WEIRD PLACENAMES AROUND THE WORLD
Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 2 comments
       Many of you may have heard of places like Paris,



       London,



       or Rio.



       The names of the places I mentioned a while ago sound simply, right? But there are some places which have weird, funny, or even sexual-sounding names. And here are some of the places I have researched so far.

       In New Zealand, there exists a hill called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu which is located on the North Island. The hill's name is Maori for "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one".
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       But that hill is usually called Taumata because, well for obvious reasons.


       If you think the full name of Taumata is hard to pronounce, wait 'til you try to pronounce the full name of the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.


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       I think everyone knows the place called Bangkok, right? 



       But did you know that the full Thai name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit?


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The full name written in Thai script.


       Very long indeed.

       Of course, if you ask me, I would rather live in Krung Thep than in Anus, France,



       Condom, France,



       Sexmoan (now called Sasmuan), Philippines,




       or in Dildo, Canada.


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       However, it would be very cool if I live in Hell, Norway. I would say to other people “I’m gonna drag you to Hell” or “I’m from Hell”.


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       And it would be very fucking awesome if I live in Fucking, Austria. Because of Fucking’s infamous name, Fucking’s traffic signs are attracting tourists who pose beside them and thieves who steal them.


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       So always remember that not all names of places around the world are created equal. Some are plain, simple or boring while some are weird, outrageous, funny and/or sexual.

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