Funniest Things #1 Place Names
First published: Thursday May 27th, 2021
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About the Series
Yes! I decided to create a new series. I’ll do the funniest *something* blogs. If you have more idea for funniest things, please tell me by the comment section. But first read the blog!
Yes! There is somewhere named Å! And not just one, there are many places called Å! One in Denmark, seven in Norway and five in Sweden. They are just villages, not big cities or subdivison.
It is a village in Ohio with just 1,300 people.
- Where are you from?
- I’m from Hell.
Yeah, Hell! It is a village in Norway (and also in Michigan). And it hosts “Blues in Hell” festival every year.
Probably you didn’t understand anything, if you don’t know Portuguese! Because it means don’t touch me (or something like that). Yeah! A municipality in south of Brazil.
No, it doesn’t have any relevance with Nazis. Actually it named before World War II. Even before World War I! At 1908. Very small town in Ontario, Canada.
You will be surprised, I can pronounce this name. It often shortened Taumata. It means the summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his kōauau (flute) to his loved one in Māori. And it has longer version! Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaurehaeaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu with 92 letters.
Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit
Official name of Bangkok. Pronounced like this. It means city of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra's behest.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch means Saint Mary's church of the pool of the white hazels over against the pool of St Tysilio Gogo [Tysilio of the cave]. A large village in Wales. Often shortened to Llanfair PG.
It is a lake in Massachusetts. Often shortened to Lake Chaubunagungamaug or Webster Lake.
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The lands of today's municipality of Não-Me-Toque, as in other municipalities in the region, had the presence of Indians as the first native inhabitants. In the middle of the twentieth century, the descendants of Italians and Germans sought better living conditions in the Colônia Nova do "Alto Jacuhy" (today Alto Jacuí) and, in the acquired plots of land, began to dedicate themselves to agriculture and timber/logging extraction, as well as the installation of small factories and commercial houses.
A tree with a short trunk and cut with thorns, popularly known as non-me-toques, with the scientific name Dasyphyllum spinescens (Less.) Cabrera, very abundant in the region at the time of the Italian-German colonization.
The expression "don't touch me in these lands", or "don't touch me from here" said by a Portuguese farmer, referring to his big farm, which he never intended to get rid of.
Between the variety of crops and the production of good seeds, wheat was considered for many years as the "king cereal" of plantations, inspiring the citizens to choose the change of the name of Não-Me-Toque to Campo Real (Royal Field) (1971).
After intense campaigns, the population, through a referendum, opted for the old name of Não-Me-Toque (1976).
In the Bible, "don't touch me" is a phrase said by Jesus in the episode known as Noli me tangere, very famous in Christianity.
Also, there are other strange names in Brazil, like:
Feliz Natal (translating, is Merry Christmas lol), MT
Espumoso (Frothy, in English), RS
Passa e Fica (pass and stay), RJ
Sombrio (dark), SC
Anta Gorda (fat tapir), RS
Combinado (combined), TO
Sério (serious), RS
Dois Vizinhos (two neighbours), PR
Espera Feliz (happy waiting), MG
Passa Tempo (pass time), MG
Nova Iorque (sometimes used when we say New York), MA
Solidão (Loneliness), PE
Ponto Chique (Chic Point), MG
AND MANY OTHERS!
Basically, all the names of Minas Municipalities are strange. If you are with a Translate support activated, catch the popcorn and the soda. The comedy movie starts when you paste this link on the Web.