I like to think that I live in "Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon" - but in truth I'm stretching my own capacity for romance!
First off, the river that runs through the town is called the Upper Avon, rendering the "Upon-Avon" bit that I love so much, defunct. In fact, in Shakespeare's time the town was simply called "Stratford" which doesn't have the literary rhythm that I so often enjoy rolling off my tongue.
I don't even live in the town itself as Shakespeare would have known it. Although my home is fairly close to the town centre, it would have been beyond the town boundary in Shakespeare's day.
And the final nail in the coffin? Well, it's sometimes hard to remember when living in a town that's not too far removed from a giant Bard Theme Park that Shakespeare didn't actually do any of the stuff he's famous for while living here!
Well ... I might as well move!
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