Aug 8 - The worst town names in the world
|Aug 8 - The worst town names in the world|
By phantomnation - 08-08-2012, 08:12 AM - Boxden > Non-headline articles, author commentary, documentaries, and more
The 22 Worst Town Names In The World
22.!!burn, Western Australia
Although this name is often pronounced “Coburn” by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word? Oh, how it burns.
21. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
The Shetland Islands, pronounced “!!land Islands” if you have an accent like mine, make up a happy little area north of Scotland where it’s too cold for trees to grow. I am related to approximately half the population of the Shetland Islands, share a last name with a quarter of them, and can probably trace my ancestry back to Twatt if I try hard enough. The pride!
20. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand
Locals call this hill in Hawke’s Bay “Taumata” because… Well. Just because.
19. Muff, Ireland
We here at Drivl love puerile humour. They have a town called Muff. Har har har.
18. Looneyville, Texas, United States
Little Looneyville was named for storekeeper John Looney in the early 1870s. But who gives a !!. This is a hilarious name for a town in the state that brought us Dallas, the Bush Twins and Waco. How awkward must that be when you go to college? “Hey guys, my name’s Sue and I’m from Looneyville!”
17. Titty Hill, Sussecks, England
Falling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of…
16. Thong, Kent, England
Which actually is south-east of…
15. Gravesend, Kent, England
Oh, come on, England. Graves End? What a n@sty, depressing little name. You could have at least gone all the way with this one and called it Corpse Feet.
14. Wetwang, Yorkshire… yep! England again!
Okay, so I’ll cut England some slack. It’s an old country. You know, if the United States is Google, then England is IBM. Their country is older than !!ing dirt. They can’t be blamed for having names that sound funny in 2007. But this is kind of ridiculous. Wetwang? I’m surprised they don’t have towns called Squishy va-jay-jay or Infected Scrotum.
13. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
If I were mayor of Spread Eagle, I’d be making diplomatic advances towards the city leaders over in Wetwang to form a Sister-City relationship. Or maybe more of a Platonic-Friends-City relationship. After that, we’d just take thing slow and see what happened.
12. Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
Well, I guess it’s better than Hairy Knob. I[..]ume England already has that one covered.
11.!!up, Cumbria, England
Cumbria is a county in the very north-west of England. What the backwoods of Alabama are to America is what Cumbria is to Britain. They talk funny up there. Thus, it isn’t thoroughly surprising that they have a town called!!up. What do you call someone from this place? A!!upper?!!upeleite?!!uppian?!!upican? I suppose it’s mildly better than Wetwangger.
10. Whiskey !! Mountain, Washington State, United States
As hard as America tries, it can’t compete with Britain’s high standards. This was a good effort, though. Well done, Washington.
9. Hookersville, West Virginia
Undoubtedly named before “hooker” meant “prostitute who picks men up on street corners,” Hookersville combines two crimes of place-naming. One, a dirty sounding adjective (they couldn’t have chosen “Pleasant”? “Sunny”? “Happy”?) And two, they added “ville” to the end of the town’s name. Affixing “ville” to the end of a town’s name is like dressing your silly little dog in a cardigan and letting him carry his leash around in his mouth. It just makes the poor animal look !!ing stupid.
8. Hell, Michigan, United States
The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humour about their home’s unfortunate name. Although, I’m sure there’s some midwestern idiots in Hell who get all offended and defensive when the town shows up on lists like this. I’m looking forward to reading their insightful emails and comments.
7. Toad Suck, Arkansas, United States
So that’s what they do down in the big AR.
6. Middelfart, Denmark
I guess it’s not so funny to them, but how do we know that “Seattle” doesn’t mean “Big Fat Stinking Turd” in Danish? That’s right, we don’t. And it probably does.
5. Horneytown, North Carolina, United States
Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. I also[..]ume that, like Hookersville, the naming of Horneytown took place before “horney” meant “aching for a hot piece of[..]” with an extra “e”. But I’m starting to wonder why, pride and tradition aside, the townspeople in these little places never saw it fit to change their homes’ names? Do they enjoy being ridiculed by the entire English-speaking world?
4. !!terton, Dorset, England
I wonder if they bleep out the first part of !!terton’s name if it’s mentioned on TV in America?
3. Disappointment, Kentucky, United States
Le sigh. Never mind. You live in a small town in Kentucky. At least it was appropriately named.
2. !!ing, Austria
The idiots who live in !!ing, Austria had a vote in 2004 to determine whether or not they should change the town’s name, and you know what they did? They voted against it, preferring instead to put up with international ridicule, numerous stolen road-signs and horrific Google results.
Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the “wh” sound is pronounced “f”. Say it aloud in your office and see what happens.
At the risk of never being given the keys to the city of Crapo, Maryland, where you might not to want to open anything anyway, namely a business. 10 worst named cities in America.
1. Intercourse, Pennsylvania
2. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
3. Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
4. Boring, Oregon
5. Boogertown, North Carolina
6. Looneyville, Texas
7. Virginville, Pennsylvania
8. Hell, Michigan
9. Fleatown, Ohio
10. Dead Horse, Alaska
Yahoo.com's 10 Worst Town Names in America…
1.Toad Suck, Ark.
10. Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky.
Big Ugly, West Virginia
|08-08-2012, 04:20 PM||away - #2|
Lynchburg SC ma uncle from there...and we're black...hated it
|08-08-2012, 04:56 PM||away - #3|
No honorable mention to Tightsqueeze, VA?
|08-08-2012, 07:17 PM||away - #4|
Really!!?? all those lists forgot "Mianus, CT"!!??
|08-08-2012, 07:22 PM||away - #5|
Dildo, Newfoundland, Canada??
|08-08-2012, 07:42 PM||away - #6|
how about bird in hand, pa
|08-08-2012, 09:44 PM||away - #7|
|08-08-2012, 11:17 PM||away - #8|
Hell, MI is all camp grounds and !!, went there when i was a kid.
Nice place in the summer
|08-08-2012, 11:22 PM||away - #9|
what about Sh*tstains, SD??
|08-09-2012, 09:48 AM||away - #10|
what about Donkeyanus, MO?
|08-09-2012, 10:12 AM||away - #11|
no [rip] Valley? I remember when I seen that sign I was like [pic]
|08-09-2012, 11:19 AM||away - #12|
|08-09-2012, 11:50 AM||away - #13|
|08-09-2012, 12:27 PM||away - #14|
No love for
It goes down in Texas [pic]
|08-09-2012, 12:54 PM||away - #15|
|08-09-2012, 12:58 PM||away - #16|
I live about a hour or so from Hell Michigan but Titty Hill sounds sweet
|08-09-2012, 01:01 PM||away - #17|
|08-09-2012, 01:04 PM||away - #18|
[pic] I grew up close to Spread Eagle
"3. Disappointment, Kentucky, United States
Le sigh. Never mind. You live in a small town in Kentucky. At least it was appropriately named."
|08-09-2012, 01:35 PM||away - #19|
Boogertown!!! Not surprised its on the list, i just find it funny b/c its about 20-30 minutes from here!! Its even worse cuz i got some family in Boogertown! [pic]
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