Small town of about 1500 residents in middle to north east Fife, Scotland.more...
The meaning of Auchtermuchty is roughly translated as "Field of Boars" and this refers to the fact that in days gone by it was an area of extensive woodland filled with wild boar and deer that were hunted by royalty. The royalty often frequented the Royal Palace of Falkland which is about 4 miles away.
An interesting point about Auchtermuchty is that its name is virtually unpronouncable to non-scots (Germans being a noted guttural exception) Americans in particular, find it tough to say Auchtermuchty.
Due to this, A Miller advert was once created playing on the name in which the main actor is striding through a beautiful scottish glen. On top of his head is a racoon Davy Crocket hat and as the Yank walks he shouts (in an american accent) "When I told ma friends I was going to Okkertomukety, they said "Where the fox hat"" The joke being of course that he it sounds as if he is saying "Where the fuck`s that?" and of course he has a fox hat on his head too. Genius I`m sure you`ll agree.
Noted celebrities from Auchtermuchty include the legendary accordianist Sir Jimmy Shand and the band The Proclaimers composed of two twin brothers.
You may want to visit Auchtermuchty sometime but it is unlikely as it`s name is by far the most interesting thing about the place. It is a nice enough place but entertainment is somewhat lacking. That`s why I left.
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