Posted by Abe on April 14, 2005
In Reply to: Re: East Armpit, Nebraska posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 14, 2005
: : I thought I'd contribute this as a search doesn't bring it up.
: : I'm curious what phrases exist for towns in the middle of nowhere. You know, when you want to stress something happening somewhere remote. The ones I have heard are the above and:
: : West Bumf*ck
: : Any others?
: President Reagan came up with "South Succotash" in the 1980's.
This "armpit" gets attached to places and placenames quit often. The Washington Post did a quite good article on Battle Mountain, NV the armpit of the nation and someone, perhaps the WSJ called Bethel, AK the armpit of Alaska. I have always been curious as to how this got started.