They're big. They're beautiful. They look nothing like breasts.
Male settlers of America had a bit of a fixation on women’s bodies. The Grand Teton, as you probably know, is legendarily translated from French as “Large Breast.” But that’s only the best known of many place names suggestive of longing, desire, and lust.
Search the U.S. Board on Geographic Names website – as I did, slightly embarrassed for an entire afternoon in a coffee shop – and you’ll find dozens more examples of luridly named geographic features. There are so many, in fact, that I eventually narrowed this list down to just features named after breasts. Let’s not even talk about valleys.
Well, yes. And men, as I’m surprised no one reading over my shoulder in the coffee shop pointed out, never change.
1. Grand Teton, Wyoming
Really the most famous of all of them. Have you seen the Grand Teton? Have you seen a large breast? It’s tough to make the connection between the two these days, but back then, men were apparently more lonely, much more more starved for images of women. Either that or breasts have evolved significantly since then.