Strangest town names in your country

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  1. axletramp

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    Probably not the funniest, but it is only 100 yards from where I live.

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  2. Liquid

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    Thai Dicq Shack was an interesting follow-up single from the B-52s.
     
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  3. EngieDiesel

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    There's also:
    Broken Sword
    Risingsun (yes, all one word)
    Crystal Rock
    Charm
    Assumption
    River Styx
    Acme
    Fleatown

    I used to travel all over Ohio as part of my old delivery job, and small town names were always a source of amusement on long boring drives.
     
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  4. Liquid

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    Wait, when did they rename Cleveland?
     
  5. EngieDiesel

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    I'd say Cleveland is more of a Bedbug Junction, really. Looking at you, Total-Lack-Of-Quality Inn.
     
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  7. Cowboy

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    There's a town in South Dakota literally named "Wall".
     
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    Is that somewhere in Essex? *gets my coat before the hordes on the east coast attack*
     
  9. EngieDiesel

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    I've been seeing Wall Drug bumper stickers for decades. I think it's the most famous tourist trap that no one actually knows anything about, so much so that Mystery Science Theater 3000 even referenced it a couple times.
     
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    There’s a pretty large township in NJ that’s called Wall too. You have to pass through Wall to get to the shore.
     
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    I recently drove past this place. Screenshot_20200725-182845_Maps.jpg
    Named after a sawmill owner, Howard Mesick. The township started life as a train station Howard Mesick built.
    Positioned not so far south of Traverse City, it has become known as "Mushroom City USA" as morel mushroom hunters gather there annually for Mushroom Fest.
    And to that end, not a fan of morel mushrooms... they make Mesick....:sly:
     
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    I remember seeing Wall Drug bumper stickers everywhere as a kid, you don't really see them (or bumper stickers in general) anymore though.

    That's not really that surprising since Joel is from Wisconsin and went to college in Minnesota.
     
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    Vispluk (red circle).

    Vis = fish
    Pluk = "tuft" or maybe derived from the verb "plukken" which means "to pick", "to pluck", "to collect".
     
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  14. GranTurNismo

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    • Happy, Texas
    • Murderkill, Delaware
    • Ugly, Michigan
    • Yeehaw Junction, Florida
    • Devil's Washtub, Wyoming
    • Yo, Pennsylvania
    • Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky
    • Jot-Em-Down, Texas
    • Gnaw Bone, Indiana
    • Hornytown, North Carolina
    • Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania
    • Social Circle, Georgia
    • Love Ladies, New Jersey
    • Toad Suck, Arkansas
    • Knockemstiff, Ohio
    • Zzyzx, California
    • Erect, North Carolina
    • Gay, North Carolina
    • Gay Lord, Michigan
    • Big Bone Lick, Kentucky
    • Oatmeal, Texas
    • Tarzan, Texas
    • Hot Coffee, Missouri
    • Odd, West Virginia
     
  15. EngieDiesel

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    This one is actually just one word. Granted, that doesn't make it less funny to dumb junior high kids growing up in the backwoods of Michigan (er, not that I would know anything about that... no, not at all).
     
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    I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard visitors pronounce Phuket as **** it.
     
  18. Pupik

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    Heh, been to a few of those. There's also a Hot Coffee, Mississippi; next to Mount Olive (which isn't that unusual a town name, but they're food).
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    I can't believe I don't have a good photo of Yeehaw Junction - I've only stopped there about 20 times between Miami and Orlando. The story goes that it was originally called Jackass Junction along with just Yeehaw, because it's a ranching area of the state, but there's not a lot of official claim to the first notion (just "Yeehaw" appears on old maps). When they built the Turnpike, apparently they wanted a more family-friendly name for the tiny town.

    Stupid factoid abut Yeehaw Junction...apparently the 2000 US Census data messed up the numbers and merged the data with another town; so the town with 22,000 people and the one with about 200 or so were swapped in official data. It was corrected in 2010. And then there was all the US Government defoliant testing in the 1960s...but I don't want to sound like too much of a wacko.

    Seriously, Medina...what the Hell?

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