07 November 2008

Copout: America's Worst-Named Cities

Sorry folks, I need to beg a little more time to finish writing up an account of the Obama rally, as requested, but it should be noted that I'm not promising anything groundbreaking.

In the meantime, inspired by a few of the communities mentioned in all this campaign fuss, please enjoy this list of American cities that should probably consider a name change, for various reasons:

1. Smut Eye, Alabama
2. Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
3. Lynchburg, Virginia
4. Toadsuck, Arkansas
5. Little Compton, Rhode Island
6. Frannie, Wyoming
7. Phil Campbell, Alabama
8. Mound City, Illinois
9. Willacoochie, Georgia
10. Euren, Wisconsin

I know there are more out there, so fire away if you've got some.

43 comments:

Rikki said...

Eyebrow, Saskatchewan.

I am pretty sure it wasn't mentioned in the campaign, but it is a ridiculous name.

miko564 said...

I shall totally ignore the point of your list, and go in the opposite direction.

The best name EVER for a town.

Intercourse, PA
(Crazy ass Pennsylvania Dutch)

The best part, is that Intercourse, PA is just North of Paradise, PA.

Just wanted to share that, and when else would I get the chance?

miko564 said...

Oh, and Intercourse is just South of Blue Ball, PA. Not kidding, look it up on the map...

Middle Aged Woman said...

Sorry, can't add to the list...I'm busy packing for Pennsylvania.

Middle Aged Woman said...

Oh, wait. I forgot, there's a Climax, Michigan.

Always Home and Uncool said...

I'm fond of Dumfries, VA. But calling it a city is a stretch. More like a junkyard between the mountains and the highway.

Threeboys1mommy said...

Cucamonga! No... wait Krusty was right, that is funny.

Cucamonga! tee hee hee.

MamaNeena said...

I don't think I live that far from Willacoochie. That explains so much!

Tara R. said...

Don't leave out Wartburg, Tennessee.

Miss Grace said...

I was never a huge fan of Joe, Montana.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Embarass Wisconsin. There is also an Embarass, Minnesota. Are they equally embarassing? Probably.

Swirl Girl said...

I just googled this and the worst one is

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand

and followed by a close second by Wetwang, England

Black Hockey Jesus said...

Dude. Don't talk smack about Little Compton. They'll put a little cap in your ass.

Kori said...

Can one stop through Climax, Michigan on the way to Intercourse and Paradise?

Brittany said...

Um, Kori, i think you need to hit up Intercourse before heading to Climax....unless you are just in it for the foreplay.

Mary said...

I always hear about Podunk Junction but I don't know if it's real or made up.

Joe said...

Lynchburg, Virginia is bad? What about Lynchburg, Tennessee?

There's a Hell, Michigan. Lot of nearby folk will take their tax returns to the post office there, so that the postmark stamp says Hell before it goes to the IRS.

Irish Gumbo said...

Hey, don't forget Bumpass, Virginia! Too bad that's not near to Climax or Intercourse, although it COULD be (grin).

I used to live and go to school in good ol' Virginny, drove near Dumfries and through Lynchburg quite often. I remember finding it ironic that the Moral Majority headquarters was in Lynchburg!

Funny post!

Katie said...

Ok, this isn't a town. There is however, a "Squirrel Level Road" in North Carolina.

burnedbutawesome said...

Wetwang England is my favorite. Holy Jeebus this list is funny.

Lori said...

I think Nipple Utah might be fun to visit. Wonder what the water tower looks like.

Vodka Mom said...

omg those were classic. My kids and I still giggle when we drive by Middlesex. we do!

Stefanie said...

Aren't you forgetting Herpes, IA?

Or maybe I just made that up. But, you never know it might give some town officials an idea.

Stefanie said...

And with Intercourse, Climax, and Blueballs it's just a matter of time until there's a Clamydia, PA

Aliceson said...

How about Athelstane, WI?
when we were kids we would always chuckle when we saw the sign.
Great list!

muskrat said...

Dammit, I was going to say Intercourse, too, but I'm too late. I have a picture of myself in front of that road sign.

There's a Bat Cave, NC.

There's a Bucksnort, TN.

There's a Slapout, AL.

There's Two Egg, FL.

Mama Dawg said...

Isn't there a Hell, MI? If so, that's gotta be the COOLEST name ever.

"Dude, I'm going to Hell...Hell, MI, bra!"

Cant Hardly Wait said...

I'm jumping ship and moving to Toadsuck.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Cumming, Georgia!

ali said...

You beat me at Toadsuck! We also have a Booger Holler but who doesn't in the south?

Anonymous said...

Some Canadian cities have odd names too!

e.g. Spread Eagle and Dildo... both in Newfoundland

Anonymous said...

Some Canadian cities have odd names too!

e.g. Spread Eagle and Dildo... both in Newfoundland

jill said...

How about Weedpatch, Ca. or Los Banos, Ca (thats the bathroom in Spanish) by the way thanks for stopping by my blog

beth said...

Some with a political flare:
George, Washington; Bushland, Texas; Boob Creek, Alaska; Black Butte, Oregon and Why, Arizona.

(No offensive meant to anyone)

TerriRainer said...

I also like Toadsuck...it's just way out there! What kind of weirdo thought that up?

:) Terri

Midwest Mom said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! But I must say, you forgot an important horrible city name...

(drum roll)

Athol, Massachusetts.

Really killer if you have a lisp.

Shannon said...

All of these fine cities are in the great state of TN:

Frog Jump
Owl Hoot
Sweet Lips
Lick Skillet

Kat Harris said...

I've been to Booger Holler. I've also been to Pickle Gulch, Colo. Don't forget about Worms, Nebraska.

Mac from Motorcycle Fairings said...

I think every country has weird names that make sound funny even for the local citizens. Good observation.

playnnotes said...

Weed, CA.. Not too funny until you find out is where they really grow weed! Legally. :) Who knew.

Reinvent Dad said...

HMMM, I'm trying to think of bad-named towns in California. Most are Spanish names and I have no clue what they mean. I do know that Chico, CA (where I went to college) brought about some laughs from my Spanish speaking friends as it means "boy"....and therefore I went to "boy state U"

Sam_I_am said...

Ahhhh, there are reasons why I love living in Pennsylvania... We also have a town called Eighty-Four.

Rena said...

Dildo, Newfoundland
Blow Me Down, Newfoundland
Crotch Lake, Ontario
F**king, Austria
French Lick, Indiana
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

This is a hilarious list!