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GEHFileBot
09-30-2006, 06:20 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile21481/93-Weird,-Funny,-and-Ridiculous-City-Names.htm>93 Weird, Funny, and Ridiculous City Names</a></b><br><br>With names such as, "Rough and Ready," "Moron," "Crackpot," "Waterproof," "Christmas," "Santa Claus," "Experiment," "French Lick," "What Cheer," "Frankenstein," "Success," "Ship Bottom," "Truth or Consequences," "Climax," "Hooker," "Intercourse," "Ninety-Six" and "Notrees," this file has a collection of 93 cities/towns (mostly in America) which have either funny, weird, or ridiculous names. I will update this file, adding place names from Europe, Asia, Africa, and N+S America.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/22216weird.jpg>

Dom88
09-30-2006, 06:22 AM
Hello,

This is my french contribution

BYE

dom88
FRANCE :rofl:

stefankarakashev
09-30-2006, 07:55 AM
Intercourse, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated village in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The village is located within the 17534 ZIP code, 717 area code, and 768 local phone code.

As with the nearby town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, Intercourse is a popular site for tourists on account of its name, which in modern times has acquired sexual connotations. Sign posts for the town are frequently targeted by thieves.

Besides its name, Intercourse is also famous for its Amish communities. For this reason the movie Witness was filmed in Intercourse and For Richer or Poorer was set there, though not filmed in Intercourse.

sladys
09-30-2006, 10:38 AM
Here are more unusual city names in the US. :rofl:

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/Cities.html

SpiderX22
09-30-2006, 02:51 PM
Thank you both. I'll add these now, and add some more over the day.

I don't read/speak french. Can you give me the translation for these?
I left the ones I can't translate in the folder. Can you help?

Gandolf
09-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Add halfway Oregon. My brother lives there.

SpiderX22
09-30-2006, 05:06 PM
There are WAY more cities/towns then I accepted with weird names. I have over 150 now...and I'm not even done with Florida...

Dom88
09-30-2006, 07:19 PM
Hello,

There are translation.

It's not easy to translate.

BYE
Dom88

NANTES
FRANCE

SpiderX22
09-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Now up to 178...
Still gotta finish USA, and still have some other international ones...

Problem is, somethimes when you search in google earth, it searches like shop names and such..

sladys
09-30-2006, 10:18 PM
I'm making a file for Germany and Denmark. There are several naughty city names in german, they are hard to translate.

But alittle taste of a city name in Germany:

SpiderX22
10-01-2006, 02:04 AM
I speak German..so translating shoudn't be too hard. Dutch might become a problem...

sladys
10-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Here are most of cities in Germany I found:

SpiderX22
10-02-2006, 04:31 PM
Thank you Dom88 and Sladys. I've given credit to both of you in the file (both in the general overview and in the files themselves. Anymore you can see or suggest for V.2, please tell me. Currently, I'm still finishing up America. Any cities (not USA) would be really nice...especially Asian, African, and South American cities.

Also,
A problem with some of these cities is, they're often times really inappropriate (their name atleast). Should I add a seperate folder for these, or is it ok to keep them with the main bunch because they are city names?

sladys
10-02-2006, 09:02 PM
I think it would be OK if you make one folder with inappropriate city names so that people won't be offended by it.

By the way, here are more city names for you.

SpiderX22
10-02-2006, 09:23 PM
Add halfway Oregon. My brother lives there.


It's actually called Half.com now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half.com

SpiderX22
11-10-2006, 04:54 PM
I think it would be OK if you make one folder with inappropriate city names so that people won't be offended by it.


Now that I'm getting closer to the end, I really need a definite way to display "inappropriate" place names. The problem with putting them in a separate folder is that they still show up on the globe. Is there a way to make it so that that folder is unclicked when the file is downloaded and the only way to look at those files is to manually click on the folder. If you are unsure of what I mean by "inappropriate" I'll send you the inappropriate folder and you can see for yourself.

A point of argument is that if I directly point them out as inappropriate, some people will avoid the caution sign and open it regardless. Same concept as chocolate: tell your kid not to eat the chocolate and the counter and they'll try their hardest to eat it.

Any other suggestions?

As it stands, there are going to be about 1000 placemarks in the USA alone. Around 50 of them might be inappropriate. About 1/8 of the UK ones are inappropriate, and 1/2 of the Russians ones (don't have very Russian ones).

Also, looking for more wacko city names before I update.

sladys
11-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Here are the cities of Denmark.

SpiderX22
11-10-2006, 11:02 PM
Thanks.

SpiderX22
11-16-2006, 03:29 AM
@ Sladys
My German is kind of rusty and falling apparent. These are place names of which I can't translate or am unsure of what they mean (I often have the general sense of it but cant get a good translation). And generally the online translators cannot translate the names either. Can you please translate these place names for me? Thanks.

Captain Hornblower
11-16-2006, 06:08 AM
It will be hard to translate them....

SpiderX22
11-16-2006, 11:48 AM
I bet. Lots of German slang I'm not used to. And often the direct translation doesn't work. Just translate those that seem translatable, and I'll leave the other ones saying: "Slang - Untranslatable" or something.

SpiderX22
12-14-2006, 08:30 PM
Bump. Can anyone translate these?

Gandolf
12-15-2006, 01:41 AM
Half Com is part of Ebay. Look at my uploaded KMZ. HalfWay Oregon.