Place Names That Make Me Giggle

My very first humor column ever was a 1,200 word complaint about the fact that I lived on Birdie Court, and had to endure the derisive snorts of my Guy friends, who would ask if I lived near KittyCat Lane. (No, I lived on a golf course, so I lived near Putter Place, Dogleg Drive, and Eagle Court. Manly, rough-and-tough Eagle Court.)

But that's nothing compared to the poor folks who live in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, Big Bone Lick, Indiana, or Penistone, England (pronounced, pennis-tun. Or so they say.)

I have written about towns with funny names in the past, but a recent article in the New York Times showed me there are way more funny cities, towns, and streets than I had ever heard of.

A further Internet search also introduced me to great towns like Crapstone, England; Humptulips, Washington; Issue, Maryland; Bucksnort, Tennessee, and of course, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base; Big Bone Lick State Park (just outside Union, Kentucky); and Flush, Kansas.

Or my personal favorite, Hell, Michigan.

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  1. Yeah, who said Hell never froze over has never been there. While I didn't run into Satan in Hell, my friend and I had a devilishly good time visiting -- sorry that's a groaner, I know.

  2. Don't forget Gnaw Bone, IN (outside of Nashville, IN) and Stone Head, IN (which actually has a stone head and is also outside Nashville).


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