Funny Place Names in The US

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Yes I admit that I am the kind of person who looks at maps regularly. I enjoy old maps in particular. However, cartographers must laugh at some of these place names. I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. These are by state , and there are more than those listed.

Note: Not all states  are listed

Alabama:

Shorter (I suppose there is a Longer somewhere…)

Alaska:

Dead Horse (kind of fitting for Sarah Palin, no?)

Arizona:

Monkey’s Eyebrow (would be funny if the neighboring town was Monkey’s Butt or Fling Poo)

Why (If I found out why they named this town Why, I would write an article about it)

Colorado:

Hygiene (what of you are not a hygienic person and you live in Hygiene? Shouldn’t it be a law that you must be hygienic or at least brush your teeth and take a shower to live in this town?)

Last Chance

Paradox (It’s quite an enigma!)

Delaware:

Blades

Florida:

Briny Breezes (where your pickles sunbathe nude!)

Frostproof

Lorida (someone had a sense of humor…Lorida, Florida.)

Panacea

Spuds

Two Egg

Yeehaw Junction

Georgia:

Enigma (must’ve met the dude who named Paradox, Colorado.)

Experiment  (I’d be very scared to live here.)

Quitman

Illinois:

Energy

Normal

Indiana:

Buddha (For a country that is mostly Christian, this is humorous.)

Santa Claus

Iowa:

Beebeetown (is this next to CeeCeetown?)

Sac City (a testicle’s paradise)

What Cheer

Kansas:

Gas (F-A-R-T)

Moonlight (and Valentino too?)

Protection

Skiddy (I’d hate to see what’s in their underpants!)

Smileyberg (If you are frowning in Smileyberg do you get fined or jailed?)

Kentucky:

Cut Shin (I assume some idiot cut his leg and thought this would be a great name for a town?)

Jetson

Krypton (someone loved Superman a little too much)

Mummie

Oddville (hey at least they admit to it!)

Ordinary (NEVER!)

Relief (is spelled F-A-R-T)

Shoulderblade (up there with cut shin)

Louisiana:

Dry Prong (if you have dried prongs here you’re in trouble!)

Waterproof

Maryland:

Boring

Crappo (I want to know which person thought Crappo was a good name for a town!)

California

Michigan:

Climax

Gay

Hell (I think I am going there for typing the full word out, but hey)

Saline

Nebraska:

Magnet

New Mexico

Truth or Consequences (Oddly, the only town named after a game show.)

New York:

Cow’s Neck

Flushing

Busti

North Carolina:

Cooleemee

North Dakota

Mott

Hoople (you do realize that Mott the Hoople was a band right?)

Zap

Ohio:

Businessberg

Oklahoma:

Bowlegs

Kremlin

Loco

Happyland (Is that like Smileyville?)

Pennsylvania:

Blue Ball

Bird-in-hand (funny story: I was in Bird-in-Hand with dad and we were at a place and someone asked how it got to be named that, and the man behind the counter told the people to go look at their sister town –Two-in-bush—sadly the people believed the man behind the counter!)

Intercourse

Jugtown

South Carolina:

North

South Dakota:

Tea

Gayville

Pukwana

Texas:

Bangs

Bushland

Camelot

Canadian

Cut and Shoot

Earth

Happy

Needmore (you need more what?)

Notrees

Study Butte

Lawn

Grow (why not make it one town—Lawn Grow or Growlawn…I don’t know.)

Virginia:

Disputanta

Washington:

Aloha

Humptulips

Index

Walla Walla (No bing bang here)

West Virginia:

Acme

Left Hand (I guess their right hands got tired…)

Tornado

Sod (eh, sod off.)

http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/hall/8701/townname.htm

http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/placenames.htm

http://www.dribbleglass.com/Jokes/town-names.htm

 

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