Place Names - Just Plain Odd

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  1. Bill Cowmeadow

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    Here's one;

    Toad Suck, Arkansas.

    Where did you go to school?
    Toad Suck High.

    Honest, This is a real place.
    How do you suppose it got its name?

    Got any others?

    Bill
     
  2. Brad Porter

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    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch, Anglesey, Wales

    "Where did you go to boarding school?" [​IMG]

    Brad
     
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    IIRC there's a place in Ethiopia called "God" (maybe spelled "Gott") -- some years ago there was a contest on a local radio station offering a prize of S$9,500 (it was 95.0 FM) to the first person to identify a mystery location in the world, with weekly clues being given out narrowing the field.

    Personally I always found it curious that there are places called Paris, London and Moscow in the United States.
     
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    Come to the UK, we've thousands of these weird names. My personal favourite is 'Splott' which is a district of Cardiff (I've always wondered if the residents are called 'Splotties'). Or there's:

    Wyre Piddle
    Temple Cloud
    Nempnet Thrubwell

    and as I said, lots, lots more.

     
  5. Bill Williams

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    Let's see... in Mississippi alone there's an Egypt, MS (in the northern portion of the state), Coldwater, Hot Coffee (interesting contrasts), Benoit, MS (every time I think of this town, I think of the wrestler Chris Benoit), and a Philadelphia, MS (as opposed to Philadelphia, PA, which I normally associate it with).
     
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    In NJ, if you ride down I295 from say Trenton to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, you pass a lot of towns like Berlin and Florence. There is also a London, Ontario. I have some cousins who live there.

    Jay
     
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    There is a town in Pennsylvania called "Intercourse". And in New Mexico there is a town called "Truth Or Consequences".
     
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    My favorite Okie names,

    Slapout
    Bugtussle

    Others,

    Cookietown
    Fireworks City
    Frogville
    Happyland
    Hooker
    Horntown
    I.X.L.
    Kremlin
    Medicine Park
    Non
    Nowhere
    Okay
    Pharaoh
    Pumpkin Center
    Seven Shooter
    Slaughterville
    Struggleville
    Turkey Ford
     
  11. CharlesD

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    The U.K. has lots of great place names: Wyre Piddle, Pratt's Bottom, Humpswaite etc.

    In Missouri there is a Peculia , so named after the founders decided their new town should have a "strange or peculiar name" and didn't want to live in a town called "Strange". There is also a "Humansville" in Missouri.
     
  12. Garrett Lundy

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    My personal fav's:

    Fucking, Austria (Pronounced Fooking)

    Hell, Michigan

    Corpsegrove, New York (theres a pleasant name)

    New York City, New York (There is no Old York City, or even a York City)

    and Upper Upperton (somewhere in England I hear)
     
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    Half.com in Washington.
     
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    Half.com is in Oregon, i believe. used to be called Halfway, as it was the halfway point between two larger cities. half.com (the website) got them to change their name for a short time by paying every citizen (there's not that many).

    funny that Toad Suck is the first place mentioned. my mom has done some geneology and found out that when my family moved "out west" from Georgia, they ended up in Toad Suck.:b
    its name comes from when riverboats traveled the Arkansas river. the nearby towns (or county, i don't recall which) were dry and the riverboat crews would stop in the wet town and "suck on the bottle 'til they swelled up like a toad". this somehow got shortened to Toad Suck and a town's name was born.[​IMG]
    check out www.toadsuck.org for info on Toad Suck Daze, a yearly festival held in Little Rock. and apparently, there's also a Toad Suck, Texas too.
     
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    Wasn't that near Hooterville? [​IMG]
     
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    I grew up in Roachdale, Indiana, Home of the annual "Roach Race."



    I've always wondered, is there a Chicago anywhere other than Illinois? Maybe in France, England, or Russia?

    JKS
     
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    Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona:b
     
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    I live next to a Town called Braintree.


    Now that just sounds weird
     

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