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Old Smelly No More

1:15 PM -- The Serbian village of Smrdic has changed its name because, for some reason, the youngsters weren't wild about living in a town called "Old Smelly."

Old Smelly's name reportedly dates back hundreds of years to a legend about a dead horse, but sadly that's all the info the Internet will yield up about that. (Any Serbian history PhD candidates reading this blog? Opportunity for a thesis right here.)

But, in total disregard for their rotting-dead-horse heritage, villagers petitioned the government to change Old Smelly's name to "Izvor," meaning "Spring," so people wouldn't be ashamed to live there anymore.

What, couldn't they get any forward-thinking companies to sponsor them? "Cisco Systems, Serbia" has such a nice ring to it.

— Red Panda, Smelly Villager, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 2:53:20 AM
re: Old Smelly No More This town in Alberta smells bad but is proud of it: http://www.greatfallstribune.c...
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