I always crack up at gay nicknames for well-known areas. Please add yours to this list:
Wilting Manors/Wilton Manors (Fr. Lauderdale)
Desperate Palms/Whispering Palms (Palm Springs)
Your Anus/Arenas (Palm Springs)
Bras and Girdles/Boots and Saddles (NYC)
Oceans Grave/Oceans Grove (NJ)
Reminds me of some of the funny names people give their places out in Cherry Grove. "Shocking Poverty" is one of them.
I have a couple of friends with big places and they gave them pretentious names. I think people who give their places names are silly. I'd probably give my mansion a "funny" name if I could afford one.
Favorite Cherry Grove house name:
also in NYC Rawhideous/Rawhide Bar (sadly closing)
Cherry Grove - Cherry Gone
Provincetown - Petritown
A very nice LGBT campground in northern Pennsylvania chose an unimaginative name. It is called "The Woods."
You'd think they could at least name it "Into the Woods" R5.
Park Slope = Dyke Slope
Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard
Oaklawn = "Oh Lawd!"
I don't get it other than it being a play on "think pink".
Decatur, GA = Dyke-catur or Dick-hater
We call our place the Beach Bum. My mam doesn't like it, though.
r11, it's all about the pretension gone awry.
Pretension gone awry on purpose.
So the joke is merely that it is misspelled? That is what passes for humor?
I'm sorry - is this the 'Underwhelming' thread?
You would be less impressed if you learned that this renaming of towns with funny nicknames was a staple of Detroit culture fifty years ago, and that's certainly where South Florida got it from.
When my aunt got old, she moved to a street named Meandering Way, kind of like her mind.
Saugatuck = Suck-n-fuck
Washington, DC's Dupont Circle got really expensive and somewhat pretentious in the 1990's and became derisively referred to as "Bouffant Circle."
The gay bar in Palm Springs that caters to the senior citizen types is called "Rainbow Cactus." Many refer to it as "Rainbow Casket."
405 E. 54th. St NYC= 4 out of 5.....Van Johnson lived there.
Hermione Ginggold who used to live there too
Twin Peaks, San Francisco = The Glass Coffin, God's Waiting Room
A cafe in West Hollywood called Cafe d'Etoile is also refereed to as Cafe d Twat.
The gym there used to be called called The Sports Connection. Also known as The Sports Erection.
Fresh and Easy = Fresh and Sleazy
Re #26--gym in NYC in the 1990s Better Bodies became known as Bitter Beauties due to the pisselegant clientele