The village of Why is located in the midst of mountain ranges divided by Sonoran semi-desert in southern Arizona. Originally it was called "Y" only, because of the Y-shaped leadership of State Routes # 85 and # 86. At the time when the place was to get an official name, there was a law in the state of Arizona that stipulated that Place names must consist of at least 3 letters. Therefore, those responsible for the name "Why", so spoken Y.
Perfect thread subject, promising interesting stories involved as per your OP!
Just in in this very moment I know at least ten hungarian settlement names, which would worth some further explanation. (Szalonna, Bár, Kocs, Gyakfalva, Rum, Pornóapáti, Tökfalu, Rém, Mártély, Istensegíts, ...)
So, have bookmarked this one and now off for some to contribute here.
Maybe there are members who join the thread? And give some information or pictures to the places too? That would make me happy.
Now another place:
Condom is located in France. Of course there is a museum in the city, the Musée du Préservatif. It is dedicated to the history of the condom, although the city has nothing to do with its creation or production. Users will already be in town as Condom's population has remained almost constant over the past 120 years. There is also a memorial to The Three Musketeers, including d'Artagnan. Overnight, the knights are ever decorated with the utensils that resemble the city name.
On the road between LA and Las Vegas is the swinging town of Zzyzx.
Seems to be the last word in the English language.
And it's exist a film, also the last...
Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days (February 25 – March 2, 2006) at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000. The limited release was deliberate: Grillo was uninterested in releasing the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, but needed to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films (films with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not for the direct-to-video market). The strategy had the side effect of making the film at the time the lowest-grossing film of all time, earning just $30 at the box office from six patrons. Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20. The $10 difference is due to Grillo personally refunding two tickets purchased by Sheila Moore, the film's makeup artist, who saw the film with a friend. The similarly-named Zzyzx has also (mistakenly) been cited as the lowest-grossing film of all time, because of the similar titles and release dates of the films.
Note: The system locks the place name "F......" : I know a bizarre place name like "F......" in Austria. At the beginning of 2000 the village "F......" consisted of 93 inhabitants. The place name is occupied since 1070 and can probably be derived from Adalpert von Vucckingen, who lived in the 11th century in the region. The word comes from the English. Due to the frequent use in the English language and the strong influence of the same in continental Europe, the word is also well-known in German-speaking countries. Due to frequent reporting the awareness of the place increased so much that in particular English-speaking tourists arrive by bus to the village to be photographed in front of the signs, which are also stolen in part. In August 2005, therefore, the eight place signs were secured at the four entrances by setting in concrete, welding and riveting against theft.
Nevetlenfolu (Ukrainian: Неветленфолу, Hungarian: Nevetlenfalu, Rusyn: Неветленфолу) is a village in Vynohradiv Raion (district) in Zakarpattia Oblast of Western Ukraine.
Its name in Hungarian language literally means "no-name village". Earlier it was known as Gyakfalva (first written record from 1380), however it was changed in the 17th century because the first part of the name "gyak" meant* sexual intercourse in hungarian and was considered offensive. After 1619 it is mentioned as Nevetlenfalu in the records.
After 1919 the village became part of Czechoslovakia, after 1945 part of the Soviet Union and after its breakup it belongs to Ukraine. Its population in 2001 was 85% Hungarian.
According to the local legend, a peasant girl did not dare to tell where she was living, because she was ashamed to pronounce the name of the village. However replied clever that it was a unnamed village in which she lived. She became aware of the deputy who had abolished the village's old name under a public order. source: hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevetlenfalu
*'gyak' was said to be too vulgar and another word 'bas-' (to push) of old-turkic origin became to be favored by hungarian people somewhere before 896AD. now the old word 'gyak' the more less known and sparsely used in spoken hungarian, meanwhile the "new" word became so offensive, that I do not want to type the full word here. time has come, we should to choose a new one to use for another millennia!(: