Funniest Things #1 Place Names

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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!

Å

Å, Norway

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.

Geneva-on-the-Lake

Welcome to Geneva-on-the-Lake!

It is a village in Ohio with just 1,300 people.

Hell

Don’t go there.

- Where are you from?

- I’m from Hell.

- *dies*

Yeah, Hell! It is a village in Norway (and also in Michigan). And it hosts “Blues in Hell” festival every year.

Não-Me-Toque

Entrance to Não-Me-Toque

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 Name

 A sign

No words...

Swastika

Entrance to Swastika

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.

Long Names

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Entrance to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

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

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.

Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gungmaugg

It is a lake in Massachusetts. Often shortened to Lake Chaubunagungamaug or Webster Lake.

Closing

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May 27, 2021
New series! NICE!
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May 27, 2021
Thank you!
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May 27, 2021
An Ån
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(Ån is (I'm guessing) the demonym of Å)
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Broken Arrow?
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Related to Native Americans...
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May 27, 2021
It's pretty cool! I couldn't even think of something like this even after 40 years.

Good job for coming out with an idea like this.

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Thanks!
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May 27, 2021
2- Foods
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May 27, 2021
Okay!
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May 27, 2021
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I LOVED HOW YOU ADDED NÃO-ME-TOQUE! I love this name. Means in English "Don't-Touch-Me". There are also a bunch of strange names of cities in Brazil. Also, for more info, here is what Wikipedia say:
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Says: ?
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I was still writing lol
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Lol
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Não-Me-Toque is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. 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.

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.

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Religion and education have always been the driving forces behind the small town that passed to the village, forming part of the lands of Rio Pardo, Cruz Alta, to later become the district of Passo Fundo and Carazinho. From 1949 Dutch immigrants began to arrive and the municipality became the birthplace of Dutch immigration in Rio Grande do Sul. On December 18, 1954 the municipality of Não-Me-Toque was created, being installed on February 28 of 1955. Its population is mainly composed of descendants of Germans, Italians, Dutch and a portion of Portuguese.
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Among the various versions that explain the origin of Não-Me-Toque are:

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.

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And another image of Não-Me-Toque

Also, there are other strange names in Brazil, like:

Feliz Natal (translating, is Merry Christmas lol), MT

Entrepelado, RS

Espumoso (Frothy, in English), RS

Passa e Fica (pass and stay), RJ

Pintópolis, MG

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

Ampére, PR

Nova Iorque (sometimes used when we say New York), MA

Solidão (Loneliness), PE

Ponto Chique (Chic Point), MG

AND MANY OTHERS!

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you really love brazil
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May 27, 2021
What do you think about these names? Lol!
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May 27, 2021
Bahia, Minas Gerais (MY MINAAAAAAAS!), São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Sul, are surely the states with the most unusual names
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Uhh... I guess Brazilians are very good with place names lol 😂. By the way lol is also a place name. A first level subdivision in South Sudan.
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May 27, 2021
MG, you crack me up
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And Wikipedia redirects Lol (South Sudan) to Lol (🤣) lol
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May 28, 2021
🤣
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May 28, 2021
Lol
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May 27, 2021
Y?
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I know there is a place called Y. But I didn't add because there are so many places with just one letter name.
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(I guess you mean that.)
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Also, who is that in the image?
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I don't know. I searched "man photo" in Wikimedia Commons lol. He is a guy named Biblap Anand.
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May 27, 2021
ahahahahahha
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May 27, 2021
Hmm
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May 27, 2021
Swastika does not always means Nazi, it is a religious symbol used in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is considered very sacred and is used in almost every religious activities.
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May 27, 2021
This article views that the symbol used by the nazis was the Hakenkreuz, and not the swastika.
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May 28, 2021
I know it but everybody thinks Nazis when someone says Swastika!
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Oh, I knew the one in Wales lols
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Lols? Lol
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Lolololololo-
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A map showing strange names in uk
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Nice!
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Thank you!
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Lol you should add that town name in Austria. I don't want to say the name but here is a Wikipedia link about it.
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I saw that name, but it is rude word so...
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May 28, 2021
Maybe funny people names. I know someone name Beau Hunter Buckmaster. (pronounced bow)
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Good idea! Thanks!
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I think Roddy Ricch should make it just for the spelling of his last name
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In France, we have Montcuq, which literally means "My butt"... It's probably the most famous "funny" name in France.
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OK. I'll never go to Montcuq lol
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(As we say in a Brazilian meme) Poetic. Fascinating.
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Lol 😂
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Å means river.
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Ok.
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May 30, 2021
My personal favorite is Rough and Ready, California, just a bit north of where I live
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https://pt.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_de_munic%C3%ADpios_de_Minas_Gerais

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.

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OK!
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64th lol 😂
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Bela Vista de Minas? Beautiful View of Minas?
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Yeah, Minas Gerais name come from the gold mines of the state during colonial period. This attracted many people to here. And the others lol?
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Lol
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May 31, 2021
Well, that senttence was correct about Minas's History, but... lol. Anyways, and the other names?
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Lol they are also funny.
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I think Bela Vista de Minas is your favorite lol
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Maybe lol
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What about... Sem-Peixe (No-Fish)? Fruta de Leite (Fruit of Milk/Milk Fruit)? Pimenta (Chili)? Lol
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I'm sure that Sem-Peixe is landlocked lol
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Minas is a landlocked State. Also, Sem-Peixe’s name is because of nomadic natives arrived in the region and went fishing, not finding enough fish, they moved using the expression “piracuera”, which means “there are no fish here”
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Ok.