Saturday, 12 April 2008

Spasticville seeks name change

The city administrator of Spasticville, Kansas, said he has applied to the U.S. Geological Survey to have the city's name changed to Trails End.

The administrator said he collected the proper amount of signatures and sent them in with the accompanying forms to apply for the name change.

He said it could be months before researchers analyze the proposal and send it to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names for a decision.

Residents of the Sedgwick County town said accounts vary on how Spasticville got its name, but some theorize it was named for a home for the mentally handicapped that used to be located in the area.

Via Arbroath

4 comments:

  1. Being a bit of a spastic myself, I have always wanted a town or city named after me- but most people say that nonpolitically correct bollixes like me would never achieve such recognition or renown.
    It just isn’t fare to talk about me that way.

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  2. Ach that's not right. Maybe if you pester them enough, they will name your hometown Madheadtown or Simpletonville after you. :-)

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  3. How does "Bollixville" sound to everyone?

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  4. Bollixville sounds good. How about Arse-end-of-nowhere-ville?

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