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Below are some of the names I rejected, understandably, while searching for an appropriate domain name. These are all real names of wildflowers that grow in Kentucky. I had to create some special sentences to showcase them.
American Hogpeanut: Granddaddy has a hankering for those boiled American Hogpeanuts they’re serving at the ballpark.
Bastard Toadflax: Our new senator has turned out to be the Bastard Toadflax incarnate.
Butter Sneezeweed: Jack, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: I’ll kill you if you get butter sneezeweed on the sofa!
Corn Cockle: You’d better stop parading around town in those ridiculous high heels, or you’re sure to get a corn cockle.
Corn Salad: The new austerity measures require us to eat corn salad three times a week.
Devil’s Tomato: The young minister’s wife has a dark past; it’s rumored that she’s a devil’s tomato.
Eastern Gray Beardtongue: Don’t you dare come near me with that nasty eastern gray beardtongue!
Erect Goldenrod: Tom’s erect goldenrod is the biggest in Polk County. (No doubt this site is already claimed)
Hairy Alumroot: Barney is notorious for chronic misuse of his hairy alumroot.
Hoary Poccoon: Jimmy, that Delilah is nothing but a hoary poccoon, so don’t bring her round here no more!
Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort: The shyster lawyer over in Raywick is one hyssop-leaved thoroughwort, that’s for sure.
Marsh Fleabane: Ellie’s tree-walking coonhound has come down with the marsh fleabane again; she needs to keep that dog out of the swamp.
Milk Vetch: The baby has a touch of the milk vetch but Dr. Prosser says she’ll soon be on the mend.
Mountain Spurge: Granny was spry and sassy until the mountain spurge took her away at 110.
Pickerelweed: Don’t let the dog eat the pickerelweed under the porch, or he’ll be puking all over the house.
Pigweed: Don’t let the dog eat the pigweed out by the privy, or he’ll be pooping all over the house.
Pussytoes (the several varieties include Field, Single-headed and Plaintainleaf): The choir director stormed out of the Ladies Circle meeting when the new Sunday School teacher called her Prissy Pussytoes.
Showy Goatsbeard: Our new congressman has turned out to be nothing more than a showy goatsbeard.
Soapwort Gentian: The boy’s locker room at the high school is the perfect environment for the unchecked growth of soapwort gentian.
Sumpweed: Don’t let the dog eat the sumpweed in the septic field or he’ll be puking and pooping all over the house.
Toothcup: Aunt Bessie has run herself ragged looking for her toothcup.
Toothwort: Uncle Tedd won’t be at the Elks’ Club tonight because he has a terrible case of toothwort.
Turtlehead: Johnny and his buddies skipped school to hitch a ride to the Turtlehead concert in Campbellsville.