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2021-10-18 6:41:03 PM  
8 votes:
Arkansas has plenty, but we'll start with Toad Suck.
 
2021-10-18 11:46:53 PM  
6 votes:
Truth or Consequences.
 
2021-10-19 12:10:58 AM  
4 votes:
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/Y-e-e-h-a-w........
 
2021-10-18 9:08:33 PM  
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2021-10-19 12:02:00 AM  
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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  
3 votes:
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 10:51:22 AM  
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2021-10-18 11:29:51 PM  
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2021-10-18 6:57:26 PM  
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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  
1 vote:
Hell, Michigan. If you tell someone to go to Hell, they may do that and call you from there.
 
2021-10-18 8:19:43 PM  
1 vote:
I came to say Monkey's Eyebrow, but upon further reflection I kind of like that one.
 
2021-10-18 10:10:21 PM  
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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!"
 
2021-10-19 12:01:16 AM  
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ZMugg: [th.bing.com image 474x432]


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 12:32:24 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  
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cretinbob: New York City


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2021-10-19 2:45:11 AM  
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2021-10-19 3:23:10 AM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
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 3:34:48 AM  
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Wow, no hyperventilating mod has [redacted] this yet? Must be a school night.
 
2021-10-19 5:07:19 AM  
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ReluctantLondon: Not stupidest, per se, but I'm guessing that Eromanga in Queensland has a few disappointed weab visitors... :)

/ Borrowing from Pratchett, an honourable mention goes to all the small villages named things like "What?", "It's Just A Village, I Don't Know", and "Your Finger You Fool"


Speaking of Pratchett, he named a village on the disc "Bad Ass".  Because a certain donkey misbehaved, allegedly.
 
2021-10-19 5:21:07 AM  
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SomeTexan: ReluctantLondon: Not stupidest, per se, but I'm guessing that Eromanga in Queensland has a few disappointed weab visitors... :)

/ Borrowing from Pratchett, an honourable mention goes to all the small villages named things like "What?", "It's Just A Village, I Don't Know", and "Your Finger You Fool"

Speaking of Pratchett, he named a village on the disc "Bad Ass".  Because a certain donkey misbehaved, allegedly.


It is, appropriately enough, the hometown of Granny Weatherwax.
 
2021-10-19 7:00:18 AM  
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Adolf Oliver Nipples: S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania


Way north of Eightyfour, PA
 
2021-10-19 8:45:06 AM  
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Billy Liar: 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?


Yes, Illinois State got its start as a normal school back in the 1800s.
 
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