Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked

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Tom Scott

2 місяці tagasi

Torpenhow Hill, in the Lake District in the north-west of England, is the only place in the world whose name has the same word four different times. That's the story, anyway. The truth is a bit more complex.
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The Debunking of Torpenhow Hill: digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4733&context=wordways
Etymology from the Oxford English Dictionary oed.com (requires an academic or pay-for login)
CNN story about Wanaka Tree: edition.cnn.com/travel/article/wanaka-tree-new-zealand-vandalism-intl-hnk/index.html
Torpenhow Hill on Google Maps, and the Street View image nearby: www.google.com/maps/place/Torpenhow+Hill/@54.7396682,-3.2522896,14z/
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 4 місяці tagasi
I forgot about the "don't walk along a really busy and in-focus background" thing. EEexs compression's going to destroy the video quality!
Certified Brit
Certified Brit Päev tagasi
@tulsatrash fair enough But was it British
tulsatrash 3 päeva tagasi
I was going to say something but I forgot what it was so have some engagement.
Certified Brit
Certified Brit 20 päeva tagasi
It's still 4k
Legohexman Місяць tagasi
Toby Bartels
Toby Bartels Місяць tagasi
@Jacob Barley : 😮 I'll be careful about sharing this video.
Slender_04 F1
Slender_04 F1 12 tundi tagasi
“Focaccia Bread” - Bread Bread
Sehnsucht 12 tundi tagasi
For those wondering about the "dogs will be shot" sign, that's perfectly normal in the countryside, and is quite legal. Most farmers are courteous enough to give a warning however...
Darya Oleshko
Darya Oleshko 2 päeva tagasi
imagine if aliens take over the Earth and add their word for hill to this
nils dock
nils dock 3 päeva tagasi
in Scandinavian languages torp means a small house or homestead. the name could just mean the house by the hill.
Owen 3 päeva tagasi
The Pendle hills are actually a better example of this
Chris Zúniga
Chris Zúniga 3 päeva tagasi
Your question about "who decides" whether a place deserves designation is a good one. The "four corners" monument is not precisely placed, but tourists agree on its location, or they don't care that it is several hundred meters off. So, the people going to the trouble of visiting a patio placed in the middle of nowhere are the "deciders".
Cat 3 päeva tagasi
wait i live in the desert desert?
Haluk Onal
Haluk Onal 4 päeva tagasi
If you come to hill hill hill hill, you will be scolded, tied to a post and have rocks thrown at your feet.
Rey Jackson
Rey Jackson 4 päeva tagasi
eveyrbody calls the law hill in dundee the law hill instead of the law o rthe hill
Wiliam m
Wiliam m 4 päeva tagasi
Prince Shehzad
Prince Shehzad 5 päeva tagasi
prince prince
Minecraft player
Minecraft player 5 päeva tagasi
I had a stroke reading the title
Dermitdog 6 päeva tagasi
That's creepy. I just saw this video, and I'll be going on holiday, in Wanaka, near that tree, tomorrow.
Dave Bath
Dave Bath 6 päeva tagasi
The "trepenna/torpenhow" - "melbn or melbən/melbourne" - "canbra/canberra" - And Canberra is less than 100 years old yet has lost a syllable. Say "Torpenhow" 100 times as fast as you can, rolling your "r"s because that part of England kept rhoticity, and you'll get trepanna like as not, or something akin to it. Remember, spelling tells you old pronounciation, like knight, knife, lamb.
Josh. 6 päeva tagasi
watching this while doing my science homework. makes it bearable
Balázs Szűcs
Balázs Szűcs 7 päeva tagasi
Meanwhhile fantasy authors bend backwards to find an explanation why a river is named the way it is.
Vinh Prag
Vinh Prag 7 päeva tagasi
The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a slightly raised topographic phenomenon.
Rothaa Barth
Rothaa Barth 7 päeva tagasi
bruh the video title xD
NickPro 8 päeva tagasi
In Russian, we could (not necessarily should, but 'could') name this place "Холм Торпенхау-хилл" (Holm Torpenhau-hill) which is now "Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill", the one and only example of a quintuple tautology.
Rhys Howie
Rhys Howie 9 päeva tagasi
i live next to the "law hill" in scotland, in scotland law means hill
Joe Alias
Joe Alias 9 päeva tagasi
Major Major Major Major from Catch-22
Munjee 9 päeva tagasi
"Then why am I out of breath" Ah... because you are a really fit 70 years old, obviously
Barney Paws
Barney Paws 9 päeva tagasi
Pen in welsh can mean top or head
Geomontage 11 päeva tagasi
This is exactly the kind of geographical nerdiness that the internet is made for and I love! Great stuff.
Matthew Whiting
Matthew Whiting 11 päeva tagasi
pen means head, bryn means hill
Hugh Llewellyn
Hugh Llewellyn 12 päeva tagasi
This debunk of the debunk of Hillhillhill Hill makes me so happy. :D
Guardiology 12 päeva tagasi
The maddest thing is that Torpenhow is actually pronounced 'Trepenah'
graceygrumble 13 päeva tagasi
Stayed in a barn conversion, in Tropenhow, many years ago, while visiting The Lake District. The Sun Inn - the local pub - was closing and we ended up getting 'a lock-in' and a free drinking session. Not 'one' hill was climbed the next day!
OneBigMeatball 14 päeva tagasi
Terpen is Dutch for mounds
Ian Simpson
Ian Simpson 14 päeva tagasi
You want to do something on Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow... Brae scots for hill. Head being top of... Braehead being being the lowest lying piece of sea level flat flood plain land around.... WHY!!!!
Matthew Talbot-Paine
Matthew Talbot-Paine 14 päeva tagasi
Hmm the is a 4 minute video and I was forced to watch a 3 minute manscaped video and a 1 minute video for a product I cannot remember which was obviously very effective. This is the 10th time today I've seen the manscapped ad and I'm not getting more convinced that I should buy 1. If this continues I'm going to have to be done with youtube because 50% ad time is too much.
Sarah Sepan
Sarah Sepan 17 päeva tagasi
Four Corners Monument isn't even properly aligned with the actual borders of CO, NM, AZ, and UT, so there's that.
Ethan Forsyth
Ethan Forsyth 17 päeva tagasi
We can make a religion out of this
Khabib Nurmagomedov 3
Khabib Nurmagomedov 3 17 päeva tagasi
There is also "East Timor" meaning "East East."
Bas Verboon
Bas Verboon 20 päeva tagasi
"hill hill hill hill" ~Tom Scott
Sara Olmstead
Sara Olmstead 21 päev tagasi
The actually bottom concurrently decorate because collar explicitly knot atop a boring guatemalan. adjoining, premium bankbook
Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter 21 päev tagasi
Snow Cat
Snow Cat 21 päev tagasi
Tom did you have a stroke writing that title
skatemetrix 23 päeva tagasi
This is in the middle of nowhere, it's in the southwest peninsula of the Lake District and it feels like another world and is at least 60 minutes drive from the most direct exit on the M6.
Zoran 23 päeva tagasi
its funny, the location above the name of the video is "📍 TORPENHOW HILL"
AceAggron 23 päeva tagasi
how in the hell do i live 30 minues away from this when ive never heard about it
Marc Seegers
Marc Seegers 23 päeva tagasi
See you in 5 years when the whole village is just a giant resort
Sam Erens
Sam Erens 24 päeva tagasi
Mt. Huangshan, China = Mt. Yellow Mountain
Sauron Gorthaur
Sauron Gorthaur 24 päeva tagasi
"why am i out of breath" because you need to get more exercise, tom
Cargo_Vroom 24 päeva tagasi
Does this video exist to question it's own ethics? That's very Tom Scott.
Sleksin 24 päeva tagasi
Double/Triple names remind me of a city in Australia called Townsville. Townsville City. Why.
Gustavo Felício
Gustavo Felício 24 päeva tagasi
So, is this a case of a hill that refuses to be a hill...?
OzixiThrill 25 päeva tagasi
On the flip side, it's entirely possible that the place's name does originate from those three hills, but over time the pronounciation of the village's name changed.
Causeablewe57 24 päeva tagasi
Tor Pen and How are all old Welsh or English for hill. So if English and Welsh settlers arrived there in the 10th century then it's very possible.
SoapCanMan 25 päeva tagasi
or detective comics comics, well actually no DC as it's now known is its name it is no longer detective comics DC is the name detective comics has not been used officially in years so the name DC comics because DC is the compony stop saying detective comics comics your wrong.
aeyu 27 päeva tagasi
"So, who decides that?" the sin of pride, maybe
Eric Twers
Eric Twers 28 päeva tagasi
Nice explanation about making the truth.
Chris Woods
Chris Woods 28 päeva tagasi
“A few geography nerds”, oh Tom.....we are many in number, just....biding our time
Jobie 2ench
Jobie 2ench 28 päeva tagasi
Now split Britain into two countries, name one of them "Hill", and it would be "Hill Hill Hill Hill, Hill"
Causeablewe57 24 päeva tagasi
Britain consists of 3 countries already.
Ezra Barry
Ezra Barry Місяць tagasi
I’d like to say, I really appreciate the shadow for the Google Maps marker you added. :)
Ratzyukar Місяць tagasi
I once knew about a guy named "Alejandro Alexander..." and something else which the three names where different languages versions of "Alexander" Which made him be called "Alexander Alexander Alexander".
chicklechives Місяць tagasi
So Pendle hill (hill hill hill) doesn't get a video?
James Simmons
James Simmons Місяць tagasi
But does it refuse to be a cliff?
Christopher Lehnert
Christopher Lehnert Місяць tagasi
A Greyhound dog is a dog dog dog.
Christopher Lehnert
Christopher Lehnert Місяць tagasi
Your videos are amusing and enjoyable :]
almostfm Місяць tagasi
That's much grander than my previous favorite: The Los Angeles Angels baseball team has a name that translates into English as "The the Angels Angels"
Mikosch2 Місяць tagasi
Schloß Burg meanwhile: Nervous romanticism noises!
Blue-Maned Hawk
Blue-Maned Hawk Місяць tagasi
Introducing the Apple DeBonk DeBonk!
Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips Місяць tagasi
Pen isn't Welsh for hill 😂 it means top or head 👍
Causeablewe57 24 päeva tagasi
Do not attempt to correct our lord.
Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips Місяць tagasi
Bryn is hill**
Dominic Hill
Dominic Hill Місяць tagasi
Well, I know what I'm naming my firstborn.
Causeablewe57 24 päeva tagasi
Hillary Hill
Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar Місяць tagasi
HillHillHill Hill
Ahmed Arafa
Ahmed Arafa Місяць tagasi
This guy can convince me it's a hill or the north pole and I'll believe him. One hell of a guy.
etherraichu Місяць tagasi
Why do people always vandalize things like this?
Johnny Carcinogen
Johnny Carcinogen Місяць tagasi
2:07 Tom, an Englishman: "I'm not gonna do a colonialism and tell the Lake District's locals who've literally been there, some of whom for centuries & centuries, how they should be naming things..." Me, not an Englishman: "Well, that shows remarkable restraint & is a nice change of pace for somebody who's English. ... Wait - it IS the English we're talking about here..." Tom, an Englishman: "But..." Me, not an Englishman: "THERE IT IS!"
Causeablewe57 24 päeva tagasi
You didn't have to state you're not English, we can tell.
Lord Knightyme
Lord Knightyme Місяць tagasi
Soooo, is this a name change, a hill to die on?
The Spherical Beanbag
The Spherical Beanbag Місяць tagasi
Let get Tom to colonise the Lake District.
Mustafa Khan
Mustafa Khan Місяць tagasi
or naan bread
Bibi Mizrah
Bibi Mizrah Місяць tagasi
3:36 - “If your dog(s) are caught attacking or worrying livestock on this land they be shot!”. I think this gives us an idea what the locals think haha.
04smallmj 6 päeva tagasi
They don't want their sheep to be killed? Sounds reasonable to me...
Buntingz Місяць tagasi
2:20 that is the most depressing shot I've ever seen. They're all there for attention, not to enjoy the surroundings.
Woody Woodster
Woody Woodster Місяць tagasi
There's a triple near me, Breedon on the Hill, aka Hill Hill on the Hill. That one really is quite steep cos I've walked up it and driven up it. Lovely old church right at the top
MrTsiolkovsky Місяць tagasi
great coppice of trees bhind him
kookeekwisp Місяць tagasi
I live next to Cuyahoga river, which is short for Crooked River river
cody collins
cody collins Місяць tagasi
Sounds like a ww2 battle ground to me
Mistah Fox
Mistah Fox Місяць tagasi
The "Hillhillhill Hill" is just an alleged hill, which I just think is funny.
Messyeo빛나는 Місяць tagasi
The accent😃
Robert Brown
Robert Brown Місяць tagasi
Ima walk there
Clark Gartrell
Clark Gartrell Місяць tagasi
Ok so I got this as a paradox and ho jeez
edmundscycles1 Місяць tagasi
Pen in Welsh does not mean hill . It means head . Pen-y-bont for example is head of the bridge or Bridgend.
Noah Collins
Noah Collins Місяць tagasi
So rebunked
L0 Місяць tagasi
are hills used by flat earthers to prove that the earth is flat?
Aquarius Місяць tagasi
why are "locals" always thought of as grumpy-ass old farmers
MogX34 Місяць tagasi
We have a 'three hill' not far from us - Bredon Hill . Bre = Celtic Don = Old English
NerdKnight66 Місяць tagasi
Bro this video needs to be at 0.75x speed to sound normal
Marcus Clarke
Marcus Clarke Місяць tagasi
The hill that refuses to be a hill?
warcraftkid Місяць tagasi
one of the videos where you get the title joke twice
oduvijekPlavi Місяць tagasi
"Torpenhow Hill" - brought to you by the authors of ATM machine, HTML language, and many others
RichConnerGMN Місяць tagasi
wow i love TAS speedruns
Francis Joshua Robedillo
Francis Joshua Robedillo Місяць tagasi
So Requiem Sharks are called Shark sharks then because Requiem in French means *Requin* or Shark
Ava Місяць tagasi
I love how considerate Tom is. Absolutely refreshing.
Pensive Haze
Pensive Haze Місяць tagasi
I think the Welsh word for hill is 'Bryn'. 'Pen' translates more to 'top' or 'head'.
VISTA GREAT Місяць tagasi
Hill Hill Hill Hill Debunked Debunked Debunked Debunked
Lefteris Mplanas
Lefteris Mplanas Місяць tagasi
It's Intresting how we don't have this kind of thing in Greece We've been in battles yes, but our language was mostly the same from then to now so double place ages are not common (or don't exists). to my knowledge
mtrybu Місяць tagasi
You must be fun at parties
Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.
Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas. Місяць tagasi
Yes :)
RovingTroll Місяць tagasi
"I probably shouldn't bother the locals by asking how they feel." Is the most British sentiment I've ever heard
Anders Axmark
Anders Axmark Місяць tagasi
Go to that place in Finland that’s lake lake lake, or was when ze Germans were there, Jaurajärvisee
seneca983 Місяць tagasi
As a minor correction, it's Jaurujärvi in Finnish.
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