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Humorous Town Names

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    guys here wen't the creative way :D

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  2. Badger06

    Badger06 Tele-Meister

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    Nov 5, 2014
    Lund, Sweden
    I'm originally from Wombwell, South Yorkshire
     
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  3. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Tele-Afflicted

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    Omaha
    You poor boy...
     
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  5. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Tele-Afflicted

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    I always thought that they should build an Outer Planets observatory in Connecticut, near Greenwich in fact, so that scientists could see Uranus from Mianus...
     
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  6. Tele1966

    Tele1966 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 30, 2014
    US
    I don't mean this post to be offensive to anyone, but as a teenager in the Portland Oregon area in the 60's and 70's, (and always out looking for girls), it amazed me someone in the past named a town "Beaverton." As a 16-yr-old I just couldn't understand how someone in the distant past with city-naming powers could have so much incredible foresight looking into the future to name a city reasonably accurately.
     
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  7. robinsong

    robinsong TDPRI Member

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    Climax, Saskatchewan
     
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  8. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Meister

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    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    This might not be humorous ( just odd I guess) but I heard it mentioned today and thought it might fit in here:

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    Swastika, Ontario, was linked to the Mitford family (they owned mines there)the wealthy British family who were in turn linked to the Nazis (Diana Mitford married Oswald Moseley, leader of the British Facist party). Probably not an association the residents make much of these days.
     

  9. BoiseTelecaster

    BoiseTelecaster Tele-Meister

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    May 30, 2014
    Boise Idaho
    Climax, Minnesota is just north of Morehead, Minnesota.
     
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  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    There's a place (not a town really) along the Appalachian Trail, reachable by car called

    Max Patch

    I just like that name. As for some of these overly scatalogical posts, doesn't anyone tire of this sort of thing? Jes Wonderin'.

    If you wanna see a lot of amusing small town names, just pull out an AAA map of Kentucky or West Virginia. Check out the Western part of WV and the Eastern, mountainous parts of KY. Dozens of them, really, sometimes one after another after another in the holler. Diablock, then Avawam, then Wooton, then Smilax, then Cutshin, then Yeaddiss. This sort of thing.
     
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  11. Telegoober

    Telegoober TDPRI Member

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    Near Boring, OR
    In north central Oregon, there's the town mentioned already called Dufur. Not far away is the town of Rufus. I always wanted to start a community midway between the two towns where I could be the first mayor of Doofus, Oregon.....

    A good ways south of there is a town now called Drewsey. It was originally named "Gouge Eye", supposedly because of the way they used to deal with either horse or cattle thieves. The U.S. government made them change their name in order to get a post office.....

    Jimmie
     
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  12. therealfindo

    therealfindo Tele-Holic

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Germany
    In one of the later Grand Tour episodes they take a road trip through Germany from Kissing to Petting and this town in Austria:
    https://goo.gl/maps/gDDoY6unxcq
     
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  13. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    Just passing through, eh?
     
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  14. radiocaster

    radiocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    A toy version of a metal band?

    But to be fair, I bet that was the name of the town much earlier, and they added the band font recently.
     

  15. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    haha no it has nothing to do with mattel

    matellica means someone who is too meticolous & other depending on the dialect :) it's been around since 101 BC, yeah .. just a "couple of years earlier"

    Cheers
     

  16. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire

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    North Bushey, England.
    There's a place between St Albans and Hatfield, England, where I think the bra was invented. It's called Tyttenhanger.
     

  17. memorex

    memorex Tele-Afflicted

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  18. memorex

    memorex Tele-Afflicted

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    Chicago
    fartsville_churchsign.jpg

    The city's supposed to be in Indiana, I don't think the church sign is real.
     
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  19. Matt G

    Matt G Tele-Meister

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    Dec 6, 2012
    Australia
    Here are a few more from Oz that aren't necessarily funny, but are a treat to hear pronounced for the first time by outsiders:

    Woolloomooloo

    Buladelah

    Wangi Wangi​

    And Missouri still has Climax Springs and Knob Noster.
     

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