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10 Strange Place Names

10 Strange Place Names

Jun 4, 2014

If the names of different places of the world give a clear replica of their nature, some places will turn out to be the most dangerous, unique or rather weird destinations to visit. However, some other places have got names which seem to be deliberately chosen just to embarrass or frustrate the people around or even visitors. However, it is said that these strange names come from great reasons which give the clear meaning as to why the place deserved the ‘harsh naming’. Some of the names will leave you rolling with laughter and others will even scare you, but the fact always remain that these places can turn out to be the best places to spend your vacation. Can you imagine your family posing for a photo near a sign posts written Fools City? That’s very interesting. Take a look on places with one of the strangest names.

Dildo, Canada

Is one of the places whose weird name has been into existence for the past 3 centuries and was found around fishing and whaling activities. The unfortunate place had been branded this name because of the phallic-like shape of its harbor. However, it stands out to be one of the most admired places in Canada.(image by Douglas Sprott)

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Saint Louis Du-Ha!-Ha! Quebec

With this kind of a funny name many can agree that name of an actual parish municipality really makes no sense. However, asking the dwellers, they will say the name was derived from a First’s Nations’ word while the Ha! Ha! Come from the excitement of seeing the nearby lake.

Dick Assman

This place found in Canada remains a wonder for many travelers who keep on asking for this man, who is a gas station owner in Saskatchewan and made famous by David Letterman, and from that moment the place was called Dick Assman. It doesn’t matter on how you pronounce it, but the meaning still remains.

Nothing, Arizona

When visiting this place it will be hard to mention its name. Don’t worry the Americans will tell you that the name carry history of how the people who once lived here had nothing to hope, work or even believe!

Titty Hil

For those visiting this place it is important for an evil mind to first know the facts. Although it’s surrounded by many towns the amazing place always feels alone. It’s engulfed in a patchwork of fields, and consists of the Titty (big) Hill Farm Hence the name.

Truth or Consequences, Mexico

When you wake up and find yourself in a place branded this name don’t yell or prepare for something worse. Feel relaxed because you are in one of the most amazing places in the modern Mexico, but still the name remains a headache to many.

Fucking, Austria

This is one of the few places that residents regret to be born, not because it is the worst place to be (hell no!), but because it has a name which is not worthy to mention in public. Explore the place and you will get the pleasure of its own.

Llanfairwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Please not that this is not a typing era, but it should make you understand this is the real definition of weirdness. It might sound to have a little bit of rocket science in it, but it simply means St. Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near to the Rapid Whirpool of LLantysilio of the Red Cave. Hectic! But at least you know.(image by Leah_Matthews)

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Don’t be worried at all, the names might be strange but the attraction sites will always be awesome and worth a visit!


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