Do You Live in a Funny Place?
Funny how some places have gained the strangest names. And the US has more than its fair share of peculiar places.
Take Elephant Butte (New Mexico). And no, there’s no need to look in the mirror behind you. Or, stare at your friend in a funny way. It’s a geological formation.
When it’s big enough.
If you’re a bit precious you can go to No Name in Colorado. It lets you feel kind of generic. And it might amuse you to send postcards from the place.
Or, you could go to Climax in Georgia. Now, obviously, that would be fun. Though, you could expect it might be quite a letdown when you come into town.
Then again, it’s probably a lot more pleasurable than visiting Rough and Ready in California. You can’t expect much luxury there.
But you can feel kind of righteous in Robinhood, Mississippi. You can steal from the rich and give to the poor. Though I expect there will be some scary little Sherriff hiding behind a billboard. He might just lock you up for that. Seeing as they’re not partial to jokes about their town.
That’s why you’re better of going to Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. Just so you can tell people you’re over Truth and Consequences now. You’ve been there. Done that.
Or, you could say you’re going to visit Santa Claus this coming July in Georgia. No joke. Then say you expect Christmas will be great in Florida too (Why wait until December?).
They won’t even notice that you’re being clever about it. Until you try to explain. So don’t.
Just try not to smile.
But if you really want a challenge, try weaving Potlicker Flats in Pennsylvania into the conversation. That’s a bit trickier.
Much simpler to say you’ve got something special going on with Joy in Illinois. Or Elmo in Montana (Yeah!).
And you hate to say it but you’ve come across a Tightwad in Missouri that you really don’t like the sound of. Instead, you want to check out what Clever, Fair Play, and Fairdealing have to offer instead. Oh, and you may as well include all that’s Peculiar too. Along with Humansville (yep, they’re all real).
Missouri sure has its share of strange places.
Compare them with Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Bowlegs? You wouldn’t read about it. Only, you just did.
Oh, and I forgot to ask. When you’re next tripping into Virginia, will you be wanting Fries with that?
Got to be better than going to Humptulips in Washington. Isn’t it funny what people call places?
I kind of want to go to Spreckles in California and talk to people about freckles… Ask Iowans if they know What Cheer is… Say how nice the Floridians are being in Niceville… And in Buttzville, New Jersey? Well, I’d be on my best behavior.
It’s Allgood. Which, er, is in Alabama.
And that’s Brilliant (which funnily enough also happens to be in Alabama). Strange.