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13 Jan 2021 1:29 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Whats in a name?" to "What's in a name?"

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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 1:07 p.m. PST

If I were filming a B movie about the Zombie apocalypse I would have it start here, this is a local park down the way from where I currently live.

You have to admit this one has a pretty imaginative name. Makes you wonder about the history too. Maybe there is a Deep Ones hangout on the premises.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 1:21 p.m. PST

There is no way the audience would believe that was a real place. I love it.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

Yep. In college, I knew a girl from Toad Suck, Arkansas.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 1:38 p.m. PST

Also, my original home state of Alabama has some doozies:
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I like Lick Skillet (alas, since renamed), Slicklizzard, and Frog Eye— the latter two just beg to be Lovecraftian settings…

And there's also a favorite— Plum Nelly Farm in Georgia, near the border with Tennessee around Chattanooga. So named because it's "plum outta Tennessee and nelly outta Georgia."
(For those not from ‘round these parts, plum=plumb and nelly=nearly).

Extrabio194713 Jan 2021 2:11 p.m. PST

The winner has to be:

Hell, Michigan

You have to love the Wikipedia description: "Hell has no defined boundaries or population statistics of its own."

TNE230013 Jan 2021 2:35 p.m. PST

I occasionally drive down
Skunks Misery Road

the joy of sad place names
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Inch High Guy13 Jan 2021 2:47 p.m. PST

My contribution is French Lick, Indiana.

Bismarck13 Jan 2021 3:53 p.m. PST

Lizard Lick in North Carolina!

mjkerner13 Jan 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

Bong and Embarrass, two towns in Wisconsin.

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 4:50 p.m. PST

Extrabio,
But I assume it does freeze over in the winter.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 6:00 p.m. PST

Yup Hell Michigan does freeze over. Been there, they sell Styrofoam "snowballs" from Hell.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2021 3:06 a.m. PST

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The best resource is the Big Ugly Community Center in this charming WV town.

athun2514 Jan 2021 5:35 a.m. PST

My old home state of Pennsylvania has Intercourse, Blue Ball, and Bird in Hand. Some they all seem related…

mildbill14 Jan 2021 5:38 a.m. PST

Certain frogs and toads in the USA have a psychoactive chemical in their skin. Thus , if you have time on your hands and not much to do for entertainment….

Legion 414 Jan 2021 8:41 a.m. PST

Some "creative" thinking in those names … 😁

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2021 12:46 p.m. PST

Dry Prong, Louisiana is right up there.

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von Schwartz ver 214 Jan 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Headline from a rural Minnesota newspaper some years ago was about a "Manly" man and woman killed in a automobile accident near "Climax".

Towns in Minnesota.

von Schwartz ver 214 Jan 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Dry Prong?!?! Don't they have an ointment for that??

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2021 5:36 p.m. PST

Of course, Toad Suck ointment, it's the bomb.

Group hug!

Blackhorse MP15 Jan 2021 12:31 p.m. PST

Where I live there is an intersection of two streets, Dix and Champaign, and once I met a girl when I was out of state who when she learned where I lived proudly proclaimed "I used to live on Dix and Champaign!". Yeah, she didn't get it. Went right over her head. I just smiled.grin

Vidgrip Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

Driving through Delaware I used to chuckle at Big Assawoman Bay which wasn't far from Slaughter Beach, which probably has Deep Ones of its own.

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