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the alaskan
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TATITLIK, ALASKA

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IIRC there is a town in york somewere called

'CRINKLY BOTTOM'
in the north of England.

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Crinkly Bottom wasn't a town - it was a TV theme park that operated for a while outside Southport (I think). It was the brainchild of Noel Edmonds, who had an inexplicably popular TV show called Noel's House Party - one of his running jokes was about a mythical English village called Crinkly Bottom.
There are some amusing English names - my favourites are the twin villages of Upper and Lower Piddle, situated on the River Piddle in Dorset., Another name I rather like is Penistone in Derbyshire - newspapers occasionaly hyphenate it in the wrong place, and I believe that it still confuses censorship software!

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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
Buses going through Mold in North Wales often have "World's End" written on them, but I've never been there.

Didn't know there was a Worlds End in Wales, but there's one in London - it's a part of Chelsea. And Hull has a Land Of Green Ginger.

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When I was in school the kids would party at Gobbler's Knob. I think it was named after the turkeys that would roost there, or maybe not.
Kim "I only went there once, so I couldn't say for sure"

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There was a town not far from where I grew up in Newfoundland (known for weird town names)that was called Gayside until the late 80s when they for some reason changed it to Baytona.
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Newfoundland also boasts the fine municipalities of Dildo and South Dildo.

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I always found it amusing that there is a GNAWBONE, Indiana. I assume it was founded by dogs.

There is also a FREE, Indiana which I think was either started by hippies or the residents believe that Indiana is being occupied by some foreign invader.

I wish I could think of a naughty town name, but it's late so you get the dregs of the barrel.

--jeremy

by the way, Gnawbone has the coolest flea market in the world where I bought a mint condition Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde" for $10. So I highly recommend anyone passing through to go there if you can find it on the map (I belive it is Brown County, in between Bloomington and Columbus).


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quote:
Originally posted by Noriega:
There's a place in Germany, big city, called Worms...

I used to live in Worms! It is of course best known for the "Diet of Worms" in 1521 in which an edict was issued against Martin Luther. Makes the grapefruit diet sound a bit more appetizing sez I.

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I have heard many tourists here mispronounce Pua'a Ka'a as Poor Car when describing the trek to Hana.
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I live near:
Deep Gap, NC
Fancy Gap, VA
Fagg, VA
Big Stone Gap, VA
Fries, VA (pronounced "FREEZE")
Roanoke, VA was called "Big Lick" historically

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Originally posted by vidalia:
In the Oklahoma panhandle there is a town called Beaver and another town called Hooker. Years ago as you entered Hooker there was a huge advertisement on the side of a barn for HOOKER HARDWARE.
I think it was back in January that Jay Leno's show had Miss Hooker as a guest. She was a lovely 19 year old winner of a beauty contest, that had a great sense of humor about the name of the town. She had to because Leno skewered it, over and over.

To think, I missed Hooker in my list of Okie towns. What was I thinking? Not about hookers apparently.

Goes-"Boise City is pronounced Boys City, not Boysie City like you would think"-hmmm


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and on MTV;s 'Jackass' they were at a town called Uranus...

Actually, it's "Mianus"

I dunno if anyone's mentioned this, but there's a Bald Knob and a Weiner, Arkansas.

I wanna go to Hell too! [Laughing out loud] (Michigan, that is)

edit-thought of another one-Smackover, AR.


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Abra - I'm glad to see another Arkansan on the board. You missed a few great Arkansan towns like Booger Hollow ("population 7 countin' 1 coon dog"), Possom Grape, and Toad Suck Ferry.

If fact we are already gearing up for Toad Suck Daze, held the first week of May. [Laughing out loud]


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quote:
Originally posted by LEI 137:
...Arkansan towns like... Toad Suck Ferry.

If fact we are already gearing up for Toad Suck Daze,...


I saw the Toad Suck exit off I-40 on my first trip across Arkansas back in August. I was amuzed at the time, but do they know that toad sucking is a serious problem in some parts of the world? They should seriously consider a change in their name. How about Coke Snort or Doobie Toke?

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*smacks forehead* How could I forget Toadsuck! I live about 10 miles from there!!!
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One of my favourites hasn't yet (over 2 years!) been mentioned: Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
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There's a small town in Southeastern PA called Wawa. It's also the name of a ubiquitous area convenience store chain.
Decima "We do it just a little bit better at Wawa" Dewey

From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA |

Wow ur from philly im only 15 min away,and im a frequent visitor of wawa. [Smile]
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Nicole
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How about "Thunder Butte"?

I laughed at this so hard when I was in fourth grade.

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There's a couple of places in England (I forget where) called 'Twatt'
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There is indeed - and lots more besides. Take a look at thos

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I just saw Jackass and they went to a town called Mianus, CT and spent sometime doing werid commentary...
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In Ontario there is a Dog's Nest and in B.C. there was a Nigger Lake (the name was changed). In the U.K. there is a Piss Hole.
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What of Reddick Illinois? [Smile]
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Not having seen them mentioned, there is (was?) the town of Impact, just outside of Abilene, Texas. At the time I was there, it was the only place to buy alcohol within 90 miles. Next, we have the quaint community of Tain't Much, Alabama, population 3. And now, in this part of Florida, we have Mossy Head, and just to be nice about it, Niceville.

[Big Grin]

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I don't think Washington has nay sexually suggestive names, but there are some interesting ones.
*Dusty
*Start Up, named so because it's at the base of a mountain
*Plain, home of the Plain Grocery and Plain Hardware store
*George
*Concrete
*There is also Lewiston and Clarkston, one is in Idaho and one is in Washington, and they are very close.

Then there are the names the tourists can never pronounce, such as Yakima, Puyallup, Leavenworth, Sequim and Chelan.

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I just wanted to let you all know, that I live in Flushing, NY and it is very appropriatly named. [Frown]
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there is a small town near where i live in quebec that is called Gore, always give me the vreeps when i go there!
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My favorites from Florida are Mt. Dora (who is she?) and Howie-in-the-Hills. There's also Kissimee, which uses a kiss postmark on Valentines Day mail.

Once my dad had a job offer from Jackass Flats, New Mexico, but we decided to stay in Tampa and remain 'tampans'. [Big Grin] - Stressa

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Here's some from Florida

Bass Haven
Toccoi
Switzerland
Fruit Cove
Plant City
Winter Haven
Starke
Frostproof
Reddick
Steinhatchee
Sugarloaf
Sugarloaf Key

There's lots more, especially the Native American named ones.

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I can't think of any dirty names from Connecticut, but here are some interesting towns, areas and streets:

Bara-Heck Settlement,Junction of Routes 47 and 99 in Pomfret, an abandoned village
Beaver Meadow Road
Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme
Bethlehem
Bible Rock
Bird-in-Hand Bed and Breakfast, Coventry
Bozrah
Cackleberry Farm Antiques, just off Route 14, Canterbury
Calf Pasture Park
Canaan
Cow's Outside, Danbury Fair Mall (And yes, there IS a cow outside the shop. A life-sized, mooing, boot-shod cow.)
Devil's Den Preserve
Devil's Hopyard
Goshen
Hang Dog Lane (I don't know why it's called that)
Hebron (pronounced HE-brun)
Higganum
Ivoryton
Lime Rock Park
Lyme (it has a disease named after it)
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (Part of the Mashantucket Pequot-owned Foxwoods Casino)
Mashomoquet Brook
Middlesex County
Moodus
Moosup
Mystic (The movie was right, Mystic Pizza does come from here)
Naugatuck
Old Lyme Nut Museum (Yes, it's a museum given over to nuts--nut jewelry, nut carvings, nut toys, nut sculpture and the world's largest nut--a 35-pound coco-de-mer grown on an island on the Indian Ocean.)
Pauchaug Forest (it's a rhododendron sanctuary)
Pomfret
Quinebaug
Rocky Neck State Park
Shenipsit Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
Thimble Islands (325 islands off the coast of Branford's Stony Creek. No, they are NOT thimble-sized--they were named after a kind of wild blackberry [thimble berries] that grew on the islands. Many stories of Captain Kidd are linked to these islands.)
Voluntown
Whale Oil Row, New London

The Connecticut agency governing state taxes and revenues is in the Hooker Building.

And isn't there a town in England called Wapping Buzzard?

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quote:
Originally posted by Owl:
Here's some from Florida

Bass Haven, Toccoi, Switzerland, Fruit Cove
Plant City, Winter Haven, Starke
Frostproof, Reddick, Steinhatchee
Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf Key

There's lots more, especially the Native American named ones.

Don't forget Two Egg.

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There's a little place near where I live that has the lovely name "Lucky Slap".

And, of course, who can forget Mount McTwattybollocks?

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I don't think anyone's mentioned BIG BEAVER LICK, Kentucky, which is very close to Big Bone Lick (which is only fair, I think).

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/roger/QueryTips.php3?tip_State=KY

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Nofret asked:
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And isn't there a town in England called Wapping Buzzard?
I don't think so; I've never heard of it and I can't find it on any map. I suppose there could be a hamlet of that name, though. There are, however, a Wapping and a Leighton Buzzard...

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