Rude place names mapped out

2013-02-14 16:13
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All the world's rudest place names can now be found on one map, thanks to the efforts of one immature Londoner.

The Telegraph reports that Gary Gale , a geo-technologist and self professed geek with a life, felt inspired to collect all the world's most puerile place names in one giggle-worthy online anthology. 

Gary's creation goes by the name of "Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World" and can be viewed at http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/. It contains hundreds of hilariously immature road, town and village names all plotted on an eye-catching map. 

Examples include Wankie in Zimbabwe, Slut in Sweden, Shit in Iran, Tampon in Reunion and Poo in India. 

Then who would have guessed there's a Philippine town named Anus, a Cambridgeshire hamlet called Six Mile Bottom, or an Indonesian settlement known as Semen?

Gary's website states: "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."   

This expression of his love for infantile comedy is sure to provide like-minded souls with hours of entertainment at their desks.


 
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