Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked

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    Tom ScottTom Scott

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    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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    REFERENCES:
    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

I forgot about the "don't walk along a really busy and in-focus background" thing. YouTube compression's going to destroy the video quality!

Vor 5 Monate
Certified Brit
Certified Brit

@tulsatrash fair enough But was it British

Vor 16 Tage
tulsatrash
tulsatrash

I was going to say something but I forgot what it was so have some engagement.

Vor 18 Tage
Certified Brit
Certified Brit

It's still 4k

Vor Monat
Legohexman
Legohexman

1month?

Vor Monat
Toby Bartels
Toby Bartels

@Jacob Barley : 😮 I'll be careful about sharing this video.

Vor 2 Monate
nightw4tchman
nightw4tchman

3:12 You rang... I'm heading up there at some point. Will respect the locals obviously.

Vor 13 Stunden
Julio Costa
Julio Costa

"Keep on the bridal paths." Wedding venue, is it?

Vor 2 Tage
robejamusic
robejamusic

Would love to raise hell in a small town in Britian and piss off the locals, they had no problem doing that to my ancestors.

Vor 4 Tage
Traugott Müller
Traugott Müller

This could very well be the cliff that refuses to be a cliff. Or... a hill that refuses to be a hill named hill hill.

Vor 4 Tage
Maks
Maks

"Torpenhow hill doesn't actually exist" Video Location: "Torpenhow Hill"

Vor 8 Tage
Gabriel Fiel
Gabriel Fiel

I just realized that Kurzgesagt - in a Nutshell, a science channel, is two names, kurzgesagt in German means in short, which means the same thing as in a Nutshell, so It's "In Short - in a Nutshell."

Vor 9 Tage
Thelonious M
Thelonious M

Future Guardian headline: Torpenhow hill vandalized; no longer a hill, just a regular plain. Scientists blame climate emergency.

Vor 10 Tage
Lennart Munz
Lennart Munz

Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked, comment

Vor 12 Tage
Lennart Munz
Lennart Munz

Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked, comment comment

Vor 12 Tage
Inspector •
Inspector •

:

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Sabol Anton
Sabol Anton

Did you stutter there?

Vor 14 Tage
Slender_04 F1
Slender_04 F1

“Focaccia Bread” - Bread Bread

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Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht

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...

Vor 15 Tage
Darya Oleshko
Darya Oleshko

imagine if aliens take over the Earth and add their word for hill to this

Vor 17 Tage
nils dock
nils dock

in Scandinavian languages torp means a small house or homestead. the name could just mean the house by the hill.

Vor 18 Tage
Owen
Owen

The Pendle hills are actually a better example of this

Vor 18 Tage
Chris Zúniga
Chris Zúniga

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".

Vor 18 Tage
Cat
Cat

wait i live in the desert desert?

Vor 18 Tage
Haluk Onal
Haluk Onal

If you come to hill hill hill hill, you will be scolded, tied to a post and have rocks thrown at your feet.

Vor 19 Tage
Rey Jackson
Rey Jackson

eveyrbody calls the law hill in dundee the law hill instead of the law o rthe hill

Vor 19 Tage
Wiliam m
Wiliam m

Æ Æ

Vor 19 Tage
Prince Shehzad
Prince Shehzad

prince prince

Vor 20 Tage
Minecraft player
Minecraft player

I had a stroke reading the title

Vor 20 Tage
Dermitdog
Dermitdog

That's creepy. I just saw this video, and I'll be going on holiday, in Wanaka, near that tree, tomorrow.

Vor 21 Tag
Dave Bath
Dave Bath

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.

Vor 21 Tag
Josh.
Josh.

watching this while doing my science homework. makes it bearable

Vor 21 Tag
Balázs Szűcs
Balázs Szűcs

Meanwhhile fantasy authors bend backwards to find an explanation why a river is named the way it is.

Vor 22 Tage
Vinh Prag
Vinh Prag

The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a slightly raised topographic phenomenon.

Vor 22 Tage
Rothaa Barth
Rothaa Barth

bruh the video title xD

Vor 22 Tage
NickPro
NickPro

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.

Vor 23 Tage
Rhys Howie
Rhys Howie

i live next to the "law hill" in scotland, in scotland law means hill

Vor 24 Tage
Joe Alias
Joe Alias

Major Major Major Major from Catch-22

Vor 24 Tage
Munjee
Munjee

"Then why am I out of breath" Ah... because you are a really fit 70 years old, obviously

Vor 24 Tage
Barney Paws
Barney Paws

Pen in welsh can mean top or head

Vor 25 Tage
Geomontage
Geomontage

This is exactly the kind of geographical nerdiness that the internet is made for and I love! Great stuff.

Vor 26 Tage
Matthew Whiting
Matthew Whiting

pen means head, bryn means hill

Vor 26 Tage
Hugh Llewellyn
Hugh Llewellyn

This debunk of the debunk of Hillhillhill Hill makes me so happy. :D

Vor 27 Tage
Guardiology
Guardiology

The maddest thing is that Torpenhow is actually pronounced 'Trepenah'

Vor 27 Tage
graceygrumble
graceygrumble

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!

Vor 28 Tage
OneBigMeatball
OneBigMeatball

Terpen is Dutch for mounds

Vor 29 Tage
Ian Simpson
Ian Simpson

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!!!!

Vor 29 Tage
Matthew Talbot-Paine
Matthew Talbot-Paine

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.

Vor 29 Tage
Sarah Sepan
Sarah Sepan

Four Corners Monument isn't even properly aligned with the actual borders of CO, NM, AZ, and UT, so there's that.

Vor Monat
Ethan Forsyth
Ethan Forsyth

We can make a religion out of this

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Khabib Nurmagomedov 3
Khabib Nurmagomedov 3

There is also "East Timor" meaning "East East."

Vor Monat
Bas Verboon
Bas Verboon

"hill hill hill hill" ~Tom Scott

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Sara Olmstead
Sara Olmstead

The actually bottom concurrently decorate because collar explicitly knot atop a boring guatemalan. adjoining, premium bankbook

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Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter

Content

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Snow Cat
Snow Cat

Tom did you have a stroke writing that title

Vor Monat
skatemetrix
skatemetrix

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.

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Zoran
Zoran

its funny, the location above the name of the video is "📍 TORPENHOW HILL"

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AceAggron
AceAggron

how in the hell do i live 30 minues away from this when ive never heard about it

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Marc Seegers
Marc Seegers

See you in 5 years when the whole village is just a giant resort

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Sam Erens
Sam Erens

Mt. Huangshan, China = Mt. Yellow Mountain

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Sauron Gorthaur
Sauron Gorthaur

"why am i out of breath" because you need to get more exercise, tom

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Cargo_Vroom
Cargo_Vroom

Does this video exist to question it's own ethics? That's very Tom Scott.

Vor Monat
Sleksin
Sleksin

Double/Triple names remind me of a city in Australia called Townsville. Townsville City. Why.

Vor Monat
Gustavo Felício
Gustavo Felício

So, is this a case of a hill that refuses to be a hill...?

Vor Monat
OzixiThrill
OzixiThrill

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.

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Causeablewe57
Causeablewe57

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.

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SoapCanMan
SoapCanMan

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.

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aeyu
aeyu

"So, who decides that?" the sin of pride, maybe

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Eric Twers
Eric Twers

Nice explanation about making the truth.

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Chris Woods
Chris Woods

“A few geography nerds”, oh Tom.....we are many in number, just....biding our time

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Jobie 2ench
Jobie 2ench

Now split Britain into two countries, name one of them "Hill", and it would be "Hill Hill Hill Hill, Hill"

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Causeablewe57
Causeablewe57

Britain consists of 3 countries already.

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Ezra Barry
Ezra Barry

I’d like to say, I really appreciate the shadow for the Google Maps marker you added. :)

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Ratzyukar
Ratzyukar

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".

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chicklechives
chicklechives

So Pendle hill (hill hill hill) doesn't get a video?

Vor Monat
James Simmons
James Simmons

But does it refuse to be a cliff?

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Christopher Lehnert
Christopher Lehnert

A Greyhound dog is a dog dog dog.

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Christopher Lehnert
Christopher Lehnert

Your videos are amusing and enjoyable :]

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almostfm
almostfm

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"

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Mikosch2
Mikosch2

Schloß Burg meanwhile: Nervous romanticism noises!

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Blue-Maned Hawk
Blue-Maned Hawk

Introducing the Apple DeBonk DeBonk!

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Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips

Pen isn't Welsh for hill 😂 it means top or head 👍

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Causeablewe57
Causeablewe57

Do not attempt to correct our lord.

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Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips

Bryn is hill**

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Dominic Hill
Dominic Hill

Well, I know what I'm naming my firstborn.

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Causeablewe57
Causeablewe57

Hillary Hill

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Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar

HillHillHill Hill

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Ahmed Arafa
Ahmed Arafa

This guy can convince me it's a hill or the north pole and I'll believe him. One hell of a guy.

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etherraichu
etherraichu

Why do people always vandalize things like this?

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Johnny Carcinogen
Johnny Carcinogen

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!"

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Causeablewe57
Causeablewe57

You didn't have to state you're not English, we can tell.

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Lord Knightyme
Lord Knightyme

Soooo, is this a name change, a hill to die on?

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The Spherical Beanbag
The Spherical Beanbag

Let get Tom to colonise the Lake District.

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Mustafa Khan
Mustafa Khan

or naan bread

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Bibi Mizrah
Bibi Mizrah

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.

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04smallmj
04smallmj

They don't want their sheep to be killed? Sounds reasonable to me...

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Buntingz
Buntingz

2:20 that is the most depressing shot I've ever seen. They're all there for attention, not to enjoy the surroundings.

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Woody Woodster
Woody Woodster

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

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MrTsiolkovsky
MrTsiolkovsky

great coppice of trees bhind him

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kookeekwisp
kookeekwisp

I live next to Cuyahoga river, which is short for Crooked River river

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cody collins
cody collins

Sounds like a ww2 battle ground to me

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Mistah Fox
Mistah Fox

The "Hillhillhill Hill" is just an alleged hill, which I just think is funny.

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Sassy TaeTae
Sassy TaeTae

The accent😃

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Robert Brown
Robert Brown

Ima walk there

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Clark Gartrell
Clark Gartrell

Ok so I got this as a paradox and ho jeez

Vor 2 Monate
edmundscycles1
edmundscycles1

Pen in Welsh does not mean hill . It means head . Pen-y-bont for example is head of the bridge or Bridgend.

Vor 2 Monate
Noah Collins
Noah Collins

So rebunked

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L0
L0

are hills used by flat earthers to prove that the earth is flat?

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Aquarius
Aquarius

why are "locals" always thought of as grumpy-ass old farmers

Vor 2 Monate
MogX34
MogX34

We have a 'three hill' not far from us - Bredon Hill . Bre = Celtic Don = Old English

Vor 2 Monate
NerdKnight66
NerdKnight66

Bro this video needs to be at 0.75x speed to sound normal

Vor 2 Monate
Marcus Clarke
Marcus Clarke

The hill that refuses to be a hill?

Vor 2 Monate
warcraftkid
warcraftkid

one of the videos where you get the title joke twice

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