Funny names of places

ByIzay Ayesha



July 8, 2022

Funny names of places

It is very interesting to pick up places that have oddly funny names and enjoy their impact. Some places in the world have Funny names of places, particularly in languages other than English. People are often amazed at the fact that despite pointing out such the oddity of such Funny names of places they are hardly ever changed. Anyway keeping such names as they are provides entertainment to people.

Sexmoan, Philippines
A town of more than 25,000 residents, Sexmoan is actually the Spanish name for this setting which can trace its origins back to the word “Sasmo,” or “to meet.” Keeping in view this place was in the Philippines added flavour to the name.

Hell, Norway
This is a small town in Norway that has no connection with the meaning in English language. Despite its obvious religious overtones to English-speaking visitors, Hell actually takes its name from the Norse word “hellir” which means “overhang.” Anyway the name never fails to evoke laughter.

Middelfart, Denmark
Located in central Denmark, this town can trace its history all the way back to the 1200s. Obviously modern audiences will giggle at its given name, but the moniker actually stems from the old Danish words “mæthal,” meaning “middle” and “far,” meaning “way.”

Pee Pee Township, USA
This small spot in central Ohio actually takes its name from the nearby Pee Pee Creek, which in turn can trace its etymology back to an early settler who carved the initials P.P into a tree on its banks.

Silly, Belgium
This small town in Belgium takes its name from a nearby river the Sille, and sadly has no relation to the English meaning of the word which would make it altogether more fun.

Useless Harbour, Australia
The name is entirely unkind to this beautiful Australian spot, which is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shark Bay. Its name was first coined by French explorer Louis-Henri de Saulces de Freycinet during the early 1800s, who discovered an inviting natural bay which he initially believed to be entirely blocked by a sandbar.

Gobbler’s Knob, USA
Of course it is a funny name that is worth the visit alone but for many visitors there is a whole other reason to make the trip to Gobbler’s Knob. That is because this wooded outcrop near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is the location of the famous weather forecast by Phil the Groundhog in the hilarious Bill Murray Groundhog Day. TW


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