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The amusing town of Dildo, Newfoundland

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[digg-reddit-me]The unfortunate residents of Dildo, Newfoundland (all 272 of them) have been trying to change their town’s name for years to no avail.  While the town’s name was taken in the late 1700s – the source of the name is shrouded in mystery.  The best explanation I have come across is that some early explorer thought that the local peninsula resembled a…dildo.  Today, some residents have embraced the name though.  While in this small fishing town, you can visit the Dildo Dory Grill and stay in the Dildo Cottages.

H/t Frink.

3 replies on “The amusing town of Dildo, Newfoundland”

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