25 Weirdest Town Names Ever

Nothing, Arizona

Nothing, Arizona

This sign goes to great lengths to explain what is essentially a pretty crap name for a town. Having said that, it's a ghost town now, so it's probably quite fitting.

Pity Me, England

Pity Me, England

Oh we do. We're definitely with you on that one...



Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky

Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky

Who know how this town name came to be... What we're concerned with is the lack of apostrophe which should indicate the monkey's ownership over the eyebrow. You with me?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Meaning;

"Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio near the red cave."

Fair enough...



Cool, California

Cool, California

Some people reckon it was named after a man with the surname Cool during the gold rush years, but nothing is for certain.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

If it also sounds like a good name for a game show, we're sorry but it's already been done.



Humansville, Missouri

Humansville, Missouri

True to its name, there are indeed humans living there; a little over one thousand of them in fact.

Jot Em Down, Texas

Jot Em Down, Texas

Named after a fictional store in the Lum and Abner radio show, I'm sorry, but the name just kind of sucks, right?



Cheesequake

Cheesequake

I guess it's kind of a clever play on words, however, would you really want to live in a place with "cheese" in the title?

Boring, Oregon

Boring, Oregon

I hear they have a disproportionate amount of accidents in this town due to drivers falling asleep at the wheel when they go through it... Probably.



Morón de la Frontera, Spain

Morón de la Frontera, Spain

Sure, it's in another language and has a few little words after it, but we're mostly concerned with the "Moron" bit, purely for comedic purposes. Try not to take the high ground and deny the more immature among us of this laugh, okay?

Crapstone, England

Crapstone, England

Christopher Htichens lived here for a time, as a child, and other than that, it's a bit crap. Probably (I've never been there).



Windpassing, Austria

Windpassing, Austria

Weirdly enough, this is the name of four cities in Lower Austria.

Honorable mentioned, also in Austria; the town of Fucking.

Ugley, England

Ugley, England

Yes, the spelling is a bit different but we know how it sounds. Personally, I like the name simply because it doesn't give you the highest expectations and therefore any beauty you find there would be a bonus.



No Name, Colorado

No Name, Colorado

If they can't be bothered to give it a name then I can't be bothered visiting or discussing it any further.

Unalaska, Alaska

Unalaska, Alaska

Yes we know that the name is a derivative of "Ounalashka", meaning "near the peninsula", named by the original inhabitants of the land; the Ungangan people. However, we just think the whole thing is Unamerican, dammit!



Half.com, Oregon

Half.com, Oregon

Advertising people are prepared to sink as far as they have to in order to make a sale. Fortunately, so were the residents of Halfway, Oregon, (in itself a pretty uninspired name, really) back in December 1999, until the same time next year. The company gave them money and computers in exchange for a name-change to become "America's First Dot-com City".

To be fair, from all accounts, they really needed the cash. Half.com (the company) was bought by eBay in 2001.

Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

It would be preferable to use any other catchphrase rather than "The city that loves children". It just sounds a little creepy....



Accident, Maryland

Accident, Maryland

With a population of a little over 300, this town is "waiting to happen". Huh?! See what I did there?!!

Peculiar, Missouri

Peculiar, Missouri

Calling a town "Peculiar" is a little like a nerdy kid wearing a bow-tie. He thinks it makes him appear interesting and different when in actual fact, people tend to avoid him because of it.



Nowhere Else, Tasmania, Australia

Nowhere Else, Tasmania, Australia

Ask any Australian where you're most likely to find people without thumbs and they'll point towards Tasmania. Enough said....

Puke, Albania

Puke, Albania

Okay so Pukë is another name which clearly isn't English and therefore, doesn't mean or sound the same way as we might use it. But does my ignorance mean I should be denied of a laugh at its expense? I think not!



Fail, Portugal

Fail, Portugal

Epic...

Why, Arizona

Why, Arizona

It would perhaps seem a reasonable question if it weren't for the fact that they left the question mark off. Frankly, if you can't use the correct punctuation then we can't be bothered trying to understand why you'd give the place such a nothing name...

Wait a minute...Perhaps it's a philosophical thing. Maybe it's meant to inspire us to ask questions and learn about the world we live in...



Whynot, Mississippi

Whynot, Mississippi

...And on the other side of that coin, is this place, whe instead of asking those philosophical questions about the world in which they live, they simply say "fuck it, why not?" (although, again with no punctuation).