I thought we'd end up talking about English place names, like Bicester, Gloucester, Cirencester, Leicester, Alcester, Worcester, Towcester and Rocester *, so I said "Yes :
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain..." and so on.
There came a perplexed look.
"He sold his soul to the devil."
* pronounced, of course: Bister, Gloster, Sister, Lester, Aster, Wooster, Toaster and Roaster.