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The name 'Thong' is first attested in the Registrum Roffense of circa 1200, where it appears as Thuange. The name may correspond with the Middle Low German dwenge meaning 'trap', but this cannot be confirmed.
- Lyall, Sarah (22 January 2009). "No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
- "Programme 8, 2015: North of England take on The Midlands". Round Britain Quiz. 7 December 2015. Radio 4.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.466.
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