You Named It What?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172014

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I’ve been fighting a nasty cold for the last few days, so except for sneezing, sniveling and napping on the couch, I’ve been pretty much useless and have not accomplished anything. So for today’s blog I thought I’d do something different.

In every issue of the Gypsy Journal I always include some of the funny signs we see in our travels, or that our readers share with us. We are constantly amazed at some of the business names we have seen, but sometimes even towns have names that leave you scratching your head and wondering what they were thinking when they named it that.

For example, Hooker, Oklahoma.

Welcome to Hooker

And yes, their high school football team is called the Horny Toads. Is this really the best way to deal with teenage hormones gone wild?

hooker oklahoma

Growing up in Hooker, I wonder if the kids hang out in Hickey Park?

Hickey Park 2I guess if they get carried away, somebody could always call the police.

Climax Police

Just don’t call these guys until I finish my lunch, okay?

Sandwich Police

Make me mad and I’ll send the Flippin cops after you!

Flippin Police 

I think an eight your old boy named this place.


Yes, in the winter Hell really does freeze over!


I’m pretty sure I do know what they were thinking when they named this place.

Titty Ho

We’ve been to Blue Ball and Intercourse, Pennsylvania, but for the most memorable town name, you have to go to Newfoundland.


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  8 Responses to “You Named It What?”

  1. There is no way those can be real Nick. I’m sure they’re photoshopped. Nobody would name a town something like that.

  2. They’re real, Jimmy. Google them.

  3. Hey Nick, we’ve camped at Big Bone Lick, KY and Toad Suck, Arkansas. They really weren’t on our route but they were worth going out of the way just to say we had been there! Feel better soon!

  4. Yes, Jimmy, we have been to the park in Newfoundland this past summer, and it’s name is Dildo.

  5. We live about 30 mi. from Hell, MI and this past winter there was a picture of
    the Hell sign as you enter the town with
    icicles hanging from it.

  6. Nick…
    Thank you for the LOL’s tonight. This post reminded me of the town we camped at last summer in PA. Town’s name is Intercourse!

  7. Sorry I got laughing so hard looking at the Dildo sign I didn’t read you mentioned Intercourse!

  8. Drove through Climax, GA last month. Very small town, doesn’t even have a McDonalds. had to move on down the road to get lunch.

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