SACRAMENTO, CA. - How would you like to live in a town named "Toad Suck?"
Worse yet, how would you like to know your town is named after people who suck down so much beer, they blow up like toads?
A new poll across seven English-speaking countries is awarding Toad Suck, Arkansas, the honor of having the "most unfortunate" town name in the U.S.
Toad Suck, an unincorporated community in Perry County, took top dishonors, edged out Climax, Georgia, Boring, Oregon, even Belchertown, Mass!
The poll was conducted by the genealogy site, Find My Past, and polled respondents in the U.S. U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
According to pollsters, some descendants are upset their relatives came from a place called Toad Suck, Roachtown or Monkey's Eyebrow.
Toad Suck gets its moniker from a once popular drinking location for boaters on the Arkansas River. The toadsuck.org site explains claims, "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."
The top ten most unfortunate names are as follows:
- Toad Suck, Ark.
- Climax, Ga.
- Boring, Ore.
- Hooker, Okla.
- Assawoman, Md.
- Belchertown, Mass.
- Roachtown, Ill.
- Loveladies, N.J.
- Squabbletown, Calif.
- Monkey's Eyebrow, Ky.