In what has to be considered a major upset, the town of Toad Suck, Arkansas has beat out Boring, Maryland for the title of “most embarrassing or unfortunate” town name in the United States. The title was awarded by the people behind the website findmypast.com, who conducted a survey in which users could submit contending towns.
Boring, Maryland actually finished a disappointing third. Climax, Georgia took second place. Rounding out the top five were the towns of Hooker, Oklahoma and Assawoman, Virginia.
How could a town possibly have a worse name than Boring? It creates so many funny names of places, like the Boring Post Office (a real place) and the Boring Methodist Church (also real, and probably true). It also creates unfortunate scenarios in the media, including tourist lists like “Top Boring Attractions” and “Best Boring Restaurants.” Unless you live in Everyone Who Lives Here Dies A Bloody Death, Wisconsin (note: not a real town… yet), you really can’t do worse than Boring.
And what’s so bad about the name Toad Suck? Toads kind of do suck. They are the lame version of frogs. Climax, Georgia is a ridiculous choice for No. 2–that sounds like an awesome place to be.
The full list of the top ten bad town names is below:
1. Toad Suck, Arkansas
2. Climax, Georgia
3. Boring, both Oregon and Maryland
4. Hooker, Oklahoma
5. Assawoman, Virginia
6. Belchertown, Massachusetts
7. Roachtown, Illinois
8. Loveladies, New Jersey
9. Squabbletown, California
10. Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky