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McTAVGE 09.10.2017 17:35

Funny names of towns and villages
 
I cannot use Wankdorf because:


1. It's in canton Bern and not Geneva
2. Too well known


But what names of towns or villages in your canton make you smile or ponder? For me, the villages of Gy and Jussy (pronounced by all in our family as "Gee" and "Juicy") are amusing enough, but of course it does not beat the example at the top. So Bern; 1 Punkt - Genčve: 0 point:)

k_and_e 09.10.2017 17:40

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
we had once a similar thread but of course always fun.

Bitsch and Cunter of course.

Blueangel 09.10.2017 17:45

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Not ZH canton but close enough. Why are there no Rappers called Wil-Jona? It's crying out to be used musically.

Going to stray over the border into Austria for my other picks, back to days when I used to go hiking in the Tyrol and stay in Ellmau. On one side is Going, but to the West are Mutters and Natters. :D

Longbyt 09.10.2017 17:49

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
This old thread

McTAVGE 09.10.2017 18:11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Longbyt (Post 2857964)



But sticking to Switzerland only.

Medea Fleecestealer 09.10.2017 18:12

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Well, there's Misery and not too far away is Missy. Font is another one - I assume it's named for the baptismal and not for the typewriter. ;)

In England the classics: Upper Dicker, Lower Dicker and The Dicker.

doropfiz 09.10.2017 18:34

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One of my favourite names is Sins, in AG.
A pastor once quipped that he'd like to found a new church there, and call it, for example: "The First Baptist Church of Sins".

ZuriRollt 09.10.2017 18:35

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 2857970)
But sticking to Switzerland only.

Not easy in this canton (not even village names manage to be funny), so there's a need to improvise e.g :

Attachment 129836

aSwissInTheUS 09.10.2017 18:41

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Gland VD.
Bubikon.
Kloten (EdwinNL willl explain that one)
Really and properly the most funny is Altendorf. Why? Man muss den Zug vor Lachen verlassen. ;) (Coming from Chur it is Siebnen, where you will have to leave the train because you are laughing)

armed_neutrality 09.10.2017 18:49

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
As well as Wankdorf and Cunter (already in thread), my "rude words" tour includes Schattdorf and Buttizholz.

As well as Rapperswil (already in thread), my "urban music" tour includes Bad Ragaz.

Guest 09.10.2017 18:52

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
I made this list as I came across them through my travels:
Toss
Misery
Wankdorf
Schatzalp
Wangen
Les arses
Schiterberg

Also bonus points for the following busses:
Extra Fahrt
Special Bus

In Bristol, "Bell End" near the city centre always made me laugh.

Treverus 09.10.2017 18:55

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
I like Ouchy (the part of Lausanne)

roegner 09.10.2017 19:00

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2857983)
Kloten (EdwinNL willl explain that one)

I used to work in Balsberg. Luckily it had 2 zip codes, so we used the Zurich Airport one as my (Dutch) CEO and I refused to use the other one.....

His assistant didn´t believe the story until she googled that name :D

fatmanfilms 09.10.2017 21:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2857961)
Cunter of course.

You pass a place without the er driving Zurich to St Moritz

Guest 09.10.2017 21:13

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
I bought a nice pot from Töss. It was a proper Tösspot...

Samaire13 09.10.2017 22:40

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2857982)
Not easy in this canton (not even village names manage to be funny), so there's a need to improvise e.g :

Attachment 129836

Lol :D

Frauenfeld is indeed a weird name. Somehow I always think of a field full of dead women - yes very morbid :p

I think there's an Arschwald somewhere too :o

stephen_NE 09.10.2017 22:41

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Grandson VD

And of course Friedegg SG and lots of other eggs...

cannut 09.10.2017 22:51

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 2857970)
But sticking to Switzerland only.

Why? ;-)

Doctor 10.10.2017 00:04

Re: Funny names of towns and villages
 
Paradies (Paradise) is a Bus Stop in an industrial Area in Baar.

The day I saw it, was "Rapture day", so I immediately snapped a Photo and posted on Facebook, I had arrived already :D

Doc.

Sbrinz 10.10.2017 07:06

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I used to live in The Lane of the Rising Sun, a charming address, but then I moved to the Street of the Singing Chicken....

https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Rll...27!4d6.3916312

https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Rue...93!4d6.1446976


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