Monday, September 22, 2008

The Oddest City Names in the World

Below is a list of some of the oddest place names on the planet. I can almost guarantee that there are some that are even worse than this but this is all I have to offer. For now.

  1. Cockburn, Western Australia

    -Although this name is often pronounced "Coburn" by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word?

  2. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
    -The Shetland Islands, pronounced "Sh[i]tland Islands" by the locals.

  3. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand
    -Locals just call this hill in Hawke's Bay "Taumata". Wonder why?

  4. Muff, Ireland
    -They have a town called "Muff"? E"Muff" said.

  5. Looneyville, Texas, U.S.
    -Looneyville was named for storekeeper John Looney in the early 1870s.

  6. Titty Hill, Sussex, England
    - I believe it's just north of the "naval" base.

  7. Wetwang, Yorkshire, England
    - Not even going there (literally and figuratively).

  8. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
    - Do you go here if you're from "Wetwang"?

  9. Bald Knob, Arkansas, U.S.
    - Oh the shame of it all.

  10. Hookersville, West Virginia
    - Where do I get my airfare for there?

  11. Hell, Michigan, U.S.
    - And I thought war was hell.

  12. Toad Suck, Arkansas, U.S.
    -With a name like that in Arkansas, explains a lot about Bill Clinton (Wonder if they got the name because of Monica?)

  13. Middelfart, Denmark
    -Considering you can't fart out either cheek, it would have to come from the middle.

  14. Horneytown, North Carolina, U.S.
    Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. One can only assume that, like Hookersville, the
    naming of Horneytown took place long before "horney" meant "aching for a hot piece of a$$" (notice the extra "e").

  15. Whakapapa, New Zealand

    Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the "wh"
    sound is pronounced "f". Say it out loud in the office and see what happens.

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

I went to a rural high school in Cape Breton ... kids from Balls Creek went to the same school. Funny name now that I'm away.

How about Dildo, NF? Or Conception Bay, NF?

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