January 1 1365 AD: Waterford Renamed By Pope

A Papal Decree issued by Humbug IV declares that the city of Waterford will henceforth be known as ”Arse”. The city is immediately renamed, with all signposts repainted and maps redrawn at great expense. Then, someone points out that the Pontiff’s name is not Humbug IV, but Clementine III – and furthermore that Humbug’s Decree is written on an oak leaf in mud. Roadsigns and maps are readjusted and the incident is hastily forgotten.

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