Oddly Named Places


When you see a town like Tightwad, Missouri, you have to wonder how that ever came about.
This small town got its name from an incident in which a store owner cheated a postal worker by charging him an extra fifty cents for a better watermelon. Certainly they are much more hospitable these days, though it appears they all are still pretty tight with their money: none of the families counted in the 2006 census were living below the poverty line. And most of them keep their money in the Tightwad Bank.

Read about twenty other strangely-named places and the stories behind them. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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There's a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo. I have no idea where the name comes from, but you can check google maps if you don't believe the village exists.
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Oral, South Dakota is only a few miles away from Wood.
And yes there is a school in Oral, it's the Oral School.

I live in Missouri, want a quick laugh get a map and look at all the towns in the southern part of the state.
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Let's hope before you go to Intercourse, Pennsylvania you stop by Protection, Kansas and aren't cursed coming from Short Pump, Virginia.
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