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5 Places who’s Unusual Names may drive you Away

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Image Source : WanderingByChoice Nope this is not the longest word in the English dictionary. It is the name of a hill located in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Translating to ‘The summit where Tamatea, the man with the ig knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one’, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahudefinitely warrants a visit for its unusual name. No need to worry about asking directions to the place though for its residents shortened the name to Taumata which can be easily pronounced. Considered as the longest place name in the dictionary,Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahuhowever, is only the second longest place name in the world (wonder which place has a name longer than this). Fucking

Fucking Austrian village

Image Source : I.Kinja-Img.Com Ok, it is going to be quite hard to ask someone directions for this Austrian village. Located about 2.5 miles from the German border, Fucking has carved a niche for itself in the region, owing to its rather popular name. The name was in fact, so popular (and amusing) that tourists to Fucking started stealing the road signs until the latter were modified to become theft resistant. Condom

Condom

Image Source : Venere.Com Here’s another place with a rather uncomfortable name. Condom is located in France along the well-known pilgrimage route ‘Way of St. John’. Although the name does not have any connection with its cousin who resides in the English dictionary, openly mouthing condom when asking for directions can prove to be quite a nerve wrecking task. Hell

Hell Norway VILLAGE

Image Source : LifeInNorway.Net This is one village you probably want to give a miss when visiting Norway. The village of Hell got is share of the limelight when tourists started stopping to get their photos taken next to the sign boards and station signs. The village also has a small railway station with the name Godsexpedition, thus claiming to be the place where Hell and Heaven meet. Butt Hole Road

Butt Hole Road

Image Source : I.DailyMail.Co.Uk We bet you can’t cross this road without laughing out loud about its ridiculous name. The Butt Hole Road is located in Doncaster, England. The suggestive name was more than enough to earn its share of tourists. However, the residents were least satisfied with the name as they were denied services. They also became the subject of cheap pranks, and thus opted to change the name of the road in 2009. Summary There are some places you would definitely want to visit. And then, there are some places you would want to stay away from only for their rather unusual names. From featuring words like butt, hell and condom to even fucking, these are places that are better off not bragging about.]]>

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