Most bizarre town names for each state

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  1. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Nimrod, MN and Dumfries, VA are two of my favorites.
     
  2. cdface

    cdface Active Member

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    I also think of this one in the funny/awkward genre:

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  3. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    There is also a Cumming GA
     
  4. nfrine

    nfrine Well-Known Member

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  5. NetflixAndClone

    NetflixAndClone Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised cumming didn't make the list.
     
  6. DandyCyclone

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    Sac Liquor is the best business name ever.
     
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  7. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    Booger hole? I can almost hear Dueling Banjos. WV, you are so special, both good and bad.
     
  8. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    When I was travelling through Arkansas I had to stop and get a Toad Suck Harley shirt
     
  9. TXCyclones

    TXCyclones Well-Known Member

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    When we lived VA we always loved the road sign for that exit.
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  10. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Yes!!!!! I feel like we already had this conversation but can't remember how or why it came up. I lived in the Hampton Roads area and made many treks up 95 to DC. We always appreciated that sign.
     
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  11. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    Oregon has quite the variety...perhaps some of the folks from Boring found a solution to their problem and started up Wankers Corner???

    37. Oregon
    Boring, Bridal Veil, Climax, Dead Ox Flat, Drain, Idiotville (ghost town), Plush, Remote, Riddle, Starvation Heights, Sublimity, Tangent, Voltage, Wankers Corner, Zigzag
     
  12. VeloClone

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    Right up there with Beaver Liquors in Vail.
     
  13. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Chevy Chase, md. One town in Montana renamed there town Joe for like a week when Joe a Montana retired.
     
  14. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, lots of Native American names out here. I think it's kinda cool, though I sound like a derp when I visit places for the first time.
     
  15. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    And up here, too. (Minnesota)

    Minnesota is actually from the Sioux words for "cloudy water" or "sky tinted water".
     
  16. ImJustKCClone

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    I had a postcard from years ago that had all kinds of names on it, with two people on it & all kinds of question marks. The captain read something like "We're in Washington. We'd tell you where we are, but we can't pronounce it!".

    People always seem to get the accent on the wrong syllable too, like "TACK-oh-mah" and "Yuh-KEE-muh" for Tacoma & Yakima...totally backwards!

    When I first started working here and was dealing with names in Iowa, I struggled with alternative pronunciations like "Peeroo" and "NuhVAYduh". But I really butchered the heck out of pronouncing the tribal names here with "MAAA-ko-KEE-tuh" (Maquoketa). :)
     
  17. bellzisu

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    They sold I love Cumming panties a long time ago.
     
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  18. Cyclones_R_GR8

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  19. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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    Hey the car was was simply called Sac Wash.
     
  20. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    My dad grew up in Sleepy Eye. Not missing much there.
     

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