RobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4813 times:
A village called Amen in the Netherlands, and another called Tiengeboden (Ten Commandments), while Belgium has the irreverently named Oude God (Old God). There is a place called Batman in Turkey. There are two places called Boos in France - in Dutch, Boos = Angry. There is a Brabant in West Virginia - Brabant is a Dutch province.There is a Frankrijk in the Netherlands - in Dutch, Frankrijk = France, also an Engeland = England in Dutch, and remarkably a village called America. On a culinary note, Ham in Kent (UK) is not far from Sandwich. Kirky might like a tot of Rum - Inner Hebrides and Austria. Michigan (USA) has a place called Gay while Belgium has a Groot Homo (Large Homosexual), Klein Homo (Small Homosexual) and Nieuw Homo (New Homosexual). Hopefully all use France's Condom, while Canada has it's Dildo for them to play with.
DeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4790 times:
Monkey's Eyebrow Kentucky
Frog Suck, Wyoming
Ding Dong, Texas and Looneyville Texas for you Bush haters
Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
Hornytown, North Carolina
Actually, a lot of towns are named Whatever Lick like Deer Lick Kentucky, Lizard Lick NC, .
They are names for salt lick locations for animals on major trails that evolved into towns.
Here is BY FAR the best with a picture to proove it is real.
Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
There is also a place here in AK, called Kakhonak, Alaska. Pronounced Cock-A-knock. Which goes along with the childish game that gets played, of hey...where is the prettiest place in Alaska? other guy says, I dont know. Then you smack him in the balls and say Kakhonak! Same premise for the the capital of Thailand...Bangkok.
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
There is a place in France called Pyla which has the largest sand dune in Europe. Pila in Portuguese means dick. It has a lot of stores with that name on it, like "Pyla off-road" (for the adventurous ones) but by far my favourite is a sign I saw for a supermarket on a main road, pointing to another road and saying "Super Pyla"
Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
I work there and I've no clue how this place got it's name:
There are 5 people (permanent), 5000 oil workers (transient), 1000 caribou, 20 grizzlies, a dozen polar bears, hundred of thousands of birds . . . and not one gawddamn horse . . . dead or alive
Legend says, at the outbreak of WW2, the resident shortened the name form Tokyo, Alaska to Tok - the apparent reasons are obvious.
Skagway, Alaska. In Tlingit Indian it apparently means Home of the North Wind. Now, having grown up there I can attest to the wind. And having visited since adulthood, I can vouch for the Skags as well . . .