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What's in a name? Ask Tuffers!

PUBLISHED: 18:56 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:25 14 July 2010

How Diss got its name will be one of the questions when the town is featured on BBC's TVs topical magazine programme The One Show.

Filming took place earlier this week with former England cricketer Phil Tufnell, right, who presents The Name Game item, trying to explain how interesting place names came about.

How Diss got its name will be one of the questions when the town is featured on BBC's TVs topical magazine programme The One Show.

Filming took place earlier this week with former England cricketer Phil Tufnell, right, who presents The Name Game item, trying to explain how interesting place names came about. Among the theories is that Diss derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for ditch or dyke.

The BBC1 show goes out at 7pm on weekdays, and the Diss feature is likely to screened next week.


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