Strangest town names in your country

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  1. Jump_Ace

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    Just in my state alone:
    - Boring, Oregon
    - Drain, Oregon
    - Riddle, Oregon
    - Beaver, Oregon (okay maybe it's not so bad ;))
    - Powder, Oregon
    - ZigZag, Oregon

    Worst places to live in Oregon? Anywhere outside of the Willamette Valley. It's either rural dumping grounds or touristy coastal towns (which are cool, but you'd have to put up with the 'tourists').


    Jerome
     
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    Wetwang, Near York, North Yorkshire
    I swear this is actually true, there really is a place in Yorkshire called Wetwang
    (Also, it’s actually near York, not Leeds. Well done brain)
     
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    There’s also a place near Manchester called Penistone
    I’m not even joking
     
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    The most innocent one in Yorkshire is Penistone because it's not pronounced... like that. It's pronounced PENN-iston, I think
     
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    It's certainly nearer to Manchester than it is to London but, as it's in a totally different county and the other side of the country's most prominent range of hills...
     
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    This is why I got a U in Geography :lol:
     
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    In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one can go from Blue Ball to Paradise by way of Intercourse.
     
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    Is Lancaster County not where an Amish community is? I bet they don't go through Intercourse, PA.

    Not until they're married, anyway.
     
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    There is also a Manchester, New London, Oxford, Bristol, Cheshire, Winchester, Coventry, Essex, and Greenwich here in Connecticut. Lot’s of British town names! Also Berlin.

    Guilford and Milford Connecticut always cracked me up.
     
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    Yep, all three towns are smack dab in the middle of Amish country.
     
  14. GranTurNismo

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    The only two towns in my state (NJ) with odd names are Ho-Ho-Kus, a rich suburb in the northeast part of the state, and Foul Rift, a small, rural town in the northwest corner. Even weirder, a road called Shades of Death Road passes through Foul Rift.
     
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    The "Venice of Lithuania", is a place called Minge

    The less smutty ones that I've actually been to are Beer, and Sandwich. Whilst in Beer, I had a beer... whilst in Sandwich, I also had a beer.

    edit: Also, I present to you... Matski, Belarus...
     
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    I thought you where going to say sandwich :lol:
    (Small things amuse small minds)

    WILLYAROO, South Australia, Australia
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    Two Egg, Florida. Completely unknown origin of the name, unincorporated, but a recognized placename.
     
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    There's a bunch in my state:

    Killdeer, ND
    South Heart, ND
    Six Mile Corner, ND
    Zap, ND
    Ypsilanti, ND
    Devil's Lake, ND
    Buttzville, ND
    Wimbledon, ND
     
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    We have a few in New Zealand, a few of them can sound quite funny with the way we pronounce things in Maori.
    But I think we hold the record for the longest place name ......

    TAUMATA WHAKATANGI HANGAKOAUAU O TAMATEA TURI PUKAKAPIKI MAUNGA HORO NUKU POKAI WHENUA KITANATAHU

    Dont ask me how to say it, and I've never been there.
     
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    Poppen is German for having sex. My name is Popp. That is me. Yeah...
     
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    :lol: That is awesome buddy!


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    Come to Wales. We have, deep breath..... Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
    And no, not even the Welsh can pronounce this properly
     
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    Also I can, although I'm only half Welsh.
     
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    Oh
     
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    I've been to Woy Woy in Australia, just north of Sydney, that name always makes me smile, though Australia is full of wird place names. My sister-in-law lives near Wollongong. Here in the Uk we have a small village rather unfortunately called Bell End.
     
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    Oof lol
     
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    I once stopped for gas in Beaver, Oregon. They had t-shirts that said "I heart Beaver." I bought a couple for me and the bro.
     
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    Driving on I-5 in Northern California you'll drive by a little place called "Weed"
     
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    Kräkångersnoret - originally meant “narrow water passage by the bay where there are cattle”, but in modern Swedish the meaning is “the vomit regret snot”.

    Also, it’s situated near the town of Skellefteå, and some years ago when a band from the UK was coming to play at a festival there they reportedly told their manager “are we really going to a town in the north of Sweden called ‘she left you'?”.
     
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    So it is basically a huge sex house?
     
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