Unintended consequence! I wasn't really trying to "revive" the Unusual Name thread, interesting though it may be. I was just responding to Janet's last post from 2+ years ago to ask why her posts suddenly quit, if anyone over there knows ....
Meanwhile, my address of "Spout Spring" is odd enough for me .... !
We're approaching the tipping point ... where those who vote for a living will outnumber those who work for a living .....
I grew up in the town of Weston Super Mare England, which I always found funny. We have beautiful Staynor Ontario, and Missouri is blessed with Uranus. I have a shirt from there that advertises Uranus mortuary services simply stating “we bury em deep in Uranus”. Needless to say, I don’t wear that shirt much.
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And who came up with the idea of calling a city Darmstadt, literally "intestine town"? Plus how many English folk on their way to the ski slopes in southern Germany have taken a photo of the sign announcing their arrival in the pretty little town of "Wank" The Germans don't have a monopoly on daft names (there's a Frence town called Silly)but they try hard
You learn something every day, i have been to Darmstadt several times, funnily enough visiting a company called Goebel (nothing to do with the nazi i was told) No-one ever mentioned intestines........................
Newfoundland has a few good ones. They musta been drinking a lot of skreech before they thought up some of these names. Here's some favorites. Come by Chance, Come by Near, Hearts Delight, Hearts Desire, Hearts Content, Leading Tickle, Black Tickle, Tickle Harbour, Conception Bay, and of course Virgin Cove. Though some say there aren't any in Newf. I wonder where Swastika in Ontario got it's name too. I can guess about Balls Falls origin, it's about 20 miles from my house. Cheers Don
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