Fake Massachusetts town names

McSweeney's compiles a list; the last one is just a bit too ridiculous, though.



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      That's not in Massachusetts. Try Rhode Island.

      They forgot Loocester (under Athol), Waddleborough, and Skidmark.

      Gay Head is now officially fictional ... with marriage and kids and all.

      I'm sure UHub wags can add some here ...

      Edit: Moleicester. LOL! That took me a second ...


      Are the shelves teeming with Bret Easton Ellis books? Have the streets turned into a townwide BMW dealership? Are restaurants serving Perrier? Do Men Without Hats and Genesis blare from every window?

      I think Massachusetts is the last place in America using "Yuppie" as a cultural identifier.

      A few more

      Quillston (Town settled by porcupine pelt traders)
      Weringham (Hamlet settled by the Werings, friends of the Framings)
      Wickimunk (misheard Indian word by settlers)
      Keel (near Hull)
      South Cotswody (no North Cotswody ever existed, said like Peabody...no, the other way)
      Cleary's Bluff (Western MA...competing legends about Cleary say he was good at gambling and also thrown off a cliff...may both be true)