Would You Live in Pee Pee?

Pee Pee Creek
Pee Pee Creek | Source

Would You Live in Pee Pee?

I can almost hear your response: “What the #%&$ are you talking about?”

Well, let me put it this way. Would you be embarrassed to tell people if you lived in Mianus? … in Connecticut?

Then think about how you might feel if you made your home in Pee Pee … in Pike County, Ohio?

Pee Pee Township Flag
Pee Pee Township Flag | Source

Almost 7,900 folks do live in Pee Pee Township right now.

I know you will be interested to learn that Pee Pee is well watered by Pee Pee Creek. In fact, that is how it got its name.

The creek was named for an early resident of the area who settled there in the late 18th century.

Some Pee Pee-ans insist that fellow was named Peter Patrick.
Others claim his name was Paul Paine.

In any event, Peter or Paul carved his initials in the trunk of a large beech tree growing by the creek. In time, P.P. became Pee Pee.

The flag of Pee Pee Township features a bushel of wheat inspired by the seal of Ohio, Pee Pee Creek, a buckeye (horse chestnut tree), and the initials of the town’s namesake.

Pee Pee Gas Station
Pee Pee Gas Station | Source

I learned that community-owned vehicles are unmarked and have no name painted on them. Perhaps this indicates that the residents don’t find the name of their town as funny as we do.

Yet a service station located in Pee Pee is proud to sell bumper stickers proclaiming: ‘I got gas in Pee Pee, Ohio.’

Did I mention that Pee Pee Township which lies on the Scioto River has rich bottom lands?

And Pee Pee is the wealthiest township in Pike County since it contains Waverly, the county seat.

Just in case you think I may be making this all up, take a look at this YouTube video.

On the weather map, look for Chillicothe with Pee Pee underneath. (laughing)

Pee Pee, Ohio Video

Did you know that Pike County and the town of Piketon were named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike, a US explorer who discovered a high peak in the Rocky Mountains in 1807 later named Pike's Peak? He served as a brigadier general in the War of 1812.

Footnote:

If you’re wondering where Chillicothe got its name, it is derived from the Shawnee Indian words, ‘Chala-ka-tha,’ meaning home of the principal chief of the Shawnee people.

That name is exotic but not quite as provocative as Pee Pee.

Speaking of Pee Pee, if you do have the opportunity to visit, watch out for flash floods!

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2015. All rights reserved.

Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

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tillsontitan 15 months ago from New York

It is sometimes difficult to maintian a straight face as you educate us! Poor folks in Pee Pee, I can't imagine! Thanks for the information though, interesting as well as humorous.

Voted up, funny, and interesting.


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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

When you said it was watered by Pee Pee Creek I lost it. LOL Our cat looked at me like I'd gone crazy. She and I both thank you for the laugh.


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thumbi7 15 months ago from India

Thank you

I had a good laugh reading this


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 15 months ago from Sunny Florida

I love it. I was laughing so hard I almost, well, you know.


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Genna East 15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

What can I say? I loved this. Pee Pee is a name I will not soon forget, nor how it receives its water from Pee Pee Creek. (Lol. You just can't make this stuff up.) I like Indian names such a Chillicothe, too. We have many of them here, in Massachusetts, an Indian name which was derived from the name of the Native tribe that lived around the Boston area. Voted waaaay up and shared. :-)


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shanmarie 15 months ago from Texas

Oh my! Might as well sell bumper stickers and get rich! LOL


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

OMG flash floods from the Pee Pee river. It must be true, even you couldn't make this up. lol...Funny stuff..


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Say Yes To Life 15 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

I wouldn't mind Pee Pee - however, Ohio is another story.


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Ericdierker 15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Why o Why did I just share this with my 5 year old. He just announced that his latest Lego tower is now named Pee Pee tower and you guessed it; it has a striking resemblance to a particular organ. We are in for some real fun when mom gets home. We will bookmark this for our defense.

Thanks for the laughs -- I think.


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Dolores Monet 15 months ago from East Coast, United States

They should put up one of those welcome signs just as you cross the line into town - Your In Pee Pee Now! (hehe get it?)


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Faith Reaper 15 months ago from southern USA

Tee Hee Pee Pee Oh, my, how funny! Well, now, wait a minute, you mean pee pee is now used as gasoline LOL

I did not get the memo. If that is the case, everyone should take a water pill and then fill up their tank with Pee Pee Gasoline stinky ... I am delirious tonight, but it is from reading your hilarious piece here.

Up +++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Thank you for the laughs this night, dear heart : )


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

So you had difficulty maintaining a straight face as you read this, Mary? That is exactly the reaction I had hoped for. You are so welcome for all this info and I thank you, m'dear, for finding it interesting and humorous. And thanks, too, for the kind adjectives and the Up vote.


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JamaGenee 15 months ago from Central Oklahoma

Never heard of Pee Pee, but will have to dig a bit deeper in records for one branch of the family tree who came from rural Chillicothe and see if they were really from Pee Pee Township!

btw, a much funnier bumper sticker: "I got gas in Gas KS". Gas is so small that one can pass (through) Gas without realizing it. {-;


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breakfastpop 15 months ago

I wouldn't be embarrassed. Pee Pee is kind of cute and it makes me smile.


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GusTheRedneck 15 months ago from USA

Good Doctor BJ (drbj on HubPages) -

Some time ago I found a colorful photo of the PP gas station, and I will be happy to send you a copy if you would like one. About photos I would like to see would be the one on the Oregon state border that welcomes travelers and tells them not to stay too long.

Gus :-)))


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota

What a riot! I can't imagine how embarrassing it would be to live there and have to say 'Pee Pee' all the time. The towns people must have great sense of humors. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.


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no body 15 months ago from Rochester, New York

Well I see that real names do effect other people than just my family. hahaha My dad used to work in a box factory that took big rolls of cardboard and sheet paper off of the boxcars on delivery trains. Part of his job was to use a sledge to break up wooden braces used to keep the rolls as large as a man from rolling and crushing another worker. The large indoor area where all this hammering was done was known as the "Stripping Room," which may not have been so bad but the company that had changed its name several times was at this point called Bloomer after the latest owner, one of the Bloomer Brothers. The way the story gets to me is that my mom and dad were have some tough financial woes and so my mom goes for a few job interviews and each one of the people interviewing her asked her where her husband worked. It was a different time back then and considered good business practice to ask such things and for the perspective employee to hold their head up and boldly proclaim the relevant facts asked of the perspective employers. So my mom hesitated and then responded, "My husband works in the stripping room at Bloomer Brothers." A fact that kept her from acquiring any job that day. I guess when she finally got a job it was because the fated question was not asked of her. Living at Pee Pee probably isn't so bad to say after all! Bob.


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BlossomSB 15 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Thanks for the laugh. A few years ago we had a lovely holiday in the south of Malaysia and one day went on a boat trip to Pi Pi Island (pronounced the same as Pee Pee). It was a truly beautiful place, and I guess it means something quite different in their language!


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Say Yes To Life 15 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

Calufornia has its own funny town names. On hwy 50, about 15 miles west of Lake Tahoe is a stopover called Pow Wow. The sign, "Eat at PowWow and get gas" may still be there.

Also, driving north on hwy 5 near the Oregon border, you'll see a sign pointing east towards the town College, and west towards the town Weed. (At most colleges, they're the same destination - lol!)


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AliciaC 15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

You have a great ability to find some strange and amusing community names, drbj! Thanks for the fun.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

You and your cat are both most welcome for the laugh, Bill. I appreciate your noticing one of my favorite lines. One never knows when inspiration will strike. ;)


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, thumbi7, happy this made you laugh and you are most welcome.


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Doc....It might actually be FUN to live in Pee Pee. I might even be inclined to wear a T-shirt that reads......"Pee Pee, a Great Place to Swim"

It's all about a sense of humor, Doc! People need to not be so damned serious all the time! There are plenty worse names than Pee Pee.

While traveling with family, PeePee is probably where the kids start screaming..."I gotta go Potty!!"

I find it curious why they don't agree on what name the initials stand for, "Peter Patrick" or Paul Payne." They should be glad his name wasn't "Peter Payne.".........BawahahahahahahahahahahA!!


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Loved your comment so much KKGals that when I read it, I almost ... I know you get my drift. (still laughing)


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Makes my day, Genna, to know that you loved this and will not soon forget Pee Pee ... and its source.

When I get to the crazy laws in Massachusetts - some day - I will be sure to include any exotic Indian names for you, m'dear. Thanks for the sharing and the 'way up' vote - you are much appreciated.


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psychicdog.net 15 months ago

Your tour continues to fascinate Drbj. I imagine a good title for the book when it comes out- From Mianus to Pee Pee. Lol


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Now that is an idea with merit, shanmarie. I can think of several intriguing bumper stickers we could sell that might get us rich! If the citizens do not run us out of town first!


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nicomp 15 months ago from Ohio, USA

I work at a public institution so I am pretty close to living in Pee Pee.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Of course this is all true, Ruby. Would I lie to you? Except the 'flash floods,' that is. I couldn't resist that one. (laughing)

Thanks for appreciating my 'funny stuff.'


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Say Yes. So you would say, "Yes" to Pee Pee but not Ohio. That seems like it might be excellent material for another hub. Do elucidate, m'dear.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Good luck, Eric. If wifey doubts your story, you can always refer her here. On the other hand, maybe not. (laughing)

Your 5-year-old obviously shares your creative sense of humor. You both are most welcome for the laughs. My pleasure!


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Oh, Dolores - you are a pistol! (term of endearment) I love your welcome sign. Yes, I do get it and it's one of my favorite slogans now. Thank you, m'dear.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

What an astounding invention that would be, Theresa. Imagine the money that could be made if pee pee could be converted to gas. (Although it's often the other way around.)

Do hope your delirium from reading this has subsided by now. If not, take two aspirin but do not call me. Thank you for joining in the hilarity and the Up-ing and tweeting and pinning and sharing and G-plusing.

Hope your holiday was pleasant.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Not surprised, JamaGenee, that Pee Pee is new to you - if you know what I mean. Do let me know what your Chillicothe records show (if they haven't been expunged). (laughing)

Thanks for the info on Gas, KS - I shall remember you for that fondly. Promise!


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

I knew you could handle it, bp. I thought Pee Pee was kind of cute, too, and certainly different. Some Pee Pee-ans may even be kinda proud of their town's name.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Gus. I would love to have a copy of your colorful PP gas station photo - that I would add to this hub as the icing on the cake - properly attributed and credited to you, the master of panoramic and psychedelic photography.

If I locate that colorful Oregon pic you wrote about I will let you know.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Linda. Delighted to have put a smile on your face with this paean to Pee Pee. I would imagine that it might take some time for Pee Pee-ans to get used to their appellation. But what fun it must be to see the reactions of strangers to their town.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

So nice to meet you, Bob. Thanks for taking the time to share these anecdotes about the experiences of your Mom and Dad regarding his job in the Stripping Room of Bloomer Brothers. Have to admit I laughed out loud when reading about your Mom's interviews.

Yes, it was a very different time in those days and interviewers freely asked many personal questions that are considered 'illegal' today. As you pointed out, living in Pee Pee might not have been seen as so negative. Thank you for the laugh.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, BlossomSB. I know the islands that you mentioned. They are near Phuket in Thailand and I visited them once many years ago. The beaches were unspoiled and the water a beautiful, unforgettable azure color.

The islands are spelled Phi Phi but the h is silent so Pee Pee it is. Thanks for reminding me. You are so welcome for the laugh


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Say Yes. I haven't been to Pow Wow, CA ... yet, but I have seen that funny sign, 'Eat at ... and get gas' at more than one gas station. One day I'll have to check out Pow Wow on your recommendation.

You are so right about the connection between 'College' and 'Weed' - it's practically universal these days. Thanks for the heads up.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

You are most welcome for the fun, Alicia. Thanks for the visit. Re my ability to find strange and amusing community names, I think it's something in the genes. ;)


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

I love your idea for a tshirt, Paula, and you are absolutely on the mark. With a serious sense of humor, living in Pee Pee might be amusing. A Pottytown could also be a fun place to reside if one does not take life too seriously.

The Pee Pee-ans don't seem to worry about the given name of their founder. PP suits them. Now Peter Payne, as you suggested, is a different story. ;)


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Delighted that my tour of crazy state laws and facts fascinates you, psychicdog. And I love the title you suggested for a potential anthology: 'From Mianus to Pee Pee.' Perfect! Thank you.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Having worked for two years as a consultant for a state Dept. of Labor, nicomp, I know what you're talkin' about.


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JamaGenee 15 months ago from Central Oklahoma

"From Mianus to Pee Pee". Love it! ;D


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nicomp 15 months ago from Ohio, USA

Don't forget Coolville, that's in Ohio also. It doesn't offer the cachet of Pee Pee but somehow I managed to wring 5 hubs from it.


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida

I just might!!! I think I would wake up each day with a smile on my face knowing I lived in this town.

And I think I would send more letters via snail mail just so others could get a tickle even before they open the letter.

As always I enjoyed this from beginning to end Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps Voted up++++


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

I'm becoming very fond of that title, too, JamaGenee. If I can find more strange towns to write about, then "From Mianus to Pee Pee" will be the name of the series. And all you faithful followers will be responsible. I'm serious now! (laughing)


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

I do remember your Coolville hubs, nicomp. Every one of the five is etched in my memory. What they may lack in cachet, they more than make up with panache.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you for enjoying this, Patricia - I enjoy reading your comments. If you do get to Pee Pee one day ... soon ... please send me that snail mail letter with the Pee Pee marking. I will cherish it.


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AudreyHowitt 15 months ago from California

I think I will have to pass (the pee pee that it)--fun hub!


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nicomp 15 months ago from Ohio, USA

I built in extra cachet. Coolville provided me little to work with.


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida Author

I understand completely, Audrey, that would be the wisest course. Thanks for enjoying the fun.


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida Author

Extra cachet always comes in handy, nicomp - especially when it comes to paying the bills.


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Lilleyth 14 months ago from Mid-Atlantic

Voted up, up, up AGAIN. Damn, you're good. And to think I used to think Pickens County, South Carolina, where I lived for a short time, was a funny name because of all the Pig Picken's held in that state.


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida Author

What a marvelous accolade, Lilleyth. Thanks for the visit, the comments and the Up. I'm making a note to research the Pig Pickens held in SC when I get to that extraordinary state. Thanks for the heads-up.


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mary615 14 months ago from Florida

Well, you did it again! I love to end my day reading a Hub like this one. Sends me off to bed in a good mood.

I'm sure you know of the town in Florida Micanopy. We laugh and call it "My Can of Pee"

Voted this UP, etc.


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, sweet Mary. Delighted to be able to send you off to bed in a good mood. May your dreams be the happiest. Thanks for reminding me of Micanopy - perhaps I can include it in my series of Funny Towns. Thanks for stopping by, the Up, and the et ceteras.


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brakel2 14 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi drbj - I would not like to live in Pee Pee, as it sounds like a joke. That is so like you, finding funny items to make into hubs. You always make us laugh, and that is so important in our lives and in our weird society today. We need more stability and fun. I guess politics can be funny if you can take it with a grain of salt. Thanks for the humor you bring to our lives. Blessings, Audrey


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Audrey - I agree, living in Pee Pee might be daunting and embarrassing at times to explain to new friends. Thank you, m'dear, for enjoying the merriment and appreciating the humor I like to share with you all.

Milton Berle once said: 'Laughter is an instant vacation.' Uncle Miltie knew what he was talking about. Blessings backatcha.

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