Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked

2021.febr. 1.
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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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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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  • I forgot about the "don't walk along a really busy and in-focus background" thing. HUworld compression's going to destroy the video quality!

    Tom ScottTom Scott4 hónapja
    • It's still 4k

      Certified BritCertified Brit12 napja
    • 1month?

      LegohexmanLegohexman29 napja
    • @Jacob Barley : 😮 I'll be careful about sharing this video.

      Toby BartelsToby BartelsHónapja
    • @Toby Bartels theres not enough parking

      Jacob BarleyJacob BarleyHónapja
    • I’m still confused as to how this comment is from 2 months ago when the vid is from 1 week ago

      GG EspichanGG Espichan2 hónapja
  • 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.

    NickProNickPro4 órája
  • i live next to the "law hill" in scotland, in scotland law means hill

    Rhys HowieRhys HowieNapja
  • Major Major Major Major from Catch-22

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

  • Pen in welsh can mean top or head

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

    GeomontageGeomontage2 napja
  • pen means head, bryn means hill

    Matthew WhitingMatthew Whiting3 napja
  • This debunk of the debunk of Hillhillhill Hill makes me so happy. :D

    Hugh LlewellynHugh Llewellyn3 napja
  • The maddest thing is that Torpenhow is actually pronounced 'Trepenah'

    GuardiologyGuardiology4 napja
  • 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!

    graceygrumblegraceygrumble4 napja
  • Terpen is Dutch for mounds

    OneBigMeatballOneBigMeatball6 napja
  • 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!!!!

    Ian SimpsonIan Simpson6 napja
  • 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.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paine6 napja
  • Four Corners Monument isn't even properly aligned with the actual borders of CO, NM, AZ, and UT, so there's that.

    Sarah SepanSarah Sepan9 napja
  • We can make a religion out of this

    Ethan ForsythEthan Forsyth9 napja
  • There is also "East Timor" meaning "East East."

    Khabib Nurmagomedov 3Khabib Nurmagomedov 39 napja
  • "hill hill hill hill" ~Tom Scott

    Bas VerboonBas Verboon11 napja
  • The actually bottom concurrently decorate because collar explicitly knot atop a boring guatemalan. adjoining, premium bankbook

    Sara OlmsteadSara Olmstead12 napja
  • Content

    Riley CarpenterRiley Carpenter12 napja
  • Tom did you have a stroke writing that title

    Snow CatSnow Cat12 napja
  • 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.

    skatemetrixskatemetrix15 napja
  • its funny, the location above the name of the video is "📍 TORPENHOW HILL"

    ZoranZoran15 napja
  • how in the hell do i live 30 minues away from this when ive never heard about it

    AceAggronAceAggron15 napja
  • See you in 5 years when the whole village is just a giant resort

    Marc SeegersMarc Seegers15 napja
  • Mt. Huangshan, China = Mt. Yellow Mountain

    Sam ErensSam Erens15 napja
  • "why am i out of breath" because you need to get more exercise, tom

    Sauron GorthaurSauron Gorthaur15 napja
  • Does this video exist to question it's own ethics? That's very Tom Scott.

    Cargo_VroomCargo_Vroom15 napja
  • Double/Triple names remind me of a city in Australia called Townsville. Townsville City. Why.

    SleksinSleksin15 napja
  • So, is this a case of a hill that refuses to be a hill...?

    Gustavo FelícioGustavo Felício16 napja
  • 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.

    OzixiThrillOzixiThrill17 napja
    • 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.

      Causeablewe57Causeablewe5716 napja
  • 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.

    SoapCanManSoapCanMan17 napja
  • "So, who decides that?" the sin of pride, maybe

    aeyuaeyu19 napja
  • Nice explanation about making the truth.

    Eric TwersEric Twers19 napja
  • “A few geography nerds”, oh Tom.....we are many in number, just....biding our time

    Chris WoodsChris Woods20 napja
  • Now split Britain into two countries, name one of them "Hill", and it would be "Hill Hill Hill Hill, Hill"

    Jobie 2enchJobie 2ench20 napja
    • Britain consists of 3 countries already.

      Causeablewe57Causeablewe5716 napja
  • I’d like to say, I really appreciate the shadow for the Google Maps marker you added. :)

    Ezra BarryEzra Barry22 napja
  • 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".

    RatzyukarRatzyukar22 napja
  • So Pendle hill (hill hill hill) doesn't get a video?

    chicklechiveschicklechives23 napja
  • But does it refuse to be a cliff?

    James SimmonsJames Simmons23 napja
  • A Greyhound dog is a dog dog dog.

    Christopher LehnertChristopher Lehnert25 napja
  • Your videos are amusing and enjoyable :]

    Christopher LehnertChristopher Lehnert25 napja
  • 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"

    almostfmalmostfm26 napja
  • Schloß Burg meanwhile: Nervous romanticism noises!

    Mikosch2Mikosch226 napja
  • Introducing the Apple DeBonk DeBonk!

    Blue-Maned HawkBlue-Maned Hawk27 napja
  • Pen isn't Welsh for hill 😂 it means top or head 👍

    Benjamin PhillipsBenjamin Phillips27 napja
    • Do not attempt to correct our lord.

      Causeablewe57Causeablewe5716 napja
    • Bryn is hill**

      Benjamin PhillipsBenjamin Phillips27 napja
  • Well, I know what I'm naming my firstborn.

    Dominic HillDominic Hill27 napja
    • Hillary Hill

      Causeablewe57Causeablewe5716 napja
  • HillHillHill Hill

    Thomas farquharThomas farquhar29 napja
  • This guy can convince me it's a hill or the north pole and I'll believe him. One hell of a guy.

    Ahmed ArafaAhmed Arafa29 napja
  • Why do people always vandalize things like this?

    etherraichuetherraichu29 napja
  • 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!"

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

      Causeablewe57Causeablewe5716 napja
  • Soooo, is this a name change, a hill to die on?

    Lord KnightymeLord KnightymeHónapja
  • Let get Tom to colonise the Lake District.

    The Spherical BeanbagThe Spherical BeanbagHónapja
  • or naan bread

    Mustafa KhanMustafa KhanHónapja
  • 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.

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

  • 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

    Woody WoodsterWoody WoodsterHónapja
  • great coppice of trees bhind him

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

  • Sounds like a ww2 battle ground to me

    cody collinscody collinsHónapja
  • The "Hillhillhill Hill" is just an alleged hill, which I just think is funny.

    Mistah FoxMistah FoxHónapja
  • The accent😃

    Hwang In-yeopHwang In-yeopHónapja
  • Ima walk there

    Robert BrownRobert BrownHónapja
  • Ok so I got this as a paradox and ho jeez

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

  • So rebunked

    Noah CollinsNoah CollinsHónapja
  • are hills used by flat earthers to prove that the earth is flat?

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

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

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

  • The hill that refuses to be a hill?

    Marcus ClarkeMarcus ClarkeHónapja
  • one of the videos where you get the title joke twice

  • "Torpenhow Hill" - brought to you by the authors of ATM machine, HTML language, and many others

    • wow i love TAS speedruns

  • So Requiem Sharks are called Shark sharks then because Requiem in French means *Requin* or Shark

    Francis Joshua RobedilloFrancis Joshua RobedilloHónapja
  • I love how considerate Tom is. Absolutely refreshing.

  • I think the Welsh word for hill is 'Bryn'. 'Pen' translates more to 'top' or 'head'.

    Pensive HazePensive HazeHónapja
  • Hill Hill Hill Hill Debunked Debunked Debunked Debunked

  • 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

    Lefteris MplanasLefteris MplanasHónapja
  • You must be fun at parties

  • Yes :)

    Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.Hónapja
  • "I probably shouldn't bother the locals by asking how they feel." Is the most British sentiment I've ever heard

  • Go to that place in Finland that’s lake lake lake, or was when ze Germans were there, Jaurajärvisee

    Anders AxmarkAnders AxmarkHónapja
    • As a minor correction, it's Jaurujärvi in Finnish.

  • Nonstandardized English at its best

    Roland KatsuragiRoland KatsuragiHónapja
  • oh hey, hi

    31 Villanda, Dun Hill31 Villanda, Dun HillHónapja
  • Looks like a great place to go metal detecting

  • im watching this so youtube will stop showing it to me

    Jim BridgerJim BridgerHónapja
  • Shout-out to Castle Law Hill Fort just outside Edinburgh, for being nicely symmetrica in it's repeated naming...

    Matthew RichardsonMatthew RichardsonHónapja
  • Anything can be torpenhow hill if enough people say so 👁👄👁

    Goro MajimaGoro MajimaHónapja
  • Is Tom in his late 40s or mid 20s?

  • I lived 4 miles from here :)

    Stephen JohnsonStephen JohnsonHónapja
  • The wanaka tree is novel and isnt that great. All it does is make queenstown worse and wanaka (it's alternative sister town) worse too

  • As Benny Hill once said A hill is a hill. Hilarious.

    jimmy dempseyjimmy dempseyHónapja
  • I love Tom Scott's weird obscure videos.

  • Its weird how the fps is 50

    Chief MikeChief MikeHónapja
  • New name: Torpenhowhill Ṭilā (টিলা)

    Lone CrewLone CrewHónapja
  • compromise: trapenna hill

    April JeffersonApril JeffersonHónapja
  • Sharia Law also just means Law Law hahahahaha

  • If that was America someone would buy the land and build a hill, then set up a gift shop and do guided tours

    Nabre LabreNabre LabreHónapja
  • I want to roll around in that grass

    Audio MaverickAudio MaverickHónapja
  • Roblox shirts and pants catalog was something similiar...

    franta vrubelfranta vrubelHónapja