A Brief History
On August 29, 1728, the city of Nuuk, Greenland was founded. Kind of an odd name, Nuuk is only one of many cities or places with odd or downright goofy names. Today, we ask you, what is the goofiest name you know of for any city, town, or village?
Here we list some of the contenders, but feel free to nominate your own choice:
Hot Coffee, Mississippi
Santa Claus, Indiana
Two Egg, Florida
No Name, Colorado
Whynot, North Carolina
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Cut and Shoot, Texas
My Large Intestine, Texas
Atomic City, Idaho
Three Way, Tennessee
Coward, South Carolina
Beer Bottle Crossing, Idaho
Happy Adventure, Newfoundland and Labrador
Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, Australia
Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario
Sweet Lips, Tennessee
Zig Zag, Oregon
Question for students (and subscribers): So, tell us, what place do you think has the funniest name? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Gallant, Frank. A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names. Dover; Green ed, 2012.
Stein, J. Really Rude Place Names: Blank Lined Journal Coworker Notebook. Independently published, 2019.
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