Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rebranding "Kill the Jews"

Residents in the Spanish village of Castrillo* Matajudíos (Castrillo Kill the Jews) will vote on Saturday on whether it's time to change the name of their small hamlet in the province of Burgos to something a little less offensive.

According to the Diario de Burgos, mayor Lorenzo Rodríguez has called a meeting of the 60 inhabitants to put the case for adopting the village's original moniker - Castrillo Mota de Judíos (Castrillo Hill of the Jews) - after which locals will decide one way or the other.
Good grief.  I think it takes Mel Brooks to tell that story.

Other unfortunate European town names here.


WoFat said...

I've always liked St. Mell.

Old NFO said...

PCism writ large... sigh

Weetabix said...

The transition from Mota de Judios to Matajudios sounds more like some bureaucrat had a warped sense of humor at some time.