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  • https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-snickelways-of-york

    If you were unaware of York’s many narrow, medieval streets, it would be easy to walk past them without noticing a thing. But these delightfully named hidden passages allow you to seemingly magically transport from one street to another, avoiding the tourist crowds.

    These passages are neither snickets, ginnels, or alleyways, but a mixture of all three! “Snickelway” is a term coined in 1983 by local author Mark W. Jones, which is now in popular use throughout York.

    September 25, 2018

  • A neologism that stuck very quickly. See Wikipedia for the story.

    September 4, 2008

  • Cute!

    September 4, 2008

  • "A Snickelway is a narrow place to walk along, leading from somewhere to somewhere else, usually in a town or city, especially in the city of York."

    - Mark Jones.

    September 4, 2008