All the world's rudest place names can now be found on one map, thanks to the efforts of one man
MOST of us have heard of Nobber in Co Meath and Muff in Donegal. But have you heard of Titicaca, the high-altitude lake that straddles Peru and Bolivia, and the prominent Breton port of Brest?
And how many people knew about the Philippine town of Anus, the Cambridgeshire hamlet called Six Mile Bottom, or the Indonesian settlement of Semen?
Now, thanks to the meticulous research of Gary Gale – a “geo-technologist and self professed geek with a life” – all the world’s most amusingly puerile place names can be found on one giggle-inducing website.
Mr Gale’s creation – “Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World” (http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/) – contains hundreds of ludicrously immature road, town and village names, all plotted on an eye-catching map.
Ireland is well represented with the likes of Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Meelick, Co Galway, Effin, Co Limerick, Dripsey, Co Cork and Ring, Co Waterford.
Britain’s funniest include Pratt’s Bottom in Orpington, Andrews Knob in Cheshire, Wetwang in Yorkshire and Ringrash Road in Northern Ireland.
Across the Atlantic, there’s Hooker in Oklahoma, Climax in Colorado, and Mianus in Connecticut – which featured in one particularly adolescent sketch in Jackass: the Movie.
And then there’s the Albanian village of Crap, the Algerian settlement of Tit, and countless more examples too rude to repeat.
“I've had a lifelong love affair with maps since discovering the Harry Beck map of the London Underground on the back of the London A-Z street atlas at an early age,” says Mr Gale, on his website. His love affair with infantile comedy is self evident, and is bound to help thousands of like-minded souls stave off boredom during their working day.