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Apt or amusing place names

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Dougal's Breakfast has visited an interestingly-named town (above), which got me thinking about some of the world's place names that just don't translate all that well ...

Here's one of my favourites. If you've got more, post them here -- but please include a link to Google maps to verify your apt/amusing place name!
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Old 21.12.2009, 02:17
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

****ing, Austria

And Google even accepts our stars (I expected this to screw up the link).
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Old 21.12.2009, 02:20
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Blue Ball

Big Bone Lick

and nearby Beaverlick

There are loads- those are just a few I've actually been through or seen the signs for .
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Close to my home is the village of Alf, which got very popular with sign thieves in the 90s-
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Old 21.12.2009, 02:28
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

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Blue Ball

Big Bone Lick

and nearby Beaverlick

There are loads- those are just a few I've actually been through or seen the signs for .
And of course, a couple of miles from Blue Ball is Intercourse
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Do I win five pounds?
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

It takes 40 minutes to get from Clinton to Gore in Otago.
More appropriate a few years ago, but hey, some of you might remember
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Old 21.12.2009, 08:46
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Nowhere Else, Tasmania.

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Old 21.12.2009, 08:48
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

I was just thinking of that. My mates have some rather amusing photos taking in front of the sign, obcurring the "er".....

http://map.search.ch/les-arses is quite near to me.
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Old 21.12.2009, 08:54
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Canton de Vaud has 3 villages, which put aside, give 'Aubonne Gimel Gland', leading to the sentence 'Aux bonnes, j'y mets le gland'... meaning... you are teasing the house personnel...
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Lickey End, Bromsgrove, UK.

Töss, Winterthur.
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

For the Dutch speaking, landing in Zurich might provoke a grin on their face... Kloten simply means balls...
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Old 21.12.2009, 10:10
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

next village along from where I grew up is Sexhow

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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Brown Willy, a hill in Cornwall in the UK:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?...aVO8vFsgao6KFS
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Old 21.12.2009, 11:08
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Ouch ... ...
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

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next village along from where I grew up is Sexhow
Is that a question or an instruction?
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

Ever wondered where all the stupid people come from?
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****ing, Austria

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And of course, a couple of miles from Blue Ball is Intercourse
They have to be twinned ...
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Re: Apt or amusing place names

My favourite Norfolk place name isn't offensive at all, just very apt: Little Snoring (just down the road from Great Snoring, of course).
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I don't want to know what they grow at Bell End Farm.
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