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Postby Leepaidamba » Mon May 30, 2011 8:36 am

France Deux wrote:Kuttehoven (Belgium). Translated it would be something like Cuntyards.

More like "Cunt Farms".
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Postby Katganistan » Mon May 30, 2011 8:36 am

Kalaspia-Shimarata wrote:I thought we should have a thread about stupid place names.
This is a real place in Austria...
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An other real place...(If only the Austrians knew what this one meant):
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Man, these Austrians sure don't speak English...
Anyway, what are some funny names you have come across?

Actually, they DO speak English, along with German, and quite probably Swiss and a smattering of other languages from nations surrounding them.

What kind of silly names are Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby, Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi Cabramatta, Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, Jimcumbilly, Humpybong and Foul Bay?

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Postby Wilfred Test » Mon May 30, 2011 8:38 am

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Postby Katganistan » Mon May 30, 2011 8:44 am

Beinai wrote:I think I remember flooding in a place called Cockermouth. There's a small coucil flat building called Brown John Court in my town. I 've heard of Dildo in Canada and Middle Intercourse Island near somewhere like Australia. I knew someone from a village called Haseley Knob.


Not to mention Blue Ball, Bird in Hand, Mount Joy, Intercourse and Paradise, all in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.

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Postby Wilgrove » Mon May 30, 2011 8:56 am

There's a town in North Carolina named "Welcome".

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Postby Thrinia » Mon May 30, 2011 8:56 am

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Postby Cyborg Holland » Mon May 30, 2011 8:59 am

Wilgrove wrote:There's a town in North Carolina named "Welcome".


What a nice sounding plce
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Postby Britcan » Mon May 30, 2011 9:05 am

Bangkok, Thailand.

How has no one mentioned that?

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Postby Zairoon » Mon May 30, 2011 12:40 pm

Mature Related wrote:There's a town called "Shrek 2" in India.


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Postby Motuka » Mon May 30, 2011 1:03 pm

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Fischermann wrote:Cockfosters, England.

Man, those Brits sure don't speak English..

"This is a Piccadilly line service to Cockfosters"

It's "This is a [mechanical pause] Piccadilly line service to [mechanical pause] Cockfosters."

Sadly, when journeying on the tube I tend to memorise those announcements and attempt to say them in sync with the voice synthesizer.

I should get an mp3 player or something :|
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Postby Daistallia 2104 » Mon May 30, 2011 2:30 pm

Motuka wrote:It's "This is a [mechanical pause] Piccadilly line service to [mechanical pause] Cockfosters."

Sadly, when journeying on the tube I tend to memorise those announcements and attempt to say them in sync with the voice synthesizer.

I should get an mp3 player or something :|


Heh - back in Japan, at least in Osaka, that was something usually associated with the mentally ill - there was a noticable tendency for some mentally ill people to repeat train announcements letter perfect in a loud voice, often in sync with the actual announcements.
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Postby Neu Leonstein » Mon May 30, 2011 3:04 pm

Daistallia 2104 wrote:Heh - back in Japan, at least in Osaka, that was something usually associated with the mentally ill - there was a noticable tendency for some mentally ill people to repeat train announcements letter perfect in a loud voice, often in sync with the actual announcements.

They are hypnotic.

Anyway, a company is trying to market a light ale using the town. As someone pointed out, light or bright in German means "hell"... you can see where this is going.

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Postby Tawny Port » Mon May 30, 2011 3:12 pm

In Saskatchewan, Canada there is Indian Head and Climax.
In Manitoba, we have the town of Souris (French for rat).
In Newfoundland, they have Dildo and Come by Chance.
In North Yorkshire, they have a Giggleswick. hehehe :)
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Postby Staenwald » Mon May 30, 2011 3:21 pm

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Postby Staenwald » Mon May 30, 2011 3:25 pm

Neu Leonstein wrote:
Daistallia 2104 wrote:Heh - back in Japan, at least in Osaka, that was something usually associated with the mentally ill - there was a noticable tendency for some mentally ill people to repeat train announcements letter perfect in a loud voice, often in sync with the actual announcements.

They are hypnotic.

Anyway, a company is trying to market a light ale using the town. As someone pointed out, light or bright in German means "hell"... you can see where this is going.

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Postby Staenwald » Mon May 30, 2011 3:25 pm

Tawny Port wrote:In Saskatchewan, Canada there is Indian Head and Climax.
In Manitoba, we have the town of Souris (French for rat).
In Newfoundland, they have Dildo and Come by Chance.
In North Yorkshire, they have a Giggleswick. hehehe :)

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Postby Tawny Port » Mon May 30, 2011 3:31 pm

In Saskatchewan, it takes about 4 hours to get from Indian Head to Climax.
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Postby Staenwald » Mon May 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Tawny Port wrote:In Saskatchewan, Canada there is Indian Head and Climax.
In Manitoba, we have the town of Souris (French for rat).
In Newfoundland, they have Dildo and Come by Chance.
In North Yorkshire, they have a Giggleswick. hehehe :)

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Postby Forsakia » Mon May 30, 2011 4:09 pm

Most of the 'cocks' in british placenames refer to cockerels. Cock fighting used to be hugely popular so got remembered in a lot of names.

I'm quite fond of Westward Ho! (the exclamation mark is part of the name).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Ho!
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Postby Gaiso » Mon May 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Forsakia wrote:Most of the 'cocks' in british placenames refer to cockerels. Cock fighting used to be hugely popular so got remembered in a lot of names.

I'm quite fond of Westward Ho! (the exclamation mark is part of the name).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Ho!

That is a very enthusiastic town.

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Postby Aurora-Nova » Mon May 30, 2011 5:29 pm

I'm sure Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Climax, Saskatchewan have probably been brought up. One of my all-time favorite place names has to be Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!. It's stupid, but it's also uniquely awesome.
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Postby Marcheria » Mon May 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Just go into Amish Country. There are towns called Intercourse, Blueballs...


They sell souvenir T-Shirts there saying I <3 Intercourse....
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Postby Alevuss » Mon May 30, 2011 5:36 pm

Kalaspia-Shimarata wrote:Man, these Austrians sure don't speak English...


:rofl: I am probably laughing way harder than what is acceptable at this statement.

I always sort of thought it was funny that Georgia (U.S. state) and Georgia (Country) had the same name. I can't really top anything already stated in this thread.
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Postby Costa Fiero » Mon May 30, 2011 10:18 pm

Wilfred Test wrote:In New Zealand there's a Whakapapa, the reason why this is so stupid is because 'Wh' is pronounced 'F' in Maori.


There's also Whakatane. Though I'm not sure that's funny in any way.

There's the capital, Wellington and Nightcaps which are names of actual places.

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