I can't understand what "point" means in this sentence!

The complete sentence is

  • Hookers at Quahog Point: An HBO Documentary...*

I found that on a Family Guy episode.


EDIT: I wrote another sentence that seems easier to me to understand what "point" means

  • "At the point of no return", perhaps?
    – Mick
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 10:03
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    Please edit your question and tell us where you found this complete sentence. Given that there is a capital P in Point, it might simply be referring to a certain location, such as a district of a coastal city. Moreover, that doesn't even look like a complete sentence; it looks like a fragment.
    – J.R.
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 10:10
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    It's a joke. Quahog (a regional term for hard-shell clams) is the fictional Rhode Island town where Family Guy is set, and Quahog Point has the form of a local geographical name--presumably the 'point' or peninsula on which Quahog lies. The joke is a reference to a 2002 HBO documentary on street prostitution in Hunts Point, a neighborhood in the Bronx borough of New York City, which was titled "Hookers at the Point". Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 14:03
  • Thanks to both of you! So point is what you mean for "Peninsula" more or less?
    – None
    Commented Oct 23, 2016 at 7:40

2 Answers 2


Point (definition 6)

a projecting usually tapering piece of land or a sharp prominence


In a geographical context, the meaning of "point" to me is literally suggesting a point on a map. I don't know whether this is actually what it is supposed to mean, but as a native English speaker it has served me well so far.

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    Whatever Point is a common geographic name in English. "Stevens Point" is a city in Wisconsin, "Point State Park" is a park in Pittsburgh covering the point of land where 2 rivers merge, etc.
    – John Feltz
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:06

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