May 29, 2007

World's Worst Place Names
— 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: Ace at 08:43 AM | Comments (38)
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1 How come the list of worst names omitted Dick Shaver? He is some kind of Marketing consultant, and even has a book out.

Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 08:54 AM (IlgNp)

2 Reminds me of a rock band back in the 80's:  Ben Dover and the Screamers...

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)

4 My favorite example of an inappropriate name is the "Bong Recreational Area", which is in southern Wisconsin. Named after Richard Bong, the Wisconsinite who was American leading ace from WWII; but still ...

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)

6 Minnesota is full of weird sounding places like Minnetonka and Minnehaha. I am sure they hold some deep spiritual meaning in Native American languages, but may be they were just fcuking with the white man.

Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 09:02 AM (IlgNp)

7 My mother and I got to meet my dad's urologist the other day in the hospital. His name, Dr. Dickstein.

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)

9 There is a golf pro named Harry Sailor.  Always brought up images of the village people when the lady next to me would call up the course and ask for Harry Sailor.

Posted by: Gultig Von Gustaffen at May 29, 2007 09:18 AM (Z1c+F)


Oldie but a goodie,   Top 10 Worst URL's

My favorite;

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)

11 Let us not forget dear old Toppie Smellie, spokeswoman for the "Shake-n-Bake" chicken breading product.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at May 29, 2007 09:30 AM (j02xJ)

12 This makes me think of Dana Gould's routine on his home town.

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)

13 Blue Balls, Pennsylvania and Intercourse, Pennsylvania - that's Amish country.  Hmmm.... now what could they have been thinking?

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)

16 "I've been to Fucking Austria and all I got was this Fucking Austrian Shirt"

Posted by: Eric at May 29, 2007 09:54 AM (3f3uN)

17 I spend a fair amount of my life trying to get myself back to Twatt.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 29, 2007 09:57 AM (t+mja)

18 There's a Gobbler's Knob and Gobbler's Knob Road in Washington State.

Posted by: Patrick H at May 29, 2007 09:58 AM (KtNxB)

19 i can trace my first divorce back to Dry Prong.

Posted by: mark c at May 29, 2007 10:02 AM (wTVTX)

20 Ahem, I live about a half-hour from <b>Cumming, Georgia</b>.  Top that one.

Posted by: RW at May 29, 2007 10:13 AM (nr2qO)

21 Darn html.  BTW, that's no typo.  It's really spelled Cumming.

Posted by: RW at May 29, 2007 10:14 AM (nr2qO)

22 There's a Floyd's Knobs, Indiana.

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)

23 What about Stupid, Tennessee and Dullsville,Tennessee?

Posted by: Mamie Eishower at May 29, 2007 10:29 AM (KeOQp)

24 RW, so it takes you half an hour to get to cumming. Impressive.

Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 10:30 AM (IlgNp)

25 I swear to God this is a true story...

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)

26 RW, always a half hour from Cumming.....

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at May 29, 2007 10:48 AM (KeOQp)

27 Kasper, ain't that always the case with wimmin'?

Posted by: Don Carne at May 29, 2007 11:13 AM (RJDcF)

28 I hear Gaylord Buttram left Twatt for Floyd's Knob.

Posted by: Andrew at May 29, 2007 11:30 AM (S9O4a)

29 Years ago the best high school girl basketball in the State was Fonda Dicks.

Posted by: Fierce Scorpion at May 29, 2007 12:04 PM (CdPfY)

30 In Somerville, MA you'll find a "Trull Street" along with a "Trull Lane," and I feel sorry for any virtuous women who reside there.

Posted by: letmespellitoutforyou at May 29, 2007 12:09 PM (MIAIN)

31 Speaking of streets, there's Mincing Lane in Toronto - the Queen City of the North.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 29, 2007 12:18 PM (oggk3)

32 I've always been a fan of NASCAR driver Dick Trickle.

Posted by: pbrown at May 29, 2007 02:37 PM (NP8hw)

33 Then there's Dildo, Newfoundland.

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)

35 Back in my intel days, our Korean Gazetteer included a placename I suspect was left over from the Korean War..."Luke the Gook's Castle." How very un-PC.

Posted by: Cowboy Blob at May 29, 2007 08:09 PM (f18Hv)

36 I found out recently that where I live, Ft. Wayne, IN, had a republican mayor named Harry Baals, pronounced just like it looks. We also have a Harry Baals Dr. which makes me want to buy a house on that street. I suspect our local newsanchors have deathmatches over who gets to say "hairy balls" on-air whenever a story has his name in it.

Posted by: nightwitch at May 30, 2007 01:13 AM (yBniJ)

37 My brother used to look up funny names in the Indy phone book when we were kids.

A couple stood out (don't ask me to look them up to see if they're still there)

Mehar Din Butt


Ernest Beavers

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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