Spanish town to change its name as it contains phrase 'kill Jews'

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A Spanish town could change its name because it contains the phrase 'kill Jews' - a local expression used to describe drinking lemonade.

Castrillo de Matajudíos situated in León could be changed to 'Mota Judíos' or 'Mota de Judíos,' which translates to 'Castrillo Jews' Hill.

The Huffington Post reports that Mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez submitted the proposal to the town's 60 residents asking them if they would like to change it.

Daily newspaper Diario de Burgos reported that the mayor is expected to hold a meeting with the residents on 19 April to talk about the theories behind the town's current name.

He said: "The majority decision will be respected, even if it is only by one vote."

Rodriguez explained that the town changed its name to 'Matajudíos' after the brutal Spanish Inquisition began in 1478.

In February, it was reported that streets with rude-sounding names like Crotch Crescent, Turkey Cock Lane, Bell End and The Knob could turn out to be a haven for property hunters looking to snap up a bargain.

A study for website NeedaProperty.com looked for evidence of what impact living in a street with a suggestive name could have on the value of your home.

Properties on streets with innuendo-laden names were found to be around one fifth or £84,000 cheaper on average than other homes situated nearby.

Researchers asked 2,000 people to vote for the street name that they would be most embarrassed to have as their address from a long list and the top 15 were used for the study.

Minge Lane in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, was found to have the most embarrassment value, picking up almost one third (31%) of the vote.

Slag Lane in Lowton, Lancashire, followed closely behind, being selected by just over one quarter (26%) of people.

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