Yahoo news reported the results of a new poll taken across the U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa has come up with a top 10 list of unfortunate names for towns.

Toad Suck in Arkansas has been designated the “most unfortunate edging out Climax, Georgia, and Boring Oregon.

According to genealogist, Josh Taylor some people are disconcerted to learn that their ancestors came from a place called Toad Suck, Roachtown, or Monkey’s Eyebrow.

Toad Suck is reported to take its name from a once popular drinking location for boaters on the Arkansas River. The site explains in more detail, “While they waited, they refreshed themselves at the local tavern there, to the dismay of the folks living nearby, who said: ‘They suck on the bottle ‘til they swell up like toads.’ Hence, the name Toad Suck.”

Here’s the top 10 list:

  1. Toad Suck, Ark.
  2. Climax, Ga.
  3. Boring, Ore.
  4. Hooker, Okla.
  5. Assawoman, Md.
  6. Belchertown, Mass.
  7. Roachtown, Ill.
  8. Loveladies, NJ.
  9. Squabbletown, Calif.
  10. Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky.


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