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Old 02-11-2018, 03:59 AM
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When I moved to Victoria, from New South Wales it seemed to me that Victoria has many stange sounding place names, probably just because I had to start learning them and build a mental map. Here is a selection:

Koo Wee Rup
Yarck
Bunyip
Tootgarook
Moorooduc
Walpeup
Mallacoota
Nar Nar Goon
Wonthaggi

Any odd place names near you?
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France.
Really odd locals.
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Indooroopilly
Woolloongabba (the famous Gabba cricket ground)
Moorooka
Yeerongpilly
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Up in the hills of County Durham in NE England.

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A single row of houses called Co-operative Villas in a village called No Place.

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Two small villages up in the mountains about five miles apart: Finger and Thumb....

A larger town somewhat closer to us: Climax....
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I've been to Eureka, the one in Oregon.
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You always have:
84, PA
Intercourse, PA (right in the heart of amish country of all places)

Then you have where I live, California Maryland. Am I on the east coast or the west coast. The even better part is that it is just south of Hollywood and north of Scotland.
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And South West of Holywood Scotland.

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Cumbooglecumbang.......a place near Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.
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Well, I was born in Watervliet Michigan.

wenaw County


Keewenaw is where I went to university. At Houghton/Hancock.
Looking down at Copper Harbor from Brockway Mountain
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Thermo already mentioned Intercourse PA. Right next to there in Amish Country is Paradise PA. Naturally.
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There is a place very near to me in Bolton Lancs called *** End. And no, I'm not making it up.
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Thermo already mentioned Intercourse PA. .......
I wonder if they've considered a twin town arrangement ....

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A larger town somewhat closer to us: Climax....
I've heard of that one. I'm 40 miles south of Cumming, ga.
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Upper Peninsula

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Zzyzx, CA..
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My hometown is named after the local Indian tribe of Tsawwassen. Took me most of elementary school to spell it correctly.
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