FUNNY PLACE NAMES

whiteghost

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:eek: Recently, on a vacation to Tasmania (try as I might to explain, my wife failed to understand September was cold down there at that time of year) we came across some funny Aussie place names... such as "Black Charlies Opening" I refrain from asking which opening "break-me neck-hill" (obviously Aussies and hills don't go well together) and "bust-me-gall hill". So i was wondering if anyone had found other placenames like that?
 

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Joe4

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There are a few real funny named villages in Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania... :rolleyes:
 

Doug.T

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Newfoundland has some great names :

* Jerry's Nose
* Nick's Nose Cove
* Come-by-Chance
* Blow-me-down
* Lushes Bight
* Bumble Bee Bight
* Ha Ha Bay
* Run-by-guess
* Bleak Joke Cove
* Calves Nose
* Nancy Oh
* Little Looping Harbour
* Snake's Bight
* Joe Batt's Arm
* Dildo
 

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one I forgot to add is a placew in Queensland called Yorkie's Knob
 

SydneyGeek

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The English specialise in silly place names. Some of them unintentional, but I always liked the postcard of a T-junction in Kent. Left is Ham, right is Sandwich.

In the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, there's Valley Heights...

Denis
 

Andrew Fergus

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A couple of place names from England that bring a smirk to my face are 'Nether Wallop' and 'Middle Wallop'.....
 

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There is no town that lives up to it's name in the uk other than Hull (pronounced hell!)
 

mrhartley

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I lived in a town called Staines

I was born in a town called Egham.

I bet Egham must sound odd to a few here although not really funny names.
 

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