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post Jul 14 2008, 05:06 PM
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In case we needed some more potty humour in here, The Venere blog has come up with five of the funniest names for towns in France...drumroll please...

1. Condom
According to our sources not an actual member of the association, but too good not to mention. This lovely town of 7,000 inhabitants is situated in the South of France in the region of Midi-Pyrenees, about 120 km north-west of Toulouse. Coincidentally, the town of Condom is on the river Baïse which in French without the dots on the i is the not-so-sophisticated word for the sex act.

2. Monteton
Monteton literally means “My Tit” in French. This tiny little town only has around 230 inhabitants and is situated in the Aquitaine region in the South of France.

3. Corps-Nuds
The village of Corps-Nuds, literally “Naked Bodies“, is situated in the Brittany region of France, 18 km south of Rennes.

4. Saint-Arnac
The French word for Swindle is spelled arnaque but is pronounced the same way as the arnac spelling. This town is literally called “Holy Swindle“. The town of Saint-Arnac is located in the very south of France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region at 40 km west from Perpignan.

5. Vatan
Don’t let the unwelcoming name of Vatan stop you from visiting it. Vatan means “Go away” in French and is located at about 50 km west of Bourges in Central France in the Loire Valley.

Editor's note: Vatan was also the host town for the sixth annual meeting of French mayors of towns with funny names. Next year’s meeting will be held in the town of Bouzillé (”broken” or “ruined”), 55 km east of Nantes.

Who knew there was a meeting for such a thing...?!

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post Jul 21 2008, 04:31 PM
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Well what about the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of the famous Oshkosh B'Gosh children's clothing.

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starlagurl   Top 5 funny French town names   Jul 14 2008, 05:06 PM
mmbcross   We ought to open this blog to everyone to give us ...   Jul 15 2008, 08:40 AM
sianeth   I love these :D I was recently amused by Krapina ...   Jul 15 2008, 09:04 AM
starlagurl   Hmmm...yeah there are a bunch in eastern Canada, l...   Jul 15 2008, 10:28 AM
mmbcross   I just can't imagine how the people feel who l...   Jul 15 2008, 10:52 AM
starlagurl   ..... you're nuts....   Jul 15 2008, 10:54 AM
sianeth   Haha, genius, Martin! I've found a whole ...   Jul 15 2008, 12:08 PM
introducinlyric   I've found a whole website full of them: Fu...   Jul 16 2008, 10:42 PM
starlagurl   Oh my goodness... boy do we love the potty humour....   Jul 15 2008, 12:33 PM
kitkatgo   Well, this isn't as funny as the ones listed a...   Jul 16 2008, 10:01 PM
starlagurl   Well, this isn't as funny as the ones listed ...   Jul 17 2008, 08:51 AM
inasia2008   Suppose its better to live in Twatt than with a Tw...   Jul 17 2008, 12:58 AM
introducinlyric   just found out theres a suburb in Western Australi...   Jul 17 2008, 05:51 AM
sianeth   Suppose its better to live in Twatt than with a T...   Jul 17 2008, 08:25 AM
mmbcross   We are going to have our work cut out to find plac...   Jul 17 2008, 08:33 AM
kitkatgo   I found Mysore, India (gross) and then there...   Jul 21 2008, 03:25 PM
kitkatgo   Well what about the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of t...   Jul 21 2008, 04:34 PM
inasia2008   Well what about the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of ...   Jul 21 2008, 06:26 PM
cheli   What's in a name? By Jonathan Christie Cocki...   Jul 22 2008, 03:33 AM
cheli   And then of course there are the two separate but ...   Jul 22 2008, 03:38 AM
mmbcross   Next project: Find the five funniest Chinese town ...   Jul 22 2008, 07:53 AM
starlagurl   That's an awesome list Rachel, good job findin...   Jul 22 2008, 08:57 AM
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