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Old 04-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Strange Place Names

While posting on my Rabbit Hash thread it ocurred to me that there are weird place names all over. Join in this thread and post some strange place names from your state or country.

i'll start with Kentucky:

Gravel Switch, Monkey's Eyebrow, Cut Shin, Decoy, Hippo, Krypton, Mud Lick, Oddville, Pippa Passes, Quicksand and Shoulderblade.

Now it's your turn...

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Old 04-16-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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I actually have a database with all the placenames in Michigan. I also have a book that lists all the placenames for Oklahoma. Off the top of my head, both states have a Remus, and a Romulus. Michigan also has H e l l, and Oklahoma has a Nowhere.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. It is a lake in MA I went with to my folks when I was a kid. Actually the pronunciation is fairly simple, but it takes someone to explain it. Once you have it, just takes a minute or two, it seems so simple.

Oh, for weenies, some call it Webster Lake.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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Pennsylvania has Blue Ball and Intercourse. Maryland also has a Blue Ball, and a Lillypons.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
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In Iowa we have:

Correctionville
Defiance
Fertile
Manly
Balltown
what Cheer
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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Buck, don't forget these from Kentucky, too:

Cold Water
Stella
Lovelaceville
Fancy Farm
Moscow
Paris
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:31 PM   #8
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in my homeland of TX, there is a dime box and a snook and a cut and shoot (yeppers, that last one is real, though i don't know why you'd bother to cut someone after you already shot 'em), and bexar county is pronounced "bear" while nueces county is pronounced "neches".

ooh, and check out this webpage full of other hilarous place names, which does in fact confirm kentucky as being the winner of oddity.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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