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lucca23v2

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Not a town, but the street next to where I live is called Hoe Avenue...
 

LumpySmile

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A few years ago I drove through Gurley, Nebraska. The town didn't look big enough for a high school, which is probably just as well. Think of the sports teams.... Gurley Men's Weightlifting? Definitely not a school Hans and Franz would attend.

Gurley Wrestling on the other hand.... That could be kinda fun!
 

wrenchboy

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Pudding ridge rd near Chattanooga Tennessee
Hershey Pennsylvania the entire area smells like chocolate!
Happy Texas about 656 people happily live there on an average income of $28,000.
 

Jeannie

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Oklahoma...

Bushyhead
Bowlegs
Slick
Nowhere
Pink
Non
Hooker
Little Axe
Hoot Owl
Cement
Slaughterville
Gay
Straight
Moon
IXL
Frogville
Loco
my favorite...
Cookietown :happy:

The list could go on and on. Okies. :p
 

DianaSSBBW

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Some lovely towns in Pennsylvania...

Intercourse, PA
Blue Ball, PA
Fertility, PA
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Virginville, PA
84, PA
 

fat hiker

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Tomorrow I will be driving in the Los Angeles area. I was previewing my route and noticed a town named Placentia. Can someone please translate that into English? I would hope that they did not name their city after the sack that a baby gets nourishment from its mother while in utero.
That's 'placenta', not Placentia.

There's also a Placentia and a Placentia Bay in Newfoundland.

It's thought that the Placentia in Newfoundland was named by Basque fishermen from Spain in the 16th century. Plazencia in Basque means 'pleasant'.
 

moore2me

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I will never forget this town - It was the site of the horrible tidal waves and deaths from the Tsunami the day after Christmas 2004. Several movies have been made about the loss of lives - natives, tourists, migrant workers, and animals.

This town in my mind will always portray death & destruction. Wiki has more descriptions online.

I now remember one of my nicknames from my previous years with Dimensions . . . .

M2M
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AKA Thread Killer
 

Dr. Feelgood

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There's a Slapout in Oklahoma, too. I've heard that 'slapout' was a nineteenth-century term of approval for something bigger and better than usual (e.g., "that was a slapout dinner").
 

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French Lick, Indiana

Childhood home of basketball great Larry Bird aka "The Hick from French Lick"
 
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