May 29, 2007
— Ace Funny. In addition to the scatological and obscene names, there is the simply depressingly named Disappointment, Kentucky. That's not even a cool downer name like Hell, Michigan (and not nearly as fun as, say, Twatt, Scotland, or Muff, Ireland, or... well, there seem to be a lot of perverts on the English Isles).
I also ran across this list of the ten worst names for people. Some of these may seem pretty unlikely, but, via my mad Google skillz, I was able to find references to five of them on the Internets. Then I stopped searching, figuring that five was enough to validate the list.
Thanks to Andrews Dad, who's decided to live a more aggressive, more full life so that when he dies he can more than "I watched CSI."
Pardon me, but the hell with you, Sir. How dare you.
Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 08:54 AM (IlgNp)
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at May 29, 2007 08:55 AM (PMGbu)
Why is my name on the list?
I'm proud to be a Buttram, from a long line of Buttrams.
Good day, sir!
Posted by: Gayford Buttram at May 29, 2007 08:55 AM (/UoGI)
Posted by: Brown Line at May 29, 2007 08:59 AM (oggk3)
Kentucky's full of great place names.
My favorite? Monkey's Eyebrow.
Posted by: Rocketeer at May 29, 2007 08:59 AM (GFaLW)
Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 09:02 AM (IlgNp)
My mother just turned and walked away and we've been giggling like hyenas ever since.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 29, 2007 09:16 AM (t+mja)
And Michigan also has Paradise, to go along with Hell.
And Bad Axe.
Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 29, 2007 09:18 AM (TuKBW)
Posted by: Gultig Von Gustaffen at May 29, 2007 09:18 AM (Z1c+F)
Oldie but a goodie, Top 10 Worst URL's
6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
Posted by: Pupster at May 29, 2007 09:26 AM (NMGPj)
Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at May 29, 2007 09:30 AM (j02xJ)
I grew up in this wierd place in Massachusetts place called Hopedale, Massachusetts, the most ironically named town in the country.
It's called "hopedale," its this gray, dingy factory town, there was no hope within five hundred miles of that place. Hopedale is the kind of place you see four year old kids waking around:
"eeuughh... every day it's the same; 'Ricky play with your toys, Ricky put the toys away, Ricky take a nap'" (takes a long draw on a cigarette)"'Say your prayers" - pfft, there's no God!"
My guess is Hopedale is a fine place but Dana Gould wasn't conservative and wanted a place to go wild, when he's 50 he'll want to live in a place like Hopedale.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 29, 2007 09:38 AM (wmgz8)
Posted by: Jenny at May 29, 2007 09:40 AM (1Qzdb)
Big Hole, Montana
Dry Prong, Louisiana
But the author of that piece is right. America just can't compete with England for sheer filthiness.
Posted by: Sobek at May 29, 2007 09:45 AM (6GK9U)
...and can probably trace my ancestry back to Twatt if I try hard enough.
couldn't we all.
Posted by: mark c at May 29, 2007 09:49 AM (wTVTX)
Posted by: Eric at May 29, 2007 09:54 AM (3f3uN)
Posted by: JackStraw at May 29, 2007 09:57 AM (t+mja)
Posted by: Patrick H at May 29, 2007 09:58 AM (KtNxB)
Posted by: mark c at May 29, 2007 10:02 AM (wTVTX)
Posted by: RW at May 29, 2007 10:13 AM (nr2qO)
Posted by: RW at May 29, 2007 10:14 AM (nr2qO)
Although I don't know Floyd or why his knobs should be so special that they name a town after them.
Posted by: OregonMuse at May 29, 2007 10:25 AM (efWVJ)
Posted by: Mamie Eishower at May 29, 2007 10:29 AM (KeOQp)
Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 10:30 AM (IlgNp)
Had a roommate in college who was dating a girl with the last name of "Peters" (I've forgotten her first name, and it's not important to the story.)
Her dad was Richard, and, as men of his generation did, went by "Dick".
Her mom was Barbara Jean, and went by "B.J.".
Everywhere they went, they were introduced as "Dick and B.J. Peters", followed by the inevitable snickers. The thing is, the poor girl was so naive that she had no idea what everyone found so funny.
Posted by: azlibertarian at May 29, 2007 10:47 AM (sLXhL)
Posted by: Kasper Hauser at May 29, 2007 10:48 AM (KeOQp)
Posted by: Don Carne at May 29, 2007 11:13 AM (RJDcF)
Posted by: Andrew at May 29, 2007 11:30 AM (S9O4a)
Posted by: Fierce Scorpion at May 29, 2007 12:04 PM (CdPfY)
Posted by: letmespellitoutforyou at May 29, 2007 12:09 PM (MIAIN)
Posted by: Brown Line at May 29, 2007 12:18 PM (oggk3)
Posted by: pbrown at May 29, 2007 02:37 PM (NP8hw)
Just down the road from Come-by-Chance.
Posted by: Doug at May 29, 2007 03:00 PM (Vtpzz)
Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky
Posted by: Kentuckian at May 29, 2007 04:13 PM (PgNVv)
Posted by: Cowboy Blob at May 29, 2007 08:09 PM (f18Hv)
Posted by: nightwitch at May 30, 2007 01:13 AM (yBniJ)
A couple stood out (don't ask me to look them up to see if they're still there)
Mehar Din Butt
Posted by: moflicky at May 30, 2007 01:50 AM (taXUx)
Unless they've renamed Lake Titicaca in Peru, well...
Posted by: Uncle Jefe at May 30, 2007 08:32 PM (iBgga)
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