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Old 10-27-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Don't forget Szczecin and Blagoveshchensk.
I'm Russian speaking, Szczecin for me sound much less bad, while Blagoveshchensk doesn't sound bad for me at all.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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I'm Russian speaking, Szczecin for me sound much less bad, while Blagoveshchensk doesn't sound bad for me at all.
The English speakers might not realize that all those four English consonants in a row are spelled by a measly single Russian letter lol.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Took the idea from the bad sounding country names thread. I think we could all have a blast with this one. They can be states, provinces, cities etc.

In the USA:
Alabama
Iowa
Puyallup
Chattanooga
Enumclaw
Negro gorge
Kill Devil Hills
Sequim (pr. "skweem")
Plus many others

Mexico:
Oaxaca
Chihuahua
Coahuila
Tlaxcala

Canada:
Ottawa
Saskatchewan

Austria:
F u c k i n g (pr. fooking, like the oo in book). You can see why this is hilarious in the English speaking world.

Croatia:
Split

Bosnia:
Bijeljina

Thailand:
Bangkok

Australia:
Wollongong
Jesus, someone's got a problem with a native place names...
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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What is the difference between Wollongong and Woolgoolga, Woollahra, Woolloomoloo and Woolloongabba? Of course every Aussies favourite town is Bogan Gate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogan_Gate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogan

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Jesus, someone's got a problem with a native place names...
Jesus, someone's taking thing too seriously. Would you feel better if I started another thread with names I like?

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Old 10-28-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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There's a place called Pupu Springs (pronounced Poo Poo ) in my region. Very clear water.

There's a hill not far from here called Shaggers Knob.

There's a location called Muttontown in the lower South Island. Thank goodness it didn't become a major town.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Manitoba is kind of a silly sounding name. Mississippi is nice but funny.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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There's a place called Pupu Springs (pronounced Poo Poo ) in my region. Very clear water.

There's a hill not far from here called Shaggers Knob.

There's a location called Muttontown in the lower South Island. Thank goodness it didn't become a major town.
Now these are just funny LOL

There's a small town in the desert east of San Diego where alcoholism and drug abuse is very common. it just happens to be called Plaster City.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Manitoba is kind of a silly sounding name. Mississippi is nice but funny.
Manitoba and Minnesota, sort of go together.

Mississippi is in that region where the names start to sound a bit comical to some. Lake Okeechobee in Florida and my personal favorite, Okefenokee Swamp.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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There's a place called Pupu Springs (pronounced Poo Poo ) in my region. Very clear water.
Lol - the juvenile in me finds that hilarious.
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