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Autumn officially arrives this week. The leaves will change from green to shades of gold, brown, and red as they tumble to the ground. For many, that means it’s time to plan yet another fall color tour of New England to witness the splendor first hand. Does that sound a little staid, a bit dull, a tad predictable, strictly for squares? Well, it need not be. Adventurous travelers can add a little spice to their itinerary simply by visiting cities with such suggestive names as Bangor, Felchville, and Essex. Doesn’t that sound more interesting already? That last one had “sex” right in the name, so it must be a fun place to visit, right? Even if these places are way out of the way, it’s worth the drive simply for the giggles provided by the welcoming signs at the city limits. These and other marvelously filthy sounding communities can be found in a highly unusual map compiled by the real estate blog Estately called “The Most Lewd-Sounding Town Name In Each State.” The premise is very simple: Imagine if the class clown from elementary school, the one who wouldn’t stop snickering at the term “flying buttresses,” grew up to become a cartographer. This is the map of the United States he would have compiled. Nothing but dirty-sounding names here.

Illustration: blog.estately.com

Oh, the possibilities this map provides. Sugar Tit, South Carolina could host a Mel Gibson film festival every year. The manufacturers of K-Y Jelly could distribute samples of their product in Dry Wood, Kansas. That should go over just great with the local residents. And what better place to hold a convention for pornographers than Wankers Corner, Oregon? Estately claims that this new, quasi-indecent map is a response to reader complaints that its previous list of oddly named American cities was altogether too tame. “We placed our minds in the gutter and spent days looking over detailed maps and scrutinizing the names of all cities, towns, and unincorporated communities for anything that sounded even remotely sexual or perverse.” Nice work, folks. It’s good to know that there are places actually named Spread Eagle, Ballplay, and Goshen Hole out there. Suddenly, geography class just got a lot more interesting.

[via Laughing Squid]


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