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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2010, 04:08:32 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.

Jake has deemed the word "fuck" acceptable on this forum.  And Jake is pretty much the defacto dictator of this board.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2010, 04:09:29 PM »

And while not a town...

Toad Suck State Park in Arkansas

Toad Suck is not a state park.  I believe it's run by the Corps of Engineers.

My favorite place name is Knob Lick, Missouri.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2010, 04:24:19 PM »

And while not a town...

Toad Suck State Park in Arkansas

Toad Suck is not a state park.  I believe it's run by the Corps of Engineers.

It is run by the Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the Toad Suck Lock & Dam on the Arkansas River. Conway has their festival named after it too called Toad Suck Daze.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2010, 08:00:13 PM »

Forty One, OK was named after SH-41. Unfortunately, that highway is now SH-152.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2010, 01:01:50 AM »

Whynot NC

There's a Whynot, MS (near Meridian) and a Soso, MS (near Laurel). I forgot another favorite of mine: Cut 'N Shoot, TX.

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2010, 04:24:39 AM »

Two Guns AZ
No Name CO
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2010, 06:01:57 AM »

Boring, OR
There's a Boring in MD too.

I'll never forget Yeehaw Junction, FL.  My then-future wife's car broke down there on her way back north to Tallahassee.

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2010, 05:08:28 PM »

Anyone ever visit Buttzville, NJ??
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2010, 06:48:46 PM »

Muleshoe, TX
Holiday Lakes, TX
Blanket, TX
Rocky Mound, TX
Flower Mound, TX
White Deer, TX
Whiteface, TX
DISH, TX (yes all caps)
Little Elm, TX
Trophy Club, TX
Ponder, TX
Rule, TX
Blum, TX
Roman Forest, TX
Stagecoach, TX
Uncertain, TX
Negro Crossing, TX I'm gonna have to kill whoever named that place. AND it's in Tom Green County (my county)
Trust me, theres a WHOLE lot more in Texas. But now I'll list a few Texas cities that are named after already existing places.
Italy, TX
San Diego, TX
Los Angeles, TX
Detroit, TX
Iowa Park, TX (kinda, it has Iowa in it so...)
Arlington, TX (not sure which was settled first, Arlington, Texas, or Arlington, Virginia)
Egypt, TX
Fredericksburg, TX
Thats not even half of the funny Texas town names
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2010, 07:21:50 PM »

Negro isn't a bad word.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2010, 08:28:25 PM »

DISH, TX (yes all caps)

Is this the town that was named after Dish Network? There was a town in Oregon in which Half.com was going to pay to change it's name to Half.com. But when the company was bought out by eBay, it's a possibly it may not happen.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2010, 08:32:05 PM »

Anyone ever visit Buttzville, NJ??

Nah. But anyone ever been to Butts County, GA?
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2010, 10:50:05 PM »

Anyone ever visit Buttzville, NJ??

Its not all that big sadly. Its signed from 80, which rocks.

Also lets add Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota, Pennsylvania to the list. This town is a 14 (0) population town in Lawrence County that is shrunk to SNPJ. This is also where PA 108 crosses the state line into Ohio as Mahoning CR 2.

Name rocks otherwise. (The discrepancy in population is that the US Census said 0, the residents counted 14)

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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2010, 11:36:34 PM »

More towns I've come up with:

Talking Rock, GA
Mexican Water, AZ
Horseheads, NY
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2010, 11:43:06 PM »

Mexican Water, AZ

Mexican Hat is in the same area, but it is in Utah.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2010, 12:35:42 AM »

Negro isn't a bad word.
Well how some of the douches here use it, I'm not in love with it. BTW "Douche" is just French for shower.... :-D
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2010, 09:27:18 AM »

Trust me, theres a WHOLE lot more in Texas. But now I'll list a few Texas cities that are named after already existing places.
Detroit, TX
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I wondered how the folks of Detroit, TX reacted to this clip from the Kentucky Fried Movie when Dr. Klahn sended that guy to Detroit? (I know they referred to Detroit, MI but I couldn't resist to post that detail ^^;)
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »

Negro isn't a bad word.
Well how some of the douches here use it, I'm not in love with it. BTW "Douche" is just French for shower.... :-D
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I've never seen anybody use it here until you did.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2010, 04:36:31 PM »

^ Oh, no I mean here as in Texas :D
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2010, 11:38:57 AM »

DISH, TX (yes all caps)

Is this the town that was named after Dish Network? There was a town in Oregon in which Half.com was going to pay to change it's name to Half.com. But when the company was bought out by eBay, it's a possibly it may not happen.
Yes it was.  In VA there's a Cuckoo.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2010, 02:38:37 AM »

Due West, S.C.
Ninety Six, S.C.
Promised Land, S.C.
Bude, Miss.
Nitta Yuma, Miss.
Tillatoba, Miss.
Frost, La.
Happy Jack, La.
Zwolle, La.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2010, 04:39:57 AM »

Fairplay CO
Zuzax NM (cousin of Zzyzx Rd, I-40 exit 178)
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »

More towns:

Chunky, MS
Tickfaw, LA
Finger, TN
Grinders Switch, TN

Here's a bunch from Kentucky (apologies if some are already mentioned): Sassafras, Gunlock, Add, Shoulderblade, Gays Creek, Hi Hat, Moon, Ordinary, Quicksand, Turkey, Gold Bug
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2010, 06:26:08 PM »

Just found out about a place called Tightwad, Missouri. I was checking too see how much the Powerball is worth and came across an article where a man in Tightwad won $200K. He matched all the numbers except the Powerball number.
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Re: Funny-named towns
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2010, 08:00:04 AM »

West Virginia:

Uneeda.  Pronounced You - Need -a.  As in Uneeda School, Uneeda Post Office, etc.
Hurricane.  So named by Charles (brother of George) Washington, who found the results of a recent tornado while surveying for his brother and being a person from the coast figured "hurricane".  There is also a Tornado and a Cyclone.
Nitro.  Actually named for the explosive, made there.
Nutter Fort.  Named for a Col. Nutter.
Big Ugly WMA.  No one lives there any more, but was a town.  As in "Big Ugly man on trial", "Big Ugly woman gives birth", etc.
There is also a Fort Gay, and Mount Gay, and just a Gay.
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