Two exclamation marks!! ☺ #canada #town

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Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha! is a town in Canada and the only town in the world with two exclamation marks. This small town was founded in the mid 1800s as a Roman Catholic mission, and today’s population rests around 1,300.

The name is believed to be derived from the archaic French word “ha-ha”, which refers to an unexpected obstacle or ending of a path, such as a cul-de-sac. The obstruction, if this is the true origin, would be Lake Témiscouata just beyond the town. “Louis” is believed to refer to one of the town’s founders.