Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Helena Handbaskets

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Not an idea for a novel business, but if I lived in Helena, Montana, I'd want to open a basket shop just so I could use the name.
beauxeault, Aug 24 2000

Wordlab http://www.wordlab.com/
A resource for slogans, urls, general linguistic polymorphism. [Scott_D, Aug 24 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

The official website for Hell, Michigan http://www.hell2u.com
...and while you're in Hell, check out Damnation University! [danrue, Aug 24 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Blamless In Abaddon http://www.amazon.c...102-7094596-3777725
Excellent book by James Morrow. In Catholicism 'Abaddon' is the Abyss, i.e. the Realm of The Dead. [dgeiser13, Aug 24 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

North Pole, Alaska http://www.national...feature7/index.html
where santa lives [raisin, Aug 24 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Sandy Balls http://www.walkertest.co.uk/sandy/
Where [Rods]' girlfriend went. [angel, Jan 29 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Bloede Namen http://www.bloedenamen.de
It's in German, but they have a LOAD of silly names there, including placenmes like "Fucking", a small village in Austria [Saruman, Jun 08 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

The Meaning of Liff http://www.douglasa...creations/liff.html
What does it all mean? [chud, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Me, I'd open a doorbell store in Hell, Michigan.
centauri, Aug 24 2000
  

       I wonder how many kids get a "report card from Hell".
supercat, Aug 24 2000
  

       Move to Scunthorpe, here in the UK, then complain about Internet filters blocking your personal homepage....
MonTemplar, Aug 24 2000
  

       Move to where? My browser seems to have blocked that. :)
Alcin, Aug 27 2000
  

       Or you could open a bakery in Denmark, but what would you sell?   

       Croissants?
beauxeault, Sep 01 2000, last modified Sep 05 2000
  

       I went to the small German village of Wank some years ago, just so I could reply "I'm going to Wank for a week" , when people asked me my holiday plans.   

       PS: Is there a US radio/TV station called WANK? Does the term mean the same over there as it does here?
Mickey the Fish, Sep 07 2000
  

       'Wank' has become more common over here lately, to mean the same thing. I don't think there's a station called that, though...most of them have been non-words...
StarChaser, Sep 08 2000
  

       Just got back from a vacation in Wisconsin. Visited a park in south Wisconsin called "Bong Recreation Area."   

       It's not what you think, though Deadheads are always stealing the signs. Still, there's a park that needs a catchy advertising campaign.
Uncle Nutsy, Sep 08 2000
  

       There are some cracking place names in England - Peter is right that Cambridgshire is particularly good (I come from there) but Hertfordshire and other places also chip in, a few favourites are: Cold Christmas (Hertfordshire) Rabbit (Nottinghamshire) Hardon (Staffs I think)   

       and my all time favourite, which is a little place just outside Brighton, near the village of Fulking (which is pretty good in itself), but not as good as "Fulking Hill" (30m above sea level according to the OS map). As in "Fulking Hill, that's an odd place name".........
goff, Sep 12 2000
  

       There's a place called 'Loose Bottom' near where my Gran lives.
hippo, Sep 12 2000
  

       If there was a village called Dimmerswich (in Cheshire, between Natwich and Middlewich), it would be ideally twinned with Rheostadt (somewhere in the black forest), for obvious reasons, or more recently, Thyristos (in the Aegean).
Mickey the Fish, Sep 12 2000, last modified Sep 13 2000
  

       In California, there are two neighboring counties, Inyo and Kern. A city that straddles the county line is called, appropriately, "Inyokern."   

       The guy who passed this tidbit on to me was very unhappy that Kern County was not called Face County.
Uncle Nutsy, Sep 12 2000
  

       As long as we're talking about town names, I recently passed through what is now my favorite, in the mountains of western North Carolina: Loafer's Glory, NC. Not a pun, but you've gotta admire the vision of a town that would adopt that name.
beauxeault, Oct 02 2000
  

       Foggy Bottom. Seconds away from D.C.
thumbwax, Oct 05 2000
  

       Lake Titicaca is a classic. If you watch the Beavis and Butthead Movie, they have a sequence where they pass places with funny names.
nick_n_uit, Nov 05 2000
  

       And in New Zealand, there have been for a century at least, two small rival towns near each other called Clinton and Gore.
rayfo, Dec 09 2000
  

       Sure, michigan's got Hell, but it also has Paradise...talk about confusion
Urania, Jan 16 2001
  

       Bong Recreation is named after a US pilot in WWII, I believe.
pnewp, Feb 07 2001
  

       As an annotation to [Vanity Racehorses], waugsqueke noted that a town in Oregon has changed its name to "Half.com." So the bakery in this town should be called...
beauxeault, Apr 11 2001
  

       There are four places called Twatt in the Shetlands and Orkneys. The two on Orkney aren't that far apart but the larger one on Shetland also has a Bridge of Twatt nearby.
revbucksatan, Jan 29 2002
  

       Those Jackass fools drove five hours to Mianus, Connecticut so they could ask people " What do people mostly eat out of Mianus?" Genius.
mcscotland, Jan 29 2002
  

       I'm surprised nobody mentioned Intercourse, PA. There's another town in PA named Scalp Level. Don't know why.
TeaTotal, Jan 29 2002
  

       There's also a town in Kent called Pratt's Bottom.
angel, Jan 29 2002
  

       Two towns not far from me called 'No Place' and 'Pity Me'.
angel, Jan 29 2002
  

       I have been to Weed, CA and driven past Crusty Butte, OR.
greggle, Dec 03 2003
  

       I've driven round that block many a time, ben.
lostdog, Dec 03 2003
  

       I moved in across the street a few months ago
Letsbuildafort, Dec 03 2003
  

       The signpost marking the beginning of Climax Drive in Avon CT was stolen so often that it is now attached to the top of a 20 foot steel pole.
dbsousa, Jan 18 2004
  

       Ok, you guys got Hell Michigan, and Paradise Michigan, But what about Climax Michigan, or Intercourse Pennsylvania
joey_terrifying, May 14 2004
  

       Most of the silly names round here are just silly rather than rude. Like Nempnett Thrubwell which sounds like it should be a character in a Jeeves and Wooster book.   

       There's a lake in Wales called Cwm Ystradling but you probably need to be able to pronounce Welsh *and* be on your sixth gin for it to sound all that funny.
hazel, May 14 2004
  
      
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