Saturday, January 12, 2008

Funny Place Names In The World

The boy and I were looking up Heidelberg in the atlas as I just received a card from a friend there. Whilst we were doing that a couple of funny place names caught our eye and so we found ourselves searching for more for about an hour. Some of the best we discovered:

Germany
Todtmoos - does this mean "dead cows"?
F├╝ssen - very particular people live here.
Worms - I am lost for words. Perhaps the dogs all walk around dragging their bums on the ground.
Bad Kissingen - the inhabitants here are not particularly good at touching one's lips.
Dingolfing - people play golf very loudly here. I read it first as Dingofling - throwing dingoes.
Landshut - you can't visit the land as it's not open.
Boxberg - something made of cardboard that polar bears don't float on.

United Kingdom and Ireland

Worms Head - what you see an awful lot of when something interesting to worms takes place above ground.
The Mumbles - lots of old, deaf people live hereabouts. Not to be confused with the township of people who complain constantly - The Grumbles.
Limerick - everybody speaks in funny phrases of five lines in length with lines one, two and five rhyming as well as lines three and four rhyming.
Biggar - a fishing town with stories to match.
Kilmartin - the townspeople have a grudge against anyone with the name Martin. General population has the surname McCoy.
Wigtown - my mate Barrie lives there.
The Mullet - horrible short sides with a long back haircuts are popular with the populace.
Dunmore - people always blame themselves when somebody dies and question whether or not they could have assisted better.
Dumfries - chefs in this town aren't particularly good at cooking chips and blame the finished product.
Kilcock - the rooster is for it in this town.
Hag's Head - attractive women are difficult to come by in this town.

United States of America
Leggett - what to do when you've been spotted by the police when committing an offence in this town.
Jackpot - Jack is the name of the local drug dealer.
Winslow - winners aren't necessarily the first to finish here.
Bend (near Crooked River) - in the interests of maintaining the family-style of this blog I won't make any crude comment on this. Just thought the name was funny.
Searchlight - all utes must be fitted with them. Sister city in Australia called "Spotties".
Hopland - fair number of amputees stationed here.

Africa
Fatunda (Democratic Republic of Congo) - a place, usually a barrel, where one can hide ones extra weight. Not necessarily round as that is Rotunda which is found in Birmingham.
Waka (Sudan) - strange people who enjoy a practical joke.
Waat (Sudan) - the populace is rather hard of hearing.
Likimi (Democratic Republic of Congo) - whatever turns you on.
Leek (Netherlands) - what one does if one has had too many beers or what the dyke does if you remove your finger.

2 comments:

James said...

Suppose it beats reading the Guinness Book of World records just to find the miskates, Huh Hammy.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Loveland,Colorado where everyone is in love. There is a town called Christmas here in the US too. Wow good info. Thanks and enjoy your weekend. There is also a cool comic Called Baby Blues with a little boy named Hammy spelled Hammie that is good. Annette