There's a New Diana and Old Diana in Texas. I've yet to visit either, unfortunately. Also, there's Oatmeal, Texas!
Woot!! More for the list. Rock on. ;)
I was a good student so never really had problems with teachers. I can add to your names with some good Australian local names though.
There's a host more more, but you think there's a theme happening here?.
LOL. I think there might be!!
And your icon makes me giggle.
We actually have a Hell, Michigan and a Paradise, Michigan.
Ooh! I didn't know about Paradise! Are they near each other? :)
I know there's a Hell in the Grand Cayman Islands too, I visited there once and sent postcards out to friends that were postmarked from Hell. hehe. Cracked me up.
Down here there's Cummings, GA . . . oh I can't think of the others.
My worst teacher, hmm. Haven't had that many bad ones (though even the good ones have made stupid mistakes), but the ones that were bad were really bad. Like the professor, also my advisor, who smoked cigars in his tiny, unventilated office, and since I'm allergic, I asked to switch advisors. He then proceeded to lash out at me almost every time I talked to him, punishing me for some percieved slight -- and working in the scene shop, he was cool with letting other people take cigarrette breaks (leaving me alone working and getting a lot done), but if I needed a bathroom break, I got a lecture about how I was dragging down the team.
Hehe, I'm like a twelve year old boy. All of these sexual city names just make me giggle.
- And that is sooo crappy. Did you report him? You should have.
I had a professor tell me that I shouldn't allow my sexual preference to get in the way of my intellect, when I wrote a paper about Chekhov being a male chauvenist in his short stories. I was like "I.. wha... huh?" He thought I felt this way because he was sure I was a lesbian. I was like "Umm.. I like boys."
He had graduated from the University of Moscow, and had some major hero worship going on, and gave me an F on a GOOD paper because he didn't agree with it. I had a different professor read it and he said it was an A paper. *shakes head* There are some bad education professionals out there.
The good ones sure make up for it though.
There was Mrs. Webster. We called the Nazi.
One time, she yelled at me on three different accounts in one morning. I think she hated me:
1) She was our HoY, head-of-year (grade, basically), so if you happened to have any issues, you went to her. If you were brave enough, anyways, one time I had forgotten to bring my necktie to school (silly uniform), so I had to ask her if I was allowed to borrow one. She shouted at me for incompetency.
2) Since you're selected into 'forms' (made up of 30 people) when you join the school, you are allocated a room for registration in the mornings/afternoons, except since our form-teacher was a PE teacher, she didn't get a classroom, so one of the teachers without a form had to share one with her. That was Mrs. Webster, and since it was her classroom, she would usually be present with our form-teacher Miss. Charmin. She shouted at me for something I don't even remember.
3) She was my mathematics teacher, and I had maths first thing that morning. She shouted at me due to me being scruffy in my workings, or something. She's the reason I loathe maths now.
Argh. She sounds like a very unhappy person who had nothing better then to inflict her unhappiness on all around her. :(
Theres also a Climax in Michigan
Hopefully more then one. ;)
All the same, that's really bizarre, isn't it? I don't know if I could live in a town named climax.
Hehe, I go to school right next to Normal! And yes, they sell punny shirts making fun of the name.
My ex has been to Hell. I don't think I believed there was actually a town with that name until he showed me the shot glasses.
2007-12-30 11:45 pm (UTC)
What about Deep Gap, North Carolina? There's also a Climax, NC. Hehehe.
My sixth grade teacher was an absolute wench. She liked certain students because their parents had money (or so she thought) or they were physically appealing. So, I failed in both categories there. She gave me a C or something on a hand-sewn flag for our Soviet Russia project, while the other girls in class had obviously had their moms or grandmas sew their flags on machines. She got the wrath of my mom. Whew. Talk about getting serious ass kissing for the rest of the year! Woot for crazy moms! (Overall, she just didn't like me. /shrug/)
I had an advisor at one college tell me "Well, you're 2.5 years behind. Good luck." when trying to figure out what I should take for my first semester there. Yeah. I didn't stay there long because I hated that snooty attitude toward junior college/community college transfers. And, it just sucked there for me. (I was and continue to be a wuss. :P)
My current advisor doesn't take me seriously because I'm--evidently--not serious enough about getting a culinary degree. Uh, hi! College debts from my years at NCSU still hang over my head. And, oh yeah--I have rent and other bills to pay, unlike the younger people and some of the married folks in the program. (Sorry about the long-windedness. Makes me rant. :D)
No, darlin' Rant away!!! For good reason too! Wow. What a line of crappy situations! *hugs*
There's a Peculiar, Missouri.
Blueballs, Pa is actually quite close to Intercourse, Pa, and both, ironically enoguh, are in Amish country.
There's also the Grand Teton Mountains - Teton coming from the French for "breasts"!
And related to Okay, Oklahoma, in Clay County Missouri (i.e., Clay Co., MO) there's a Claycomo!
LOL! I love that they're in Amish country. That's awesome!
And rock on! I like these. :)
theyre nothin' irish place names:
tubbercuraigh (pronounced tub o'curry), meath
also, side note: muff has a diving school and theres a church on the still-organ road called the chusrch of our lady of perpetual succour.
LOL! Yeah. I can't possibly beat that. You win!!
2007-12-31 01:34 am (UTC)
add these to the arkansas list:
in Virginia, the towns "Blackville" and "Lynchburg" are on the same exit sign....all its missing is a big confederate flag.
my worst teacher....was my high school british lit teacher who spent a full quarter on beowulf.
That reminds me of my professor who forced us to read and analyze James Joyce's "Ulysses" and went on ad nauseam about it being the greatest book to ever be published in the history of the world. I wanted to FEED him my copy.
What? You don't have Santa Claus, Indiana, listed??
My worst teacher was in the seventh grade, for Music. She was this ultra-skinny, nervous, uptight, Joan Crawford wirehanger beater of a woman who only talked with the few kids she found cool and practically barked at the rest of us. I can even remember her name, for all the good that would do, 23 years after the fact, LOL.
Oooh, good comparison with the Joan Crawford reference! Really puts a face to the image!!
And whoops! That's a great one! :)
I live next to Butts County, here in Georgia. People who live there have "Butts" on their license plates.