More Manx "stuff" for you....
Anyone who has read the Thomas the Tank Engine books may be aware that the stories are set on the fictional island of Sodor, located in the Irish Sea.
The books' creator, Reverend Awdry, wished to create a setting for his books that would be within the British Isles but sufficiently isolated from the rest of British Railways to allow him to do as he wished with the location.
This explanation is copied from Wikipedia ....
Inspiration came in 1950 on a visit to the Isle of Man, which forms the Diocese of Sodor and Man . Awdry noted that, while there was an Isle of Man, there was no similar island of Sodor - (the name derives from Old Norse Suðreyjar, "southern isles", a term that referred to the Hebrides and islands along the west coast of Scotland).
Between them, Awdry and his younger brother George worked out Sodor's history, geography, industry and language ("Sudric"). By the time they had finished, they knew more about Sodor than would ever be used in The Railway Series stories.
The fictional native language of Sodor is "Sudric", a language similar to Manx.
A lot of the place names on Sodor are clearly based on Manx forms, but often the nouns are inverted to match English word order. Some of the locations have quasi-Manx names, e.g. Killdane, which comes from "Keeill-y-Deighan" (Church of the Devil), hills are called Knock and Cronk, while "Nagh Beurla", means "I speak no English", a distortion of the Manx. The names of some of the 'historical' characters – used in the background but not appearing in the stories – were taken from locations on the Isle of Man, such as Sir Crosby Marown (Crosby is a village in the parish of Marown) and Harold Regaby (Regaby is a tiny hamlet on the parish boundary between Andreas and Bride).
So there you have another little snippet of useless information from me!