Today my friend Jesse sent me this link to a list (oh, how I love lists!) of the 22 worst city names in the world, courtesy of Jane Copland… and I’m so freakin’ amused!
#8. Hell, Michigan
The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humour about their home’s unfortunate name. Although, I’m sure there’s some midwestern idiots in Hell who get all offended and defensive when the town shows up on lists like this. I’m looking forward to reading their insightful emails and comments.
#13. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
If I were mayor of Spread Eagle, I’d be making diplomatic advances towards the city leaders over in Wetwang to form a Sister-City relationship. Or maybe more of a Platonic-Friends-City relationship. After that, we’d just take thing slow and see what happened.
#17. Titty Hill, Sussex, England
Falling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of… Sounds like a Hugh Grant movie location, doesn’t it?
What’s even better than the author’s list of 22 are the extra submissions in the comments from people worldwide. Also in the comments was this Drivl.com link to the author’s original list, with another array of wonderful comments and submissions…
It seems Pennsylvania has some pretty great groan-worthy city names: Blueball, Intercourse, Bird in Hand, Stalker, Panic, Zip Down and Jugtown. Let’s not forget Accident, Maryland. Apparently, ‘noname2001’ wants us all to know that Newfoundland, Canada has the most unusual collection of place names in the world with gems like: Jerry’s Nose, Come by Chance, Blow Me Down, Ha Ha Bay, Dildo, Famish Gut, Misery Point, Bacon Cove, Horse Chops, Little Cat Arm and Goblin. Leave the USA and find Uratiti, New Zealand. *giggle* Want to go one better? Apparently Canada, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan and Minnesota all have a city called Climax.