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Have You Ever Been to Sweet Lips, Tennessee?

Updated on January 10, 2013

Alright, welcome to my last list of places with humorous, obscure, and sometimes offensive names. I have included in this compilation a few place that aren't cities, towns, or villages but rather simply locations, for example a mountain named after alcohol induced erectile disfunction. Now before I give too much away I better get on with it.

Sweetlips, Tennessee

Sweetlips, Tennessee
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Sweetlips, Tennessee

Sweetlips, Tennesse got its name from around the time of the Civil War. It is so-called because there is a creek nearby, this creek was a frequent stop for Civil War soldier looking to quench their thirst on those long marches that were necessary to move men and materials at that time. Brilliant.

Disappointment, Kentucky

The great Commonwealth of Kentucky checks in yet again, this time with the inspirational location of Disappointment.

I have included in this list places that I could find very little information on but think that they absolutely needed to be included.

-Ass, Ukraine

On this one I only researched it briefly, because when one types "ass ukraine" into any of the three major search engines...well let's just say that the image results are less than appropriate.

-Beer Bottle Pass, Idaho

-Blewett,Texas

-Fugit, Kentucky: the list wouldn't be complete without at least one more contribution from the great Commonwealth of Kentucky.

-Slutshole Lane.

-Tumbledown Dick Road


Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington

Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington
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Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington

Whiskey Dick Mountain, is not a town or city, what it is is highest point in the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area. Although public access is available via permit, the "mountain" is most prominently known for the wind farm which is situated at its peak. One can only imagine how this particular place received its name.

Chugwater, Wyoming

Chugwater, Wyoming
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Chugwater, Wyoming

This was one of favorites to learn about in 8th grade History of Wyoming class. Chugwater, Wyoming is surrounded by bluff, apparently the Indians that lived in the area used to chase bison over the edge of these bluffs as a form of "hunting". Legend has it that when these bison hit the ground at the bottom of the bluffs it made a "chugging" sound. Since there is a creek in the area, it is said that the name comes from the the Indian name of "water at the place where the buffalo chug".

Condom, France

Condom, France
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Condom, France

Who knows where this particular name came from, what I found absolutely hilarious is that the town is currently home to a museum of birth control devices. Is there any better place for this particular museum to be located then Condom, France? I think not.

Crotch Crescent, United Kingdom

Crotch Crescent, United Kingdom.
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Crotch Crescent, United Kingdom

Unfortunately I could find no information regarding the manner in which this particular town got is name. Most likely it the story is completely innocuous, but on the off chance it wasn't one's imagination can certainly run rampant.

Penistone, United Kingdom

Penistone, United Kingdom
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Penistone, United Kingdom

As is usually the case when finds a town with a name like Penistone, the origin of the name is not at all what one might think. While my mind resides constantly in the gutter, the origin of the name Penistone is from the Old English meaning "farm" or "village". See? I told you so.

Dildo, Newfoundland Canada

Dildo, Newfoundland Canada
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Dildo, Newfoundland Canada

I think it is safe to say that this town was not named after the item that we commonly associate with the name of the town. Apparently the town has been referred to as Dildo since the 18th century,

Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
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Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

Spread Eagle, Wisconsin is located in the extreme north of Wisconsin, along the border with the upper peninsula of Michigan. The name derives from a chain of nearby lakes that, when viewed from the air, resemble an eagle with its wing spread wide. That is exactly how I assumed the name came about.

Crackertown, Florida

Crackertown, FLorida
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Crackertown, Florida

Crackertown, Florida evidently got its name from local cattle ranchers and farmers, who when handling their livestock would use whips to coral them. The term "cracker" is believed to be from the "crack of the whip".

Jackass Flats, Nevada

Jackass Flats, Nevada
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Jackass Flats, Neveda

Jackass Flats, Nevada is not a populated area, it is merely a shallow alluvial basin located in southwestern Nevada, but that name is certainly one for the ages. The area is probably most notable for the presence of NASA's Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) program at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station. This was a program that was established to develop a nuclear powered engine for a manned mission to Mars.

And that brings this series to an end, I hope that I have managed to entertain those that have partaken in reading these five lists and making them by far the most popular topic that I have written about so far. These lists are far from complete, so I would advise anybody that found these articles humorous to look further, you will certainly be surprised by what you find.


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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      I enjoy that too. That's where the idea came from...driving through Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      When we travel, I love to read the road signs for town/city names such as these. I remember when traveling we saw signs like "Stinking Creek" and YeeHaw Junction in the south. Enjoyed your hub.

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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for such kind words. Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub and I hope you have a great weekend as well.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      My first hub read of the day! Thanks for the smiles! This is good, interesting and intertaining. Voted up and funny. Have a great weekend! :)