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Offline kathyp

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proud of my place in life
« on: August 08, 2012, 10:34:55 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/toad-suck-arkansas-voted-most-unfortunate-town-name-194706672.html

this was PMed to me.  thought it was good enough to share.  maybe the mailer thought i'd be embarrassed, but i don't think 3rd place is anything to be embarrassed about!!
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 12:44:19 PM »
I had wondered whether Boring, OR was a real town or just your humorous commentary on where you live.  Now I know the answer.  Though I never have thought of Oregon as boring.

Now I have one that didn't make the top ten list.  Though I have a Longmont, CO address, I actually live closer to Hygiene, CO.  Many people are slightly repulsed by the town being called Hygiene, or they at least have a funny reaction to it.  But I have lived here so long that I forget this effect on people.  It used to have a tuberculosis sanitarium (which purportedly housed Doc Holiday at one time), thus the name.

I think I'd rather live in Hygiene than Toad Suck.   :roll:

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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 02:43:48 PM »
I am disappointed, our local towns, Blue Ball, Intercourse and Paradise, PA were not even in the running.  Maybe we could help out Boring, OR?   My Dad always commented as we passed the highway exit sign "Intercourse Exit Here".  He would say that lane is aways parked full in the evening? 

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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:05:03 PM »
They didn't look very well. There's also a Climax, NC and it's not far down the road from Horneytown.

Bath, NC is a long ways away from Dirty Ankle, though.
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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 04:35:33 PM »
My favorite is Big Bone Lick KY, I belive I even stopped and had my picture taken with the sign, we were just passing through on our way NC  :)
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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 10:55:47 PM »
  Moderators please take note . Shouldn't this subject be under Humor is a Funny Thing.  I got a chuckle from each one. Good one Kathy !!.
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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 11:12:14 PM »
I just can't believe that Climax, GA made it and Cumming, GA didn't. 

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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 02:48:50 AM »
Geoff, you might be one of the few of your countrymen who can say they have been to Boring!
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

George Orwell  "1984"

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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 05:51:34 AM »
  Boring is not boring and a place I could live in, well in the summertime anyway.
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Re: proud of my place in life
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 10:16:53 AM »
Let’s not forget where all the bad bee keepers will end up….Hell, Michigan  :-D

Hell is a little north west of Ann Arbor.