TOWNS, A new game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Was listening to an old radio program. It was very popular in the 30s and 40s.
    The writer used to amuse himself and his audience by making up crazy names for
    small towns. I can only think of one at the moment, but it's a good example:
    Dismal Seepage, Ohio.

    Anyhoo, I think a list of Towns You Probably Wouldn't Want To Move To might
    be fun.

    Gopher Hole, Texas
    Smudge Pot, Oregon
    Waste Basket, New Jersey

    Fly Paper, Utah
    Lost Hope, Mississippi
    Gangrene Gap, Colorado

    By way of contrast here's a view of my home town from half a century ago. It had
    a very positive name. And a popular one too. Used in roughly 30 states.

  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, are these names of real towns or just made up? GB
  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Duck Town TN
    Turtle Town TN
    Pigeon Forge TN

    Florida Towns include:
    Two Egg
    Fluffy Landing
    Dog Town
    Yeehaw Junction
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    That's a great list. I like Yeehaw best. Sounds like a place where folks know how to
    have fun. I made up the names in my post above except for Dismal Seepage.

    There are some places named New Hope, but couldn't find any named Lost Hope.
    Probably are some mines that are lost. Here's a few more goofy ones.

    Gator Alley, Florida
    Barbed Wire, Montana
    Stove Poker, South Dakota

    Shoo Fly Pie, Pennsylvania
    Last Date, Delaware
    Lonesome Meadow, Mississippi

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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I've been reading a lot of Amish stories lately and there are some very unusual names in Lancaster County PA, like the above mentioned Shoo Fly Pie. My favorite is Bird In Hand. GB
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  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    • Accident, Maryland.
    • Cut And Shoot, Texas.
    • Embarrass, Minnesota.
    • Great and Little Snoring, Norfolk
    • Wankers Corner, Oregon
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    No one wants to live at Red Tide Beach, FL.

    Love, Mikie
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    GB, I looked up shoo fly pie some years back. Can't remember a thing about it.

    Mikie, Oh, I don't know. Is everybody affected by the Red Tide or are some immune?
    I'd try living there just to have you for a neighbor.

    Soul, nice to hear from you. Drop in more often. I never heard of any of those places except
    the one in Minnesota. Found a picture from Wankers Corner. Here's a pic of the general store.
    Biggest one I ever saw.