Not an odd name, just very short.|
A hamlet in Dumfries-shire.
Reply #21. Jul 31 08, 6:47 AM
Kels, I agree in thinking they were bored and probably thought they were being funny when naming all of these places.|
Reply #22. Jul 31 08, 12:20 PM
yeah where I Live iz called North Creek Apts. But where's|
the creek? Can't find it! lol
Reply #23. Jul 31 08, 12:58 PM
I've been to the Come-By-Chance races in Australia - there is such as place as kels indicated, and many of the locals refer to it as 'Cumby'.|
Reply #24. Jul 31 08, 8:57 PM
There is a town in Northern Queensland called 1770, apparently named after the first British sighting of the place.|
Reply #25. Jul 31 08, 8:59 PM
wilddogfeather, I'm always struck by singularly inappropriate names for housing divisions and apartment blocks and the like. In my city there's an area called The Maples - and there are hardly any trees there, let alone maples! We also have River Heights, Silver Heights, and Waverley Heights and and the whole city is barely above sea level! Then there's Riverview - the river runs around the edge of the area and the majority of people living there would have to stand on their roofs to see it. Makes me wonder if developers ever realize how dumb some of these names are. |
Reply #26. Jul 31 08, 9:57 PM
Giggleswick and Crackpot in North Yorkshire, Great Snoring and Little Snoring in Norfolk.|
Reply #27. Jul 31 08, 10:53 PM
Wonder how Upper and Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds got their names? Such ugly names for such pretty villages.|
Reply #28. Aug 01 08, 2:56 AM
The football results used to amuse me in outback Australia as a kid. Mangoplah Kookadinia versus Grong Grong Matong.|
Reply #29. Aug 01 08, 3:54 AM
We have a small town called America in The Netherlands.. |
Apparently there are 28 places called Holland in the US.
A little off topic perhaps, but: in New York a lot of place names are derived Dutch place names. from Harlem and Brooklyn, for example are named after the Dutch places Haarlem and Breukelen, respectively.
Reply #30. Aug 01 08, 5:18 AM
Probably from the fact that the Dutch settled the state as a colony called New Netherlands. New York City, the state capital, was initially New Amsterdam.
Reply #31. Aug 01 08, 7:53 AM
There is a village named Mumbles in South Wales. And a town named Penistone in England; which is also mentioned in Wuthering Heights.|
Reply #32. Aug 01 08, 7:54 AM
funniest name ever
Reply #33. Aug 26 08, 10:17 AM
There's a place called Piddle in Dorset|
Reply #34. Aug 29 08, 1:19 PM
Devil's Backbone, Illinois|
Monkey's Elbow, Kentucky
Reply #35. Aug 29 08, 3:53 PM
There's a place called Breedon-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire (England). Now Bree is the Celtic word for hill, Dun is the Saxon word for hill, so technically it's called HillHill-on-the Hill. Maybe there's a hill there.|
Reply #36. Aug 30 08, 2:22 PM
Well done mjws, a triple there, possibly the only one in the world? I already knew Redruth (red in Cornish and English) and River Avon (English and Old English) and there are more I can't think of. That's going in my personal trivia vault now even though I can't claim working it out myself!|
Reply #37. Aug 31 08, 4:12 PM
Yay- my Beavis and Butthead moment- I knew there was one but are actually FOUR places called Anus in the world.|
Anus, France, a village in Fouronnes (Canton Courson-les-Carrières, Arrondissement Auxerre, Yonne, Burgundy, France);
Anus, Indonesia, a small village in Papua, Indonesia;
Anus, Batangas, Philippines;
Anus, Laguna, Philippines, a small village in Laguna, Philippines.
Can anyone send me a postcard?
Reply #38. Sep 01 08, 6:43 PM
David - would you really want one? I mean, really? What possibly could the picture be on the opposite side?|
We have No Name, Colorado and Crested Butte (often called crusty butte), Colorado.
Reply #39. Sep 01 08, 7:10 PM
Israel's got a kibbutz named "Ashachim" (Testicles).|
Reply #40. Sep 01 08, 7:33 PM
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