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Funny-named towns
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:22:36 AM »

Some of my favorites:

Bucksnort, TN
Intercourse, AL
It, MS
Alligator, MS
Possumneck, MS
Two Egg, FL
Hell, MI

And while not a town...

Toad Suck State Park in Arkansas
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 02:20:56 AM »

Some of my favorites:

Intercourse, AL

In Lancaster county PA you also have a town named Intercourse.
Near it are towns called Bird In Hand and Paradise.
Along US 209 along the Delaware River is Dingmans Ferry.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 02:22:23 AM »

Lewiston, Idaho.

I'll let you all figure that one out

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 02:24:14 AM »

Broken Arrow OK
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 02:24:25 AM »

A few off the top of my head:
Nameless, TN
Bugscuffle, TN
Monkeys Eyebrow, KY
Possum Grape, AR
Pangburn, AR
What Cheer, IA
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 02:34:07 AM »

Then there's:
Grinders Switch, TN (associated with Sarah Cannon a. k. a. Minnie Pearl)
Bell Buckle, TN (NOT Belt Buckle!) home of the Moon Pie
Cheap Hill, TN
Hohenwald, TN
Crab Orchard, TN
Ozone, TN
Pigeon Forge, TN
Bulls Gap, TN
Powder Springs, TN
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 05:31:32 AM »

In Lancaster county PA you also have a town named Intercourse.
Near it are towns called Bird In Hand and Paradise.
Along US 209 along the Delaware River is Dingmans Ferry.

Dingmans is far from funny:

Andrew Dingman founded the community of Dingman's Choice in the late 18th Century. During this time, he ran a ferry across the Delaware where the present day bridge (the 4th to span it) stands. The town was renamed Dingman's Ferry in honor of the ferry since the first 3 bridges ever built, all wooden covered ones, kept failing. The town remains named such to this date, although most of the "real" Dingmans Ferry hasn't existed since 1903 and/or 1979.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 06:15:47 AM »

I think these ones are interesting:

Dildo, NL
Coxsackie, NY
Woonsocket, RI
Shamokin, PA
Wyalusing, PA
Jim Thorpe, PA
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 06:17:20 AM »

Blue Ball PA
Searchlight NV
Nothing AZ
Chugwater WY
Jal NM
Pahrump NV
Needles CA
Bumble Bee AZ (like in Transformers)
Why AZ
Humptulips WA
Climax CO
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 06:59:00 AM »

None of these are towns, but:
Westward Ho!, Devon
Curry Mallet, Devon
Ugley, Essex
World's End, Bucks - added bonus of being nearly as far from the edge of Britain as you can get in Britain.
Besses O' Th' Barn, Lancs
Wyre Piddle, Worcs
Wetwang, E Yorks
Christmaspie, Surrey
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 09:21:57 AM »

The original post has a two letter town. There's one in Scotland with two letters called Ae. I wondered if there are any more with just two letters?
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 09:43:39 AM »

Whynot NC
Lizard Lick NC
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 09:59:45 AM »

Not a town, but enough said.

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 11:18:25 AM »

Gay, MI



It even has a bar.



Then there's the Bong Recreation Area in SE Wisconsin near Racine.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 12:20:50 PM »

Surprised the OP didn't mention Hot Coffee, MS...
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2010, 12:37:35 PM »

Pennsylvania is the king of funny-named towns. Too many to name. Effort, Kunkletown, Moon, Pillow, Lititz, Gaskill, Jersey Shore, Eighty Four...

As for other states, there's Tuckahoe, NY and Cockeysville, MD

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2010, 01:31:04 PM »

This one is so bad that I'll link to it rather than type it here.

it's not.  It's "Bastardstown".  That word isn't even censored on the Simpsons!
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010, 01:32:08 PM »

Blue Ball, which is located northeast of the aforementioned Intercourse.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 01:35:18 PM »

Pennsylvania is the king of funny-named towns. Too many to name. Effort, Kunkletown, Moon, Pillow, Lititz, Gaskill, Jersey Shore, Eighty Four...

As for other states, there's Tuckahoe, NY and Cockeysville, MD

Eighty Four is promotional. For 84 Lumber.

Jersey Shore, probably someone infatuated with the *real* Jersey Shore


Guide Board Corners, NY (Town of Caroline, County of Tompkins) comes to mind for me. It was the southern terminus of NY 330, which was decommissioned in 1980. It was named after road signs that were once there.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 01:35:55 PM »

Some good place names:

Ohio:
Lickskillet
Knockemstiff
Tightwee (suburban Cincy)
Pee Pee (name of both a stream and a township north of Waverly)

Tennessee:
Peckerwood Point
Three Way

Cockrum, MS

Smackover, AR

Minnesota:
Nowthen
Sleepy Eye
Weggeland (I want to pronounce it "wedgie land")

Wisconsin
Butts Corners
Euren
Spread Eagle

These are all place names near Hazard, KY:
Sugartit
Rowdy
Fisty
Gays Creek
Dwarf
Troublesome

Dike, IA

Can't believe Hell, MI hasn't been mentioned yet.
Michigan also has a place name called Horr.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 01:44:16 PM »

Here's another one I dare not type here :-o

eh, it's just Fucking, Austria.  Bono's said that word in a lot worse context on US television and gotten away with it.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2010, 03:27:06 PM »

Mars, PA
Boring, OR
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2010, 03:38:03 PM »

Some of my favorites:

Hell, MI

Some good place names:

Can't believe Hell, MI hasn't been mentioned yet.
Michigan also has a place name called Horr.

You missed it.  Try turning off M-52.  :pan:
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2010, 03:44:45 PM »

Here's another one I dare not type here :-o

eh, it's just Fucking, Austria.  Bono's said that word in a lot worse context on US television and gotten away with it.

There's also a bus company over there that goes by that name as well, IIRC.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2010, 04:04:49 PM »

Yep, Fucking Reise (Fucking Travels). I once took a picture of one of their buses, but I can't find it anymore in my 20,000 pictures.

There is also a neighborhood of Bern, Switzerland that is called "wankdorf".


 


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