Yesterday I was wasting time, a regular pursuit of mine, perusing a list of unusual, bizarre and humorous names of towns in the United States. (http://www.accuracyproject.org/towns.html) Among other things, it brought me to the realization that I have traveled too damned much.
I haven’t been to too many different countries (only 10 or so really), that kind of thing is good for you so long as you can avoid getting shot, blown up, trampled, eaten, arrested, or contracting some weird, barely curable malady. No, I have ended up in too many places with bizarre, sometimes disturbing, names.
I grew up within a handful of miles of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Blue Ball (PA), and have either visited or lived near such clearly desirable spots as Scaggsville, MD, Cut and Shoot, TX, Truth or Consequences, NM, Hooker, OK, French Lick, IN, Licking County and Climax, OH, and Toad Suck, AR.
Internationally, I have even been to Hell, which among other places can be found in the Cayman Islands. I even sent my first wife a postcard from there. Seeing how she had told me to go there so many times, I thought it would amuse her to discover I had finally found my way. It didn’t.
In studying the aforementioned list I did come across a few places I will be doing my best to avoid for various and sundry reasons, chief among them being Dickshooter, ID. ‘Nuf said.