I just wouldn’t be able to make it

No Snickering–That Road Sign Means Something Else

0123-for-webcrapstonemapThis NYT article had me laughing out loud–being a sucker for the unintentional inappropriate joke, I was loving every minute of it.  The best part, though, was this map of the place-names.  Now there’s a map.

“Sniggering at double entendres is a loved and time-honored tradition in this country,” Carol Midgley wrote in The Times of London. Ed Hurst, a co-author, with Rob Bailey, of “Rude Britain” and “Rude UK,” which list arguably offensive place names — some so arguably offensive that, unfortunately, they cannot be printed here — said that many such communities were established hundreds of years ago and that their names were not rude at the time.

“Place names and street names are full of history and culture, and it’s only because language has evolved over the centuries that they’ve wound up sounding rude,” Mr. Hurst said in an interview.



Filed under Goofing Around

3 responses to “I just wouldn’t be able to make it

  1. Jonathan

    Funny. 🙂

  2. vaindeludingjoys

    Intercourse, PA.

    Blueball, AL.

    Big Bone Lick State Park, KY.

    We’ve got a few, too.

  3. Jonathan

    Intercourse, Pa is in Lancaster County which is Amish area. For some reason there are a bunch of weird-named towns there. Blue Ball, Pa and Bird-in-Hand, Pa are just a few other examples.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s