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26 Places I Can’t Take the Hubs #badpuns

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There are places I can’t take the hubs. It’s not because he misbehaves, but he LOVES Loves loves bad puns. The badder the better. I’d forgotten he has a particular fondness for funny place names until our recent road trip. And it didn’t surface until we hit Kansas.

Wakeeney, Kansas (did you know there is one in Colorado, too, though the spelling is different?) to be precise. Apparently you shouldn’t “wear a bikini, but a beanie is okay in Wakeeney.” There were more. A lot of things rhyme with keeney.

Then we saw a sign that we thought was a place name, though it turned out to be a road name. But he had some fun with K-9 until the bubble burst. The hubs favorite:

“It’s just poodle in the road.”

It’s then that I realized there are some places I can’t, or possibly don’t want to take him. (Unless I’m really tired when everything is hilarious, even Sharknado). So I thought I would compile a list of places I can’t take the hubs:

  1. Accident, Maryland.

  2. Barbecue, NC

  3. Blow Me Down, Newfoundland, Canada

  4. Boring (appearing in both Oregon, Maryland and Tennessee)

  5. Cambrian, South Gloucester, England

  6. Disappointment Islands in French Polynesia

  7. Dull, Ireland

  8. Eek, Alaska

  9. Feltwell, Norfolk, England

  10. Gore, New Zealand

  11. Hell, Michigan (also one in Norway and a Hell’s Kitchen in NY and Hell’s Half Acre in Wyoming)

  12. Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania

  13. Inexpressible Island

  14. Joe Batt’s Arm, also in Newfoundland

  15. Kill, Ireland

  16. I was torn between Lake Disappointment and Lizard Lick

  17. Madman’s Gully Road is next door to Beechworth Asylum (two reasons not to go there!)

  18. Nameless (doesn’t say where it was/is hahaha)

  19. Ogre, Latvia

  20. Pity Me (also doesn’t say where haha) and then there’s Poop Hill…

  21. Rottenegg, Australia

  22. Satan’s Kingdom can be found in Massachusetts and Vermont

  23. Toad Suck, AK (Hard to pick just one in the t’s.)

  24. Useless Loop, Western Australia

  25. Why, Arizona

  26. Zigzag, Oregon (hubs would have heyday with that one)

So there you are. Twenty-six places I can’t take the hubs. If you want to see more whacky place names, click here. So, any funny place names to share? Places you can’t take your significant other? And why can’t you? Have a bad pun-ner in your family tree? Feel the need to bad pun some of these names? Go for it!

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P.S. I played around with a silly place name in Do Wah Diddy Die.

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