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    Default The 22 Worst Place Names in the World

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    22. Cockburn, Western Australia
    Although this name is often pronounced "Coburn" by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word? Oh, how it burns.

    21. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
    The Shetland Islands, pronounced "Shitland Islands" if you have an accent like mine, make up a happy little area north of Scotland where it's too cold for trees to grow. I am related to approximately half the population of the Shetland Islands, share a last name with a quarter of them, and can probably trace my ancestry back to Twatt if I try hard enough. The pride!

    20. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakit anatahu, New Zealand
    Locals call this hill in Hawke's Bay "Taumata" because... Well. Just because.

    19. Muff, Ireland
    We here at Drivl love puerile humour. They have a town called Muff. Har har har.

    18. Looneyville, Texas, United States
    Little Looneyville was named for storekeeper John Looney in the early 1870s. But who gives a shit. This is a hilarious name for a town in the state that brought us Dallas, the Bush Twins and Waco. How awkward must that be when you go to college? "Hey guys, my name's Sue and I'm from Looneyville!"

    17. Titty Hill, Sussex, England
    Falling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of...

    16. Thong, Kent, England
    Which actually is south-east of...

    15. Gravesend, Kent, England
    Oh, come on, England. Graves End? What a nasty, depressing little name. You could have at least gone all the way with this one and called it Corpse Feet.

    14. Wetwang, Yorkshire... yep! England again!
    Okay, so I'll cut England some slack. It's an old country. You know, if the United States is Google, then England is IBM. Their country is older than fucking dirt. They can't be blamed for having names that sound funny in 2007. But this is kind of ridiculous. Wetwang? I'm surprised they don't have towns called Squishy Vagina or Infected Scrotum.

    13. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
    If I were mayor of Spread Eagle, I'd be making diplomatic advances towards the city leaders over in Wetwang to form a Sister-City relationship. Or maybe more of a Platonic-Friends-City relationship. After that, we'd just take thing slow and see what happened.

    12. Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
    Well, I guess it's better than Hairy Knob. I assume England already has that one covered.

    11. Cockup, Cumbria, England
    Cumbria is a county in the very north-west of England. What the backwoods of Alabama are to America is what Cumbria is to Britain. They talk funny up there. Thus, it isn't thoroughly surprising that they have a town called Cockup. What do you call someone from this place? A Cockupper? Cockupeleite? Cockuppian? Cockupican? I suppose it's mildly better than Wetwangger.

    10. Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington State, United States
    As hard as America tries, it can't compete with Britain's high standards. This was a good effort, though. Well done, Washington.

    9. Hookersville, West Virginia
    Undoubtedly named before "hooker" meant "prostitute who picks men up on street corners," Hookersville combines two crimes of place-naming. One, a dirty sounding adjective (they couldn't have chosen "Pleasant"? "Sunny"? "Happy"?) And two, they added "ville" to the end of the town's name. Affixing "ville" to the end of a town's name is like dressing your silly little dog in a cardigan and letting him carry his leash around in his mouth. It just makes the poor animal look fucking stupid.

    8. Hell, Michigan, United States
    The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humour about their home's unfortunate name. Although, I'm sure there's some midwestern idiots in Hell who get all offended and defensive when the town shows up on lists like this. I'm looking forward to reading their insightful emails and comments.

    7. Toad Suck, Arkansas, United States
    So that's what they do down in the big AR.

    6. Middelfart, Denmark
    I guess it's not so funny to them, but how do we know that "Seattle" doesn't mean "Big Fat Stinking Turd" in Danish? That's right, we don't. And it probably does.

    5. Horneytown, North Carolina, United State
    Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. I also assume that, like Hookersville, the naming of Horneytown took place before "horney" meant "aching for a hot piece of ass" with an extra "e". But I'm starting to wonder why, pride and tradition aside, the townspeople in these little places never saw it fit to change their homes' names? Do they enjoy being ridiculed by the entire English-speaking world?

    4. Shitterton, Dorset, England
    I wonder if they bleep out the first part of Shitterton's name if it's mentioned on TV in America?

    3. Disappointment, Kentucky, United States
    Le sigh. Never mind. You live in a small town in Kentucky. At least it was appropriately named.

    2. Fucking, Austria
    The idiots who live in Fucking, Austria had a vote in 2004 to determine whether or not they should change the town's name, and you know what they did? They voted against it, preferring instead to put up with international ridicule, numerous stolen road-signs and horrific Google results.

    But the hands-down winner, again from New Zealand is:

    1. Whakapapa
    Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the "wh" sound is pronounced "f". Say it aloud in your office and see what happens.

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    Beaver WV US

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    there a town 10 minutes from me called WATANOBI pronounced WANT-A-NOBI
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds91

    1. Whakapapa
    Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the "wh" sound is pronounced "f". Say it aloud in your office and see what happens.
    LOL, not to long ago this late night talk show got a bunch of guests and flew them over from this town to have on the show, so they could say f'k a hundred times over on live television but they were technically saying the name of a place in New Zealand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds91
    http://www.drivl.com/posts/view/851

    22. Cockburn, Western Australia
    Although this name is often pronounced "Coburn" by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word? Oh, how it burns.

    21. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
    The Shetland Islands, pronounced "Shitland Islands" if you have an accent like mine, make up a happy little area north of Scotland where it's too cold for trees to grow. I am related to approximately half the population of the Shetland Islands, share a last name with a quarter of them, and can probably trace my ancestry back to Twatt if I try hard enough. The pride!

    20. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakit anatahu, New Zealand
    Locals call this hill in Hawke's Bay "Taumata" because... Well. Just because.

    19. Muff, Ireland
    We here at Drivl love puerile humour. They have a town called Muff. Har har har.

    18. Looneyville, Texas, United States
    Little Looneyville was named for storekeeper John Looney in the early 1870s. But who gives a S***. This is a hilarious name for a town in the state that brought us Dallas, the Bush Twins and Waco. How awkward must that be when you go to college? "Hey guys, my name's Sue and I'm from Looneyville!"

    17. Titty Hill, Sussex, England
    Falling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of...

    16. Thong, Kent, England
    Which actually is south-east of...

    15. Gravesend, Kent, England
    Oh, come on, England. Graves End? What a nasty, depressing little name. You could have at least gone all the way with this one and called it Corpse Feet.

    14. Wetwang, Yorkshire... yep! England again!
    Okay, so I'll cut England some slack. It's an old country. You know, if the United States is Google, then England is IBM. Their country is older than F****** dirt. They can't be blamed for having names that sound funny in 2007. But this is kind of ridiculous. Wetwang? I'm surprised they don't have towns called Squishy Vagina or Infected Scrotum.

    13. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
    If I were mayor of Spread Eagle, I'd be making diplomatic advances towards the city leaders over in Wetwang to form a Sister-City relationship. Or maybe more of a Platonic-Friends-City relationship. After that, we'd just take thing slow and see what happened.

    12. Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
    Well, I guess it's better than Hairy Knob. I assume England already has that one covered.

    11. Cockup, Cumbria, England
    Cumbria is a county in the very north-west of England. What the backwoods of Alabama are to America is what Cumbria is to Britain. They talk funny up there. Thus, it isn't thoroughly surprising that they have a town called Cockup. What do you call someone from this place? A Cockupper? Cockupeleite? Cockuppian? Cockupican? I suppose it's mildly better than Wetwangger.

    10. Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington State, United States
    As hard as America tries, it can't compete with Britain's high standards. This was a good effort, though. Well done, Washington.

    9. Hookersville, West Virginia
    Undoubtedly named before "hooker" meant "prostitute who picks men up on street corners," Hookersville combines two crimes of place-naming. One, a dirty sounding adjective (they couldn't have chosen "Pleasant"? "Sunny"? "Happy"?) And two, they added "ville" to the end of the town's name. Affixing "ville" to the end of a town's name is like dressing your silly little dog in a cardigan and letting him carry his leash around in his mouth. It just makes the poor animal look F****** stupid.

    8. Hell, Michigan, United States
    The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humour about their home's unfortunate name. Although, I'm sure there's some midwestern idiots in Hell who get all offended and defensive when the town shows up on lists like this. I'm looking forward to reading their insightful emails and comments.

    7. Toad Suck, Arkansas, United States
    So that's what they do down in the big AR.

    6. Middelfart, Denmark
    I guess it's not so funny to them, but how do we know that "Seattle" doesn't mean "Big Fat Stinking Turd" in Danish? That's right, we don't. And it probably does.

    5. Horneytown, North Carolina, United State
    Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. I also assume that, like Hookersville, the naming of Horneytown took place before "horney" meant "aching for a hot piece of a**" with an extra "e". But I'm starting to wonder why, pride and tradition aside, the townspeople in these little places never saw it fit to change their homes' names? Do they enjoy being ridiculed by the entire English-speaking world?

    4. Shitterton, Dorset, England
    I wonder if they bleep out the first part of Shitterton's name if it's mentioned on TV in America?

    3. Disappointment, Kentucky, United States
    Le sigh. Never mind. You live in a small town in Kentucky. At least it was appropriately named.

    2. F******, Austria
    The idiots who live in F******, Austria had a vote in 2004 to determine whether or not they should change the town's name, and you know what they did? They voted against it, preferring instead to put up with international ridicule, numerous stolen road-signs and horrific Google results.

    But the hands-down winner, again from New Zealand is:

    1. Whakapapa
    Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the "wh" sound is pronounced "f". Say it aloud in your office and see what happens.
    Hilarious!!
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    I didn't know this 'till one day I was looking at a big map with a friend and their really is a 'Sleepy Hallow' and it's here in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutMeMick
    I didn't know this 'till one day I was looking at a big map with a friend and their really is a 'Sleepy Hallow' and it's here in California.
    And that place is RRRIIIICCCHHHHHHH. If it's the same one I'm thinking of. In Marin County, right by Terra Linda. Knew a girl from England who lived there once. Crazy money, it's honestly the richest place I know that's like an actual neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amat
    Quote Originally Posted by CutMeMick
    I didn't know this 'till one day I was looking at a big map with a friend and their really is a 'Sleepy Hallow' and it's here in California.
    And that place is RRRIIIICCCHHHHHHH. If it's the same one I'm thinking of. In Marin County, right by Terra Linda. Knew a girl from England who lived there once. Crazy money, it's honestly the richest place I know that's like an actual neighborhood.
    Thats it.
    But shit! the houses are like fwocken 3 miles apart and theres a street light like every 5 miles....
    I wouldn't say it's the richest place in Cali though you really can never tell, cause I'm not sure if you've ever driven through a street in the city of 'Calabasas' but that's some serious cash there also.

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    George Lucas' ranch is in that area, and yeah, the houses are forever apart. And I've heard of Calabassas, Mulhollund Drive right?

    But I mean, I'm usually not taken aback by houses. I've seen A LOT of big houses in Napa alone, but the collection of houses there was amazing. Not only the houses but the cars. It was ridiculous. It wasn't gated but they had a full security force.

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    There's somewhere called 'ShilBottle' near me... the road signs pointing to it always have the most original and funny graphiti on you can think of... :P

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    I love it!

    I have a friend who lives in Hell Michigan. I always thought it would be great to open a church over there call "Congregation of Hell".
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    I'm surprized how much stupid names their are out there. Especially in texas... Here's a list I've compiled:

    Cut and Shoot, Texas
    Ding Dong, Texas
    Jot'em Down, Texas
    Condom Gers, France
    East Due West, South Carolina
    Embarrass, Wisconsin
    Flippin Arkansas
    Greasy Corner, Arkansas
    Gizzard's Cove, Tennesse
    Hot Coffee, Mississippi
    Happy Camp, CA
    Pee Pee Township Pike County Ohio
    Weed California
    Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
    Sexmoan, Pampanga, Philippines
    Tizzle Flats, Virginia
    Wyre Piddle Worcestershire, UK

    Here's a winner... Bloody Dick Swamp, South Carolina
    No lie, you can see it on the maps here:
    http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=...47&lat=32.7339


    I recall seeing on a map somewhere in michigan's upper penninsula where there's one lake called beavis, and right next to it is butthead.
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