February 12, 1733

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1733 Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe. When he was asked why he named it Savannah, he replied, “Because Mosquito-infected, Humid Ball-Baking, Swamp Crap-hole From Hell was already taken.” When he was politely informed that Mosquito-infected, Humid Ball-Baking, Swamp Crap-hole From Hell was in fact ‘not taken’, he cursed like the sailor he’d become and said, “Well damn, it’s too late to change it now, I’ve already sent notice to the Royals of the name.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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