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Leave Our Butthole Alone, Says English Town

The residents of Shepshed are proud of their most famous street, Butthole Lane.

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One would be wrong to assume that the English town of Shepshed, Leicestershire is embarrassed about the name of its most famous street, Butthole Lane. While residents of other more discerning English towns have gone out of their ways to change the names of their similarly named streets and roads—like those of Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, who changed the name of their Butt Hole Road to the far less provocative Archers’ Way—the residents of Shepshed say they’re proud of their Butthole Lane.

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Facebook Doesn’t Think Native-American Names Are Real

Native American users report their accounts were suspended in violation of the “real names” policy.

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Late last year, Facebook was subject to a maelstorm of criticism after it cracked down on performers and drag queens who were using psuedonyms on their accounts instead of their given or legal names. Facebook’s product chief Christopher Cox was eventually forced to issue an apology, writing that, “The spirit of our policy is that everyone on Facebook uses the authentic name they use in real life.”

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Want Your Kid to Be a CEO? Name Him Peter LinkedIn Culls Membership to Find What Names Make a CEO

The professional networking site LinkedIn has analyzed its database of 100 million members to determine if a name can make the man (or woman)....

The professional networking site LinkedIn has analyzed its database of 100 million members to determine if a name can make the man (or woman). They've run the numbers to see which first names are most likely to enter which professions and which are likely to become CEOs.

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