Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Weird Town Names Part II

In one of last weeks posts I blogged about the weird town name of a small place close to my parent's. And most of you contributed weird town names that you have come across. Gosh your comments were very entertaining. That's not to say that they aren't on any other day, it is just that with that specific post I laughed out even louder after each comment.

There is a small town in Bavaria called Petting and a town in Austria called Fucking. The German pendant Fickingen (which would translate to Fucking) can be found in Baden W├╝rttemberg. During my research I also dug up Brechen (Puking), Kuhbier (Cowbeer), Katzenhirn (Cat brain), Drogen (Drugs) and many more. Some drunken and drugged up cat brain must have had a ball coming up with all these town names.

Now the people of Lunt in the UK face another problem with their town name. Vandals do not let any opportunity pass to change the town's name to C... It's led to discussions to have the town's name changed but many don't want that. Well then you're left with two choices. Either seeing an offensive word upon entering the town or changing the name of a town to something completely different...

12 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

This is a hard one but I think they have to keep the name the same and just keep up with the grafitti until people give it up already...

Flea said...

Oh my. I'd be all about changing the name. Even if it's just because I think of Mr. Lunt from Veggie Tales.

I grew up in south Louisiana, and all the town in that state have weird names.

Kat said...

Don Mills Diva - I wouldn't want to change the name unless it was getting really out of hand

Flea - I was pondering that too but imagine how difficult that would be and all the stationary and maps that would have to be changed...So weird isn't it?

Melisa said...

Ooh, I'd have the name changed too, but that would be difficult. I just don't think the graffiti will stop.

(Maybe stronger penalties?)

Kat said...

Melisa - yeah you ought to get thrown into jail for changing the town's name. I wonder if that would help though?

Melissa said...

Wow, and I thought Intercourse was bad...I sure would hate to live in Fucking!!

Anonymous said...

This is her hubby. I love the city "myanus" a lot, but even more the way "Jackass" made fun out of it. In Germany there was another small town that is called "Im Loch" (eng: in the hole) and to be honest this town was shitty and the last hole i wouldn´t wanted to live there at all....

greetings from seattle :)

Kat said...

Melissa - Yeah you'd be embarrassed to give anyone your address ;)

Hubby - Hey hubby, yeah I remember the Jackass movie vividly. It was hilarious. Love you. Have fun in Seattle. I will hit the sack soon.

Melisa said...

WHOA KAT!
Did you see that we left a comment at EXACTLY THE SAME TIME????

That is so freaky! I wonder how alike our husbands are. LOL

(Hi to Kat's Hubby in Seattle! :) )

Kat said...

Melisa - Wow that is freaky! We could have talked in realtime. :) I am sure we will find out how alike our husbands are...

Mags said...

There's a town in MA called Athol. The people get really angry when they are called Assholes-but I think it's funny.

cube said...

This reminds me of the old joke from the tv show "Cheers" where Sam buys a Pacific atoll named No Brains.

Get it? No Brains atoll.

I thought it was funny.