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Happy Friday, everyone!
This week's poll question, suggested by Rod, has to do with cities and towns whose names make you laugh. Or blush.
Here in Washington and Idaho, we seem to have more than a few: Dosewallops ("Doe-see-wallups"). Puyallup ("Pyoo-al-up"). Sequim ("Squim").
(And yes, the name really is pronounced with a short a.)
What's the funniest town name in your neck of the woods?
Looking forward to reading your replies!
Here in England, I once read a newspaper review of a restaurant just south of London which said, "Geographically the restaurant is located between Elmer's End and Pratt's Bottom. Gastronomically, it's about the same..."!
Turnip Hole, PA. The story goes that there is a place in the river where the current "turns up." But no one knew how to spell it. That's the story.
I'm born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The story goes, and old Indian Chief kept on having sons and wanted a daughter, and everytime his wife would deliver an off-spring, he'd announce, "She's A Boy Again!". More recently, a group radio operator took over three FM's and a heritage AM and flipped them to 'cookie cutter' formats, with one employee per signal. My radio friends call that market "Sheer Boredom!"
Gee, I know there are a LOT of places I've gone through thinking, "Why would anyone want to say I live in....".
The only one that comes to mind right now is Intercourse, PA.
Doe Run, GA - Pineapple, AL - Plain Dealings, LA - Ninety-Six, SC - Between, GA - Hope-U-Like-It, GA.
I've always been fascinated by town names and creek names. Looking forward to hearing all of the other strange town names.
In Indiana...Toad Hop, Gnawbone, Oolitic, Loogootee, and others too numerous to mention. Oolitic and Loogootee were both mentioned as opponents to Hickory in the movie "Hoosiers." OO i their case is pronounced with the long O sound...actually names of types of limestone.
Dry Prong, LA
Boutte, LA (Boot-TEA)
Cut Off, LA
Krotz Springs, LA
Pleasure Bend, LA
In Amish Countrty, PA, a couple of interesting town names are Intercourse, and right near it, Blue Ball. Can anyone see the irony?
I believe there is a Nimrod OR or WA.
The North East of England has many.
Two Ball Lonen
But my favourite of all time is Shitterton in Dorset.
Although I'm from the iron range in Minnesota, I lived in Madison, WI while finishing my undergrad. Sheboygan tops my list of unique city/town names (funny to see it has already been mentioned).
Northwestern Minnesota has two towns, Climax and Fertile; and several years ago, following a fatal car accident the headline in the Grand Forks Herald was "FERTILE WOMAN DIES IN CLIMAX".
True Story. I met the man who wrote the headline. He said he was the brand new Night Editor and wasn't aware of what he had done until the next day when the Publisher called him to his office.