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Wetwang

Summary
Wetwang is a Yorkshire Wolds village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, west of Driffield on the A166 road. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 761, an increase on the 2001 census figure of 672. Name There are two interpretations of the name. One is from the Old Norse vaett-vangr, or 'field for the trial of a legal action'. Another theory is that it was the "Wet Field" compared to the nearby dry field at Driffield. The name is jokingly defined in The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams as meaning "a moist penis". In some varieties of English, wang is a slang term for penis, although this sense of the word is not recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary. The name Wetwang has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. History The village is known for its Iron Age chariot burial cemetery at Wetwang Slack, and it has been speculated that the unlocated Romano-British town of Delgovicia may have been at what is now Wetwang.
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