Facing stiff but often laughable competition from around the world, Smegma Falls, Idaho has won the prestigious title of World's Worst Named City in 2010.
Though their city name had been in the running as a finalist the last several years, losing out to worthy competitors like Middlefart, Denmark and Fucking, Australia, Smegma Falls was deemed to be the clear winner during this year's voting.
Sponsored by the National Geographic Society in association with public relations giant, Harold Bawlsak & Company, the annual competition champion receives a prize package including a PR and Law team to assist in the official renaming of the city.
"We typically provide all the capital needed to change the city's charter, all street and city signage, as well as the petitions needed to change local, national and world map references", says Harry Bawlsak. "Most towns know the city names are usually picked by a drunk before anyone can stop him, at least this way they have a chance to set things right". The list of 2010 petitioners may prove Bawlsak right.. They included; Hell (Michigan), Wetwang (England), Muff (Ireland), and Cockburn (Australia)
Beating out several competitors for the 2010 title, the Smegma Falls city council was thrilled at the chance for a rebirth, of sorts. City Council President, Myron Kneenoze says, "We're trying to be careful when choosing our new name. It does have to be representative of our town. After all, the falls just outside the town do smell pretty bad". Local resident and descendant of the town's founder, Enus Ermpitt, disagrees with proposed name changes. "It does smell like a rotting vaginal discharge up there, call it what it is!"
Following several rounds of residential voting, the new name for Smegma Falls will be "Odiferous Valley". "We feel it still represents the slight odor we get from the falls, but doesn't sound as nasty", says Kneenoze. Odiferous Valley, Idaho, coming to a map and encyclopedia reference soon.