World’s worst names

May 4, 2012

When Romeo asked, “what’s in a name?” he wasn’t thinking about the possibility for smut, but that’s the opportunity provided by many of the 22 worst names in the world as ranked by Jane Copland and other editors at Drivl.Com.

Topping the list was Whakapapa.

. . . At first glance, it’s more confusing than horrible. Here’s the secret to understanding why it got the top spot: In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the “wh” sound is pronounced “f.” Say it aloud…and you’ll understand. . .

The other 21 were:

  1. Fucking, Austria
  2. Disappointment, Kentucky
  3. Shitterton, Dorset, England
  4. Horneytown, North Carolina
  5. Middelfart, Denmark
  6. Toad Suck, Arkansas
  7. Hell, Michigan
  8. Hookersville, West Virginia
  9. Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington
  10. Cockup, Cumbria, England
  11. Bald Knob, Arkansas
  12. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
  13. Wetwang, Yorkshire, England
  14. Gravesend, Kent, England
  15. Thong, Kent, England
  16. Titty Hill, Sussex, England
  17. Looneyville, Texas
  18. Muff, Ireland
  19. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand
  20. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland
  21. Cockburn, Western Australia


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