Only in America....

Friday, December 12, 2008

These are actual names of towns in the US. I am dead serious! Check out the site for more details on the reasoning behind their names. My personal favourite is this one:

Why, Arizona, USA

Why would they name this town Why? Why is the ocean blue? Why is the Earth round?

So many questions…

… so little time.

This town was named for a Y-shaped intersection of state Highways 85 and 86.

The spelling was changed from “Y” to “Why” after the residents had petitioned for a post office. The state required that the name be spelled differently.

Here are some of the other ones...

Bigfoot, Texas

14 comments:

Jon Dylan said...

Hygiene, Colorado?? What the!?

They think our town names are just as bizarre though.

Jon Dylan said...

Loving the lack of word verification :)

Katie said...

Like I said, only in America... :)

Georgina Terry said...

Petunia, Colorado

Katie said...

Don't push your luck Georgie or soon you'll be needing a cushion...

Katie said...

Lily-livered?

Katie said...

I've heard it's the art of breaking

Symon said...

Slighty better than the Bamboo post ;-)

Katie said...

hahaha thanks symz :) I'll take that as a compliment!

PaisleyJade said...

Hygiene... crackup! Waipu is just about as bad...

Katie said...

At least our town names mean something sort of significant though... I mean, would you want to live in a town called dead horse? hahaha

Jon Dylan said...

Yes!

Katie said...

we are so not related!

Georgina Terry said...

Lol jon

 
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