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2021-10-18 6:26:28 PM  
Woodstock...now that it has been built there are hardly any woods left.
 
2021-10-18 6:29:37 PM  
Cereal, AB...

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It's grrrrrrrrrrreat !!!
 
2021-10-18 6:37:26 PM  
Calabasas - it is pumpkins in Spanish, misspelled
 
2021-10-18 6:41:03 PM  
Arkansas has plenty, but we'll start with Toad Suck.
 
2021-10-18 6:57:26 PM  
This is probably not quite what the OP had in mind, but I thought I'd share. This is from the official Scholars Archive at Oregon State University on the origin of Oregon city names:

Noti

If you don't know how to pronounce the name of this city, this story will help.

"In the early days an Indian and a white man were traveling together from a point on the coast into the Willamette Valley with one horse between them. In order to make as rapid progress as possible they were doing what was known as 'riding and tying.' One would take the horse and ride ahead a distance, tie the horse and proceed on foot. When his companion reached the point where the horse was tied, he in turn mounted and rode a given distance beyond his partner and tied the horse again. It is said that the white man had agreed to tie the horse at about the point where the Noti Creek joins Long Tom River, where the present town of Noti is now located, but instead double-crossed the Indian and rode on to Eugene and left the Indian to walk. When the Indian discovered that he had been jobbed, he is said to have exclaimed, 'Him no tie,' and from there the place received its name."

https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/co​n​cern/technical_reports/8049g967k
Compiled by Lewis L. McArthur from Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur, Oregon Geographic Names, 7th ed. (Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2003).
 
2021-10-18 7:02:48 PM  
Hell, Michigan. If you tell someone to go to Hell, they may do that and call you from there.
 
2021-10-18 7:17:37 PM  
New York City
 
2021-10-18 8:19:43 PM  
I came to say Monkey's Eyebrow, but upon further reflection I kind of like that one.
 
2021-10-18 8:30:18 PM  
Dumfries, VA.
There's nothing dumb about fries!
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2021-10-18 8:40:43 PM  
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2021-10-18 9:08:33 PM  
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2021-10-18 9:10:54 PM  
Carmel for trying to pronounce it "Car-a-mel"

F*ck you, you know what you are.
 
2021-10-18 10:04:58 PM  

ArkPanda: Arkansas has plenty, but we'll start with Toad Suck.


Not Booger Hollow?

/I saw the 2-story outhouse there
 
2021-10-18 10:10:21 PM  

puffy999: Carmel for trying to pronounce it "Car-a-mel"

F*ck you, you know what you are.


My dad bought a place in Carmel for his girlfriend. Then she dumped him. I pronounce the town's name "HAHAHAHAHA!"
 
2021-10-18 10:25:12 PM  
I live near an actual Jerkwater
 
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2021-10-18 10:51:06 PM  
Texas has breakfast in Oatmeal and Bacon, and later lunch in Noodle.
 
2021-10-18 11:16:33 PM  
Dummer, New Hampshire
 
2021-10-18 11:18:16 PM  
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2021-10-18 11:29:51 PM  
 
2021-10-18 11:41:43 PM  
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2021-10-18 11:42:24 PM  
Peculiar, MO. I mean, the whole state's peculiar, you don't need to call it out.
 
2021-10-18 11:44:57 PM  

Firm Tautology: This is probably not quite what the OP had in mind, but I thought I'd share. This is from the official Scholars Archive at Oregon State University on the origin of Oregon city names:

Noti

If you don't know how to pronounce the name of this city, this story will help.

"In the early days an Indian and a white man were traveling together from a point on the coast into the Willamette Valley with one horse between them. In order to make as rapid progress as possible they were doing what was known as 'riding and tying.' One would take the horse and ride ahead a distance, tie the horse and proceed on foot. When his companion reached the point where the horse was tied, he in turn mounted and rode a given distance beyond his partner and tied the horse again. It is said that the white man had agreed to tie the horse at about the point where the Noti Creek joins Long Tom River, where the present town of Noti is now located, but instead double-crossed the Indian and rode on to Eugene and left the Indian to walk. When the Indian discovered that he had been jobbed, he is said to have exclaimed, 'Him no tie,' and from there the place received its name."

https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/con​cern/technical_reports/8049g967k
Compiled by Lewis L. McArthur from Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur, Oregon Geographic Names, 7th ed. (Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2003).


McArthur is always good to leaf through for place names.  In Oregon, you could go from Halfway to Noti.  When we first moved to Linn County, I was enamored with the name Murder Creek, which seems to have been blandified into Millersburg.  Or maybe there's just no "there" there anymore, no points of interest that say something is in Murder Creek
 
2021-10-18 11:46:30 PM  
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2021-10-18 11:46:53 PM  
Truth or Consequences.
 
2021-10-18 11:49:32 PM  

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2021-10-18 11:52:40 PM  
Wherever you are from.
 
2021-10-18 11:53:32 PM  
Not stupid, just misspelled
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2021-10-18 11:57:31 PM  
I used to live in Normal, Illinois.

It was normal. Yes, very normal. Everything was just fine there. No further questions!
 
2021-10-18 11:57:47 PM  
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2021-10-19 12:01:16 AM  

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Oh, West By God has a ton of dumb town names, including a lot of 3-letter ones like Man and Van and War.
 
2021-10-19 12:02:00 AM  

Lochsteppe: I used to live in Normal, Illinois.

It was normal. Yes, very normal. Everything was just fine there. No further questions!


Was there a teachers' college there?
 
2021-10-19 12:02:34 AM  
Manteca, CA. The new town named its train station, the railroad misspelled it, and the misspelling stuck, Spanish translation (lard) and all.
 
2021-10-19 12:10:58 AM  
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/Y-e-e-h-a-w........
 
2021-10-19 12:32:24 AM  

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Well, yeah. When you live your whole life that close to Pisco...

/CSB... I've actually been to that area (Pisco, Ica, Paracas)
 
2021-10-19 12:57:08 AM  

cretinbob: New York City


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2021-10-19 1:05:56 AM  
Dumbfarkville? Think it's in Ohio.
 
2021-10-19 1:09:27 AM  
Kansas City, KS.

When you say Kansas City people think of Missouri. When the name of your state is in the name of the city and most people still think of a different state it's time to change it.
 
2021-10-19 1:15:04 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Manteca, CA. The new town named its train station, the railroad misspelled it, and the misspelling stuck, Spanish translation (lard) and all.


Ha, I live an hour away and never knew!
 
2021-10-19 1:22:29 AM  
Bugtussle was always a favorite of mine.

OK?

/no, TX
 
2021-10-19 1:37:39 AM  

Candygram for Mongo: Kansas City, KS.

When you say Kansas City people think of Missouri. When the name of your state is in the name of the city and most people still think of a different state it's time to change it.


I still think of both states.
 
2021-10-19 2:04:09 AM  
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2021-10-19 2:06:56 AM  
 
2021-10-19 2:17:52 AM  

Naido: I came to say Monkey's Eyebrow, but upon further reflection I kind of like that one.


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2021-10-19 2:28:26 AM  
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2021-10-19 2:45:11 AM  
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2021-10-19 3:04:26 AM  
Bumpass VA
French Lick IN
 
2021-10-19 3:18:08 AM  

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I've been through Cut and Shoot.

Saw a sign for "pick your own blueberries - $1.25 lb". Picked 17 lbs in a 5 gallon bucket. When I went to check out, the old man said "Stick out your tongue. That'll be an extra $0.25."  I, of course, had eaten my fair share while I was picking and my blue tongue had given me away.
 
2021-10-19 3:23:10 AM  
Orgonions like to purposely mispronounce shiat just so they can be a snob and "correct" people.
There's a town here called Aloha. They pronounce it Aloa.
I'm from Hawaii, if it's spelled Aloha, it's mother farking AloHA You pretentious hipster fark-wits.
 
2021-10-19 3:28:25 AM  
Also Netarts on the coast. Net-arts, or ne-tarts makes sense right?
Nope! It's pronounced Kneetards and they'll defend it to they're stupid, stupid death.

/Wonder if the fark filter will let the t word fly.
 
2021-10-19 3:33:27 AM  

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I've been there. Now it's just a Houston suburb though.
 
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