137 Ambiguous, amusing Place Names - Beginning with L & M

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

1. La Butte es Gros (Normandy, France) *

2. Lac La Biche (Alberta, Canada)

3. Lady (Orkney, Scotland) *

4. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (Massachusetts,US) * Translates in local Indian language: Englishmen at Manchaug at the Fishing Place at the Boundary

5. Lake Minnewanka (Canada) *

6. Lake Poopo (Peru / Bolivia) *

7. Lake Titicaca flows into Lake Poopo (Peru / Bolivia) *

8. Land of Nod (East Riding of Yorkshire, UK) *

9. Landewednack (Cornwall, UK) *

10. Lark Hill (but not a hill, Lancashire, UK) *

11. Leatherhead (Surrey, UK) *

12. Left Hand (West Virginia, USA) *

13. Lego (West Virginia, USA) *

14. Letch Lane (Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds, UK) *

15. Libanus (Breconshire, UK) *

16. Lick Creek (town in West Virginia, USA) *

17. Lickar Moor (Northumberland, UK) *

18. Lickfold (West Sussex, England)

19. Lickey End (Worcestershire, UK)

20. Licking (between Anutt and Success, Missouri, US) *

21. Linch (Sussex, UK)*

22. Little Beside (St. Day, Redruth, Cornwall, UK) *

23. Little Dix Village (West Indies)

24. Little Horwood (Bucks, UK) *

25. Little Mountain (Flintshire, Wales) *

26. Little Snoring and also Great Snoring (Norfolk, UK) *

27. Little Sodbury, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury (Glouc, UK) *

28. Little Spott (East Lothian, Scotland) *

29. Little Tongues (Lancashire, UK) *

30. Little Town (Cumbria, UK) *

31. Little Wratting (Suffolk, UK) *

32. Littlehampton (Sussex, UK) * hampton is short for the cockney rhyming slang 'Hampton Wick' meaning prick (or even penis), UK has a lot of hamptons including a Southampton and a Northampton.

33. Littlehillie (Aberdeenshire) *

34. Lizard Lick (North Carolina, USA) *

35. Lizard Town (Cornwall, UK) * a village

36. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales, uk) *
37. Translation: "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave."

38. Lob's Hole Ravine (Snowy Mtns. Australia) *

39. Lobb's Shop (St Austell, Cornwall, UK) *

40. Loanhead (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)* sometimes I think mine is on permenant loan

41. London Apprentice (St Austell, Cornwall, UK) *

42. Lochbuy (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) *

43. Loinveg (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) * as good as meat and 2 veg

44. Long Benton Long (Newcastle UK) *

45. Long Dong (Guangxi, China) *

46. Long Point (Southern Ontario, Canada) *

47. Longdyke (Northumberland, UK) * tall lesbian ?

48. Longpole, West Virginia, USA) *

49. Loo (Estonia) *

50. Looe (Cornwall, UK) *

51. Looneyville (West Virginia and Texas, US) *

52. Loose (near Maidstone, UK) * with it's famed Loose Women's Institute!

53. Lord Berkeley's Knob (Sutherland, Scotland)

54. Lord Hereford's Knob (near Hay-on-Wye, UK) *

55. Lost (Aberdeenshire, Scotland, uk) *

56. Love (Saskatchewan, Canada) *

57. Love Canal (New York, United States)*

58. Loveladies (NJ. US) *

59. Lovejoy (GA. USA) *

60. Lovelock (Nevada, US) *

61. Lover, near Sandy Balls (New Forest, UK) *

62. Lovesome Hill (North Riding, Yorkshire, UK) * not a hill

63. Lowbanks - the home of Sandy Shoe Trailer Park (Southern Ontario, Canada) *

64. Lower Balls Falls (Twentymile Creek, Ontario, Canada) *

65. Lower Down (Shrops, UK) *

66. Lower Fattahead (Banffshire, Scotland) *

67. Lower Piddle on the Marsh (Gloucestershire, UK) *

68. Lower Sharpnose Point (Kilkhampton, Cornwall, UK) *

69. Lower Slaughter & Upper Slaughter (Cotswolds, UK) *

70. Loyalsockville (PA, USA) *

71. Luke's Shop (Cornwall, UK) * a hamlet, not a shop


72. Dildo is a small seaside town in Newfoundland, Canada

73. Ma-Me-O Beach (Alberta, Canada) *

74. Mad Point (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) *

75. Maidenhead (UK) *

76. Maggie's Nipples (Wyoming, US) *

77. Make Me Rich & Makemerich (Two different hamlets in Northumberland, UK) *

78. Manassas (Virginia, US) *

79. Many Farms (Arizona, US) *

80. Mammoth (Arizona, US) *

81. Marblehead (Boston, US) *

82. Mark Cross (Crowborough, East Sussex. UK) *

83. Marrowbone (Kentucky, USA) *

84. Martin (Hampshire, & one in Lincolnshire, UK) *

85. Martin Dales (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) *

86. Matching Tye near Matching Green (Essex, UK) * There is a Faggotters Lane running past the village too!!

87. Mavis Enderby (Lincolnshire Wolds, UK) * who are these Lincolnshire people!!!

88. Maxim (Saskatchewan, Canada) *

89. Mabe Burnthouse (Nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK) *

90. Meanus pronounced mee anus (Co Kerry, Eire) *

91. Meeteesee (Wyoming, US) *

92. Meetoos (Saskatchewan) *

93. Meeteetse (Wyoming, US) *

94. Merry Meeting (Cornwall, UK) *

95. Mianus, (Ct. USA.) *

96. Mid Yell (Shetland, Scotland) *

97. Middle Intercourse Island (Australia)

98. Middle Wallop (Hampshire, UK) *

99. Middlesex (UK & US) *

100. Minge Lane (Upton-On-Severn, Worcs, UK) *

101. Misery (near Fountainbleau, France) *

102. Mockbeggar (Kent, UK) *

103. Mockbeggar (Hampshire, UK) *

104. Mockbeggar Plantation (Bonavista, Newfoundland) *

105. Moggerhanger (Bedfordshire, UK) *

106. Money Hill (Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, UK)*

107. Monkey's Eyebrow (Kentucky) *

108. Monster (South Holland, The Netherlands) *

109. Monemore (Perthshire, Scotland) *

110. Moneyacres (Ayrshire, Scotland) *

111. Moneydie (Banffshire, Scotland) *

112. Moneydie (Perthshire, Scotland) *

113. Moo Cow Road (near Bluewell, West Virginia, US) *

114. Moonies Hill (WA, Australia) * do they really go there!!

115. Moose Factory (Moose Factory Island, Ontario, Canada) * It is the site of the Cree Village, and was first English speaking settlement in Ontario.

116. Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan, Canada) *

117. Morehead City (NC, USA) *

118. Mound (Minnesota, US) *

119. Mount Buggery (Victoria, Australia) *

120. Mountgerald (Ross and Cromarty, UK) *

121. Mountjoy (Cornwall, UK) * what does Joy have to say about it?

122. Mount Mee (Qld., Australia)

123. Mount Ringwood (NT, Australia, SE of Darwin)*

124. Mount Titlis (Switzerland) *

125. Mount Tom Price (town in WA, Australia) *

126. Mountain (Northumberland, UK)*

127. Mountain Air (Monmouthshire, UK) *

128. Mountain Ash (Glamorgan, UK) *

129. Mousehole (Cornwall, UK) *

130. Mozart (Saskatchewan, Canada) *

131. Much Haddam (Hertfordshire, UK) *

132. Muckle Flugga (Shetland Isles, UK) uninhabited island with lighthouse, situated one mile off the coast of Unst; this is the most northerly point in the United Kingdom.

133. Mudd (Cheshire, UK) *

134. Muff (County Donegal, Ireland)

135. Muggleswick (Durham, UK) *

136. Muleshoe (Texas, USA) *

137. Mush Island (Nth Carolina, US)

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