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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:22 PM
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Chunky---- Weird city names.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 04:34 PM by Shell Beau
There is a town called Chunky in Mississippi. What are some weird ones where you live?

More from MS:
Alligator
Arm
Askew
Basic
Battles
Bobo
Chunky
Coffeeville
Cold Water
Darling
Denmark
D'Lo
Dragon
Eden
Egypt
Hollywood
Hot Coffee
Kokomo
Midnight
Olive Branch
Onward
Paris
Pocahontas
Possumneck
Sanatorium
Scooba
Soso
Tie Plant
Walls
Yazoo


Go here for your state
http://www.itsallgood.itgo.com/photo4.html
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:26 PM
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1. Where I used to live in Tennessee...
We had

Skull bone
Frog Jump
Nankipoo
Cat Corner
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:27 PM
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3. We have towns like that too! Indian given
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 04:30 PM by Shell Beau
Coffeeville
Hot Coffee
Rolling Fork
Panther Burn (where the used to burn the fields to keep the panthers out)
Itta Bena
Itta Yuma
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:32 PM
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8. Just remembered
Hot Water
Cold Water
It
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:32 PM
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7. I like Soddy Daisey, TN.
Like to know where that came from.
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jojog Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:56 PM
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38. Also in Tennessee
Defeated
Only
Hoodoo
Shake Rag
Finger
Old Finger
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:27 PM
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2. Gnawbone.
Floyds Knobs
French Lick
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:30 PM
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4. French Lick! Lovely!!
:)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:56 PM
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23. It's a salt lick.
Salt water springs where they'd boil it down for salt.
Many salt water springs are called "licks".
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:30 PM
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5. Slapout and Lickskillet.
In Alabama of course.
We also still have a Nigger Mountain and Nigger Creek.

Slapout is a wide place in the road with a little general store.
Evidently the proprietor didn't carry an extensive inventory.
Customers got so tired of hearing him say "Shoot! We're slap out of that." that they started calling the place Slapout.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:33 PM
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9. Seems they'd change some of those names!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:38 PM
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14. You'd think, wouldn't ya?
Yes, sometimes I am deeply embarrassed by my state.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:39 PM
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16. I even think Mississippi would change that!!
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:31 PM
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6. Fucking, Austria n/t
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:34 PM
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10. Hell, Grand Cayman
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:36 PM
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34. Is there a Hell in Ohio? Or do you speak of Hell, MI?
Because Paradise is also here!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:35 PM
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11. Cheesequake, NJ
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 04:39 PM by Gormy Cuss
Mentioned in an old Dave van Ronk song 'The Jersey State Stomp,' composed of nothing but place names in New Jersey.
Some others:

Hacklebarny
Plumsock
Bivalve
Buckshootem
Peapack
Muckshaw Pond
Water Witch
Blue Ball
Timbucktoo


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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:36 PM
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12. Blue Ball?
So, there really is a Timbucktoo?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:41 PM
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19. Yes but I think the Jersey one is named for
the original Timbuktu in Mali
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:37 PM
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13. What's so weird about Flower Mound?
I saw a list of these recently. International, though:

Arsoli (Lazio, Italy)
Bastard (Norway)
Beaver (Oklahoma, USA)
Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)
Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)
Chinaman's Knob (Australia)
Climax (Colorado, USA)
Cunt (Spain)
Cunter (Switzerland)
Dikshit (India)
Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
Dong Rack (Thailand-Cambodia border)
Dongo (Congo - Democratic Republic)
Effin (Limerick, Ireland)
Fuku (Shensi, China)
Fukue (Honshu, Japan)
Fukui (Honshu, Japan)
Fukum (Yemen)
Hold With Hope (Greenland)
Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
Lickey End (West Midlands, UK)
Little Dix Village (West Indies)
Lord Berkeley's Knob (Sutherland, Scotland)
Middle Intercourse Island (Australia)
Muff (Northern Ireland)
Nobber (Donegal, Ireland)
Pis Pis River (Nicaragua)
Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)
Seymen (Turkey)
Shafter (California, USA)
Shag Island (Indian Ocean)
Shitlingthorpe (Yorkshire, UK)
Tittybong (Australia)
Tong Fuk (Japan)
Turdo (Romania)
Twatt (Orkney, UK)
Wank (Germany)
Wankendorf (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Wankener (India)
Wankie (Zimbabwe)
Wankie Colliery (Zimbabwe)
Wanks River (Nicaragua)
Wankum (Germany)
Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:39 PM
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15. Flower Mound?
:shrug:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:40 PM
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17. Can we name state parks, one in KY is called Big Bone Lick
State park. There are a lot of places there with licking in it. Weird. :shrug:
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:56 PM
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24. Not so. Salt licks were important back in the day.
However:

Big Bone Lick
Beaver Lick
French Lick

my fav is Rabbit Hash, KY.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:23 PM
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30. Rabbit Hash is a neat place
I really appreciate the general store.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:40 PM
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18. Several:
From Arkansas:
Oil Trough (where my dad was born).

Washington:
Sequim (pronounced Squim)
Puyallup
Snoqualmie
Carbonado
Enumclaw
Wenatchee
Roy
Coupeville
Tumwater
Tenino
Bucoda
Index
Skykomish
Orting
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:43 PM
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20. Yermo, CA
Pismo Beach
Chowchilla
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:51 PM
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21. Isn't there a Gas City, PA? eom
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:54 PM
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22. Bell City, LA: The story behind the name.
It's a little bitty place deep in Cajun country, southeast of Lake Charles.
Miz t.'s maternal granparents were born and died there, and a couple of generations before them. And before it was Bell City.

Before her mama's brother, Unca Bert, died I asked him about it.
I thought it was "Belle", French for beautiful.

"Naw", sez Unca Bert.
"Back in 19 ought-something the Bell brothers, Terrance and Looley(?), set up a sawmill down the road. They was cutting the virgin cypress out in the swamps. Lots of folks came to work in the mill and out cutting timber. Started building houses and ol' man Alphonse Derouen built a store. They built a catholic church and a school. Pretty soon it was like a town so they called it Bell City."

Unca Bert was a Derouen, as is half the population of Bell City. I think everybody there, whether Derouen or not, is related in some way.
Miz t.'s grandparents were BOTH Derouens before they married.
First cousins.
I only bring it up if she does something particularly ditzy.
And then I duck.
;-)
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:56 PM
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25. ROFL!!
There's a Ding Dong, TEXAS!!! :spray:
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The Jacobin Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:41 PM
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36. More Texas
Gunbarrel City
Cut and Shoot
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:39 PM
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44. I've been to
Gun barrell....what a lousy place! :puke:
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:59 PM
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26. i used to live in NC
in a place called Meat Camp.

There is also a place called Deep Gap, not far from there.

And Lizard Lick and Frog Pond in another part of the state.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:59 PM
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27. Sleepy Eye, Embarass, Brainerd, MN
There's a few more for the collection
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:00 PM
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28. Climax & Cumming - in Georgia
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:05 PM
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29. A few more I've heard of
Licking and Humansville, MO
Quicksand KY
Forget Sask
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:26 PM
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31. I don't know about city, but towns I can give you: Lizard Lick, Climax,
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 05:28 PM by NoSheep
Soul City (fascinating story), Wise, Oine, Oh hell, I didn't see the link: Here's NC. Some of mine made the list.

Askewville
Avon
Bahama
Bat Cave
Bath
Big Lick
Blowing Rock
Bolivia
Bunlevel
Climax
Duck
Frog Level
Frog Pond
Grimesland
Gum Neck
Horneytown
Kill Devil Hills
Meat Camp
Lizard Lick
Speed
Tick Bite
Toast
Welcome
Wise
Whynot
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:29 PM
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32. Weiner, Arkansas
The police cars have "Weiner Police" in big letters on the back
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:34 PM
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33. more


BY STATE
Alabama:
Section, AL
Shorter, AL
St. Elmo, AL




Alaska:
Candle, AK
Dead Horse, AK
Krik, AK
Mary's Igloo, AK
Nightmute, AK
North Pole, AK



Arizona:
Monkey's Eyebrow,AZ
Why, AZ



Colorado:
Bonanza, CO
Hasty, CO
Hygiene, CO
Joes, CO
Last Chance, CO
Lay, CO
Paradox, CO
Yellow Jacket, CO



Delaware:
Bear, DE
Blades, DE



Florida:
Briny Breezes, FL
Cadillac, FL
Celebration, FL
Christmas, FL
Day, FL
Elfers, FL
Frostproof, FL
Havana, FL
Lorida, Florida
Mayo, FL
Panacea,FL
Picnic, FL
Sopchoppy, FL
Spuds, FL
Two Egg, FL
Wacahoota, FL
Yeehaw Junction, FL



Georgia:
Alley, GA
Enigma, GA
Experiment, GA
Hephzibah, GA
Homerville, GA
Ideal, GA
Quitman, GA



Illinois:
Energy, IL
Normal, IL



Indiana:
Bacon, IN
Birds Eye, IN
Buddha, IN
French Lick, IN
Santa Claus, IN
Solitude, IN



Iowa:
Beebeetown, IA
Elvira, IA
Iowa Falls, IA
Sac City, IA
Tingley, IA
What Cheer, IA



Kansas:
Buttermilk, KS
Gas, KS
Moonlight, KS
Petrolia, KS
Protection, KS
Skiddy, KS
Smileyberg, KS
Speed, KS
Yoder, KS
Zook, KS



Kentucky: (Positively takes the cake!)
Beauty, KY
Burning Springs, KY
Cadillac, KY
Cranks, KY
Combs, KY
Cut Shin, KY
Decoy, KY
Duckers, KY
Dukedom, KY
Dwarf, KY
Hazard, KY
Hippo, KY
Jetson, KY
Krypton, KY
Lovely, KY
Moon, KY
Mummie, KY
Mud Lick, KY
Oddville, KY
Ono, KY
Ordinary, KY
Oscar, KY
Parrot, KY
Petroleum, KY
Pippa Passes, KY
Pyramid, KY
Quicksand, KY
Ready, KY
Redhouse, KY
Relief, KY
Ringos Mills, KY
Select, KY
Shoulderblade, KY
Slusher, KY
Sligo, KY
Top Most, KY
Turkey, KY
Viper, KY
Vortex, KY
Wax, KY
Yeadiss, KY
Zoe, KY



Louisiana:
Angie, LA
Archie, LA
Cutoff, LA
Dry Prong, LA
Eros, LA
Fort Necessity, LA
Plain Dealing, LA
Slaughter, LA
Trout, LA
Vixen, LA
Waterproof, LA



Maine:
Mount Desert Island, ME
Strong, ME



Maryland:
Boring, MD
California, MD
Crappo, MD
Hale, Maryland
Point of Rocks, MD
Scaggsville, MD



Massachussetts:
Cummaquid, MA



Michigan:
Christmas, MI
Climax, MI
Gay, MI
Hell, MI
Lake, MI
Nirvanna, MI
Paradise, MI
Saline, MI



Mississippi:
Askew, MS
Bobo, MS
Hot Coffee, MS
Petal, MS



Missouri:
Competition, MO
Elmo, MO
Fairdealing, MO
Gipsy, MO
Novelty, MO
Pumpkin Center, MO Skidmore, MO
Success, MO



Nebraska:
Magnet, NE



Nevada:
Pahrump, Nevada



New Jersey:
Piscataway, NJ



New Mexico:
Flying H, NM
Truth Or Consequences, NM
Weed, NM



New York:
BATH, NY
Busti, NY
Flushing, NY
Horseheads, NY



North Carolina:
Cooleemee, NC
Kill Devil Hills, NC



North Dakota:
Arthur, ND
Beach, ND
Can do, ND
Mott, ND
Hoople, ND
Horace, ND
Max, ND
Ray, ND
Napolean, ND
Zap, ND



Ohio:
Gaysport, OH
Businessburg, OH



Oklahoma:
Bowlegs, OK
Kremlin, OK
Loco, OK
Happyland, OK



Oregon:
Boring, OR
Half.com, OR



Pennsylvania:
Beaverdale, PA
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Blue Ball, PA
Intercourse, PA
Jugtown, PA
Manda Gap, PA
Scalp Level, PA
Squirrel Hill, PA
Stalker, PA
Stiltz, PA
Burning Well, PA



South Carolina:
Ninety-six, SC
North, SC



South Dakota:
Bonesteel, SD
Box Elder, SD
Crooks, SD
Eaglebutte, SD
Gayville, SD
Mud Butte, SD
Pukwana, SD
Roscoe, SD
Tea, SD



Texas:
Bangs, TX
Bushland, TX
Camelot, TX
Canadian, TX
Cut and Shoot, TX
Dozier, TX
Dripping Springs, TX
Earth, TX
Friendship, TX
Gun Barrel City, TX
Happy, TX
Lazbuddie, TX
Lolita, TX
Muleshoe, TX
Nacogdoches, TX
Needmore, TX
Notrees, TX
Old Glory, TX
Pep, TX
Progress, TX
Quail, TX
Skidmore, TX
Schertz, TX
Tiki Island, TX
Turkey, TX
Tuxedo, TX
Twitty, TX
Valentine, TX
Study Butte, TX
Telegraph, TX
Rankin, TX
Royalty, TX
Midkiff, TX
Best, TX
Veribest, TX
Sweetwater, TX
China Grove, TX
China Grove, TX (yes two of 'um)
Lawn, TX
Grow, TX
Cee Vee, TX
Zunkerville, TX
Bigfoot, TX
RingGold, TX
Petty, TX
Boston, TX
Old Boston, TX
New Boston, TX
Tigertown, TX
Ben Franklin, TX
Chocolate Bayou, TX
Needville, TX
Oatmeal, TX
Blanket, TX
Flat, TX
Moss Hill, TX
Honey Island, TX
Egypt, TX
Rosebud, TX



Virginia:
Disputanta, VA



Washington:
Aloha, WA
Humptulips, WA
Index, WA
La Push, WA
Medical Lake, WA
Onion Creek, WA
Pysht, WA
Ritzville, WA
Ruff Starbuck, WA
Thrall, WA
Tiger, WA
Walla Walla, WA
Zillah, WA



West Virginia:
Acme, WV
Alloy, WV
Boggs, WV
Canvas, WV
Forks-Of-Cacpon, WV
Friendly, WV
Frost, WV
Left Hand, WV
Mammoth, WV
Man, WV
Maud, WV
Muddlety, WV
Odd, WV
Pinch, WV
Shanghai, WV
Sod, WV
Tornado, WV



Wyoming:
Bairoil, WY
Jackson Hole, WY
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:36 PM
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35. White Settlement Texas
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The Jacobin Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:41 PM
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37. Funny, they're thinking of changing the name
The mayor now says they just figured out someone might be offended by it!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:59 PM
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39. Mianus, CT
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:15 PM
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40. Here's a few
Chattahoochie
Apalachicola
Withlacoochi
Two Egg
Sopchoppy

All in FL
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Lumily Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:36 PM
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41. Cumming, Georgia
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:19 PM
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42. Bugtussle, OK
Once home of Speaker of the House, the late Carl Albert.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:38 PM
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43. Licking. Not far away from Climax Springs
Missouri
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:40 PM
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45. Hell and Paradise
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 07:42 PM by Scout
are both in Michigan. Plus I love the Native American names ... Tahquamanon, Tecumseh, and of course right now I can't think of the many others.

Michiganders, help me out!

ETA: from the link in the OP
Michigan

Bad Axe
Christmas
Climax
Eden
Gay
Hell
Jugville
Kalamazoo
Olive Branch
Paradise
Pigeon
Pine Stump Junction
Podunk
Slapneck
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