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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:20 AM
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Funny (genuine) place names
Ireland: (to name but a few)
Kill
Scull
Horse & Jockey
Hospital
Dingle
Skeheenarinky
Fairyhouse

UK:
Pratts Bottom
Ugley
Westward Ho!

Feel free.....
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:21 AM
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1. Rocky Boy MT
And some funny spellings of places in Washington: Puyallup, pronounced pyualip, and Sequim, pronounced skwim.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:24 AM
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2. Just get out a map of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:25 AM by Archae
The combination of Indian, French, German, Scandinavian and Polish names of towns will have you in stitches.

I live in Sheboygan, used to have a girlfriend in Oconomowoc. :D
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:25 AM
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3. Alabama
My favourites:

Opp
Babbie
Smut Eye
Slapout

Some others:

Eufaula
Eutaw
Wetumpka (pronounced WEEtumpka)
Section
Shorter
Active
Beehive
Bobo
Boar Tush
Eclectic
Frog Eye
Gobblers Crossing
Intercourse (another one)
Hurtsboro
Lickskillet
Motley
Normal
Pig Eye
Possum Trot
Potash
Scarce Grease
Snoddy
Veto
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:26 AM
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4. "Boar Tush?"
LMAO!
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:39 AM
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11. Lord, I just found a better one
Dykes Crossroads. Swear to god.

And I forgot one from just up the road from my hometown: Red Level. Also a very, very tiny little town called Rome. heh heh.
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:31 AM
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7. I've got to go to Lickskillet, love that one
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:41 AM
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13. It's in northeast Bama
Literally just a few miles from Dogtown. Same county as Ider, Stamp, High Point, and Skaggs Crossroads. And Rodentown.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:23 AM
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20. there's TWO 'Possum Trots' in this country!?!?!?!
Kentucky and Alabama are funny states.
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:26 AM
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5. LMFAO... You guys are making these up!!!
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:28 AM
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6. Grosse Tete, LA and Baton Rouge, LA
They mean "Big Head" and "Red stick" in French.

Pretty funny I guess.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:33 AM
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8. Peculiar, MO
Bizarre, KS
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:35 AM
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9. Michigan
Kalamazoo
Hell
Bad Ax
Climax
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:37 AM
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10. Intercourse, PA
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:40 AM
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12. Love the avatar!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:42 AM
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14. Cheers!
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:46 AM
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15. Was going to mention that but
Its not my state . I hear its a great place for honeymoons. But you really want to come to Climax Michigan.
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RadicalMom Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:49 AM
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16. Blue Ball and Bird-In-Hand - close to Intercourse, PA
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:51 AM
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17. Cosmos, MN
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:10 AM
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18. I just recently drove by Chugwater, WY
Chugwater -- how silly!
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:21 AM
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19. KY- Possum Trot, Monkey's Eyebrow, Big Beaver Lick, Big Bone Lick,
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 03:21 AM by fleabert
Bee Lick
Black Gnat
Shoulder Blade

there's a bunch more, but these are the best by far IMO. KY really kicks everyone's ass with Big Bone & Beaver Lick, I have actually seen Big Bone Lick Park...I laughed every time I drove past the sign.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:59 AM
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21. you folks are into licks, I see
Alabama has a lot of crossings, instead.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:57 AM
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29. I only lived there for two years! Sadly, it's not much of an improvement
that I am from Texas...but licks are nice, now that you mention it.

I'm talking about Tootsie Pops, of course. Yum.

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SweetLeftFoot Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:18 AM
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22. Dingle
Fantastic place. Best to go in weinter when ether are less gawping yanks about clogging up the joint :-)
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corksean Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:23 AM
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23. True. Went there about three months ago. gotta see Fungi next time
if he's still around
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:34 AM
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24. Head Smashed-In
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:43 AM
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25. Toadsuck, Arkansas
:D
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:30 AM
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26. Blue Ball, Ohio
Boogertown, North Carolina

And I think there's a Muff up in Donegal county, isn't there?
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SweetLeftFoot Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:24 AM
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31. Believe it or not
Muff has a diving school too.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:45 AM
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27. Newfoundland is always popular,
with places like Come-By-Chance and Dildo.
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It was not a pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:52 AM
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28. Fucking, Austria
The village signpost gets stolen several times a year apparently
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:18 AM
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30. Rough and Ready, CA
Never been there...
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:03 AM
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32. Cut & Shoot, Texas
Now almost overtaken by Houston's urban sprawl. In a similar vein: Gun Barrel City & Point Blank.

Texas also boasts Notrees (out near Odessa--& apparently they've got some trees now), Muleshoe & Dime Box.

Head towards San Antonio & you may cross Woman Hollering Creek. The name may be derived from the legend of La Llorona--the wailing ghost of a woman who drowned her child.
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:08 AM
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33. In SC and NC...
Round O, SC (What other kind is there?)
Cowpens, SC
Coosawhachie, SC

Bat Cave, NC
Turkey, NC
Tuxedo, NC
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:45 AM
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34. Bumpass Va.
Shortpump (now a major community-the have a MALL!!!)
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:50 AM
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35. ROFLMAO !
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:51 AM
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36. My favorite ...
From my home state - Big Ugly, WV. Classic.
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oxymoron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:01 AM
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37. Boring, OR
My fundie sister actually lives there.
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