“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”~ Dante Alighieri
I caught the tail end of an amusing conversation this morning.
The topic was strangely named places across the world. Most noted was the question of how many places are named “Hell” in the entire world?
Well, let’s see.
So then by going to this website and searching the term “hell” you will find all kinds of answers.
I will give you one another example. There is a place in Peru called Infierno which is “Hell” in Spanish.
Then you have the following places:
Hell, Norway. Hell, Switzerland. Hell, California. Hell, Michigan.
Crap, I’d believe it about a few of them. And I remember many years ago that Michigan INTENTIONALLY named their city “Hell” because during the winter they wanted to have other places that were COLDER than they were to be able to say that they were “Colder then Hell!” which is just the perfect reason to name your city that. Oh well.
But then we continue:
There is Hell, Grand Cayman. In the Cayman Islands.
Of course you can always go to Hell’s Creek in Montana.
Or you could possibly go straight to Hell’s Gates.
Hell’s Gates is located in Australia and is also a named island in Antarctica.
Hell Gate in Florida, Georgia, and in the Bahamas.
Hell’s Gate (note the difference in spelling) is in Montserrat.
Or try living in a Hell Hole:
Hell Hole is in Utah, Tennessee, and Louisiana.
Hell Lake is in Canada. I imagine you can catch some seriously evil fish or marine life. I’m just speculating though.
And if none of that interests you then you can walk away from it all by crossing Hell Bridge in Ireland.
And I suppose all this talk about Hell is getting some people hot under the collar.
I understand. But it is actually very fascinating indeed that in different parts of the world certain words and terms mean different things.
Some of the non-English speaking countries probably had no idea what they were doing when they named these places Hell. Although what Michigan did was stupid. Shame on them. I have relatives that live in Michigan!!!!
I am not a fan of it all, personally. I think that I will take my chances in …. in Fucking, Austria.