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Old 02-18-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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A list I found of towns with either funny, strange, or just plain "wtf??" names. The statements in parentheses ( ) are just my little side comments. Feel free to ignore them.

Atlantic County
1) Egg Harbor (Why egg?)
2) Port Republic (Sounds like something from Star Wars)
3) Ventnor City (Kinda sounds like vendor, haha)
4) Pleasantville (I added this one because it's a misnomer)

Bergen County
1) Paramus (Latin word, it means "we prepare")
2) Hackensack (sorry it was too funny, I know it's native american)
3) Teaneck
4) Lodi (named after the town in Italy, perhaps?)
5) Ho-Ho-Kus ()
6) Bogota (Colombia?)
7) Cresskill (sounds evil...)
8) Wood-Ridge (it would look a lot better if it wasn't hyphenated

Burlington County
1) Maple Shade (haha)
2) Delran (?)
3) Shamong (Cheech and Chong )
4) Delanco (Sounds like the name of a cheap manufacturer)

Camden County
1) Hi-Nella (?)
2) Atco
3) Runnemede

Cape May County
1) Avalon (named after Frankie??)

Gloucester County
1) Mantua (a place in Romeo & Juliet)
2) Woolwich
3) Elk (...bahah! there are no Elk in New Jersey)

Hunterdon County
1) Califon (...ia? and there missing an "r")

Mercer County
1) Ewing (Patrick Ewing?)

Middlesex County
1) Perth Amboy (What it is a Perth?)
2) Metuchen
3) Helmetta

Monmouth County
1) Wall
2) Deal (Deal or No Deal?)
3) Little Silver (Big Gold?)
4) Sea Girt
5) Lake Como (Perry Como?)
6) Loch Arbour (Forgetting the "H"?)

Sussex County
1) Hardyston
2) Sandyston
3) Walpack

Warren County
1) Alpha (Beta?)
2) Hardwick
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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How about Mahwah? Is there a Wawa in Mahwah?
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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How about Mahwah? Is there a Wawa in Mahwah?
haha, yeah. Mahwah is native american i think. a lot of these might be. when I was little, it would always crack me up when I saw the sign for Mahwah on 287.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Manville (sounds too sexist)Manalapan (sounds indian)Matawan (??)
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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LOL-we get a knucklhead who keeps writing letters to the editors in our local paper to lobbying for the changing of Middlesex County's name. He feels that "sex" in the name is innappropriate.

I always like the name Ho-Ho-Kus. And I always wondered why there is an East, North, South, and New Brunswick, but not an Old or a West Brunswick.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Somerset County:

Watchung - It's Indian.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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my mom says middlesex cracks her up as it means the third sex (neither male nor female) LOL
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Chester, NJ (Morris County)
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Buttzville (Warren County)
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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how can you overlook Succasunna

suck a son, ah ?

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Monroe, North CarotRumpilina
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LOL-we get a knucklhead who keeps writing letters to the editors in our local paper to lobbying for the changing of Middlesex County's name. He feels that "sex" in the name is innappropriate.

I always like the name Ho-Ho-Kus. And I always wondered why there is an East, North, South, and New Brunswick, but not an Old or a West Brunswick.
I guess that guy won't be moving to Intercourse PA!
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