Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Top 5 Most Embarrassing Pennsylvania Town Names

This all started when my wife giggled at the name of the city Coxsackie, NY.  I started looking for other funny town or city names, and oddly enough, most of the ones I found are located in Pennsylvania!  Here are the most embarrassing town names in PA.

5: Poorman Side - Makes you wonder how towns get their names.  If it's a port by a bridge, Bridgeport makes sense.  I guess when the wrong side of the tracks splits off into it's own town, and that town is named by the wealthy but grammatically challenged people remaining on the right side of the tracks, this is what you get...

4: Big Beaver - I think this clip of the immortal Frank Drebin says it all, except this--they're big here.

3: Intercourse - Intercourse means sex.  This town is Sex, PA.

2: Virginville - Only 45 miles from Intercourse, but it feels like an eternity.

1: Blue Ball - If you're a guy, make sure you stop off in Intercourse and check out Big Beaver, otherwise you may end up here, sad and alone.

Next time you visit Pennsylvania, make sure to visit these towns and thank the townspeople for their zany senses of humor!  On second thought, don't do that--they hate that.  Have you ever been to these places?  Do they live up to the hype?  How about some wacky town names in your state?  Share them in the comments below.

(...and see the Top 5 Most Interesting State Nicknames here.)


  1. 1) "On second thought, don't do they--they hate that." What?

    2) Boysack (Scotland)
        Anus (France)
        Cockintake (United Kingdom)
        Ballplay (Tennessee)
        Bohner's Lake (Wisconsin)
        Blackdykes (England)
        Gofuku (Japan)
        Three Cocks (Wales)

        and many more, including Bloody Dick (Montana, USA)... gross

  2. Also I live near and work on Dixwell (pronounced "Dick-Swell") Ave.

  3. These are good ones.  I really like the town in England: Fingringhoe...

  4. LOL I have a friend who lives in Penn and she hasn't never even mentioned this to me. Now imma mess with her haha