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The World’s Most Unusual Place Names

An oldie but a goodie.

For once, it’s not the Americans who are getting a bad international rap. This time it’s the Brits who are making asses of themselves on the continent, namely in Fucking, Austria, a town that has been vandalized many times over by limeys intent on stealing signs.

Fucking, Austria
Fucking, Austria

My favorite part: the sign under the town’s name, which begs Fucking visitors “Please, not so fast!”

The newspaper article that appears to have broken the Fucking story a few years back could have used a fact-checker. At least one blogger was smart enough to point out that the headline, “Germans Not Amused,” was geographically incorrect. Fucking journalists.

Other great (and not necessarily lewd) town and place names:

I was going to try to make this list as comprehensive as I could, but it looks as if I could go on forever. Feel free to post your favorite in the comments.

Note that I’m only including names I can verify. I’ve seen websites citing such choice destinations as Cockland, Ohio; Hot Coffee, Missouri; Cockintake, Staffordshire (UK); and Maggie’s Nipples, Wyoming, but either Google maps and Wikipedia have decided to collectively deny their existence, or the town visitors bureaus have thoughtfully voted to change their names. If you add a name, please try to include a verifiable link. Thanks!

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