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Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in Travel | 7 comments

F**king, Intercourse & Blue Balls

The sign at the enternace to the Austrian village of Fucking [Pic credit: www.vienna-life.com]

If you are here because of the title of this post and were expecting something of a sexual nature, you are probably going to be experiencing a little Disappointment (Kentucky, USA) about now. Nope, this post is about places with rude, funny or just plain daft sounding names. Besides, if you did arrive at this post via a link from somewhere else, I’d imagine the IT Administrator who reviews your office internet usage may be raising a Monkeys Eyebrow (Arizona, USA) about now.

Here in South Africa most of us know (or at least have heard) the names of places like Hotazel (in the Kalahari) and Putsonderwater (Namaqualand area). We have the classically-named farm near Lichtenberg in the North West: Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein (which, for the non-Afrikaans readers literally translates to “Two buffalo killed outright with a single shot fountain”.)

What we don’t really have are places with truly rude sounding names like those in this posts’ title.

Intercourse (which, bizarrely, is the heart of Amish country in Pennsylvania, USA) does a roaring tourist trade based on its’ name.

A progressive tour of the state of Pennsylvania could possibly take this route: Virginville > Desire > Stalker > Peach Bottom > Bird-In-Hand > Jugtown > Ball Town > Beaver > Slate Lick > Big Beaver > Slippery Rock > Torpedo > Porkey > Burning Well > Intercourse > Paradise > Climax > Blue Balls. I kid you not.

Each of those is a genuine Pennsylvanian town name. And there are others that may be worth a visit just to get the T-shirt. “I went from Desire to Intercourse to Blue Balls in one day” would make a great T-shirt!

As for Fucking… It is a genuine village in Austria with a population of around 100 (would it be correct to call them “Fuckers” I wonder?) Pronounced “fooking”, it’s north of Salzburg, near the German border. Strangely, a 30 minute drive into German Bavaria will take you to the town of Petting. I wonder how often people go from Petting to Fucking?

A significant local issue has been the cost of replacing the frequently stolen traffic signs at the entrances to the village, a very popular photo spot for the tourists it seems.

In 2004, the Fucking Mayor ran a vote to decide whether the town should change its’ name or not. The majority of Fuckers decided that Fucking would stay. However, in an effort to reduce the costs of replacing the stolen signs, they started welding them to brackets embedded in concrete.

Here are some more weird, rude, suggestive and bizarrely named places from around the world:

  • Arsoli (Lazio, Italy)
  • Assawoman, Virginia, United States
  • Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
  • Bastard (Norway)
  • Beaver (Oklahoma, USA)
  • Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)
  • Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, USA
  • Boggy Bottom in Hertfordshire
  • Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)
  • Bumpass, Virginia, USA
  • Chinaman’s Knob (Australia)
  • Climax (Colorado, USA)
  • Cockburn, Western Australia
  • Cockup, Cumbria, England
  • Crapstone in Devon
  • Cunt (Spain)
  • Cunter (Switzerland)
  • Dikshit (India)
  • Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Dong Rack (Thailand-Cambodia border)
  • Dongo (Congo – Democratic Republic)
  • Effin (Limerick, Ireland)
  • Fuku (Shensi, China)
  • Fukui (Honshu, Japan)
  • Fukum (Yemen)
  • Goobertown, Arizona, USA
  • Gravesend, Kent, England
  • Hell, Michigan, United States
  • Hold With Hope (Greenland)
  • Hookersville, West Virginia, United States
  • Horneytown, North Carolina, United States
  • Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Lickey End (West Midlands, UK)
  • Little Dix Village (West Indies)
  • Looneyville, Texas, United States
  • Lord Berkeley’s Knob (Sutherland, Scotland)
  • Middelfart, Denmark
  • Middle Intercourse Island (Australia)
  • Muff (Northern Ireland)
  • Nobber (Donegal, Ireland)
  • Pis Pis River (Nicaragua)
  • Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)
  • Seymen (Turkey)
  • Shafter (California, USA)
  • Shag Island (Indian Ocean)
  • Shitlingthorpe (Yorkshire, UK)
  • Shitterton, Dorset, England
  • Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, United States
  • Sweet Lips, Tennessee, USA
  • Thong, Kent, England
  • Titty Hill, Sussex, England
  • Tittybong (Australia)
  • Toad Suck, Arkansas, United States
  • Tong Fuk (Japan)
  • Turdo (Romania)
  • Twatt (Orkney, UK)
  • Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
  • Wank (Germany)
  • Wankendorf (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
  • Wankener (India)
  • Wankie (Zimbabwe)
  • Wanks River (Nicaragua)
  • Wankum (Germany)
  • Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
  • Wetwang, Yorkshire, England
  • Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington State, United States
  • Shorter – Alabama
  • Dead Horse, Mary’s Igloo – Alaska
  • Why – Arizona
  • Hasty, Hygiene, Last Chance, Lay, Paradox, Yellow Jacket – Colorado
  • Celebration, Christmas, Frostproof, Mayo, Panacea, Picnic, Sopchoppy
  • Spuds, Two Egg, Yeehaw Junction – Florida
  • Alley, Enigma, Experiment, Homerville, Ideal, Quitman – Georgia
  • Normal – Illonois
  • Bacon, Buddha, French Lick, Santa Claus, Solitude – Indiana
  • Beebeetown, Sac City, Tingley, What Cheer – Iowa
  • Buttermilk, Gas, Moonlight, Protection, Skiddy,
  • Smileyberg, Speed, Yoder, Zook – Kansas
  • Beauty, Burning Springs, Cranks, Combs, Cut Shin, Decoy, Dwarf, Hazard
  • Hippo, Krypton, Lovely, Moon, Mummie, Mud Lick, Oddville, Ono,
  • Ordinary, Parrot, Petroleum, Pippa Passes, Pyramid, Quicksand,
  • Ready, Shoulderblade, Slusher, Turkey, Viper, Vortex, Wax – Kentucky
  • Cutoff, Dry Prong, Fort Necessity, Plain Dealing, Slaughter,
  • Trout, Vixen, Waterproof – Louisiana
  • Boring, Crappo, Scaggsville – Maryland
  • Cummaquid – Massachussetts
  • Climax, Gay, Hell, Nirvanna, Paradise, Saline – Michigan
  • Askew, Bobo, Hot Coffee, Petal – Mississippi
  • Competition, Elmo, Fairdealing, Novelty
  • {Oh hell, that’s enough – Ed}

7 Comments

  1. Love this post!! LOVE IT!!

    "I wonder how often people go from Petting to Fucking?" I never have 🙂

    I want to visit all of these places just to get a t-shirt to say I was there! My favourites? Dong Rack, Dildo and Climax.

    I am a girl though, so there may be a bit of bias there.

    • My favourites? Dong Rack, Dildo and Climax. I am a girl though, so there may be a bit of bias there.

      😀 Thanks for clearing that up for us Lucy! Good to know 🙂

  2. I like it, I like it alot! I MC'd a wedding were the bride was Mclean and the groof was dicks, I said I felt soory for the son cause she was keeping her maiden name highphen surname. Mclean Dicks??????

    • Hopefully they have a son and name him Will, and move to Cockup in Cumbria. That would bring it full circle….

  3. Ha Ha Ha thump!

  4. Great post Greg! Must be honst and admit that I wasn't expecting it when I saw the post title.

  5. I can't believe most of these are real places…

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