What were our forefathers thinking when they were giving names to their home places? Not all the names are flattering and they speak for themselves (many of them have their own ZIP code). ThorNews must warn you about some relatively rude names.
20 Funny and Rude Norwegian Place Names:
1) Tissvassklumptjønnin = ‘Pee Water Lump Pond’, Lierne in North-Trøndelag County
2) Skrukkefylla = ‘Wrinkling Drunk’, Flå in Buskerud County
3) Lortegrauten = ‘Sh*t Porridge’, Notodden in Telemark County
4) Suggetjønn = ‘Sow Pond’, Bø in Telemark County
5) Skrukkehølet = ‘Wrinkling Hole’, Lardal in Vestfold County
6) Faenshølet = ‘Fu**ing Hole’, Tjøme in Vestfold County
7) Sædingsdragdrenken = ‘Sperming River Canyon’, Sømna in Nordland County
8) Kyrkjebyrkjeland = ‘Church Burch Land’, Bergen in Hordaland County
9) Svinliknubben = ‘Pig Corpse Cape’, Steigen in Nordland County
10) Trynedalen = ‘Snout Valley’, Lardal in Vestfold County
11) Helvete = ‘Hell’, Oslo (Hell is also located in North Trøndelag County, see Hell)
12) Dum = ‘Dumb’, Kvinnherad in Hordaland County
13) Graven = ‘The Grave’, Bodø in Nordland County
14) Ræva = ‘A**’, Gildeskål in Nordland County
15) Utro = ‘Unfaithful’, Roan in Sør-Trøndelag County
16) Homo = ‘Gay’, Grong i Nord-Trøndelag County
17) Der ute/Der oppe = ‘Out There/Up There’, Åmli in Aust-Agder County
18) Grisen = ‘The Pig’, Halden in Østfold County
19)Faen = ‘Fu**’, Kviteseid in Telemark County
20) Dritarsteinane = ‘Sh*t Stones’, Nissedal in Telemark County
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Source: Typisk Norsk; Dinamo Forlag, 2005. NRK
For realz???? Those are too funny!
Glad you enjoyed them! More funny names to come!
Faen is a contraction of the word for devil, fanden. No? Norwegians frequently say “The devil take you” instead of the vulgar English expression/curse. Yet it’s much more a curse at failure than an insult, as a word by itself.