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Are there any towns in your area that have funny names?

Give an example of a strange town name in your area.

Where did the name come from?

Who named the town?

Why do you think it is strange?

We live near a town called EdCouch (the accent is on the first syllable). I have never seen a town with a last name before. In addition, it is next to another small town and the two are often hyphenated as EdCouch-Elsa.
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Pronounced Can-a-jo-hairy. The area I live in is rich in Native American history. It is one of the earliest areas of the country to be settled and colonized. Much of the American Revolutionary War took place here. The Iroquois Indian nation heavily populated much of the state. The Mohawk tribe, a part of the Iroquois nation lived here. The name Canajoharie comes from the Mohawk language. It translates to "the pot that washes itself". This comes from a swimming hole located here that is part of the Canajoharie Creek. This swimming hole is quite big maybe 25 feet across and perfectly circular. The turbulence from the creek causes the water in the swimming hole to constantly rotate . Hence the name "the pot that washes itself".
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  • shenyanggerry by shenyang...
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    I'm staying right now in a Chinese town whose name is pronounced Bite-a-Poo. That unusual enough?
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  • Chonsie by Chonsie
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    Since the UK comprise a very small territory, these (unwittingly rude) towns are all very close to mine:

    100 Jeffries Passage, Surrey
    99 Prince Albert Court, Surrey
    98 Nork Rise, Surrey
    97 Brown Willy, Cornwall - Cornwall's highest point! (phwoooor!)
    96 Great Tosson, Northumberland
    95 Trump Street, London
    94 St. Mellons, Cardiff
    93 Percy Passage, London
    92 Booty Lane, North Yorkshire
    91 Nether Wallop, Hampshire
    90 Honeypot Lane, Leicestershire
    89 Mudchute, London
    88 Juggs Close, East Sussex
    87 Cockermouth Green, Newcastle
    86 Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire
    85 Cock and Bell Lane, Suffolk
    84 Little Bushey Lane, Hertfordshire
    83 Titlington Mount, Northumberland
    82 Slippery Lane, Staffordshire
    81 Hooker Road, Norwich
    80 Cumloden Court, Dumfries and Galloway
    79 Tinkerbush Lane, Oxfordshire
    78 Ugley, Essex
    77 Pratts Bottom, Kent
    76 Ramsbottom Lane, Greater Manchester
    75 Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
    74 Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire
    73 Upper Dicker, East Sussex
    72 Swell, Somerset
    71 Bladda, Paisley
    70 Snatchup, Hertfordshire
    69 Spital in the Street, Lincolnshire
    68 Shingay *** Wendy, Buckinghamshire
    67 Pump Alley, Middlesex
    66 Old Sodom Lane, Wiltshire
    65 Long Lover Lane, Halifax
    64 East Breast, Inverclyde
    63 ***** Mount, Suffolk
    62 Staines , Surrey
    61 Crapstone, Devon
    60 Three Cocks, Powys
    59 Feltwell, Norfolk
    58 Pant, Shropshire
    57 Balls Cross, West Sussex
    56 Ogle Close, Merseyside
    55 Friars Entry, Oxfordshire
    54 North Piddle, Worcestershire
    53 Mincing Lane, London
    52 Bottoms Fold, Lancashire
    51 Backside Lane, Oxfordshire
    50 Winkle Street, Southampton
    49 Wham Bottom Lane, Lancashire
    48 Upperthong, West Yorkshire
    47 Tosside, Lancashire
    46 The Furry, Cornwall
    45 Lower Swell, Gloucestershire
    44 Lickers Lane, Merseyside
    43 Honey Knob Hill, Wiltshire
    42 Boghead, Ayrshire
    41 The Bush, Buckinghamshire
    40 Hill o'Many Stanes, Scotland
    39 Grope Lane, Shropshire
    38 Willey, Warwickshire
    37 Happy Bottom, Dorset
    36 Feltham Close, Hampshire
    35 The Knob, Oxfordshire
    34 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool
    33 Titty Ho, Northamptonshire
    32 Crotch Cresent, Oxfordshire
    31 Blairmuckhole & Forestdyke road, Lanarkshire
    30 Pant-y-Felin Road, Swansea
    29 Beef Lane, Oxfordshire
    28 Merkins Avenue, West Dumbartonshire
    27 Pork Lane, Essex
    26 Moisty Lane, Staffordshire
    25 Wetwang, East Yorkshire
    24 Scratchy Bottom, Dorset
    23 Swallow Passage, London
    22 Lickey End, Worcestershire
    21 Bitchfield, Lincolnshire
    20 Spanker Lane, Derbyshire
    19 Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire
    18 Lickfold, West Sussex
    17 Dick Court, Lanarkshire
    16 Beaver Close, Surrey
    15 Fanny Avenue, Derbyshire
    14 Cockshoot Close, Oxfordshire
    13 Inchinnan Drive, Renfrewshire
    12 Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire
    11 Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire
    10 Slag Lane, Merseyside
    9 Shitterton, Dorset
    8 Back Passage, London
    7 Fingringhoe, Essex
    6 Muff, Northern Ireland
    5 Sandy Balls, Hampshire
    4 Twatt, Orkney
    3 Bell End, Birmingham
    2 Minge Lane, Worcestershire
    1 Cocks, Cornwall

    ---Other British towns that might want to change their names include:

    Queen's Colon, Middlesex
    Fucknob, Hampshire
    Take That's Collective Perineum, Dorset
    Fudgepack upon Humber, Humberside
    Saggy Scrotum Cross ,Kent
    Horncastle, Linconshire
    Deeping St James ,Lincolnshire
    Three Legged Cross,Dorset
    Wool, Dorset
    Puddletown,Dorset -- Home of the Puddletown Incontinence Centre and Lying-In-Hospital;
    Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester -- Makes the list with the city father's decision to rename it "Ashton under Demi" in light of recent celebrity news;

    There are similar lists for America, I believe...


  • lachus by lachus
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    Connecticut has some interesting place names. Skipping over Sodom (for obvious reasons), there’s:

    1. Headquarters. Up in the backwoods of Litchfield. It’s on all the state maps but, if you go there...there’s nothing, just 2 roads that cross in the woods. But once upon a time it was the staging area for Litchfield County troops in the Civil War. They would organize there and then march down the mountain to the railroad to ship out.

    2. Dodgingtown. In Newtown, right on the Bethel border. Back in the olden days, when town lines were not really well established the residents used to scam the town tax collectors there. If the Bethel tax collector showed up they claimed to be in Newtown, if the Newtown collector showed up, they claimed to be in Bethel.

    3. Bedlam. Located in the town of Chaplin...probably the lowest key, laidbackest town in the state.
  • Corine by Corine
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    ...which is Cheshire in England, there is a small hamlet near the town of Knutsford called Lower Peover!