57 Ambiguous, amusing Place Names - Beginning with I, J & K

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

1. Inchbare (Angus, uk)*

2. Inchmore (Aberdeenshire) *

3. Indented Head (Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong, Australia) *

4. Infinite Loop (Cupertino, CA, USA) *

5. Inkpen (Berkshire, UK) *

6. Innaloo (Western Australia) *

7. Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)

8. Iron Knob (SA, Australia)

9. Isle of Dogs (an island in the Thames at Tower)*

10. Itzehoe (Steinburg, Germany) *

11. Jabiru (pronouned Jab-a-roo; Northern Territory, Australia) *

12. Jacks Bush (Hampshire, UK) *

13. Jack's Hatch (Essex, UK) *

14. Jam (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) *

15. Jim Thorpe (formerly Monkchunk, Pennsylvania, USA) *

16. Job's Tenement (Cornwall, UK) *

17. Joe Batt's Arm (Newfoundland, Fogo Is, Canada) *

18. John Butte Road (near Bluewell/Bluefield, West Virginia) *

19. Johnnycake (West Virginia, USA) *

20. Jolly's Bottom (Cornwall, UK) *

21. Jump (West Riding, Yorks, UK) *

22. Jump Off Joe Butte (Washington, USA)

23. Keith Inch (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) *

24. Kickapoo (many states, USA) * there is a Kickapoo in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Missouri there is also a carbonated soft drink, Kickapoo Joy Juice (The Kickapoo people, are a Native American nation)

25. Kidlaw (Northumberland, UK) *

26. Kilbride (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) *

27. Kill (Co Kildare, Ireland) *

28. Killiecrankie (Perthshire, Scotland) *

29. Killin (Perthshire, Scotland) *

30. Kilmany (Fife, Scotland) *

31. Kinbog (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) a place, not a piece of soggy ground

32. Kingskettle (Fife, Scotland) *

33. Kinmount (in Ontario, Canada) *

34. Kirktown of Deskford (Banffshire, Scotland) *

35. Kissimmee (Florida, US) *

36. Kissing (Germany) *

37. Knave-Go-By (Cornwall, UK) *

38. Kneesworth (Cambs, UK) *

39. Knob Lick (Kentucky, USA) *

40. Knob Lick (Missouri, USA) *

41. Knob Noster (Missouri, USA) *

42. Knockancurin (Ross and Cromerty, UK) *

43. Knockbog (Banffshire, Scotland) *

44. Knockdown (Wiltshire, UK) *

45. Knockemstiff (Ross County, Ohio, US) * named such, because of the moonshine makers there, powerful stuff, it really did knocked them stiff, it is now a ghost town.

46. Knockerdown (Derbyshire, UK) *

47. Knockglass (Caithness, Scotland) *

48. Knockin (Shrops, UK) *

49. Knocksoul (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) *

50. Knott (Inverness-shire, Scotland) *

51. Knott End-on-Sea (Lancashire, UK) *

52. Knotty Ash (Liverpool, UK) *

53. Knotty Corner (Devon, UK) *

54. Koolyanobbing (Western Australia) *

55. Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanu Kamprasit (Thailand) * Translates: "The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukam" To us, Bangkok, Not in common use anymore, so not recognised as the longest name in Guinness book of rcords.

57. Kunting (The Gambia, Africa)

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