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Funny Town Names and Locations

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    15. Avenue Road
    Location: Toronto, Ontario

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    Avenue Road is a major north-to-south running street in Toronto, Ontario.
    The road is a continuation of University Avenue, linked to it via Queen's
    Park Circle East and West. Many Canadians consider the name of the street
    unusual and contradictory-sounding. Robert Fulford once wrote that it
    "sounded like an identity crisis with pavement." There is a joke about how
    Avenue Road got its name. According to local legend, Lieutenant Governor
    John Graves Simcoe was surveying the old town of York and came to a
    spot on Bloor Street and pointed north. He said (in an English accent),
    "Let's 'av a new road!"

    However, Avenue Road is a common street name elsewhere, notably
    London, where at least 40 streets bear this name. The word Avenue in
    British-English means a row of trees, hence Avenue Road means a street
    lined with trees. In Canadian English avenue is synonymous with the word
    street.

    14. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
    Location: Webster, Massachusetts

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    Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is a lake
    located in the town of Webster, Massachusetts. The lake is near the
    Connecticut border. It holds the longest place name in the U.S. and the 6th
    longest in the world. Many people refer to the body of water as Lake
    Chaubunagungamaug or Webster Lake. The original name comes from
    Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, and is believed to mean, "Fishing Place at
    the Boundaries -- Neutral Meeting Grounds."

    The lake was an important fishing spot on the borders of several tribal
    territories. Many paths of the Great Trail system start and end at the lake.
    For this reason the area was often used as a meeting place. Webster Lake
    has 7 or 8 islands. Some of the islands have houses and are habitable,
    while others are extremely small and uninhabitable.

    13. DISH
    Location: Denton County, Texas

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    DISH, Texas is a small town located in the U.S. state of Texas. On
    November 16, 2005 the town's name was changed from Clark to DISH. In
    exchange for renaming the town to DISH, all 181 residents were given free
    basic television service for ten years. They were also given free DVR
    technology from DISH Network. At the time, there was no formal opposition
    to renaming Clark, and twelve citizens attended the council meeting to
    support the measure.

    12. Knob Lick
    Location: St. Francois County, Missouri

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    Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in southern St. Francois County,
    Missouri. It is located on U.S. Route 67 about eight miles south of
    Farmington. The community was named in 1876 for the nearby Knob Lick
    Mountain. In the Ozarks, knob typically refers to an isolated summit, and lick
    is a natural salt lick or salt spring. In the past, the St Louis and Iron Mountain
    Railroad had a stop at Knob Lick that was a shipping point for granite mines.

    11. Lost
    Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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    Lost is a tiny village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a population of less than
    two dozen people. It lies 40 miles west of Aberdeen in the Cairngorm
    Mountains. Despite its small population, the families of Lost are famed for
    their strength and fighting honor. The name comes from the Gaelic word for
    "inn". Today the hamlet has a few houses, a war memorial and a farm.

    Due to its unusual name and the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere, the
    area has received unwanted publicity through tourist guidebooks. The town
    has also suffered from regular thefts of street signs. Each street sign costs
    approximately £100 (US$200) to replace. As a result, the Aberdeenshire
    Council tried to change its name to Lost Farm; however, in the face of strong
    local opposition, the village's traditional name was reinstated.
    10. Westward Ho!
    Location: Devon, England

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    Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England. The
    village's name comes from the title of Charles Kingsley's novel Westward
    Ho! (1855). The exclamation mark in the name is intentional and it is the
    only such place in the British Isles with that emphasis, although Saint-Louis-
    du-Ha! Ha!, Quebec, shares the distinction of having an exclamation mark in
    its name. Development of the village began ten years after the 1855
    Kingsley novel was published, in order to satisfy the Victorian's passion for
    seaside vacations..

    9. Truth or Consequences
    Location: Sierra County, New Mexico

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    Truth or Consequences is a spa city located in Sierra County, New Mexico.
    As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,289. The town was originally
    named Hot Springs, however the city changed its name to Truth or
    Consequences, the title of a popular NBC radio program. In 1950, Ralph
    Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences announced
    that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the
    show.

    Hot Springs, NM won the honor. Ralph Edwards traveled to the city during
    the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. The annual event was
    called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show.
    The city still celebrates Fiesta each year during the first weekend of May.

    8. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
    Location: Island of Anglesey in Wales

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    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village and
    community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait
    next to the Britannia Bridge and across from Bangor. The town‘s name is
    commonly shortened to Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll. The village is best known
    for its name, the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest in the
    world. According to the 2001 census, the population of the village is 3,040,
    with 76% of the people speaking Welsh fluently.

    It is the fifth largest settlement on Anglesey Island by population. Tourists
    often stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign.
    People also like to visit the nearby Visitors' Centre or have their passports
    stamped at a local shop. The name of the village officially means: St Mary's
    Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the swirling whirlpool of the
    church of St Tysilio with a red cave.

    7. Toad Suck
    Location: Perry County, Arkansas

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    Toad Suck is an unincorporated community in Perry County, Arkansas,
    United States. According to a local website, the town got its name from a
    common quotation in regards to the captains and crew of steamboats that
    traveled the Arkansas River, "They suck on the bottle 'til they swell up like
    toads." Toad Suck Daze is an annual fair that raises funds for scholarships.
    It is held in Conway, Arkansas. The fair was first organized in 1982 and has
    been held annually since.

    6. Blue Balls
    Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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    Blue Ball is an unincorporated community in Lancaster County, near the town
    of New Holland, Pennsylvania. The name, though often considered sexually
    suggestive, actually comes from the Blue Ball Hotel, which stood on the
    southeast corner of the PA 23-US 322 crossroads. The inn is no longer
    standing and was torn down in 1997 after more than 200 years in service. A
    popular t-shirt in the 1990s read "It's hard living in Blue Balls, Pennsylvania."
    That's not true.

    5. Dildo
    Location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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    Dildo is a town on the island of Newfoundland in the province of
    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Dildo has a long history, going as far
    back as 2000 BC when aboriginal people resided at Anderson's Cove. Dildo
    has a fast-growing tourist industry, on account of the town's unusual name.
    Dildo offers great scenery and fun, with several bed and breakfasts, eating
    establishments, and the Dildo Museum interpretive centre.

    4. Shades of Death Road
    Location: Warren County, New Jersey

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    Shades of Death road, sometimes referred to locally as just Shades, is a
    two-lane rural road that is about seven miles (11.2 km) in length. It is located
    in central Warren County, New Jersey. Several explanations have been
    given for the road's strange name, none of which has ever been confirmed.
    The name of the road has given rise to many local legends about ghosts
    and other paranormal activity. This has brought many tourists to the area.

    Two locations along Shades of Death road are said to be good places to
    see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. They are Ghost Lake and
    The Fairy Hole, which is a small cave. Others have reported strange events
    on Lenape Lane, which is an unpaved one-lane dead-end street about three
    quarter mile (1.1 km) in length running eastward off Shades of Death road.

    3. Gropecunt Lane


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    Gropecunt Lane was a street name used in English towns and cities during
    the Middle Ages. It is believed to be a reference to the prostitution rings that
    were centered in those areas. The earliest known use of the word was
    1230. It appears to have been derived as a compound of the two words.
    Both of these words were commonly used during the Middle Ages until the
    eighteenth century.

    Streets that were given the name were often in the busiest parts of medieval
    towns. The name was once common in England. However, changes in
    attitude resulted in it being replaced by more innocuous versions such as
    Grape Lane. Gropecunt was last recorded as a street name in 1561. Magpie
    Lane in Oxford was once known as Gropecunt Lane.

    2. No Place
    Location: County Durham, England


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    No Place is a small village near the town of Stanley in County Durham,
    England. It is home to an award-winning real ale pub, the Beamish Mary Inn
    and lies near the Beamish Mary coal pit. The origin of the village's unusual
    name is uncertain; however, theories have suggested a shortening of "North
    Place," "Near Place," or "Nigh Place." Other people have pointed out that
    the original houses of the village stood on a boundary between two parishes,
    neither of which would accept the village.

    The Derwentside Council tried to change the name of the village to Co-
    operative Villas in 1983; however, they were met with strong protests from
    local residents. Today the city signs read both No Place and Co-operative
    Villas.

    1. ****ing
    Location: Innviertel Region of Western Upper Austria

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    ****ing is a town in the municipality of Tarsdorf, in western Upper Austria.
    The village is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) north of Salzburg and four
    kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the German border. Despite having a population
    of only 104 people, the village has become famous for its name, particularly
    in the English-speaking world. Its road signs are a popular attraction for
    visitors, and the signs were often stolen by souvenir-hunting tourists until
    2005 when they were modified to be theft-resistant. It is believed that the
    settlement was founded around the 6th century by Focko, a Bavarian
    nobleman. The existence of the village was documented for the first time in
    1070 and historical records show that some twenty years later the lord's
    name was Adalpertus de Fucingin.

    ****ing's most famous feature are four traffic signs with its name on it,
    beside which tourists still stop to have their photograph taken. The local
    residents, the ****ingers, did not become aware of the notoriety of their
    town's name until World War II when American and British soldiers started
    coming around to take pictures. In July 2009 it was announced that the
    village would be installing numerous CCTV cameras in an attempt to deter
    summertime tourists from filming themselves having sexual intercourse in
    front of the ****ing signs. In 2010, a German brewery began marketing a
    beer named "****ing Hell." They claim the beer is actually named after the
    Austrian village ****ing and the German term for pale lager, Hell.
     
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    niongezee hata majina ya ajabu ya watu?
     
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    1. lutanigwa Lutasagwa
    2. Mloshindo Ilimonzila
     
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    More funy names

    Sugar Tit, South Carolina
    Cockup, Cumbria, England
    Anus, France

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    Disappointment, Kentucky
    Blowhard, Australia
    Clit, Romania

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    Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario
    Upper Dicker, East Sussex
    Pity Me, Durham, England

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    Boogertown, North Carolina
    Nameless, Tennessee
    Nasty, Hertfordshire, England

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    Paint Lick, Kentucky
    Intercourse, Pennsylvania

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    Cockburn, Western Australia
    Al-Qaeda, Yemen
    Swastika, Ontario

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    Middelfart, Denmark
    Asbestos,Quebec
    Boring, Oregon

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    Big Bone Lick State Park
    Location: Boone County, Kentucky

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    ha ha ha ha@Mwali, njoo umeokoe EMT leo ameamka na majina ya ajabu.
     
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    Una ubatizo?
     
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    Nimeghairi, nimeshapata jina hapa nimelipenda. tena litamfaa Erotica, Clit Intercourse.

     
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    Loh EMT haya majina mbona mgogoro lol
     
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    Kivipi tena mkuu? Ndo maskani ya watu huko.


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    Hilo jina not sexy!! hio post nimependea tu sabb imenilita kwa EMT

    ambaye nili mu miss na kulikua na hati hati ya kumuota asingeonekana soon.
     
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    nasikia yule puppy wako huwa unampeleka hapa kwa matibabu

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    dah yana majina ya ajabu sana loh huwe kuaga kuwa unaenda mji fulani
     
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    Sorry kama ulikuwa kwenye hiki kitaa.


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    teh teh teh. nilikua huko huko.
     
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    Mambo iko huko bana. karibu

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    ha ha ha ha, EMT, leo umedata

    nimecheka mno lol
     
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    Nyoko yako. Hivi wilaya ya Yumbe ipo mkoa gani?

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    Location, location, location


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    hahahaaa EMT we ni kiboko ya njia kiukweli!
     
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