Once upon a time, there was a group of islands out in Southeast Asia. Named after King Philip II of Spain, the country was a Spanish colony for approximately 300 years until near the end of the 19th century, when control was transferred to the United States after the Spanish-American War. I love the Spanish and I love Americans, but come on guys, why the obsession with conquests? (That was a rhetorical question, okay?)
Anyway, there was this little town called Sasmuan in the province of Pampanga. But maybe because the Americans here during the American Occupation had too much time on their hands or maybe they were thinking of things other than home at the moment (or maybe because they thought it would be easier to pronounce and a lot more fun to hear) the town's name was changed to (get ready for this)...
Oh, you damn Yankees! :-)
Sexmoan was only a short distance away from Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Naval Base (the latter was bombed by the Japanese just a few hours after Pearl Harbor, by the way). But then, why would anyone go out of his way to visit a town (intriguing name notwithstanding) when just a few minutes away, in the red light districts near the bases, one could have all the sex and moaning that could ever want? Anyway, in 1991, the town reclaimed its original, more respectable name, Sasmuan. So, alas, Sexmoan is no more.
End of short history lesson.
There are many, many other places in the world that have funny names. Such as:
-Batman, Turkey (Ohh, the possibilities! Turkish batcaves, Turkish batmobiles, Turkish batgirls, Turkish robins...a Turkish Alfred!)
-Bitche, France (I'm sure Wendz and Doc don't live there, though they might have visited.)
-Blue Ball, Pennsylvania (I'm sure Gale Martin doesn't live there.)
-Boring, Oregon (I'm sure Scott doesn't live there either.)
-Cocklick End, UK (Hahahahaaaaa!)
-Condom, Gers, France (I bet this is one safe place to be.)
-Climax, Michigan (Sounds like this city rocks!)
-Dildo, Newfoundland (Sounds like this place needs more men. Or maybe more men who know how to give a girl a good time.)
-Feces de Abaixo, Spain (How elegantly vulgar. Well, it isn't really vulgar, maybe it's just my mind that is.)
-Fucking, Austria (Ahhh. I've seen this on some other blogs, but I still think it's amazing. This one just fucking takes the cake.)
-Gland, Switzerland (Funny, in a clinical sort of way.)
-Hell, Grand Cayman
-Hell, Norway (So when someone tells me to go to hell, I hope he/she is referring to this Hell.)
-Intercourse, Pennsylvania (Hmmm. Austria still has my vote.)
-Kinki, Japan (Probably nary a boring moment there.)
-Petting, Germany (And when you finally have enough of Kissing and Petting, you can jump over to that effing town in Austria.)
-Wank, Bavaria (*giggle giggle*)
-Wedding, Germany (Awww... that's a sweet name)
-Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona (I know there's a joke here somewhere. Maybe Dildo is its sister city?)
-Worms, Germany (Ewww!)
I'm sure there are lots more out there. I got a good laugh out of some of these names. I hope you did, too.
Oh, Austria is now officially on my travel list. Haha!