There was a piece in the New York Times last week about embarrassing names for places in England:
In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire.
Others evoke images that may conflict with residentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ efforts to appear dignified when, for example, applying for jobs.
These include Crotch Crescent, Oxford; Titty Ho, Northamptonshire; Wetwang, East Yorkshire; Slutshole Lane, Norfolk; and Thong, Kent. And, in a country that delights in lavatory humor, particularly if the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“bottomÃ¢â‚¬Â is involved, there is Pratts Bottom, in Kent, doubly cursed because Ã¢â‚¬Å“pratÃ¢â‚¬Â is slang for buffoon.
From the article, here’s what could possibly be the worst address ever:
We should make a similar road here in the U.S. encircling Capitol Hill so Congress can finally have an appropriate address.
In spite of these relatively funny names, my favorite road name is right here in Michigan, as evidenced by the now semi-famous exit sign located on I-96 just 90 miles east of where I’m sitting: