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[SEVERELY NSFW] Part 2, The Most Obscene Names of Places: Europe & Africa

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It's time to get upset all over again.

It’s a wild and wondrous world we live in, and we at Fodor’s aim to show you all its beauty right through your computer screens. However, the world is also rude and terrible, and we’re also here to show you that, as well. Take these actual places, for example, compiled by Marvellous Maps, on the Magnificently Rude Map Of World Place Names.

This is part two of our three part series on the Rudest Place Names in the World. Read on, as one of our editors lists each of them, while also having what seems to be a complete mental breakdown.

These are terrible and very, very NSFW.

 

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Miass

WHERE: Russia

This is just uncalled for. This is absolutely uncalled for. Ugh. This is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia and I hate my life.

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Fjuckby

WHERE: Sweden

Okay, Sweden, you think you can get away with this just because you put a couple extra letters in there? We see you. I’m very sad. This town has a bad name.

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Golden Balls

WHERE: England

Very funny, Oxfordshire. Very funny. Haha, they’re golden. Haha.

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Two Cities Named Twatt, And They’re Right Next To Each Other

WHERE: Who Cares At This Point

Twatt, Shetland and Twatt, Orkney are separated by water, but located immediately next to each other on a map. You guys are right next to each other! Come on! Why do you both have to be named that? Why? Help me.

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Bonar Bridge

WHERE: Scotland

Bonar Bridge is a town on the north bank of the Kyle of Sutherland in Scottland. It’s also a terrible name for anything, and I don’t care who wants to fight me on this. Come at me. I have nothing left.

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Grand Sex

WHERE: Switzerland

Thanks for specifying that, Switzerland. Thanks. Thank you. I’m uncomfortable.

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Butthole Lane

WHERE: England

Butthole Lane is in Shepshed, Leicestershire, and residents refuse to change the name. They don’t mind it–it’s a part of their history. There also used to be a “Butt Hole Road” in nearby South Yorkshire, but apparently residents there couldn’t take it anymore, so they changed their name (to “Archer’s Way”) in 2009. Butthole Lane, however, is still going strong.

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Rectum

WHERE: Netherlands

Oh come on. Let me live. You’re killing me. Stop it. Can someone please make this stop. Rectum is a hamlet in the municipality of Wierden, Netherlands.

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Fucking

WHERE: Austria

This is a village in Austria, and it has drawn lots of attention from its rude name, and people love to steal the signage. Recently, they have made the signs more secure, to prevent any more thieveries from tourists.

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Four Places Called “Bum” and They’re All Right Next to Each Other

WHERE: Afghanistan

In no particular order, presenting: Bum, Bum, Bum, and of course, Bum.

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Titz

WHERE: Germany

Sigh. Titz is a is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. We give up. This is fine.

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Ass

WHERE: Ukraine

Ass is a city in Ukraine. Sure, just name your town “Ass.” Who cares.

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Shitterton

WHERE: England

Shitterton is a hamlet in Dorset, and was voted “Britain’s worst place-name” in 2012. It’s name is over one thousand years old, and literally means “farmstead on the stream used as an open sewer” because of course it does.

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Pissy

WHERE: France

Okay, this is just silly. It is a commune in northern France, and it’s just plain silly.

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Windpassing

WHERE: Austria

Windpassing is the name of four cities in Austria. FOUR. Good. That’s great.

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Middelfart

WHERE: Denmark

Ah, yes. The middle one. Very good. Middelfart is a town in central Denmark, and is considered to be “humorous” to English speakers–but it actually just means “middle way.”

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Two Cities Named Tit, Both in Algeria

WHERE: Algeria

That’s right, Algeria has two places named just “Tit.” Tit, Tamanrasset (a village) and Tit, Adrar (an actual town). So. I don’t know. Visit beautiful Tit, if you’re interested.