How London’s Tube stations got their unusual names

This much reminds me of having to explain why words like “right” have a silent “gh” in their name. Language history can be quite fascinating.

The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks.

BBC – Autos – How Tube stations got their unusual names