Funny Washington State Town Name Has Residents Giggling and Visitors Puzzled
One Washington State Town's Name Sounds Naughty
Town names can sometimes be tough to pronounce. I heard the local newscaster mess up Naches and who hasn't messed up Touchet before?
I think we are all guilty of mispronouncing some of Washington State's more unusual town names.
What's The Name Origin Of One Of Washington's Most Unusual Towns?
There is one place in Washington State that's easy to pronounce but it'll make you chuckle like an 8-year-old school boy who heard a naughty word for the first time.
Humptulips Washington might sound a little naughty and it's fun to say and its name origin is interesting.
Humptulips Means "Hard To Pole" According To The Chehalis Tribe
If you've never been to Humptulips, here are a few details about this 'burg in Grays Harbor County near Arberdeen Washington on the west side of the state.
Humptulips has 216 residents and has the distinction of making one of the towns that seem to make the nationwide "unusual" town name lists. Humptulips is also a favorite name for authors writing books because of its unusual name.
The origin of Humptulips is speculated to be from the Chehalis Indian tribe where the word means "hard to pole" which has to do with navigating the nearby Humptulips River. Other sources say the word means "chilly region".
No matter the name origin, you can't deny the giggle and fun of saying Humptulips.