Posted by ESC on April 15, 2005
In Reply to: Re: East Armpit, Nebraska posted by R. Berg 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.
go all the way to Egery and back - A long distance. "I had to go all the way to Egery and back to get this dog." This refers to the community of Egeria in Raleigh County, West Virginia.