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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) 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...