A town called Condom

@JudyEv (118657)
Bunbury, Australia
July 25, 2017 1:15am CST
Far be it for me to smirk at the names of towns when Australia has names like Useless Loop, Delicate Knobby, Banana and Come by Chance but we had to smile when we came to the town of Condom. I nearly got hit be a car crossing the road. Because traffic drives on the right, I get totally muddled when crossing the road on foot and keep checking left instead of right. A river runs through the town and near the river were some raised beds with plots of herbs growing, Each herb had a nameplate and I gather the plants were there for the picking. We walked along the river-bank admiring all the boats and a little girl was keen to show us a baby bird that had suddenly appeared on the dock. It’s amazing what good French these youngsters can speak. We just had to smile and nod a lot. ‘Oooh’ and ‘aaah’ seems to work in most languages too. Several boats were for sale so we studied them carefully too. According to a brochure I picked up there are a number of attractions around Condom but sometimes the issues of parking and finding our way around just get too frustrating. I’ll add a photo of one of the narrow streets we encountered in Montolieu. The green machine ahead of us is a farm implement which was even wider than us!
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@JohnRoberts (52186)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul
Is there a rubber factory there?
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jul
Groannnn.....
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26 Jul
@JudyEv and the beds,amazing!
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
@worker2002 No, the beds are all worn out.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24907)
• United States
25 Jul
What a name for a town
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@Tampa_girl7 (24907)
• United States
25 Jul
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jul
@JudyEv I tried to use that word once too.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
@JamesHxstatic I love this little quirk of myLot's. It doesn't char**donnay either.
@gilggg (2671)
• Israel
25 Jul
Very funny name for a town...LOL But I see that there are kids over there despite this funny name...lol
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@gilggg (2671)
• Israel
25 Jul
@JudyEv So do I....lol
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26 Jul
And the kids care less.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
25 Jul
What an unusual name. Definitely caught my attention.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
I think I might be moving if I lived there.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@JudyEv Me too.
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@mandala100 (35901)
• Hong Kong
25 Jul
@JudyEv That's a unique name for a town my friend and it makes me laugh.
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@mandala100 (35901)
• Hong Kong
25 Jul
@JudyEv Oh really my friend? What in a name!?
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@shynu44 (4453)
25 Jul
LOL, that sounds funny
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
It's a bit different isn't it?
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Jul
What an odd name. Do they pronounce it differently? I tried it in a fake French accent, but couldn't figure it out.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Jul
@JudyEv - Especially way back then.
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@xFiacre (4250)
• Ireland
25 Jul
@JudyEv They call them "préservatifs"!!!
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
@teamfreak16 I was about to write what I see @xFiacre just told you. That explains why there is no town called 'Preservatif'!
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@JESSY3236 (6071)
• United States
25 Jul
Lol Was the town very snug?
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@TRBRocks420 (73719)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jul
Very odd name for a town there lol.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
Every country has its odd names I guess but we thought it was a bit strange.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
25 Jul
What a funny and unusual name for a town. This was something I was unaware of. Thank you for sharing
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
Does your country have some strange names too?
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
26 Jul
@JudyEv In fact yes some funny words indeed. We have some funny names for some villages. Let me tell you some of the funny names - Four coconuts, Three shops, Stairs,
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
@Nawsheen They are indeed funny names. Perhaps people from other countries will also share strange names from their countries.
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@andriaperry (46326)
• United States
26 Jul
Such a narrow road. Yeah, gotta love that name.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
Some of the roads are shocking. I need another seat so I can be beside myself.
@Kandae11 (35069)
26 Jul
Must be a reason for the name.
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
25 Jul
I would be thinking if i am going to live there :))
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
I think I might choose another town too!
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@rebelann (38863)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jul
Did you find out what they were repairing? I love that hill, it's so green.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
I think they were just extending the bitumen right out to the sidewalks.
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@rebelann (38863)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jul
It seems like the someone is always making repairs to the roads @JudyEv drives me nuts sometimes.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jul
@rebelann It's the same in Australia too.
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@FayeHazel (16506)
• United States
26 Jul
Wow, that road is really narrow. What a name... lol
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul
It's a dreadful name isn't it? I don't it means anything special in French.