In the city of York, England, Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate is simultaneously the longest street name, and the shortest street. The name sign is almost as long as the street itself.
In the 16th Century, its name was Whitnourwhatnourgate, meaning Street of neither one thing nor the other.
It was later chosen as the location of the pillory and whipping cart where criminals would be flogged, and the name became Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate.
It can be found a short distance from the lower end of The Shambles.