Most cities have harmless names that make sense given their meaning, and they’re memorable, not because of how they sound, but because of what we associate with them. Take New York for instance. The “city that never sleeps” got its name when the English took over the colony in 1664 and named the city for the Duke of York — makes perfect sense. And Miami, whose name comes from the Calusa word “Mayami” which means “big water”, sits right on the Atlantic Ocean. But some cities will have you scratching your head, wondering how in the world someone thought their name was a good idea! These 15 city names will have you laughing out loud and wondering where exactly does their meaning come from!
Come, Idiots, Come
Want to feel intellectually superior? Look no further than Moron, Spain, which coincidentally happens to be a stunning Spanish city. What’s that old adage about being dumb and beautiful?
Want A Reason To Do Nothing?
There’s a perfect place for people who just want to do a whole lot of nothing with their time! Take a trip to Boring, Oregon, where apparently, there’s not much to do. Except, maybe yawn and talk about how bored you are.
Only Blushing Allowed
What do they do to you when you cross the city limits of Embarrass, MN? Heckle you? Tickle you? Pull out a file on your closet skeletons and pass it around town?