15 Saucy Place Names That Will Make Google Maps Blush When It Achieves Sentience
The world is smaller than it used to be. Once upon a time, a settlement might be named, and while it might seem like it was known far and wide, in reality nobody more than about eight miles away had heard of it.
As transport and telecommunications connected everywhere in the world with everywhere else in the world, it turned out some of these settlements had names that, seen from elsewhere, were kind of… dirty?
Language also changes over time. London used to have a road with the c-bomb in its name, a name that seemed at the time to simply describe what was bought and sold there — not in a rude way, just a matter-of-fact one. Words which are now irreversibly linked with sex acts weren’t always.
But also, sometimes, for no apparent reason, a town is called something like Puckering Anus, Tennessee.