You do not have to put yourself in Bill Murray's position sitting on a hotel bed in Tokyo to be lost in translation.
Sometimes, you just need to look around. Switzerland with its four national languages has many place names that will surely make you grin if not burst out laughing. Some locals might not understand what you find so funny about the place name, like the stern inhabitants of Misery in Canton Fribourg, but others are great at playing it up, like the ski resort in Laax with their famous Crap Burgers named after the mountain Crap Sogn Gion.
Crap is Romansch for rock. As a follow-up to 10 Hilarious Swiss Town Names, we have collected even more funny place names from across the Helvetic Confederation.
Bad Egg (ZH)
Crap Sogn Gion (GR)
The real name of this town is Misery-Courtion, but Misery sound so much more - well - miserable!
OK, this is not exactly a town, but a neighborhood of Vernier-Place, Geneva.
They sure have a beautiful roundabout in Rain!
Can you spot any rappers?
What is it about Switzerland and roundabouts?
Sounds Chinese to me!
(Photo credit Bad Egg by Christina Hitt, Crap Sogn Gion by HolidayCheck and mountainbiker.ch, Gland by GeorgeLouis/Wikimedia Commons, Rain by kreiselkunst.ch, Root by Jeroen Massar, Tinizong by ADV Rider)
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