10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide — Part 10: The Bush League Version

Have you ever been to a place somewhere in this wonderful world in which we live which has a name that seems suggestive — or perhaps less than wholesome? In locations outside of the country where you are based, the names of locations may seem to have a different meaning to you than the actual origin — but when those strange names are found in the same country as yours, they may tend to have you scratching your head.

10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide — Part 10: The Bush League Version

This article is the tenth in a series which give examples of suggestive names of real locations around the world; and as a form of proof that they actually exist, an interactive Google map is included with each entry — along with a brief description of the highlighted location — and the main focus of this article is the bush. No, not the shrubby plant or the wild or uncultivated country in Africa or Australia, although they could qualify — rather, the hairy area in the nether regions of an adult body.

Without further ado, let us begin — and the locations are listed in this article in alphabetical order…

1. Bush Landing, Minnesota, United States

Clearwater County in northwestern Minnesota is the home of Bush Landing, which is located approximately 17.5 northwest of Lake Itasca — which is the source of the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River — and Bush Landing could quite possibly be the greatest name for a porn star since the name Buck Naked.

2. Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, United States

First chartered by Peter Stuyvesant in 1661, the name of the neighborhood in northern Brooklyn which is known as Bushwick was derived from the original name of Boswijck, which purportedly means “neighborhood in the woods” in Dutch. Arbitration Rock — which is located on the property of the Van der Ende-Onderdonk House at the corner of Flushing Avenue and Onderdonk Avenue — was first used in 1769 to define the disputed boundary between Bushwick in Brooklyn and Ridgewood in Queens. Notable people who hailed from Bushwick include Harry Nilsson, Mae West, Eddie Murphy, Phil Rizzuto, Rosie Perez, and Jackie Gleason. How sweet it is. No, not the area which the bush surrounds, you pervert — how sweet it is is simply one of the famous catchphrases used by Jackie Gleason.

3. Bushwood, Maryland, United States

Ocean Hall is the highlight of this unincorporated community which is located in Saint Mary’s County in southern Maryland. Construction is believed to have started on this landmark in the year 1670. If you are into historic buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Ocean Hall was reportedly added to the list in 1973 — this may be exciting enough to give you a bush wood just thinking about visiting it.

4. Bushyhead, Oklahoma, United States

Dennis Wolfe Bushyhead — who served as treasurer of the Cherokee Nation from 1871 to 1879 and was elected principal chief in 1879 through 1887 — was the namesake for this place in Rogers County in northwestern Oklahoma along what used to officially be the legendary Route 66. His grandfather from Scotland — whose name was John Stuart — was called Oo-na-du-to by members of the Cherokee Nation because it means bushy head in reference to his thick blond hair. Thankfully, they were referring to the hair on his head and not on his…

5. Caulkerbush, Dumfries, United Kingdom

As an ideal way to explore the county and enjoy a real taste of life in a Scottish town or village, you can stay in a self-catering holiday cottage in this village, which is located on the Caulkerbush Burn in Dumfries and Galloway in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Little information is available on Caulkerbush itself; but can we safely say that the village was not named after someone who used a waterproof filler and sealant to repair pubic hair? If not, then no wonder the Caulkerbush burned…

6. Feura Bush, New York, United States

Originally called Moaksville and then Jerusalem, Feura Bush is a hamlet which is located in the southeastern corner of the town of New Scotland in Albany County approximately eight miles south of the capitol of the state of New York. Feura Bush is supposedly derived from the Dutch word vurenbosch, which means fir bush in English — or perhaps the name means fire bush to describe how sunlight which reflected off of the pine trees gave the illusion of the hills being on fire. Either way, there is no beating around the bush that the origin of the name of this hamlet is still in dispute — but could Feura Bush also possibly simply mean the private hair of a redhead?

7. Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Flatbush is not a style as the result of creatively shaving and trimming the hair near or at the private parts of one’s body. Not to be confused with the neighborhood of Flatlands off to the southeast, this legendary neighborhood in Brooklyn — which was chartered in 1651 — is the home of Brooklyn College; spawned the 1974 movie The Lords of Flatbush; was arguably where the Brooklyn Dodgers once played professional baseball; is the namesake of one of the longest avenues in Brooklyn; and was the source for the famous accent of Bugs Bunny. Notable people who hailed from Flatbush include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joseph Barbera, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. This particular bush does not seem so flat after all — even though you don’t bring me bushes anymore

8. Forbush, North Carolina, United States

Located in central Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina, Forbush is an unincorporated community which is named after George Forbush, who was one of the earliest European settlers in this region. Good thing this community is approximately 26 miles away from the city which inspired the fictitious town of Mayberry — otherwise, it would be close enough to Mount Airy; and sheriff Andy Taylor and deputy Barney Fife would have likely been disappointed to see that spectacle. Aunt Bee would have to hide poor Opie…

9. Nutbush, Tennessee, United States

Tina Turner once lived in this small unincorporated community in Haywood County in western Tennessee, which she and husband Ike Turner propelled to the spotlight of fame with the song Nutbush City Limits, which is found on the 1973 album of the same name. Besides, the name Nutbush sounded significantly better than Hairy Scrotumville — and whether that name was actually ever considered will not be verified here in this article.

10. Sugarbush, New York, United States

As the fourth of the entries from New York in this article, Sugarbush is a small community which is located in Franklin County in the northern part of the state on New York State Highway 3 north of Lake Placid between Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. Sugarbush is where things can potentially get a little sticky. How sweet it is — part two.


If while reading this article you felt that so many more entries were missing and long overdue and should become pubic — er…I mean, public — know that dozens more examples of locations with suggestive names will be considered for future articles here at The Gate

…but in the meantime, please feel free to offer suggestions of your own in the Comments section below.

Anyway, I am not going to wig out about this article — but if you have not had enough in the meantime, please be sure to read the other articles in this series:

The photograph which is featured at the top of this article shows a bush in Kenya whose leaves purport to protect you from mosquito bites, according to a Maasai guide. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

3 thoughts on “10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide — Part 10: The Bush League Version”

  1. Mark E Thoms says:

    Not on your lists: Morehead Kentucky, French Lick Indiana.

  2. ChuckMO says:

    Doris Day recorded a song called “Sugarbush”, one lyric even goes on to mention “my sugarbush”. Doris Day!

    1. NB_ga says:

      Too bad she did not do a duet mash-up with Chuck Berry and his My Ding-a-ling.

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