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I Was in Maryland, by Accident

Actually, I was in Maryland on purpose, visiting my cousins who live there, but on the way, I drove through the small town of Accident. Yes, there is a town named Accident, in western Maryland. Many small towns in the United States have funny names, like Big Ugly, West Virginia and Yeehaw Junction, Florida.

There's a small town in West Virginia named Shock which I have been to, so I guess you could say I was in Shock, but I'm okay. Being in Accident didn't do any damage, either, but I got these funny pictures. Perhaps the Accident car wash does body work, too?

And here is the Accident Laundromat, for those "little oops-es" on the sheets...

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WordChazer wrote on March 26, 2015, 6:29 PM

I love some of these names. There was a big article last year about a town called Dull in Scotland which twinned with the town of Boring in Oregon. There is also a whole meme industry around taking photographs of signposts of towns and villages with amusing names.

MelissaE wrote on March 26, 2015, 6:32 PM

We have a town called Defeated here in Tennessee.

Alexandoy wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:59 PM

Nice photo of that Laundromat. Reminds me of the good old days in America.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 26, 2015, 10:41 PM

I love names like tat, it would be a fun address to have.

princesskaurvaki wrote on March 26, 2015, 11:59 PM

What a unique name! I'd love to find out why it was being name like that. I also heard some weird city name in many place in the world. In Indonesia, we have Balikpapan ( behind the board ) and Palu ( Hammer ).

crowntower wrote on March 27, 2015, 6:34 AM

Hahahahahah! That is a cool stuff to post in here... it makes me want to drive all the way to a peaceful and calming place.. it is just that I don't have a car and I don't know how to drive either hahahaha.God bless.

AliCanary wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:26 PM

That's so cute! I have often seen goofy things I wanted to photograph. It's a lot easier to do that these days, now that everyone's phone comes with a camera!

AliCanary wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:30 PM

I wonder if that came from the Civil War?

AliCanary wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:31 PM

It's really very charming--the laundromat and the car wash are actually opposite ends of the same building, which is even funnier!

AliCanary wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:35 PM

There was a float in the Autumn Glory parade in Oakland, Maryland that feature the Accident Band. ("We didn't really mean to be a band; it just kind of happened.")

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GemOfAGirl wrote on March 27, 2015, 9:16 PM

About twenty years ago when I was living in Minnesota, I was getting ready to drive out to my cousin's place in Michigan. She was giving me directions on the phone, and then in the middle of it, she started doing an imitation of Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally"....uh, the fake orgasm part. I asked her if she was entertaining any...ahem..."company" at the moment, and she said no, that was the part of the trip where I would not be far from Climax, Michigan, LOL.

AliCanary wrote on March 28, 2015, 1:24 AM

Well, you know, we're not very far from Climax, NC, either--it's only about 40 minutes down 220 South, on the way to Pittsboro.