19 Rude Place Names around the World ...


19 Rude Place Names around the World ...
19 Rude Place Names around the World ...

I don’t mind admitting that I have a rather infantile sense of humor, so when I happen upon rude place names, I can’t help but giggle. It doesn’t matter whether they are downright rude enough to elicit a guffaw or a snort or two, or just bring a faint smile, finding humor in rude places names is just simple, harmless fun. This might be a peculiarly British-SOH-centric post, but come with me on a journey around the world to find some rude place names to bring a smile.

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Poo, India

Poo, India How would you like to live in Poo? I’m guessing that if you did, you would probably prefer the alternative spellings of Pooh or Puh, but whatever, it is still one of those rude place names that will make you smile. Despite its name, Poo is a lovely place known for its natural beauty and wealth of vineyards, apricot orchards and almond groves. There’s also a Poo in Asturias, Northern Spain and it has a beach. Fancy a day at Poo Beach anyone?


Shit, Iran

Shit, Iran Ok, let’s be fair about this; the real, full and proper name of this little village in west Iran is Shit-e Kamarzard. As a tiny place that according to a census in 2006 only had a population of 322, I couldn’t find anything else out about Shit.


Shit-e Kamarzard is located in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of western Iran. It is a small village with a population of only 322, according to the 2006 census. It is located near the Zagros Mountains and is known for its traditional architecture. The village is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and the area is known for its agricultural production. The village is also known for its traditional handicrafts, such as pottery, carpets, and textiles. The village is also home to a variety of cultural sites, including ancient mosques and shrines. The village is also known for its traditional cuisine, which includes a variety of dishes made with local ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

There are several places around the world with names that might be considered rude or inappropriate due to their meanings or sounds in English. These can range from towns with suggestive names to those that unfortunately sound like rude words or phrases in English.

Many places with rude names often have historical or cultural origins. These names might not have been considered rude or inappropriate when they were named. Over time, language evolves, and words that were once harmless can take on different meanings that lead to these names sounding rude to English speakers today.

While it's not appropriate to list explicitly offensive names here, several places have names that are cheeky or can raise an eyebrow due to their phonetic similarity to rude words in English. People often find humor in such unintentional rudeness during their travels or through internet lists.

Yes, some towns and cities have decided to change their names after realizing that they might be perceived as inappropriate or offensive by English-speaking visitors or residents. These changes often involve a formal process and agreement from the local community.

Yes, some tourists seek out these places for a laugh or for the novelty of visiting a town with a unique or amusing name. It's often seen as a light-hearted addition to a travel itinerary, and can even lead to some memorable travel stories.


Tit, Algeria

Tit, Algeria I’ve gone into puerile SOH overload now. Algeria has not just one place called Tit! Algeria has a pair of Tits. Like most pairs of tits, one Tit is bigger than the other. The larger of the two is Tit in Adrar Province which has a population of just under 5,000. The smaller Tit is in Tamanrasset Province and is the site of an important battle against the French in 1902.


Le Tampon, France

Le Tampon, France Bloody hell! You do have to sometimes wonder of the etymology of places with rude names, but there’s often a reasonable explanation. Le Tampon is on Réunion Island – an overseas territory of France. I looked it up and in French, a tampon is well, un tampon, but whereas in English we only have one word for it, one meaning for it and only use it in one way, the French language uses it much more widely. It can mean stopper, plug, wad, swab, tampon, stamp, and buffer – pretty logical really.


So there's no need to blush when booking a trip to Le Tampon. This quaint commune is a beauty to behold, nestled high in the lush hills of Réunion. While might raise an eyebrow at first glance, Le Tampon actually refers to the kind of 'stamp' you'd find in an office, not what you’re sniggering at. And besides, who wouldn’t want a passport stamp from Le Tampon? It’s a unique souvenir that proves you've ventured to one of the world's creatively named locales.


Bum, Sierra Leone

Bum, Sierra Leone You’re a young boy growing up in a tribe in the Bonthe District in southern Sierra Leone. Would it be your ambition to be, one day, Chief of Bum? Hmm!


Certainly, with a moniker like Bum, giggles and raised eyebrows might follow any proclamation of your hometown. Yet, in this culturally rich corner of the world, the unconventional name holds its own legacy, unshaken by Western humor. Here, tradition and respect shape dreams just as much as geography. As a lad, perhaps the simplistic joy of childhood overshadows the peculiarity of the name. But with the wisdom of age, striving to become a beacon of leadership in a community so uniquely titled might just carry a particular pride. A Chief of Bum—a title both humbling and honorable.


Pee, Liberia

Pee, Liberia Staying in the same area of general toilet humor, and also in the same region of West Africa, Pee is not so very far from Bum. Pee is in Liberia, Sierra Leone’s next door neighbor. I hope you don’t think I’m taking the piss with these rude place names because the only information I could find about Pee is that it is in Margibi Province.


Sure, Pee might give us all a bit of a chuckle, particularly when paired with its comical regional cousin Bum. But, there's a little more to this locality than its eyebrow-raising name. Tucked away in the creative-named Margibi Province, we suspect Pee's residents are likely accustomed to the occasional jest about their home's moniker. We're not about to make waves with excessive puns; we value the rich tapestry of place names that color our world map with a bit of cheeky charm. So, hats off to Pee for keeping us all grinning, even if just a wee bit!


Wet Beaver Creek, USA

Wet Beaver Creek, USA Thank heaven they saw fit to add the Creek! I think it’s only the USA that uses the term beaver to describe a lady’s most intimate parts. To the rest of the English speaking world, a wet beaver merely makes us think of a cute aquatic creature with a large overbite and a predilection for building dams, rather than being used as rude place names.


Wet Beaver Creek, USA is a small town located in the state of Ohio. The town is known for its unusual name, which is derived from the fact that beavers inhabit the nearby creek. The town was founded in the early 19th century and has a population of approximately 1,000 people.

Beavers are a species of aquatic rodent native to North America. They are known for their large front teeth and their ability to build dams in rivers and streams. Beavers are also known for their thick fur, which helps them stay warm when they are swimming in cold water.

The use of the term "beaver" to describe a woman's most intimate parts is unique to the United States. In other English-speaking countries, the term "wet beaver" usually just refers to the animal.

The town of Wet Beaver Creek is a popular tourist destination due to its unique name. Visitors can explore the creek and observe the beavers in their natural environment. There are also a number of historic buildings in the area, including a 19th century church and a museum dedicated to the town's history.


Seymen, Turkey

Seymen, Turkey Ok, I’m going to steer clear of segueing into what makes a beaver wet – oh damn! I failed. Seymen is a village in Turkey, not far from the Marmaris coast. Now, that would be a much more pleasant connotation – Seymen, a little fishing village full of seamen! Oh wait! There is also another place and it is spelt how we would expect – all hail to the town of Semen in Indonesia.


Crap, Switzerland

Crap, Switzerland We Brits do tend to snigger at anything “poo” related, and crap is one of our favorite cuss words. It’s crap! They’re crap! What a load of crap! And actually, it’s a good word with a sound etymology. It is actually derived from Thomas Crapper, a Victorian plumber who did much to further the development and popularity of the flushing toilet. Of course, this is all meaningless to the residents of Crap in Switzerland. There are various Swiss Craps, with Crap being a common name for mountains, for example Crap Sogn Gion.


The Swiss landscape is rather majestic, and so are some of its unintentionally amusing place names it seems. Amidst the breathtaking Alps, some might actually be graced with a chuckle finding that 'Crap' is a term of topographic endearment here. Now, Crap Sogn Gion, a mountain in the ski region of Laax, is not only a wondrous place for slopes and snowboarding but also a curious destination for English-speaking tourists looking for a picture-perfect—and perhaps giggle-worthy—moment. The mystique of Switzerland's outdoors becomes all the more intriguing with names such as these.


Mianus, USA

Mianus, USA Well someone sure made a bum move when they changed the name of Mayamus and Upper Landing to Mianus didn’t they? What were they thinking? Let’s be kind and say there was some logic to it as someone had previously named the river and gorge as Mianus so, naming the settlement (in Greenwich, Connecticut) seemed the right thing to do.


Jirkov, Czech Republic

Jirkov, Czech Republic I’m pretty sure that the residents of "Jerk Off" are blissfully unaware of the colloquial English usage of their town name, and would probably scratch their heads at the thought of it being included in a list of places with rude names. Jirkov is a pretty little place close to the German border, with old buildings and cobbled streets.


Middelfart, Denmark

Middelfart, Denmark Only people with a juvenile sense of humor find some rude place names funny. i.e. people like me. The laughability factor of Middelfart increased just a little more when I found out that the name actually means central passage.


Middelfart, Denmark is a small town located in the central part of the country. It is known for its scenic views and charming atmosphere, making it a popular destination for tourists. However, what makes Middelfart stand out among other towns in Denmark is its unique name. While some may find it humorous, the name actually has a historical significance. It refers to the central passage of water between the two main islands of Denmark, Funen and Jutland. This passage played a crucial role in the development of the town and its importance in trade and transportation. So while the name may bring a smile to some, it holds a deeper meaning for the locals and their history.


Fucking, Austria

Fucking, Austria This has to be the absolute king of the rude place names. I had to double check that it really exists and isn’t just a joke. But it does exist and it is a little village in Austria. It will come as no surprise that tourists flock to Fucking to have their photograph taken next to one of the four road signs. Could there be a better travel advert than Fucking is brilliant!


Dildo, Canada

Dildo, Canada Despite a number of campaigns to get the name changed, Dildo has remained steadfast. And it’s not just one; indeed there’s a small clutch of dildos in Newfoundland, Canada. There are the settlements of North Dildo and South Dildo, Dildo Island and Dildo Arm, the entrance to Trinity Bay. But Canada doesn’t have autonomy over dildos. One of the Florida Keys is called Dildo – it’s named for the Dildo Cactus that grows there.


The naming of these places provokes a giggle or a gasp from the uninitiated, but locals have long since grown accustomed, even proud of their unusually named locales. The annual celebrations in Dildo include a regatta and festival that draw in curious tourists and entice them with the town's quaint charm and friendly attitude. Despite the obvious connotations in modern slang, the origin of the name remains a point of speculation, with theories including French and Spanish influences. Nonetheless, the residents of this picturesque and unconventionally named area continue to cheekily embrace their heritage.


Wankum, Germany

Wankum, Germany There are some rude place names that might only be titter-worthy to the Brits, and Wankum is one of them (we see it as wank-em). Wanking is a slang term for male masturbation, and calling someone a wanker is definitely a major insult in the UK. British motorists on the continent love to stop and get their pictures taken next to the road sign. We find it even funnier when we know it is not too far from Titz.


Wankum, nestled in Germany's Lower Rhine region, may elicit snickers from English-speaking visitors due to its name's cheeky connotations. However, locals know Wankum for its charming countryside rather than its unfortunate homophonic resemblance. Aside from its giggle-inducing name sign photo ops, Wankum is just a stone's throw away from another amusingly named town, Titz, which certainly doubles the amusement for those on a quest to discover all of Europe's eccentrically named locales.


Tittybong, Australia

Tittybong, Australia There are some very strange place names in Australia. Many of them have Aboriginal etymologies and some have been simply transplanted from the UK. One that features in quite a few place names is Knob which usually refers to a rounded hill. It becomes funny when you know that knob is a slang term for penis and also for an obnoxious person. However, to me, one of the funniest rude place names in Oz is Tittybong, although I give a wry smile to Bumbang and Mount Buggery too.


Vagina, Russia

Vagina, Russia Like a pimply teenager fumbling in the dark on his first date, I failed in my quest to reach Vagina. All I can ascertain is that there are actually two towns named Vagina in Russia. Fruitlessly, I have been unable to find out any origins of the names. The word may very well be pronounced completely differently in Russian so that it sounds nothing like the English word.


Despite vigorous Googling and scouring of maps, Vagina remains an enigmatic destination. Locals, if you can find them, might raise an eyebrow or chuckle at the mention of their town's name, which undoubtedly has a less titillating pronunciation in its native tongue. One can only imagine the awkward exchanges at passport controls when residents venture abroad. Indeed, the mysteries of Vagina, Russia, continue to elude the curious traveler, preserving its modesty from the prying eyes of Internet voyeurs and cheeky globetrotters alike.


Fuku, China

Fuku, China I’m pretty sure that it is probably not pronounced f**k you but it would look a good swear word in text speak wouldn’t it? Imagine meeting someone from here. How do you do? Where are you from? Fuku!


The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom What generated this post really was the fact that I recently had to write to a company based in Pratts Bottom, and it got me thinking just how many places with rude names there are in the UK. We have Crapstone, Upper and Lower Piddle, Twatt, Ugley, Upper Thong, Shitterton, Muff, Cockermouth, Tickle Cock Bridge and Sandy Balls. We also have a few which include the word fanny. I know it’s not funny to our American cousins who use it as a word for your butt, but in the UK, we use fanny as a slang word for the lady’s front bottom! And if you asked about rude street names, the list would go on for pages and pages.

Ok, fess up! How many of you thought this was silly and I’m not going to read this, yet carried on right through to the end? Which of these rude place names raised a smile? Do you live somewhere with a rude or funny name?

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Oh yeah, we also have Intercourse, PA and Virginville, PA.

There is a buttsville in PA

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Lmao this was silly and magnificent.

Cute list. Glad to see there is still potty humour after. 40. !

Hahaha so damn funny!

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