I live in Fucking, Austria…

fucking-austria3.jpgThis is so funny.. a list of the worst-named cities in the World. (Commentary not mine ok?)

1.Cockburn, Western Australia

Although this name is often pronounced “Coburn” by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word?

2.Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland

The Shetland Islands, pronounced “Shitland Islands” by the locals.

3 Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand

Locals call this hill in Hawke’s Bay “Taumata” because… Well. Just because.

4 Muff, Ireland

5 Titty Hill, Sussex, England

Falling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of…

6. Thong, Kent, England

Which actually is south-east of…

7. Wetwang, Yorkshire… yep! England again!

Okay, so I’ll cut England some slack. It’s an old country. You know, if the United States is Google, then England is IBM. Their country is older than freakin dirt. They can’t be blamed for having names that sound funny in 2007.

8. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

9. Cockup, Cumbria, England

Cumbria is a county in the very north-west of England. What the backwoods of Alabama are to America is what Cumbria is to Britain. They talk funny up there. Thus, it isn’t thoroughly surprising that they have a town called Cockup. What do you call someone from this place? A Cockupper? Cockupeleite? Cockuppian? Cockupican? I suppose it’s mildly better than Wetwangger.

10. Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington State, United States

As hard as America tries, it can’t compete with Britain’s high standards. This was a good effort, though. Well done, Washington.

11. Hell, Michigan, United States

The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humor about their home’s unfortunate name.

12. Middelfart, Denmark

13. Horneytown, North Carolina, United States

Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. I also assume that, like Hookersville, the naming of Horneytown took place before “horney” meant “aching for a hot piece of ass” with an extra “e”. But I’m starting to wonder why, pride and tradition aside, the townspeople in these little places never saw it fit to change their homes’ names? Do they enjoy being ridiculed by the entire English-speaking world?

14. Shitterton, Dorset, England

15. Fucking, Austria

The people who live in Fucking, Austria had a vote in 2004 to determine whether or not they should change the town’s name, and you know what they did? They voted against it, preferring instead to put up with international ridicule, numerous stolen road-signs and horrific Google results.

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