Driving around the Angus area, I'm often struck by some of the place names. Their pronounciations, their origins, their meanings. That kind of thing. This may or may not be the first in a series of place or town names which appeal to me. The subject matter may mean an increased number of drive by captures, thus increasing my chances of being 'rectummed by an artic'. (not my expression, but very apt, I think). Now you may be thinking I'm about to astonish you with some remarkable fact concerning the origins of Padanaram...... I wish I could but I can't..... sorry! If it's any consolation, the locals call it 'Paddy'. Makes sense I think.
Trying to get my tongue round Padanaram has the unfortunate effect of making me sound like I've had a stroke.