Talk:Wood Bridge

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Beware of literal interpretations that don't take into account the drift of spoken and written language over time.

My sister lives in the town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, and for a long time was puzzled as to how it got its name, as history relates there has never been a bridge there made of any sort of material, let alone wood. It took a long time for her to realise that the town's name is a corruption of Wade-bridge - ie, that the settlement sprang up in one of the few places where the river Deben could be crossed by ford (ie, there has never been a conventional bridge there as there was never a need for one: the river is shallow enough at certain times to facilitate wading accross).

Could this mark a similar point where it is possible to walk accross the Ankh without getting your soles completely eroded through? --AgProv 09:43, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

The city mapp does show a bridge, though, and while you might sometimes be able to walk across the Ankh with only moderate burns to your boots, you'd never wade. --Old Dickens 22:35, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I don't think wade would be the appropriate term anyway. Perhaps tunnel, or displace maybe? --Hexhunter 21:33, 29 March 2010 (UTC)