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Updated on January 24, 2013

FUNNY PLACE NAMES - Would You Live in a Town Called "Humptulips"?

Are North Americans are nutty?

Well, judging from these daffy, delectable, or downright distinctive town names like Dildo (Newfoundland & Labrador) and Humptulips (Washington), not to mention Frog Suck (Wyoming) or its sister city Toadsuck (Arkansas), we'll let you draw your own conclusions.

Frankly, who is likely to admit during a polite dinner conversation that they hail from a pleasant but pathetic place called Podunk? Believe it or not, it actually exists in the states of Connecticut, Missouri, New York, and Vermont.

Meanwhile, sillyness seems to stretch across the pond all the way to a quaint little place in jolly Olde England called Quidhampton, (with a population of 404 according the 2001 census). As names go, it looks harmless enough, but its original meaning is, "home of people famous for the dung of their cattle".

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Okay tongue-twisters, what's the longest place name in the world? - Now the real question is, how does one pronounce it?


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On the second day of their Canadian royal tour (November 3, 2009), a connubial couple with cachet, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Cupids, in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, know by locals as a pleasantly procreative place. For history buffs with a penchant for funny place names, Cupids is one of the most significant historic sites in North America. This tiny community was settled in 1610 by John Guy. It is the oldest official English colony in Canada and the second oldest English colony in North America.




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This sign naturally begs the question, will one find a form-fitting female undergarment made of wood there or merely a girdle strapped around an obese tree to make it more appealing to nymphs, sprites, and other wee forest creatures?


If you can't visit these odd, out-of-the-way places, you can at least pour over them in privacy of your place of ease or throne room.


You mean some folks at actually found time to waste on a web-based wonder such as producing a list of the 22 Worst Place Names in the World including!

Buttzville, Pennsylvania

Twatt, Scotland

Muff, Ireland

Titty Hill, England

Wetwang, England

Bald Knob, Arkansas,

Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington

Hell, Michigan

Toad Suck, Arkansas

Dissapointment, Kentucky

Fucking, Austria

...and last but not least, this tongue-twisting town title:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand.

By the way, where is "Cabbage Town" anyway?


There are hundreds of towns named "Fairfield", or "Richmond"...but only one named "Leading Tickles", "Happy Adventure" and "Lark Harbour".

So in case you're wondering what to do while waiting for spring to spring, you might want to haul out an Atlas of Canada and pour over places in Newfoundland and Labrador where you can find your funnybone.

You might also want to ask if a signpost reads Wecome to Heart's Content", is that a statement about the place or perhaps the people who live there?

And if you haven't got the a clue where Newfoundland and Labrador is, don't worry you're not alone.

Remember, if all else fails, you can always take a roadtrip to funky Florida and take in the sights and sounds of towns with titillating titles such as "Kissimmee", "Needmore" and "Monkey Box"!


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SOMEWHERE IN NEW JERSEY ... - There's frolicking in the hollyfuds not to mention smooching going on!


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Would you want to live in a place called Podunk, the epitome of what Webster's dictionary refers to as "a small, unimportant, and isolated town" or the next nifty spot called "Weiner" (Arkansas)?

Twits, twats and people of twee might consider this titillating town a gem, but most folks might find it a tad difficult have a strong sense of pride in a place called "Podunk".

There no less than six "Podunks" to choose from in the U.S.A. (including two in Michigan, and one each in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont).

However if "Podunk" was just ho-hum for them, they might wish to consider relocating to "happening" places like:

-- Bobo, Eclectic (Alabama)

-- Eek (Alaska)

-- Bullhead City, Floss, Goobertown, Nothing, Why (Arizona)

-- Flippin, Okay, Possum Grape, Toad Suck, Weiner, Yellville (Arkansas)

-- Booneville, Bummerville, Timbuctoo, Wimp, You Bet (California)

-- No Name (Colorado)

-- Frostproof (Florida)

-- Between, Enigma, (Georgia)

-- Oblong (Illinois)

-- Zero (Indiana)

-- Diagonal, What Cheer (Iowa)

-- Plainville (Kansas)

-- Oddville, Nonesuch, Typo, Uno (Kentucky)

-- Plain Dealing (Louisiana)

-- Beans Corner Bingo (Maine)

-- Boring, Crapo (Maryland)

-- Jugville (Michigan)

-- Looneyville or Nimrod (Minnesota)

-- Bobo, It, SoSo, Zero, Yazoo City (Mississippi)

-- Humansville, Peculiar, Tightwad, Useful (Missouri)

-- Two Dot, Zero, Yaak (Montana)

-- Wahoo (Nebraska)

-- Pahrump (Nevada)

-- Hell Hollow, Lost Nation (New Hampshire)

-- Buttzville or Ho-ho Kus (New Jersey)

-- Truth or Consequences (New Mexico)

-- Boogertown, Whynot (North Carolina)

-- Can Do, Hoople, Zap (North Dakota)

-- Hicksville, Spunky Puddle (Ohio)

-- Loco, Okay (Oklahoma)

-- Boring, Drain,, Idiotville, Zig Zag (Oregon)

-- Bath Addition, Drab, Jugtown, Loyalsockville, Ono (Pennsylvania)

-- Woonsocket (Rhode Island)

-- Welcome (South Carolina)

-- Peever, Red Shirt (South Dakota)

-- Bitter End, Nameless, Only, Static (Tennessee)

-- Ding Dong, Jot Em Down, Looneyville, Muleshoe, Nada, Noodle, Twitty, Uncertain (Texas)

-- Eureka (Utah)

-- Notown (Vermont)

-- Bumpass, Goochland, Goosepimple Junction (Virginia)

-- Humptulips, Snee Oosh, Stuck, Tukwila, TumTum, Walla Walla (Washington)

-- Crum, Drooping, HooHoo, Looneyville, Odd (West Virginia)

-- Imalone, Ubet, Wanderoos (Wisconsin)

In case you're wondering whether these towns exist, drop by ePodunk.


Okay smarty pants, I'll bet you didn't know that town of "Naboomspruit" is now known as "Mookgophong" if you please!



Place Names of  Ontario
Place Names of Ontario

How about Petawawa and Punkeydoodles Corners?

Naming Canada: Stories about Canadian Place Names
Naming Canada: Stories about Canadian Place Names

Medicine Hat, Moosejaw, and St.Louis-du-Ha!Ha! here we come!

Concise Place Names of Alberta
Concise Place Names of Alberta

The home of rednecks, Driftpile, Drumheller, and Hairy Hills.



Well, they don't call it "Downunder" for nothing.

And, when it comes to outrageously odd town names, the Aussies might well take the cake!

-- Bald Knob, Queensland

-- Bobbin Head, Victoria

-- Bob's Farm, New South Wales

-- Bone's Knob, Queensland

-- Bong Bong, New South Wales

-- BurrumButtock, New South Wales

-- Cartmeticup, Western Australia

-- Cocklebiddy, Nullarbor, Western Australia

-- Cockle Creek, Tasmania

-- Come-By-Chance, New South Wales

-- Cullaca Cardie, Western Australia

-- Devil's Marbles, Northern Territory

-- Diehard, New South Wales

-- Dogswamp, Western Australia

-- Dunnydoo, New South Wales

-- Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania

-- Finger Post, New South Wales

-- Gnowangerup, Western Australia

-- Hat Head, New South Wales

-- Howlong, New South Wales

-- Humpybong, Queensland

-- Humptydoo, Northern Territory

-- Inaloo, Western Australia

-- Iron Knob, South Australila

-- Jimboomba, Queensland

-- Kelly's Knob, Kununurra, Western Australia

-- Koolyanobbing, Western Australia

-- Loos, South Australia

-- Middle Intercourse Island, Queensland

-- Mooball, New South Wales

-- Mount Buggery, Victoria

-- Mukinbudin, Western Australia

-- Nevertire, New South Wales

-- Noggerup, Western Australia

-- Nowhere Else, Tasmania

-- Poowong, Victoria

-- Smiggin Holes, New South Wales

-- Tittybong, Victoria

-- Tom Ugly, New South Wales

-- Walla-Walla, New South Wales

-- Wattanobbi, New South Wales

-- Widgiemooltha, Western Australia

-- Willabillongado, Southern Australia

-- Wonglepong, Queensland

-- Wyalkatchem, Western Australia

-- Xantippe, Western Australia

-- Yorkey's Knob, Queensland

For those who are really keen to learn more about those very odd Aussie place names, do take a wee peek at "The Road to Mount Buggery: A Journey through the Curiously Named Places of Australia" by Mark Whittaker and Amy Willesee.


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Herbivores, better known as veggie-lovers, are a rare species in North America.

They will however probably find the "welcome" mat open for them in the following places:

-- Burnt Corn (Alabama)

-- Avocado, Cactus, Cabbage Patch, Peanut, Weed, Weedpatch (California)

-- Beanblossom (Indiana)

-- Admire, Gas (Kansas)

-- Belcher, Waterproof (Louisiana)

-- Belchertown, Mashpee (Massachusetts)

-- Olive Branch (Michigan)

-- Olive Branch (Mississippi)

-- Sweetgrass (Montana)

-- Weed Heights (Nevada)

-- Pumpkin Center (Oklahoma)

-- Green Grass, Potato Creek (South Dakota)

-- Cucumber (West Virginia)

And north of the 49th parallel, those Vitamin-C voyageurs can trot off to:

Carrot Creek, Community Punch Bowl, Grassland, Grassy Lake (Alberta)

Parsnip River (British Columbia)

Cape Onion(Newfoundland)

Mushaboom (Nova Scotia)

Onion Lake (Saskatchewan)

As Munroe Scott, author of Oh, Vulgar Wind - A Sympathetic Overview of the Common Fart, offers a clue as to why there may be such a scant supply of say cucumber consumers:

"Being flatulent is a price we all pay for being part of the animal kingdom. Some people pay a heavier price than others.

As vegetarian and high fibre diets become popular, flatulence increases, requiring society and individuals to make adjustments that are dietary, linguistic, psychological and even cultural."

Life Lesson 42: Beware of 'sliders' at family get-togethers, 'freeps' in elevators, and 'vagrant volatiles' at cocktail parties!


America has always been painted as the home of the wild, wild west (full of rogues, scoundrels, and outlaws according to Hollywood films).

So, it's not surprising that visitors to America would be wise to avoid the following rooting tooting towns:

-- Boneyard (Arizona)

-- Smackover (Arkansas)

-- Deadwood, Deadwood Crossing, Doghouse Junction, Hellhole Palms, Hells Kitchen, Last Chance, Mad River, Needles, Scarface, Shafter, Shitbritches Creek, Squabbletown, Thorn (California)

-- Last Chance, Parachute (Colorado)

-- Slickpoo (Idaho)

-- Kickapoo (Illinois)

-- Gnaw Bone (Indiana)

-- Burning Springs, Chicken Gizzard, Cut Shin, Mean John, Viper (Kentucky)

-- Cut-Off, Slaughter (Louisiana)

-- Accident (Maryland)

-- Fireworks (Massachusetts)

-- Bad Axe, Hell, Slapneck (Michigan)

-- Savage (Minnesota)

-- Dragon (Missippi)

-- Big Arm (Montana)

-- Weeping Water (Nebraska)

-- Hell Hollow (New Hampshire)

-- Double Trouble, Rudeville (New Jersey)

-- Truth or Consequences (New Mexico)

-- Flushing (New York)

-- Gum Neck, Half Hell, Kill Devil Hills (North Carolina)

-- Napoleon (North Dakota)

-- Knockemstiff, Ballville (Ohio)

-- Kremlin, Slaughterville (Oklahoma)

-- Fossil (Oregon)

-- Burning Well, Balltown, Big Ball, Fear Not, Moscow, Panic, Scalp Level, Stalker, Torpedo (Pennsylvania)

-- Hog island (Rhode Island)

-- Red Shirt (South Dakota)

-- Difficult, Finger, Smartt (Tennessee)

-- Bacon, Bangs, Big Foot, Cut n' Shoot, Gun Barrel City, Hoop and Holler, Old Glory, Point Blank, Possum Kingdom, Run and Shoot, Spur, Tarzan, Tiger Town, Trophy Club (Texas)

-- Dirty Devil River (Utah)

-- Moscow, Satan's Kingdom (Vermont)

-- Ben Hur, Disputanta (Virginia)

-- Ruff Starbuck, Tiger (Washinton)

-- Big Ugly, Gormania, Tornado, War (West Virginia)

-- Red Mound (Wisconsin)


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The city of Slaughter, Texas (population: 11,284), has never had a homicide occur within its boundaries.


Canada is home to some very funny folk judging from their whimiscal and sometimes weird names given to their towns, villages and cities.

Newfoundlanders seem to be a boisterous bunch, with a wide variety of nutty if not novel and sometimes naughty names to show for themselves:

-- Bar Haven, Bareneed, Billy Butts Pond, Black Tickle, Bleak Joke Cove, Blow-me-down, Bumble Bee Bight, Calves Nose, Cat Gut, Comfort Cove, Cupids, Dildo, Empty Basket, Famish Gut, Goblin, Gripe Point, Ha Ha Bay, Hearts Content, Hearts Delight, Heart's Desire, Hare's Ears Point, Herring Neck, Horse Chops, Jerrys Nose, Joe Batt's Arm, Leading Tickles, Little Cat Arm, Little Heart's Ease, Little Looping Harbour, Little Paradise, Nancy Oh, Nippers Harbour, Pettycoat Harbour, Tickle Cove, Run-by-guess, Too Good Arm, Virgin Arm, and Wild Bight.

In Nova Scotia, they seem to have a lot of foolish folk with some odiferous challenges:

-- Bangs Falls, Beaver Harbour, Coddle Harbor, Garden of Eden, Gore, Lapland, Malgnant Cove, Meat Cove, Nuttby, Old Sweat, Pugwash, Sackville, Shag Harbor, Sugar Loaf, and Upper Big Tacadie.

Ontario is home to some hard-headed, heavy-handed folk who make their homes in:

-- Balls Falls, Bastard, Carp, Crotch Lake, Oldmans Pocket, Pronto, Sucker Creek, Swastika, Thunder Bay, and Wawa!

Quebec is home to "Le Bonhomme" (King of the Winter Carnival), so it's not surprising to see a few hee-hees here including:

-- Funny Lake, St. Louis-du-Ha!Ha!, not to mention a peculiar place called Shitagoo Lake.


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I DARE DARE YOU TO LIVE IN DRAGONVILLE! - How will you celebrate 2012 the Year of the Dragon?

Judging from the fact that there are fewer than 99 place names and features in the 2.1 million name U.S. Geological Survey data base devoted to the name "dragon", one might draw the conclusion that either no one believes in dragons in America, or they have all gone the way of the dodo bird.


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"Boring" is not a state of mind, it's a place in Oregon!!!


According to the United States Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), there are almost 400 places and land features with the name, "Tiger".

To make it easy, here are a few terrific tiger towns and tourist traps in the U.S.A. to visit ...but do watch out for those golf balls!

-- Flying Tigers Airport (Texas)

-- Last Chance/Tiger Mine (Montana)

-- Royal Tiger Mine (Colorado)

-- Smiling Tiger Ranch (Arizona)

-- Tiger (populated place in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington)

-- Tiger Bay (town in Florida)

-- Tiger Bluff Landing (Louisiana)

-- Tiger Cat Dam (Wisconsin)

-- Tiger Cape (landform in Alaska)

-- Tiger Fork (town in Missourri)

-- Tiger Hammock (island in Florida)

-- Tiger Hole Swamp (Florida)

-- Tiger Island (Louisiana and Texas)

-- Tigerland Acres (populated place in Louisiana)

-- Tiger Lily (California)

-- Tiger Mine (Arizona)

-- Tiger Mountain (Georgia, Texas)

-- Tiger Peak (summit of mountain in Idaho)

-- Tiger Point (town in Florida)

-- Tiger-Poorman Mine (Idaho)

-- Tiger Tail (Tennessee town)

-- Tiger Tail Island (Florida)

-- Tiger Tail Park (California)

-- Tigertail Glacier (Alaska)

-- Tigertail Point (landfeature in Wisconsin)

-- Tiger Tank Farm (Oklahoma)

-- Tigerton (town in Wisconsin)

-- Tigertown (town name in Connecticut and Texas)

-- Tigerville (town name in Louisiana, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Texas)


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What's with that polka dot ox?

Since 2009 was the Year of the Ox according to Chinese astrology, you'll have to wait until 2021 to take your next "ox" vacation. In the meantime, maybe you can visit these big beast burghs:

-- Upper Ox Frame Gulch Mine in Fergus County, Montana (USA)

-- Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon (USA)

-- Durham Ox, Victoria (Australia)


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This little piggy went where?

To some folks, the pig is a very lucky animal, while to others, it is a constant reminder that there's very little difference between homo sapiens and hogs -- they both love to play in the mud!

So, if you've been itching to do something different, why not stop by some of these playful pigpens and posh pigsties mentioned below.

Let's see there's Pig (Kentucky), Pigo (Guam), Pigtown (Ohio), Pigs Ear (Pennsylvania), Pigeye, (Alabama and Ohio), and for those who can't spell, there's always Piggtown, Mississippi.

While we're on the subject of "hogs", how about Hogpen Crossing (Texas) or Hogtown (Indiana and New York).

Or if those spots don't tickle your fancy, there's always: Black Hog Landing (Deleware), Hogback (Kansas), Hog Eye (West Virginia) or its variant Hogeye (in Arkansas, Arizona and Texas), Hogeye Crossroads (South Carolina), Hog Island (in Maryland and North Carolina), or Hogjaw (in either Alabama or Arkansas), Hog Mountain (Georgia), Hog Valley, (Florida), or Hogshooter (Oklahoma).


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If you wanna win the rat race...then you better find the perfect place to start!

According to Chinese astrology, rats are ambitious, hard-working, fastidious, sociable and charming animal personalities who are a tad tight with their wealth and possessions. All the more reason why "Rats" should practice opening their wallets and pay a visit to these rat-friendly places.

Rats must love Ohio because there are more than a few rodent placenames there including: Rat, Ratsville, and Rat Row.

Hollywood is the home of the famous "Rat Pack" comprised of Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Frank Sinatra. So, it's not surprising that rodents really adore California given the plethora of placenames dedicated to them including: Rat Farm, Ratto Landing and Rat Trap Gap Trailhead.

However just in case none of these placenames turn your crank, how about the following ludicrous landmarks:

-- Big Rat Lake, Alaska

-- Cactus Rat Mine, Utah

-- Mt. Rat, Connecticut

-- Little Rat Creek, Wyoming

-- Rat Butte, Oregon

-- Rat Bayou, Louisianna

-- Rat Pond, Florida

-- Rat Island, South Carolina

-- Rats Nest Gulch, Idaho

-- Rat Run, Illinois

-- Tarred Rat Creek, Virginia

-- Ratsville, Ohio

-- Rat Farm, California


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Toponomy": the geographic study of place names


They say that people are known by the company they keep, so one might want to ask what sort of fine folk live in these titillating towns?

Bald Knobs, Ballstown, and Blue Lick (Indiana);

Big Beaver, Bird in Hand, Butztown; Intercourse and Fertility, Heart's Content (Pennsylvania);

Beaverlick (Kentucky); Big Warm (Montana); Big Lick and Hooker (North Carolina) Busti, Conquest, Handsome Eddy, Skinhopple (New York);

Butts, Hopeulikit and Ohoopee (Georgia); Butts, Buttsville, Cherry Box, Climax Springs, Happy Hollow, Snug Harbour (Missouri)

Buttzville (North Dakota); Buttzville and Dick (Michigan and Mississippi);

Dicktown, Loveladies, Nummytown and Skin Corner (New Jersey);

Climax (Georgia, Oregon, Missourri, North Carolina, Washinton); Conception and Fidelity (Missouri); Cozy Nook, La Push and Nook Sack (Washington); Dickshooter, (Idaho); Erect and Horneytown (North Carolina);

Fanny (West Virginia); Floyds Knobs, French Lick, and Hooker Corner (Indiana); Garden of Eden (Illinois); Girdletree, Heart's Ease, Merry Midnight (Maryland); Glasscock (Maryland); Goodnight (Oklahoma); Goodnight and Loveland (Colorado);

Hooker, (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Dakota); Hooker Hole, (Louisiana); Hooker Point and Kissimmee (Florida); Limpytown, Spanker and Striptown (Ohio); Loves Corner (Illinois); Loving (Kentucky and New Mexico); Needmore and Snug Harbour (Missouri); Prettyboy (Maryland); Puckershire (New Hampshire); Needmore (Oklahoma); Need More (Mississippi); New Erection (Virginia); Romance (Arkansas and Arizona); Slip-Up and Hitch (Arizona); Sweet Lips, Bluelick, Comfort, Fudgearound and Hookers Bend (Tennessee);Tingle (New Mexico);


Ever wondered what the weather's like in "Hell", Michigan or "Leading Tickles", Newfoundland and Labrador?


The Ordnance Survey, (Great Britain's national mapping agency), provides a glimpse of giggle-oriented places to spend your Christmas holidays.

This online mapping tool proves that the "olde country" is a real Christmas cracker when it comes to feeling festive. From Cold Christmas (Hertfordshire) and Christmas Cross (Shropshire) to Holly Green (Worcestershire) and Ivy Tree (Cumbria), there are places scattered across the country where it feels like Christmas all year round - even if only in name.

As it approaches midnight on Christmas Eve, don't forget to hang up your Stocking in Herefordshire and leave out a Carrot in Angus for Rudolph. Better yet, why not pucker up at Mistletoe Oak in Herefordshire, dream of a white Christmas in Snow Falls (North Yorkshire), or make your way to Wiseman's Bridge (Pembrokeshire) by the light of a Star (Somerset) - although you may like to use a good map instead.

For those not worried about their waistline, there's always Turkey Island (Hampshire) with a side helping of Cranberry (Staffordshire) and Sprouts (West Sussex), followed by Pudding Hill (Windsor). Wash it all down with a couple of Brandys (Cornwall) or Baileys (Essex) and use your Nut Crackers (Devon) to break open your Brazils (Essex) or The Walnuts (Milton Keynes).

Of course, if you live across the pond in the Land of the Stars and Stripes, you'll probably be looking for Santa in either the North Pole or Mary's Igloo in Alaska, Little Switzerland in North Carolina, or his hometown, Santa Claus, Indiana. On the other hand, you may be more likely to find the man in the red suit down in Christmas, Frostproof or Kissimmee Florida where they have no need for Mistletoe because it's in Kentucky silly!

And, if you're looking for Santa's reindeer, you're likely to find them all stretching their legs in Antlers Virginia. Although, Vixen in Louisiana prefers celebrating Christmas in Michigan, with a buck-naked reindeer named Flasher from North Dakota (who has a bad habit of hanging out with hilarious hoofer named Sweet Lips from Tennessee).

Of course if you and Santa are looking for a happy holiday party, maybe you should drop by for some Turkey not to mention Hoop and Holler, both of which you can find in Texas, or at the very least, What Cheer, Iowa.

But Santa has a soft-spot for Virginia where he's likely to find a Big Chimney, HooHoo as well as Friendly folk there. And as for eats on his long trip, the only thing he can count on is a Bear in Delaware, a Beaver in Pennsylvania, a Clam in Virginia, a Fly in Ohio, Horseheads in New York, Tobasco in Ohio, Tea in South Dakota, ToastCheesequake in New Jersey, Hot Coffee in Missippi, a Pigeon in Michigan, Mashpee in Massachusetts, Monkey's Eyebrow in Kentucky, Trout in Louisiana, Buttermilk in Kansas, a Chestnut in Illinois, Two Eggs in Florida, Sweetgrass in Montana, Worms in Nebraska, Rye in New Hampshire, Tumwater in Washington, Turkey in Texas, plus a Dinosaur in Colorado and a Giant's Neck in Connecticut.

The United States also offers something for those who have an interest in sacred stories of the season, the best of which are probably to be found in Bible Grove (Missouri), Buddha (Indiana), Faith (South Dakota), Camel Hump (Wyoming) and Surprise (Arizona).


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Selling Destinations: Geography for the Travel Professional
Selling Destinations: Geography for the Travel Professional

Required reading material for anyone trying to promote Possum Grape, Arkansas or Bumpass, California.

The World's Worst: A Guide To The Most Disgusting Hideous; Inept, And Dangerous People, Places, And Things On Earth
The World's Worst: A Guide To The Most Disgusting Hideous; Inept, And Dangerous People, Places, And Things On Earth

Great bedtime reading if you're stuck in Goosepimple Junction, Viriginia or Zunkerville, Texas for more than two hours.

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Roadside Giants

If your bored with Bald Knob, Arkansas...keep your eyes out for these Roadside Giants including Santa, Paul Bunyan and a large coffee pot.



RIPSNORTING RETORTS FROM READERS... - Have you got some titillating town names to add to the list?

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      5 years ago

      What A Great Idea, CREATIVE LENS



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      6 years ago

      Ha! I have actually lived in two of the places you mentioned in North Carolina... Boogertown (I was very happy that my actual address was the city of Gastonia, but by looking on a map, I lived in Boogertown!). I also lived in Kill Devil Hills, which is a very nice place. It was always fun placing orders over the phone and having to provide my address. Whenever I said the name of the city, the response was always "Excuse me..?" Then I would usually have to give a little history lesson on how it got the name. (I was always told that it got the name because when the first settlers arrived, the terrain was so harsh (full of swamps and huge sand dunes,etc.) that they said the place had "hills that could kill the devil".

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      6 years ago

      We just got back from the Amish area of Lancaster. There are the towns of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand and Blue Balls and more....

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      Terry Lomax 

      6 years ago from Rep. of Ireland

      There's Puddletown, and one of my favourites, Piddletrenthide, both in Dorset, southern England. Piddletrenthide is not far from the Cerne Abbas Giant, which adults might like to look up.

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      6 years ago

      Does Oxnard count? (What's the nard of an ox, anyway?)

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      6 years ago

      These are terrific. Here's another blog (focused on the US):

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      A very happy Canadian Thanksgiving wish for you. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is filled with blessings of warmth, happiness, and love.

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      6 years ago

      Did you know that Muff diving club has one of the largest membership numbers in Ireland... mmmm wonder why?!?? hee

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      6 years ago

      There are definitely some funny place names in our world, aren't there? I really enjoyed seeing all the different funny place names. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      I grew up in Difficult, Tennessee, which is located directly north and slightly west of Defeated, Tennessee.

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      6 years ago

      :) I never think about this funny names:). Great lens my funny friend:) Thank you 4 visit my...

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      Joandearc LM 

      6 years ago

      South Australia also has a place called Cobdogla. I'd explain why we laugh about it, but it's not exactly PG rated so you'll have to use your imagination!

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      7 years ago

      I think there's a place called 'Nettlebed' & one called 'Little Snoring' in UK. great lens - definitely some really silly names out there, that's for sure!

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      7 years ago

      Smell-no-Taste, Liberia West Africa

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      7 years ago

      This is awesome! Well deserved purple star and all the trophies :) I've actually been to most of the Minnesota towns you mentioned. It's funny that you hear them so many times that you don't think of them as strange until you read an article like this!! lol

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      7 years ago

      Wow, even being an Idaho native I'd never even heard of some of the names listed for here. Apparently the residents hide the names, even from other Idahoans. :D I had heard of Santa though.

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      7 years ago

      Hysterical lens! Love it!

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      7 years ago

      Funny names for cities/town.

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      7 years ago

      goobertown arkansas, hooker arkansas

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      7 years ago

      Lost Cabin, Wyoming

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      7 years ago

      I love the lens. Hysterical.

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      7 years ago

      It's not a town, but there is the Big Bone Lick state park in northern Kentucky.

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      7 years ago

      Here in the Phil, there are lots of names to describe diff places such as Sampalok (Tamarind in English) because in the early times the place is full of tamarind and other places with different original names based on legend...ohh well what do you think can I write a lens about these places and their mystical, funny, and sometimes creepy legends?

    • Amelia7410 profile image


      7 years ago

      cool lens

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      7 years ago

      i never knew so many towns were named like that...i want to visit Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu see what it is like there...

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      7 years ago

      Enjoyed this clever lens ... soooo many funny names.

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      7 years ago

      @ScamsOfTheHeart: Do you know who named mushaboom harbour

    • LotusLandry profile image


      7 years ago from Southern California

      Drip,Drain,and Faucet are all in Oregon

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      7 years ago

      What a great lens! I had a hoot reading it! Thanks! =)

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      Miha Gasper 

      7 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Funny lens. I enjoyed it a lot. We have a lot of funny named places in Slovenia, but i am afraid my translation would be to weak for such hilarious lens:-)

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      Pat Moire 

      7 years ago from West Village, New York City

      The Old Philadelphia Road (RT 340) goes through Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Turn one way and it's a long drive to Blue Ball, PA, but turn the other way and it's only a short drive to Paradise, PA.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 

      7 years ago

      Really well laid out lens (I'm taking notes)! I've been to Billy Butts Pond in Newfoundland CA, and Pugwash in Nova Scotia, CA! Lot of fun! Good Luck.

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful lens - very informative and with lot of fun! Brought the laugh for the day! :))

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Crowther 

      7 years ago from Havre de Grace

      You have to wonder who came up with some of these names! Great lens!

    • Fignewton37 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens! I can certainly understand why they changed the name of the town of Naboomspruit to Mookgophong. I really like the name of the Tittycaca Indians near Lake Tittycaca. As a former truck driver I ran through a lot of towns with humorous names. And let's not forget Peckerwood, AL. Thanks for the lens.

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      vincente lm 

      7 years ago

      We have been to Muff in Ireland ..... and LOLed so hard about the sign Muff Diving School!

    • whats4dinner profile image


      7 years ago

      Really good lens! I enjoyed the story of christmas, well-thought out.Was a really good read!

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      7 years ago

      Did I miss Lizzard Lick and Frog Level (NC)? Great lens.

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      villasandhomes lm 

      7 years ago

      Very good lens, really enjoyed reading it!

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      Zut Moon 

      7 years ago

      I don't have any names to add but love the video. I make fun of them (Americans) as well in my Odds and Ends lens. It's sad that even Bush didn't have a clue who our Prime Minister was when he was elected ....I realize that there are educated Americans out there but so many of them don't seem to have a clue of anything outside their own borders .... I once joked with one about polar bears in my back yard in Nova Scotia ... figured he would know I was joking ... he didn't !!! (he asked me to send him a photo ...)

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens

    • Adventuretravels profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Great lens - lol - well done!

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      7 years ago

      Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Its a welsh town. It translates as [St] Mary's Church (Llanfair) [in] the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) [and] the church of [St] Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch).

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      7 years ago

      I'd love to tell someone I'm from Dildo or Frog Suck. Seriously, who thought these names would be a good idea?

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      7 years ago

      Thanks quippingqueen for making this entertaining lens :) I'd be interested in buying it from you

    • LeopoldBlatt profile image


      7 years ago

      Very enjoyable and funny lens. Nice work!

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      robertsugar lm 

      7 years ago

      Wow, lots of typing here. Congratulations for the lens!

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      7 years ago

      Cool stuff! LOL Thanks for a great lens!

    • wolfie10 profile image


      7 years ago

      OMG. that must have taken you weeks if not month to put these together. awesome

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      7 years ago

      Hahaha... Wetwang, England.. That's awesome... hahaha...

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      7 years ago

      Wow! I really enjoyed this lens. Thanks for sharing. Squid-liked!

    • Northwestphotos profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh, these names are great! Good onya to have taken the time to put together this amazing lens! And yes, I have driven through the town of Humptulips in Washington State quite a few times on the way to the rain forests. Thanks again!

    • yayas profile image


      7 years ago

      There are definitely some funny place names in our world, aren't there? I really enjoyed seeing all the different funny place names. Thanks.

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      fugeecat lm 

      7 years ago

      Bumpass was always one of my favorites when I worked for the post office.

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      7 years ago

      Hilarious lens, thank you for the laugh!

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      7 years ago

      funny lens! made me have giggle

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      Frank Edens 

      7 years ago

      Even this lens is not complete :) there is SO much to look in the world of strange names :)

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      tenger lm 

      7 years ago

      Tightsqueeze, NC or is it Virginia? It's right on the border, not sure which.

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      Tania S Lopez 

      7 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

      Too funny!! Where my mom lives there's a street named " Morehead". I laugh every time I see it!

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      7 years ago

      funny lens indeed! got no funny town names, bummer, 'thumbs up' however for you!

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      creativeinc lm 

      7 years ago

      In the Philippines, many, but you will not understand them! Funny lens!

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      7 years ago

      Very entertaining read fellow Squid! Nice work!

    • TheBestGadgets profile image


      7 years ago

      I can't believe there's a place called disappointment. I wonder if that has some kind of psycholigcal effect on the people who live there.

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      sidther lm 

      7 years ago

      This is too funny! Blessed

    • fionajean profile image


      7 years ago from South Africa

      Very funny names BTW, Naboomspruit is here in SA and I didn't even know what the new name was. Blessed

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Pretty wild! I do love to visit places with unique names.

    • JodiFromFlorida profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for such an amusing lens!

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      7 years ago

      I heard of some before but had no idea there were that many - all over the world.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Fun read! Thanks

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      7 years ago

      Add "Boca Raton", Florida to your rat list! It's Spanish for "rat's mouth"!

      How about a few for the German speakers? There's Affendorf, Niedersachsen (Monkey Village), Kuhbier, Brandenburg (Cow Beer), Faulebutter, NRW (Rancid Butter), Poppendorf, Sachsen (roughly translates to "Bonkingtown"), Deppenhausen, Baden-Württemberg (Idiot-ville) and in Austria...Unterstinkenbrunn (Lower Stinky Springs!)

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      7 years ago

      This gave me a big laugh for the day! Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      Very good collection, many of them are new for me.

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      7 years ago

      Really entertaining (and often surprising) read, enjoyed it :-)

    • trustytraveltip1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Hahaha this is great! Thanks for putting this up :)

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      7 years ago

      This is such a fun lens! Thumbs up and Angel blessings for you!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      7 years ago

      These are fabulous!

    • filmic profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for making this page, a great collection.

    • manchester lm profile image

      manchester lm 

      7 years ago

      Love this Lens.

      I once lived in a little place called 'Pity Me' in Durham (North East of England). Every single time I boarded a bus and said, 'Pity Me please,' the driver would chuckle to himself and say, 'Why, what's happened?'

      It was funny at first. By the seventy-seventh time it had been said though, the novelty was wearing off.

      'Gee... I've never heard that one in the year I've been living there Mr Bus Driver.'

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      franstan lm 

      7 years ago

      Love this lens

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      7 years ago

      Very nice lens - I live very close to a city with a great name. It's not as good as many of the other ones but I think it's in the ballpark - Sandwich, Illinois. There's a nice little restaurant there called Alessandria's in the golf course that serves great food so I find myself in the position of heading to Sandwich for sandwiches a couple times a month.

    • OrganicMom247 profile image


      7 years ago

      Fun lens, made me laugh, thank you.

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      7 years ago

      great job. really funny

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      8 years ago

      Very funny. Nice job!

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      8 years ago

      Intercourse Pennsylvania should be added

    • bikerchickie profile image


      8 years ago

      Dear Patroness of Pith & Vinegar, I absolutely adore this lens of yours. Thanks for the chuckle. Ok fine, the belly laugh.

    • smithlights profile image


      8 years ago

      Love the lens, but I was a little disappointed with the names of the towns given for Washington State "Podunk." I'm a native Washingtonian, and you misrepresented our state. Puyallup is an Indian name, and don't get me started on the crazy things we have named for the true natives here. As for others, don't forget Sequim (pronounced "squim"), Twisp, Tukwilla, and my personal favorite, George. Yes, that's right. You can live in George, Washington. I do believe there is also a Martha, though she is lesser known. The small farming towns are pretty great too... Washtukna... Ritzville (which is funny if you know how UNclassy the town is)... Anyway, I loved the lens, but maybe add some better ones for Washington!

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      8 years ago

      Wow, blessed for the good laugh I got and for the research that went into this lens. I did not know there was a Zero, Indiana. Always great coming from you.

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      darciefrench lm 

      8 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens. I didn't see Weed, California on here- I've been there once and thought it was a funny name. Squid angel blessed -:)

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      8 years ago

      Awww - you left out Truth or Consequences, NM - where I live! But thanks for all the wonderful amusements - I don't feel so bad after all!

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      8 years ago

      I LOVE your lenses. Love them.

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      8 years ago

      weird but funny names cool!

    • amkatee profile image


      8 years ago

      I am from one of those funny named towns in Arkansas, and we had a lot of jokes during the Clinton era. We were proud of our little town though!

    • pheonix76 profile image


      8 years ago from WNY

      Omg, I love this lens!! So funny!! Great job. :D

    • pinkrenegade lm profile image

      pinkrenegade lm 

      8 years ago

      Really funny Names. Great work done !!!!

    • pinkrenegade lm profile image

      pinkrenegade lm 

      8 years ago

      Really funny Names. Great work done !!!!

    • Fignewton37 profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow! What a great lens. This must have taken you a long time and a lot of research. As a former truck driver I have been through or near many of the funny named towns in the United States. I recently went through Cut and Shoot, Texas. No one tried to cut me or shoot at me, thank goodness. Thanks for the lens.

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      8 years ago

      Enjoyed your Squidoo. I like reading and knowing. Chris

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      8 years ago

      I didn't know that there are so many places with funny names. Well done lens :)

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      rewards4life info 

      8 years ago

      Very funny, had tears rolling down my face. I have heard of some and been to a couple in the UK but I was certainly surprised by a lot. A very humorous collection. I'm sure I'll be back for some more laughs very soon. Brilliant lens.

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      Michey LM 

      8 years ago

      Hi! Another funny one...

      Thanks for laughs.



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