Want To Go To Dildo, Newfoundland?  

sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 12:53 pm
Want To Go To Dildo, Newfoundland?



Yes, that really is the name of a town in Newfoundland. Does the name of a city or town draw your attention and influence your choices?

There are a lot of oddly-named places across Canada. I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you and how they got their name.

Snafu, Yukon

This community was christened after the military acronym-Situation Normal: All Fouled Up, b.y the U.S. military while they were building the Alaska highway. Snafu served as one of two forest fire crew camps in the Yukon in the ’50s. It’s now a campground surrounded b.y lakes and a popular destination for canoe trips.

Stoner, British Columbia

Which came first: Stoner or Stone Creek? Locals reportedly use the latter, with “Stoner” presumably a modern- derivative.

Legal, Alberta

Legal owes its name t.o Emile Legal, the bishop of St. Albert, Alberta. The bilingual town was settled mostly b.y homesteaders from Quebec and is now renowned for its public murals. It was named “French Mural Capital of the World”.

Happyland, Saskatchewan

The full name for this community is the Rural Municipality of Happyland no. 231. The community supposedly got its name from an early resident who was very pleased 😊 t.o be there.

Climax, Saskatchewan

This Saskatchewan village was settled b.y Christ Fugelstad, an immigrant from Climax, Minnesota, who was apparently either terribly homesick or terribly unimaginative. (the original Climax owed its curious name t.o a chewing tobacco company.) Today, Climax has a small but thriving population of One Hundred and Ninety-five

Crotch Lake, Ontario

The name comes from the fact that the lake has two narrows, and the point where they meet resembles the crotch of a stick. The lake has seventy-seven campsites and is part of the canoe route through the Mississippi River.

Peekaboo Corner, New Brunswick

A small community within the village of Norton, New Brunswick, Peekaboo Corner is named for a poorly-placed house that stood on the corner, blocking the vision of passing drivers. Hopefully, the name delivered a cautionary message to future motorists.

Sober Island, Nova Scotia

Some locals claim that this remote island in Nova Scotia was named b.y British soldiers who landed there with no liquor on their ship. Today the island is known for its oysters, and for the Sober Island Brewing Company, a popular brewery despite not actually being located there.

Dildo, Newfoundland

No one can quite confirm where the most infamous of all funny Canadian town names comes from. Some say it comes from a French word for the island, “ile d’eau” or a Spanish word for the bottom of a boat. The term has also been known t.o refer t.o a pin placed in a rowboat that attaches t.o the oar. You can always ask its mascot, Captain Dildo, for his take on the tale.


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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 1:03 pm

What strangely named towns or cities have you visited?

Who is ready for a road trip to Dildo, Newfoundland?

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Tmptrzz 58F
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3/28/2021 1:24 pm

Some interesting town names here, some even made me LOL. I hope your enjoying a relaxing Sunday..


MyBaffies 51M
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3/28/2021 2:36 pm

Have driven through the village of Tongue in northern Scotland. Then there's a Twatt on the Orkney Islands.

I understand there's a diving club located in Muff in County Donegal, Ireland. Interestingly they call themselves Muff Diving Club.

And across the border in England, there's a Cockermouth.

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RavenGB 60M
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3/28/2021 2:51 pm

There's an innocently named (in German!) settlement near Bern, Switzerland called Wankdorf which always makes me smile.


superbjversion2 65F
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3/28/2021 3:41 pm

Michigan also has a village of Climax and the (locally) well-known city of Hell (which does freeze over)

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lonlyforlove2 78M
18795 posts
3/28/2021 3:45 pm

"Intercorse Alabama, you missed our southern best, LOL, not sure of the origin but a real town in southern Alabama.. Just shows that any thing can get any name...

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resant78 42M  
3023 posts
3/28/2021 4:08 pm

I do like the town name 'Kamloops', in my trip to Canada we stopped there for lunch. It sounds like a cereal name.

Don't know very many funny town names.

I also like Captain Dildo! I can almost picture the embroidery on his captain hat.


I_giv_pleasure 57M  
2791 posts
3/28/2021 4:20 pm

There's Intercourse PA. We have a town names Weed and Los Banos (The toilets) Time for a road trip


Massass1963 57M  
1362 posts
3/28/2021 4:28 pm

I see, above, that there is an Intercourse, Alabama; there is also an Intercourse, Pennsylvania. I think I recall seeing a Blue Balls, Pennsylvania, as well. I am pretty sure these were named by someone as a joke and it stuck.


redrockrascal 62M
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3/28/2021 4:53 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    What strangely named towns or cities have you visited?

    Who is ready for a road trip to Dildo, Newfoundland?
The problem with visiting Dildo is that when you leave it will be behind you.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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p1947q 74M  
90 posts
3/28/2021 5:02 pm

How about
L'Anse-Amour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3L0, Canada.

Saw my first iceberg there


flannel_light 58F  
2736 posts
3/28/2021 5:55 pm

Here is one in North Carolina


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Apollo602021 60M  
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3/28/2021 5:58 pm

Great names!

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benard69 63M/63F  
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3/28/2021 6:37 pm

Of course you have village of Fucking in Austria...


sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 8:50 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Some interesting town names here, some even made me LOL. I hope your enjoying a relaxing Sunday..
Amazing what some places get named. There are many more -maybe someday, I will do a similar post. Aren't there any strange-sounding places you have heard of or visited?

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 8:51 pm

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Have driven through the village of Tongue in northern Scotland. Then there's a Twatt on the Orkney Islands.

    I understand there's a diving club located in Muff in County Donegal, Ireland. Interestingly they call themselves Muff Diving Club.

    And across the border in England, there's a Cockermouth.
Oh my goodness, the townspeople must have a great sense of humour and take a lot of kidding

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sexyldy1000 60F  
8107 posts
3/28/2021 8:53 pm

    Quoting RavenGB:
    There's an innocently named (in German!) settlement near Bern, Switzerland called Wankdorf which always makes me smile.
I am sure it makes you smile and everyone that passes by!

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 8:53 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    Michigan also has a village of Climax and the (locally) well-known city of Hell (which does freeze over)
Good ones! Have you been to either of them?

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 8:58 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    "Intercorse Alabama, you missed our southern best, LOL, not sure of the origin but a real town in southern Alabama.. Just shows that any thing can get any name...
Had never heard of it so looked it up! Apparently, Intercourse, Alabama is named for the traffic intersection of the town's crossroads (called "intercourse" at that time). Many residents want the name changed to Siloam, but state maps still identify it as Intercourse.

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sexyldy1000 60F  
8107 posts
3/28/2021 9:03 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    I do like the town name 'Kamloops', in my trip to Canada we stopped there for lunch. It sounds like a cereal name.

    Don't know very many funny town names.

    I also like Captain Dildo! I can almost picture the embroidery on his captain hat.
Did it somehow remind you of Froot Loops? I have a cousin who lives there There are different images of Captain Dildo....and he even has his own profile on the "face place'

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:06 pm

    Quoting I_giv_pleasure:
    There's Intercourse PA. We have a town names Weed and Los Banos (The toilets) Time for a road trip
Never would have guessed there are two different states with places called Intercourse! Would be an interesting road trip!

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:13 pm

    Quoting Massass1963:
    I see, above, that there is an Intercourse, Alabama; there is also an Intercourse, Pennsylvania. I think I recall seeing a Blue Balls, Pennsylvania, as well. I am pretty sure these were named by someone as a joke and it stuck.
Apparently, in the 18th century, the owner of the Blue Ball Inn hung a blue ball outside and referred to his business as "The Sign of the Blue Ball." The name caught-on and became the town's name. Blue Ball is often listed among the "delightfully-named towns" in Pennsylvania along with Pleasureville, Intercourse, Mount Joy, Lititz, Bareville, Bird-in-Hand, and Paradise.

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:14 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    The problem with visiting Dildo is that when you leave it will be behind you.
Maybe they have souvenir dildos you can take home with you

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:20 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    How about
    L'Anse-Amour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3L0, Canada.

    Saw my first iceberg there
Ah yes. Literally translated from French as "The Love Cove". It is a National Historic Site and contains the oldest burial mound found in North America. I have never seen an iceberg.

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:22 pm

Another funny one . Have you ever been there?

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:23 pm

Ever been to any funny or oddly-named places?

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sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/28/2021 9:27 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Of course you have village of Fucking in Austria...
I had to look that one up. it is a small Austrian village that has existed since the 11th century. The residents were known as Fuckingers However, effective January 1 of this year, the name was officially changed to Fugging.

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foz19504 66M
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3/29/2021 5:32 am

I have been to French Lick , Indiana


sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/29/2021 6:57 am

    Quoting foz19504:
    I have been to French Lick , Indiana
Cool 😎. Did you have a good time?

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flannel_light 58F  
2736 posts
3/29/2021 7:18 am

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Another funny one . Have you ever been there?
Yes I have been there. It's outside of High Point NC


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MrRareity 61M  
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3/29/2021 10:20 am

After the last couple of days these sure did bring on a smile. Thank you

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sexyldy1000 60F  
8107 posts
3/29/2021 10:37 am

    Quoting MrRareity:
    After the last couple of days these sure did bring on a smile. Thank you
That is what I hoped would happen so glad it made you smile

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easyrider4008 64M
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3/30/2021 10:48 am

They are very amusing, here are a couple from the UK there is a place in Wales called 'Piddle In The Hole' one in England 'Shitterton' there was once a lane in London called 'Cunt Grope Lane' there is also a 'Crinkley Bottom'


sexyldy1000 60F  
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3/30/2021 12:09 pm

    Quoting easyrider4008:
    They are very amusing, here are a couple from the UK there is a place in Wales called 'Piddle In The Hole' one in England 'Shitterton' there was once a lane in London called 'Cunt Grope Lane' there is also a 'Crinkley Bottom'
Lol. Those are funny. Makes you wonder how they came to be called those and how much teasing the townspeople get 😊. Thanks for sharing them.

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trixietrixster 53F  
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4/7/2021 5:23 pm

You make history fun! PA has "Intercourse Valley" ... which the Amish seem to luv ... LOL ... and, of course, "Blue Ball" ...

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