Posted by Smokey Stover on April 15, 2005
In Reply to: Go to Egery posted by ESC on April 15, 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.
: : Podunk.
: 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.
Armpit is good. I had a friend who went to college near Utica, in central New York State. He quoted a local saying, "If they ever gave the world an enema, Utica is where they would stick the tube." SS