Dotted right across the world you will find some rather unusual place names. Whether the names have been lost in translation or are a mere coincidence, they provide joy to any keen eyed passers-by, who will of course stop for the obligatory photo in front of the sign to show to all their friends who refuse to believe that they genuinely found a village called ‘Fucking’ or a river called ‘Spunk Creek’. Here are some of our top picks for the funniest and most bizarre place names you will ever find.
1. Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford, England
2. Wankers Corner, Wilsonville, USA
This tiny Hamlet in Dorset dates back at least 1000 years and means farmstead on the stream used as an open sewer.
4. Arlene Fuchs Katz Drive, New York, USA
Arlene does what?!?!
5. Slack Bottom, Yorkshire, England
Perhaps this street needs a trip to the gym to firm up its derrière. Slack Bottom, along with Slack Top, form the tiny hamlet of Slack in West Yorkshire.
6. Pig Turd Alley, Sacramento, USA
Hopefully this street was not named after its most common feature. Surprisingly there is actually another Pig Turd Alley in America located in Oregon.
I’m sure that this stream in Minnesota is a very popular date venue.
8. Cockshoot Close, Witney, England
Cockshoot Close is in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire…. Hopefully not too close.
9. Twatt, Shetland Islands, Scotland
“So where do you live?”
10. Shag Point, NZ
Apparently, Shag Point is a very pretty nature reserve in New Zealand- which makes me question how it got it’s name…
11. Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA
According to the Lancaster, PA website, Intercourse is “a hub where many Amish and local folks do their business”
Sounds like there is plenty of things to do in Intercourse…
12. Bitchfield, Lincolnshire, England
This road sign is a popular pit-stop for passers by, and it’s easy to see why.
13. Bully Hole Bottom, Monmouthshire, Wales
The embarrassment of living in this Welsh town must be never-ending.
14. Sandy Balls, New Forest, England
Apparently a popular holiday destination, there is plenty to do in Sandy Balls, from archery to going to DJ school. I’m just wondering if people come here for the activities or the novelty name.
15. Iron Knob, Queensland, Australia
I bet that the men of this town enjoy telling everyone where they’re from…
16. Fucking, Austria
This small village in Austria recently partitioned to rename their hometown ‘Fugging’, but this was rejected as the name was already taken. Then, tourists started to steal the sign, which then got replaced with theft resistant signs. Then, when tourists realised they couldn’t steal the sign, they started filming themselves ‘in the act’ by the sign instead.
Bet they’ve f*****g had enough.
17. Fingringhoe, Essex, England
A picturesque and charming village in Essex. Just a shame that the name doesn’t reflect the same image.
18. Dildo, Canada
Canadians are known for being well mannered and polite. I guess this sign is the exception.
19. Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, England
We know that big bums are in, but no one’s actual bottom is six miles long. Not even Kim Kardashian’s.
20. Thong, Kent, England
In the eternal words of Sisqo: THAT THONG, THONG, THONG, THONG, THOOOOOONGGGGGGG
21. Ugley, Essex, England
“So I’ll pick you up…where do you live?”
“How bloody rude”
22. Minge Lane, Worcestershire, England
Just imagine trying to keep a straight face when telling the delivery guy where it is you live.
23. Cumbum, India
Did the British settle here, too?
24. Glory Hole Recreation Area, California, USA
“Gonna hang out at the Glory Hole Recreation Area later, anyone wanna join?”
25. Titz, Germany
Sounds like the perfect location for a romantic mini break.
26. Wankum, Germany
If Titz doesn’t take your fancy, try Wankum instead.
27. Longdong Avenue, Shanghai, China
I bet someone, somewhere would relocate to China just to live on this street.
28. Kinki University, Osaka, Japan
You can guarantee that there would be an adult film about this uni, no doubt about it.
29. Two Mile Bottom, Norfolk, England
No, Kim Kardashian’s bottom isn’t even two miles wide.
30. Cockfosters, London, England
The all-time British classic. You’re lying if you say that you don’t snigger each time you hear this name on the Underground.