15 of the strangest place names in Canada

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Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario

Punkeydoodles Corners is a hamlet that sits at the intersection of the Waterloo Region, Oxford County, and Perth County boundaries in Southwestern Ontario. Punkeydoodles Corners is also one of the only names on this list that doesn’t feature a real—or otherwise used—word (though we also love Goobies, Newfoundland). Internet commentary suggests that the origin of the name is contested, but the Waterloo Region Museum says that the corner used to have a tavern where a German keeper would sing “Punkey Doodle,” his accented version of “Yankee Doodle.”

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