Sunday, 12 August 2012
Most Unfortunate Town Names US
Toad Suck, an unincorporated community in Perry County, took top dishonors, edging out Climax, Georgia, and Boring, Oregon.
The poll was conducted by the genealogy site Findmypast.com, and polled respondents in the US UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. toad suck names,
“Some people are disconcerted to learn that their forebears came from somewhere called Toad Suck, Roachtown or Monkey’s Eyebrow,” said Josh Taylor, genealogist and spokesperson for the site, in a press release.
Toad Suck reportedly takes its name from a once popular drinking location for boaters on the Arkansas River. The toadsuck.org site explains in more detail, “While they waited, they refreshed themselves at the local tavern there, to the dismay of the folks living nearby, who said: ‘They suck on the bottle ‘til they swell up like toads.’ Hence, the name Toad Suck.”
Interestingly, Climax’s unique name isn’t its only claim to fame. It’s also home to the annual “Swine Time” festival.
The Top 10 list was:
Toad Suck, Ark.
Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky.
“I maybe expected Squabbletown to rank higher,” Taylor said. daily times monitor.