We are back from our mission to collect the funniest, most hilarious town names in Switzerland!
Clarification: The tour was virtual, involving a keyboard and a mouse, and the humor is purely Anglo-Saxon. In other words, farmers waking up in Bitsch or postal workers delivering packages in Dicken would probably never get the joke.
I have the feeling that you are already snickering away... Here goes:
Say it out loud.
Edit: Sadly, according to a resident, Dicken no longer runs the post office pictured above.
(Picture copyright by Dietrich Michael Weidmann)
Les Arses (FR)
(Picture copyright by malcog)
(Picture copyright watson.ch)
There are tons of other town names with hilarious meanings in the Swiss dialect as well. But due to the extensive explanations of those dialect terms, that's a topic for another post... Speaking of which, have you discovered these additional Swiss town names with hilarious connotations, yet?
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