that what badgers do in their own time is up to them.
Not the place to go if you're looking to a make a fast buck, this country lane is in Yalding.
The name of this street in Boughton Monchelsea is bound to raise a chuckle - especially among drinkers in The Cock Inn.
Sounding like a strange idea for fast food, this road is in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.
This lane in Whitstable sounds like it might be going down the toilet.
If you've got a moggie, this footpath in Tovil, Maidstone, might not be the place to send it.
Like New York, this road in Dartford was so good they named it twice.
Despite its name, you can't do much turning in this cul-de-sac in central Canterbury - which is only about 30 yards long.
It's obligatory to run up a flight of steps in a tracksuit when in this Maidstone address.
Just down the road from Love Lane, in Smarden, this lane proves there are two sides to every romance.
This alleyway in Ramsgate is not one for the faint-hearted on dark nights.
You'd have to be careful to spell your address right if you lived in this lane in Longfield.
The name of this footpath in Deal begs the question - why would want to swamp cockles and how would you even begin?
This amusingly-named lane near Rye is not one for the ladies.
Presumably this address in the village of Frittenden is perfect for those who dig dogs.
Nothing to do with Twitter trolls, this road is near Darenth Country Park in Dartford.
You can't help but laugh at the name of this alleyway in Faversham.
And despite its name, this hamlet near Bridge is most likely not an instruction.
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