I am a little on the grumpy side today because I seem to have another COLD. I find it impossible to believe that there are any germs left in the world who have not already made a home in my sinuses this year. In times like these, I try to remember that there are always folks worse off than I.
I live in a nice town, with nice folks and good friends. When I submit my address online or elsewhere, I don't have to apologize or blush. My good thought for today is that I don't live in any of the following places. I hope you enjoy this bit of toponymy.
New Erection, Virginia
Climax, Georgia (Also in New York, Colorado and North Carolina)
Horneytown, Big Lick or Meat Camp, North Carolina
Dicktown, New Jersey
Big Beaver, Iowa
French Lick, Indiana
...and I'm not having to step in Shitbritches Creek, California.
Many governments have passed laws to eliminate racially or sexually demeaning names for towns and geographic features. Others seem to find it a boost to tourism. I imagine the local residents are constantly replacing the towns' signs. It sure makes me glad I live in Midland, Texas. What cold? I feel better, already.