Business names are critical to success; they can make or break them. Some names are so dull or common customers simply cannot remember them. A cafe in Gananoque bears the name, The Socialist Pig*, a name so counter-intuitive, it elicits guffaws. You are compelled to see what’s going on inside.
Now, towns’s and hamlet’s names define everything within to an outsider. Or draw a chuckle from passers-by.
TOWNS’S AND HAMLETS’S QUIRKY NAMES IN THE WEDGE
Now, when it comes to naming towns or hamlets in the wedge, some leave me chuckling. Don’t get your kilts in a knot over this post!
- Sweets Corners is just a few miles from Morton. Funny by proximity.
- Then you have a town called Balaclava, the favorite headgear of thieves and the uninvited. But then, phonetically, it also reminds me of a sweet Greek desert.
- How about Froatburn. I dunno, pass me a lozenge.
- So Roebuck is evidently not with Sears anymore. Alright, that’s corny.
- Speaking of corny, Ivy Lea, didn’t quite make the cut at the big U.
- Pondering Brightside raises my expectations. As does Bonville. Better be good!
- Then you have towns with rudimentary names like, Tincap and Outlet. Perhaps I’ll find a hamlet named Countertop.
- Alfred may have a population of one since Maria and Max declare scale, Mariatown and Maxville.
- Bolingbroke makes me shudder about the future; but, it also reminds me that I once bowled 250. It’s a Jekyll-Hyde thing.
- Elphin. I’m thinking beyond the shire, all fairy-like.
- Now Gravel Hill does not stir my innards. I wonder, is there a pit next door?
- Ompah makes me think of an ouzo toast, or a Buddhist chant, or a cuddly name for a foreign Grandpa. This one is the Swiss-Army-Knife of Town names.
- Wemyss. This one is either named after a tiny lady or it opines, people keep driving by.
- I don’t even know what to make of Forfar; I would not want to hear it pronounced after three beers. It’s also endemic to canine language.
- Let’s finish on a good note shall we? Aaaah, Newbliss. Needs no words.
I trust you will recover from this silly post if you live in these towns and hamlets. I beg your forgiveness–temptation overcame me! We have to laugh at ourselves a little. Don’t we? In my case, it’s not an option.
If you have more hilarious takes on these or any names in the wedge , please comment below.
I want to visit all these places. Hopefully they will receive me after this indignation!
- NOTE: The Socialist Pig has changed its ownership, and name to “Laverne’s.”