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Title: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on September 15, 2014, 12:56:22 PM
If you have pics or links from GMSV of the weirdest, funniest, or most random street names. Here's one: http://goo.gl/maps/LxRBz

and this: http://goo.gl/maps/r4S79

and: http://goo.gl/maps/ivzLZ
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on September 15, 2014, 01:02:07 PM
http://goo.gl/maps/zvTHi

http://goo.gl/maps/TgrFL

http://goo.gl/maps/CCk2H


Then there's this in Arkansas. It probably belongs in Manassas, Virginia, near the Bobbitt residence.

(http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/media/k2/items/cache/cbdc36bd56eef1b49a4218befad8fa79_L.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on September 15, 2014, 01:02:22 PM
One of my favorites from here in Huntsville, AL:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/11036237473_85e0d0eb92.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hPeAUr)
A Cleaner Way (https://flic.kr/p/hPeAUr) by freebrickproductions (https://www.flickr.com/people/96431468@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: algorerhythms on September 15, 2014, 01:10:19 PM
There's no Google Street View of it, but: http://goo.gl/maps/UDITN
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on September 15, 2014, 01:32:13 PM

Then there's this in Arkansas. It probably belongs in Manassas, Virginia, near the Bobbitt residence.

(http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/media/k2/items/cache/cbdc36bd56eef1b49a4218befad8fa79_L.jpg)

I take it you don't like the Bobbitt's? LOL
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on September 15, 2014, 01:37:29 PM
http://goo.gl/maps/C8RMd

Who would live on Dead Road?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on September 15, 2014, 01:38:54 PM
I take it you don't like the Bobbitt's? LOL

Based on your profile saying you're 25 years old, you're probably too young to remember the incident:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Lorena_Bobbitt



This street (http://goo.gl/maps/ufgZn) is near where we lived when I was a little kid. I remember when they built the neighborhood. The street name is weird but unremarkable by itself. When the street sign first appeared, though, my mother wondered who in the world would want to live on a street with that name. Turned out she misread the sign: She thought it said "Broken Knee Court."

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: The Nature Boy on September 15, 2014, 01:42:05 PM
I take it you don't like the Bobbitt's? LOL

Based on your profile saying you're 25 years old, you're probably too young to remember the incident:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Lorena_Bobbitt

I'm 24 and I've at least read about it. It's weird that John was able to make money off of the incident.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on September 15, 2014, 01:48:57 PM
I take it you don't like the Bobbitt's? LOL

Based on your profile saying you're 25 years old, you're probably too young to remember the incident:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Lorena_Bobbitt



This street (http://goo.gl/maps/ufgZn) is near where we lived when I was a little kid. I remember when they built the neighborhood. The street name is weird but unremarkable by itself. When the street sign first appeared, though, my mother wondered who in the world would want to live on a street with that name. Turned out she misread the sign: She thought it said "Broken Knee Court."

Yeah I actually have heard of that incident. Thought you were referencing someone you disliked and wanted their dick chopped off or something. Heh. That certainly is a nice area you grew up in. I can see the similarity with Broken Knee and Knife!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: route17fan on September 15, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
In Greene County, NY, there is a "Surprise Result Rd" - I am at work now and can not send along a link yet  :banghead: , but I will this evening.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 15, 2014, 07:16:10 PM
I'm sure you guys know what this one says
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/se6eteje.jpg)
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on September 15, 2014, 08:03:32 PM
Ragged Ass Road in Yellowknife NT, a favorite target for sign theft until authorities decided to bond a street sign to a boulder, and weld other street blades to their posts:

(http://www.alaskaroads.com/ragged-ass-sign-on-boulder_DSC4169.jpg)

The road was named for its original residents, a bunch of dirt-poor down-on-their-luck prospectors.  It's now among Yellowknife's more prestigious addresses. 

Off the Elliott Highway (part of AK 2) northwest of Fairbanks, there's At Your Own Risk Road:

(http://www.alaskaroads.com/at-your-own-risk-rd_DSC3936.jpg)

Finally, there is a minor exit for Warp Drive, off northbound VA 28 north of Dulles Airport.  I have no photo for that one, but it should be easy to find on GMSV.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: geocachingpirate on September 15, 2014, 08:36:06 PM
Dildo Street in Canada

https://www.google.com/maps/@49.2524601,-55.046604,3a,75y,251.83h,91.23t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1swidPd3D74r4x3eg2747hkg!2e0
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: route17fan on September 15, 2014, 08:54:41 PM
In Greene County, NY, there is a "Surprise Result Rd" - I am at work now and can not send along a link yet  :banghead: , but I will this evening.  :biggrin:

Here it is:  https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3945046,-73.9618372,3a,75y,251.87h,88.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1snPwXU6dqa9EQMPBZqeBSBg!2e0
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: MarkF on September 16, 2014, 01:12:11 AM
There's a Bland Place off of Sepulveda Blvd in Lomita, Calif.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: BamaZeus on September 16, 2014, 12:08:30 PM
I'm sure you guys know what this one says
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/se6eteje.jpg)
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

I guess you're unaware of a certain town in Connecticut

http://www.gvfd.com/images/fire_house_2002.jpg
http://activerain.trulia.com/image_store/uploads/1/7/7/0/8/ar126948704780771.jpg
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bandit957 on September 16, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
There's a neighborhood in Silverdale WA where all the streets are named after 'Sesame Street' characters. They have a Cookie Monster Lane and a Big Bird Drive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: spooky on September 16, 2014, 03:20:39 PM
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

Imagine the contact high from this:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/ (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on September 16, 2014, 03:36:02 PM
Named for former Fort Wayne (Indiana) mayor Harry Baals:

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2011/02/hwbaalsdrive.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on September 16, 2014, 08:35:33 PM
I always liked the exit off I-75 for Stinking Creek Road (KY or TN, I forget).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 16, 2014, 08:42:44 PM
I always liked the exit off I-75 for Stinking Creek Road (KY or TN, I forget).
Oh that reminds me, there is a Big Beaver Rd in Michigan that is exit 69,
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 16, 2014, 08:51:45 PM
I'm sure you guys know what this one says
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/se6eteje.jpg)
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

I guess you're unaware of a certain town in Connecticut

http://www.gvfd.com/images/fire_house_2002.jpg
http://activerain.trulia.com/image_store/uploads/1/7/7/0/8/ar126948704780771.jpg
Oh never heard of that one before but I know Michigan has Gaylord
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

Imagine the contact high from this:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/ (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/)
Yeah lol they're probably all super stoned right now.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: myosh_tino on September 17, 2014, 02:28:19 PM
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

Imagine the contact high from this:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/ (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/)
Yeah lol they're probably all super stoned right now.

Not wanting to sound like a wet blanket but I don't find what happened in Weed to be particularly funny.  People lost their homes and much of the town was devastated.  Yes, I understand the connection between the town's name and marijuana but I don't think we should be "lol"-ing or making jokes that the residents are stoned.  :no:

The affected residents only had minutes to evacuate and many of them saw their homes go up in flames right in front of their eyes.  Thank god no one died! :-(
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DandyDan on September 17, 2014, 03:25:07 PM
There's a neighborhood in Silverdale WA where all the streets are named after 'Sesame Street' characters. They have a Cookie Monster Lane and a Big Bird Drive.
And then, in Fremont, NE, there is a Sesame Street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iowahighways on September 17, 2014, 09:02:47 PM
There's a neighborhood in Silverdale WA where all the streets are named after 'Sesame Street' characters. They have a Cookie Monster Lane and a Big Bird Drive.
And then, in Fremont, NE, there is a Sesame Street.

I also found them in Cherokee and Garner, IA. After looking at old topo maps and 1970s aerial photos on the Iowa Geographic Map Server (http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu), I confirmed that both streets were constructed after the 1969 debut of the TV show.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Duke87 on September 17, 2014, 09:14:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/23ZvjCF.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 17, 2014, 10:02:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/23ZvjCF.jpg)
The signs are not together like that anymore though :/
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 17, 2014, 10:04:05 PM
And this one  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/16/pa4eheze.jpg)

Imagine the contact high from this:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/ (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/wildfire-in-northern-california-town-of-weed-burns-100-homes-at-least-1500-evacuated-siskiyou-county-oregon-mount-shasta-fire-interstate-5-cal-fire/)
Yeah lol they're probably all super stoned right now.

Not wanting to sound like a wet blanket but I don't find what happened in Weed to be particularly funny.  People lost their homes and much of the town was devastated.  Yes, I understand the connection between the town's name and marijuana but I don't think we should be "lol"-ing or making jokes that the residents are stoned.  :no:

The affected residents only had minutes to evacuate and many of them saw their homes go up in flames right in front of their eyes.  Thank god no one died! :-(
You're right but its so common here in cali that its just not shocking anymore
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: myosh_tino on September 18, 2014, 01:01:02 PM
You're right but its so common here in cali that its just not shocking anymore

Are you talking about the wildfires or the weed jokes?  I guess the correct answer is "yes".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on September 18, 2014, 01:38:17 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Henderson,+LA+70517/@30.3087155,-91.8049782,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x86247d2476af872f:0xae3b46c218860b06 (StreetView at the intersection shows a sign with a different name for the road... but can you blame them?)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zeffy on September 18, 2014, 01:40:39 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Henderson,+LA+70517/@30.3087155,-91.8049782,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x86247d2476af872f:0xae3b46c218860b06 (StreetView at the intersection shows a sign with a different name for the road... but can you blame them?)

I hope that road doesn't also smell like an old trash pile.  X-(
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hm insulators on September 23, 2014, 03:44:23 PM
About 90 miles west of Phoenix, there is an overpass over I-10 and the sign on it says "Sore Finger Road."

My mother lives on a street called Gunsight Drive in Sun City West, Arizona.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US71 on September 23, 2014, 04:42:34 PM
There is a Ragweed Valley Rd near Hot Springs, AR

Clearwater Dr in Harrisonville, MO goes to the local sewer plant

Baton Rouge, LA has Goodwood Blvd

Pawnee, OK has Chester Gould Dr

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on September 26, 2014, 08:35:00 PM
Louisville, KY has a Dreams End Drive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on September 26, 2014, 09:21:44 PM
Cummings skyway in Crockett, CA near Carquinez Bridge.
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/mountain-view-ca/franklin-canyon-cummings-skyway-crockett-route-1520493

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20156507/cummings-skyway-west-contra-costa-reopened-after-rig
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Duke87 on September 26, 2014, 09:25:38 PM
http://i.imgur.com/23ZvjCF.jpg
The signs are not together like that anymore though :/

Hmm. I took that picture in March 2007. Street View shows this pair of signs disappeared sometime between August 2011 and August 2013. Stolen, perhaps.

The pair of signs on the far side of the intersection (visible in the background in my photo) is still there, though. So while it is no longer possible to see the specific pair made famous on Funnyjunk over a decade ago, a similar pair remains.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TEG24601 on September 26, 2014, 10:37:30 PM

I have 'Dead Goat Road' near me.  I also deal with calls from AAA and had a dispatcher crack up about 'Fox Spit Rd.'
There is also one I've had issues with 'Mortland Rd.', which thanks to the Simpsons, I know mort means dead, so basically 'Deadland Rd.'
'Whales Tale Ln.' is another, which in modern times, has strange connotations.


Nuthatch Dr.
Mutiny Bay Rd.
Frogwater Ln.
Little Dirt Rd.
Traverse Rd. (connects a main road, and a road along the shoreline of a lake).
Sleeper Rd.
Monkey Hill Rd.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Charles2 on September 28, 2014, 10:52:57 PM
Just north of Birmingham there's a short dead end road called Jew Hill Road.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on September 29, 2014, 04:01:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/23ZvjCF.jpg
The signs are not together like that anymore though :/

Hmm. I took that picture in March 2007. Street View shows this pair of signs disappeared sometime between August 2011 and August 2013. Stolen, perhaps.

The pair of signs on the far side of the intersection (visible in the background in my photo) is still there, though. So while it is no longer possible to see the specific pair made famous on Funnyjunk over a decade ago, a similar pair remains.
Hopefully it remains until my trip over there.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on October 05, 2014, 01:09:45 PM
http://visit-eldorado.com/fishing-and-boating.php

Sly Park RD in El Dorado County, CA this is the approximate area of the King Fire of 2014
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hbelkins on October 05, 2014, 05:50:56 PM
Spotted today in Boyle County, Ky., off KY 34: Old New Pike. (Yes, I got a picture).

There used to be a street in Mt. Vernon, Ky, that had the word "Negro" in it. I can't remember the name of the street, but it was on US 25 north of the US 150 intersection. The street name was changed before I could get a picture of the sign.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hbelkins on October 06, 2014, 12:54:15 PM
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/hbelkins/IMG_9722_zps642c0070.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/hbelkins/media/IMG_9722_zps642c0070.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on October 06, 2014, 01:54:59 PM
Theodore Hickey Avenue, Joliet, IL:

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.55516,-88.159243&spn=0.004785,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.555156,-88.161293&panoid=4rfUmyMM2Lp3iYDW7kSAXw&cbp=12,38.55,,2,-8.72

The sign actually says "T. Hickey Ave."

Then we have this subdivision: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.566736,-88.166538&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17
I kid you not, the names really are "Cosmic", "Vesta", "Satellite", and "Nuclear".

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565425,-88.169491&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565425,-88.169491&panoid=TBrpQgnBCO9WaO-vtfJkCg&cbp=12,292.03,,1,0.64

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565465,-88.16569&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565465,-88.16569&panoid=UT5WiEzA4wi7cPZ2R3jD1Q&cbp=12,304.48,,0,9.78

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565516,-88.164275&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565514,-88.164364&panoid=snEFET6XtmDN86cuwEVasA&cbp=12,296.6,,1,1.78

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565438,-88.168229&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565438,-88.168229&panoid=j7wfgitTOeGfyvTK_tC30A&cbp=12,304.41,,1,2.81
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 11, 2014, 04:57:26 AM
In another forum, Chris mentioned At Your Own Risk Rd somewhere in Alaska.

And I remember finding somewhere in the internet a photo of a sign saying Silly Mountain Rd. Apparently it's just after the US 60 expressway in the Phoenix area ends.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on October 11, 2014, 05:20:34 AM
In another forum, Chris mentioned At Your Own Risk Rd somewhere in Alaska.

See page 1 of this thread for the photo and location.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 11, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
Driving around the Northwest region with my Australian friend was fun, because he was laughing at basically every aboriginal name he saw. Here's one he loved:

(http://i.imgur.com/ecUhfqT.png)

Obviously, we pronounced it "anus road" but I'm sure it's "anne-is" or something.

Another one he loved:

(http://i.imgur.com/TtgG1YY.jpg)

If you were less than mature, there is some obvious letter replacing that could be performed here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Billy F 1988 on October 11, 2014, 03:10:37 PM
Driving around the Northwest region with my Australian friend was fun, because he was laughing at basically every aboriginal name he saw. Here's one he loved:

(http://i.imgur.com/ecUhfqT.png)

Obviously, we pronounced it "anus road" but I'm sure it's "anne-is" or something.

That photo qualifies for Department of Redundency Department because of the EXIT box, plus, it's a design error. Funny, but still a massive pile of fail in every regard.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 11, 2014, 03:15:31 PM
Driving around the Northwest region with my Australian friend was fun, because he was laughing at basically every aboriginal name he saw. Here's one he loved:

Obviously, we pronounced it "anus road" but I'm sure it's "anne-is" or something.

That photo qualifies for Department of Redundency Department because of the EXIT box, plus, it's a design error. Funny, but still a massive pile of fail in every regard.

That's just how British Columbia signs their exits. Each sign has a distance boxed. At the gore point, the distance is replaced with "exit". Actually pretty clever, I think:

(http://i.imgur.com/DoA46Nz.png)(http://i.imgur.com/gq0R5I8.png)(http://i.imgur.com/ecUhfqT.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Billy F 1988 on October 11, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
Oh. Well...dur! So much for my knowledge of BC signage.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 11, 2014, 03:25:05 PM
Oh. Well...dur! So much for my knowledge of BC signage.

Don't worry, most people don't understand BC's design standards whatsoever. You are well in the majority! :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 12, 2014, 04:54:16 PM
doofy103 posted this in Erroneous Signs; I'm just going to leave it here.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14322798923_c51d7d4d1a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on October 12, 2014, 05:22:30 PM
doofy103 posted this in Erroneous Signs; I'm just going to leave it here.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14322798923_c51d7d4d1a_z.jpg)
I thought it was funny too lol
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: busman_49 on October 13, 2014, 01:33:32 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/busman_49/13499530114/in/set-72157632094093334
Circleville, Ohio

...and the story behind it:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3103060,00.html
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: leroys73 on October 13, 2014, 01:49:53 PM
North of Dallas, west of I-35, and south of Montague, TX a road sign is "Seldom Seen Road".  It is a good name for it.  I'll try to get a pic next time I'm riding out that way.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 13, 2014, 01:54:15 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/busman_49/13499530114/in/set-72157632094093334
Circleville, Ohio

...and the story behind it:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3103060,00.html

Very interesting story.  I'm surprised the ultra-sensetive PC police haven't made a visit to the area yet.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: algorerhythms on October 13, 2014, 02:17:57 PM
North of Dallas, west of I-35, and south of Montague, TX a road sign is "Seldom Seen Road".  It is a good name for it.  I'll try to get a pic next time I'm riding out that way.
There's one in Lonaconing, Maryland (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5605553,-78.9895805,16z) as well.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: halork on October 14, 2014, 08:13:57 AM
OK, from Gilroy, CA:

http://goo.gl/maps/DHah9

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: leroys73 on October 14, 2014, 10:32:58 AM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/busman_49/13499530114/in/set-72157632094093334
Circleville, Ohio

...and the story behind it:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3103060,00.html

I liked the back story, great info. I was just through there a month ago.  If I'd know of them I would have had to take a picture. 

Not a street sign but sort of related: There is a town in NY with the name of Swastika.  Of course the Swastika was corrupted by Adolf Hitler. It might appear in different rotation or reversed but was used by the Native American Indians, the 45th Infantry Division, used as a good luck symbol, Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis had one inside its nose, and many more uses until he came along.   
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zeffy on October 14, 2014, 10:45:11 AM
Not a street sign but sort of related: There is a town in NY with the name of Swastika.  Of course the Swastika was corrupted by Adolf Hitler. It might appear in different rotation or reversed but was used by the Native American Indians, the 45th Infantry Division, used as a good luck symbol, Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis had one inside its nose, and many more uses until he came along.

The swastika used to be a symbol of peace before Nazi Germany completely altered that perception. I only believe that swastikas that are tilted in a way such as that on a flag of Nazi Germany are used for malicious intent, however, it seems that they are commonly used as vandalistic hate crimes without being tilted. Never before World War II would the general public associate a symbol of peace and goodness with pure evil. But that's how it is.

doofy103 posted this in Erroneous Signs; I'm just going to leave it here.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14322798923_c51d7d4d1a_z.jpg)

I think it would've been funnier if the "e" in hoe fell off.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: leroys73 on October 14, 2014, 09:31:08 PM
Not a street sign but sort of related: There is a town in NY with the name of Swastika.  Of course the Swastika was corrupted by Adolf Hitler. It might appear in different rotation or reversed but was used by the Native American Indians, the 45th Infantry Division, used as a good luck symbol, Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis had one inside its nose, and many more uses until he came along.

The swastika used to be a symbol of peace before Nazi Germany completely altered that perception. I only believe that swastikas that are tilted in a way such as that on a flag of Nazi Germany are used for malicious intent, however, it seems that they are commonly used as vandalistic hate crimes without being tilted. Never before World War II would the general public associate a symbol of peace and goodness with pure evil. But that's how it is.

Yep

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 16, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
Not a street sign but sort of related: There is a town in NY with the name of Swastika.  Of course the Swastika was corrupted by Adolf Hitler. It might appear in different rotation or reversed but was used by the Native American Indians, the 45th Infantry Division, used as a good luck symbol, Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis had one inside its nose, and many more uses until he came along.

The swastika used to be a symbol of peace before Nazi Germany completely altered that perception. I only believe that swastikas that are tilted in a way such as that on a flag of Nazi Germany are used for malicious intent, however, it seems that they are commonly used as vandalistic hate crimes without being tilted. Never before World War II would the general public associate a symbol of peace and goodness with pure evil. But that's how it is.

Apparently it still has positive connotations to some people. Here's a Pokemon card ca. 1999 with a swastika. (The American version doesn't have the swastika.)

(http://i22.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/28/a4/b2ca_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on October 16, 2014, 06:40:14 PM
Theodore Hickey Avenue, Joliet, IL:

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.55516,-88.159243&spn=0.004785,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.555156,-88.161293&panoid=4rfUmyMM2Lp3iYDW7kSAXw&cbp=12,38.55,,2,-8.72 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.55516,-88.159243&spn=0.004785,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.555156,-88.161293&panoid=4rfUmyMM2Lp3iYDW7kSAXw&cbp=12,38.55,,2,-8.72)

The sign actually says "T. Hickey Ave."

Then we have this subdivision: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.566736,-88.166538&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.566736,-88.166538&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17)
I kid you not, the names really are "Cosmic", "Vesta", "Satellite", and "Nuclear".

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565425,-88.169491&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565425,-88.169491&panoid=TBrpQgnBCO9WaO-vtfJkCg&cbp=12,292.03,,1,0.64 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565425,-88.169491&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565425,-88.169491&panoid=TBrpQgnBCO9WaO-vtfJkCg&cbp=12,292.03,,1,0.64)

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565465,-88.16569&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565465,-88.16569&panoid=UT5WiEzA4wi7cPZ2R3jD1Q&cbp=12,304.48,,0,9.78 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565465,-88.16569&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565465,-88.16569&panoid=UT5WiEzA4wi7cPZ2R3jD1Q&cbp=12,304.48,,0,9.78)

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565516,-88.164275&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565514,-88.164364&panoid=snEFET6XtmDN86cuwEVasA&cbp=12,296.6,,1,1.78 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565516,-88.164275&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565514,-88.164364&panoid=snEFET6XtmDN86cuwEVasA&cbp=12,296.6,,1,1.78)

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565438,-88.168229&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565438,-88.168229&panoid=j7wfgitTOeGfyvTK_tC30A&cbp=12,304.41,,1,2.81 (https://www.google.com/maps?ll=41.565438,-88.168229&spn=0.004816,0.010568&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.565438,-88.168229&panoid=j7wfgitTOeGfyvTK_tC30A&cbp=12,304.41,,1,2.81)


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hickey+Blvd,+California/@37.6632834,-122.4648406,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7bc0e02f786f:0xb1bd3108a7ccaa57


THere is a Hickey Blvd in Daly City, CA and South San Francisco.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: VCB02FromRoblox on October 22, 2014, 11:17:36 PM
This is in D.C.

(http://i.imgur.com/E7XSZUm.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on October 23, 2014, 01:32:38 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=22.063041,-159.376227&spn=0.007089,0.012392&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=22.062784,-159.376244&panoid=WTK7WEiozOKogPaEjzIrnQ&cbp=12,330.6,,3,-0.3
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: gilpdawg on October 29, 2014, 07:06:10 PM
There's a Goose Heaven Rd. in Wayne County, IN.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kniwt on October 29, 2014, 09:03:45 PM
Old US 395 just north of Carson City, Nevada:
(http://i.imgur.com/rAaf2Zr.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 29, 2014, 09:25:51 PM
I was doing street view on Google Maps in Edgartown, Massachusetts, and I found this: http://prntscr.com/5155v6

This is as funny as it is random. Also, I have been to Edgartown before, so I have not the slightest clue why I didn't notice this road's name before (it's actually very close to the place we stayed at).

Also, for those who may want it, here's the direct link to the street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3928771,-70.506101,3a,75y,314.1h,82.86t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCjBHSkKq3go5RIoNCam0xQ!2e0

Whoever came up with the name "Starbuck Neck Road," must have been high on Starbucks  :-D :sombrero:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on October 30, 2014, 02:38:39 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbuck_%28whaling_family%29

But no, it surely has to do with the coffee chain. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 30, 2014, 05:01:26 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5129/5232660693_792ea9e175_z.jpg)

Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iccdude/5232660693/in/pool-clearview_signs/).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on October 30, 2014, 05:05:01 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5129/5232660693_792ea9e175_z.jpg)

Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iccdude/5232660693/in/pool-clearview_signs/).
Why would you post this and not the nearby Warp Drive?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cenlaroads on October 30, 2014, 10:36:02 AM
In Ball, Louisiana, there is a counterpart to Weiner Cutoff Rd., shown earlier in this thread:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4170664,-92.4316076,17z (https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4170664,-92.4316076,17z)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on October 30, 2014, 10:39:45 AM
In Ball, Louisiana, there is a counterpart to Weiner Cutoff Rd., shown earlier in this thread:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4170664,-92.4316076,17z (https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4170664,-92.4316076,17z)

I wonder why I can't find any signs...?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on October 30, 2014, 01:16:26 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=22.063041,-159.376227&spn=0.007089,0.012392&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=22.062784,-159.376244&panoid=WTK7WEiozOKogPaEjzIrnQ&cbp=12,330.6,,3,-0.3

Pronounced poh-oh.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 30, 2014, 01:44:59 PM

Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iccdude/5232660693/in/pool-clearview_signs/).

Why would you post this and not the nearby Warp Drive?

I'm lucky I found the first photo.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadfro on October 31, 2014, 11:55:49 PM
Old US 395 just north of Carson City, Nevada:
<Lonesome Polecat Ln>

Is that on the old Bowers Mansion Road/SR 429 segment? I'm not familiar with that one.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kniwt on November 01, 2014, 01:40:18 AM
Is that on the old Bowers Mansion Road/SR 429 segment? I'm not familiar with that one.

Correct. Fairly close to the south end. And the sign blades throughout that area are strangely large.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 07:12:11 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ball+Rd,+California/@33.8170195,-118.0415894,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dd2ebd87c8fee5:0x4081fab275f99183

There is a Ball RD in Anaheim, CA Near Disneyland.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 07:13:25 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Moody+St,+Corona,+CA+92879/@33.8769162,-117.5292247,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dcb7f458b2f1d3:0x7f8aa0eadbaee95a

There is a Moody Street in Corona, CA
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on November 02, 2014, 07:39:14 PM
HAHAHAH BALL AND MOODY SO FUNNY
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 10:15:17 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dundee+Dr,+South+San+Francisco,+CA+94080/@37.6596744,-122.4606888,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7bc33d73f14d:0x9b892f2d4283774b (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dundee+Dr,+South+San+Francisco,+CA+94080/@37.6596744,-122.4606888,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7bc33d73f14d:0x9b892f2d4283774b)


Dundee Dr in South San Francisco, CA


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Manure+Rd,+Bridport,+VT+05734/@44.0239832,-73.3622491,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ccaa0ef1099e9cf:0x4e5b2d6a19a38968


Manure Rd in Vermont.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 10:16:52 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boo+Boos+Way,+Sevierville,+TN+37862/@35.8092803,-83.5094674,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x885bfea0f63865cf:0xe8d62c6d53a0c1b8


Boo Boo's Way in Tennessee.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 10:19:34 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goat+Island+Rd,+Niagara+Falls,+NY+14303/@43.0807875,-79.0661081,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d3430228b76e49:0xf419f38f2de083ed (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goat+Island+Rd,+Niagara+Falls,+NY+14303/@43.0807875,-79.0661081,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d3430228b76e49:0xf419f38f2de083ed)


Goat Island RD in Niagara Falls, NY.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Electric+Ave,+Rochester,+NY/@43.1908649,-77.645591,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d6b404ed4ccd99:0xcaa32d4280d6cbb3


Electric Ave Rochester, NY.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 02, 2014, 10:25:33 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dundee+Dr,+South+San+Francisco,+CA+94080/@37.6596744,-122.4606888,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7bc33d73f14d:0x9b892f2d4283774b (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dundee+Dr,+South+San+Francisco,+CA+94080/@37.6596744,-122.4606888,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808f7bc33d73f14d:0x9b892f2d4283774b)


Dundee Dr in South San Francisco, CA


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Manure+Rd,+Bridport,+VT+05734/@44.0239832,-73.3622491,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ccaa0ef1099e9cf:0x4e5b2d6a19a38968 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Manure+Rd,+Bridport,+VT+05734/@44.0239832,-73.3622491,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ccaa0ef1099e9cf:0x4e5b2d6a19a38968)


Manure Rd in Vermont.


Also in Vermont is Fiddlers Lane


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fiddlers+Ln,+Bridport,+VT+05734/@44.0215249,-73.3404722,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ccaa090878b5f47:0x70f8d104eb39ef3
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on November 17, 2014, 11:04:08 PM
For a slightly less fucking stupid entry than those above: Grassy Lick Road becomes High Street in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. :420:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 18, 2014, 12:04:23 AM
For a slightly less fucking stupid entry than those above: Grassy Lick Road becomes High Street in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. :420:

mmmm...grass lick...

(http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Wallpaper/Farm-Images/images/goat_eating_grass.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Gulol on December 08, 2014, 04:22:09 PM
Windbreak Lane in the south Denver suburbs ...  :-D

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.4943046,-104.808298,3a,48.1y,333.47h,82.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1snkAFV5YR7VaF1PwM7o0hvg!2e0?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SteveG1988 on December 08, 2014, 06:16:46 PM
Dukeie St in dundalk MD
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bandit957 on December 09, 2014, 01:18:50 AM
I just remembered that there used to be a Damn Avenue near Middletown, OH. I used to have an old Butler County map from the '80s that showed this street.
Title: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on December 09, 2014, 05:24:02 PM
Why Not Drive in Palm Bay, Florida?

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/WhynotDrive-PalmBay.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: algorerhythms on December 09, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
I like that the sign is self-answering. Why Not Drive? Dead End.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Takumi on December 25, 2014, 09:59:18 AM
This morning my brother sent me a photo of a sign for Rise Shaft Road, which is in the heart of the west Chesterfield sprawl country.
http://goo.gl/maps/nh3gV
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on December 25, 2014, 10:17:20 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/25/fc75dcdceb1a8ff18f8cc83c0213e880.jpg)
Self explanatory
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSOWorld on December 25, 2014, 11:47:37 AM
Google Images has much for you (https://www.google.com/search?q=funny+street+names+list&sa=X&biw=1920&bih=880&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=LT-cVO6UFMmGyAT7_4GgAw&ved=0CDMQsAQ)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on December 25, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pDFDGNW.jpg)

I want to know the story behind that one...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on December 25, 2014, 09:06:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobanche
Orobanche (broomrape or broom-rape) is a genus of over 200 species of parasitic herbaceous plants in the family Orobanchaceae, mostly native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere.

It's surrounded by other plant names. There's also a Beavertail (a type of cactus) in there.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cpzilliacus on December 25, 2014, 09:59:43 PM
Unincorporated Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland has this (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=laytonsville+md&hl=en&ll=39.200557,-77.165916&spn=0.026805,0.04622&sll=38.804821,-77.236966&sspn=3.450062,5.916138&t=m&hnear=Laytonsville,+Montgomery+County,+Maryland&z=15&layer=c&cbll=39.200557,-77.165916&panoid=ezq2BuHMGUFGgGas2DYezw&cbp=12,261.9,,3,1.33).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Takumi on December 26, 2014, 11:37:15 AM
York County has a Running Man Trail, which is the main road of the unusually-named subdivision of Running Man.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on March 13, 2015, 04:21:35 AM
Don't be stupid, be a smarty:
(http://i.imgur.com/K4ZUXWs.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buck87 on March 13, 2015, 10:26:40 AM
Here's one in Dayton

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/253/e/e/needmore_road___isn__t_there_enough__by_cooling999-d5e99x6.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 13, 2015, 11:22:55 AM
Here's one in Dayton

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/253/e/e/needmore_road___isn__t_there_enough__by_cooling999-d5e99x6.jpg)

Damn. I've driven on Needmore several times (my father-in-law and mother-in-law are buried in the cemetery on Dixie Drive) and I never made the connection of that name to roadgeeking.  :pan:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on March 13, 2015, 02:39:34 PM
Don't be stupid, be a smarty:
(http://i.imgur.com/K4ZUXWs.png)

What in the world does The Producers have to do with Wansack Rd.? Oh, wait a minute . . .

Good one!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on March 13, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
In context, it makes sense.  Out of context, well, you be the judge:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.526066,-88.16188,3a,25.8y,184.43h,98.09t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sDrAnJ1zok9FD0rx11w6CtA!2e0

Nothing like two military defeats at one corner:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.552153,-88.158452,3a,43.7y,210.65h,94.32t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s_VfaMuY9KN6cPL4GFn4LDw!2e0

A minor street:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.546136,-88.21967,3a,28.9y,261.51h,88.72t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sMfJ62ftrzln0O_KsWJ2ygA!2e0
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on March 13, 2015, 04:30:14 PM
Nothing like two military defeats at one corner:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.552153,-88.158452,3a,43.7y,210.65h,94.32t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s_VfaMuY9KN6cPL4GFn4LDw!2e0
Injuns are Americans too.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on March 13, 2015, 04:34:14 PM
Nothing like two military defeats at one corner:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.552153,-88.158452,3a,43.7y,210.65h,94.32t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s_VfaMuY9KN6cPL4GFn4LDw!2e0
Injuns are Americans too.

OK, two defeats for the US military.  I thought that was implied, but I'll spell it out.  :pan:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on March 15, 2015, 02:22:13 AM
Eddie Murphy Rd. (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Eddie+Murphy+Rd,+Lot+20,+Queens+County,+Prince+Edward+Island+C0A,+Canada&ie=UTF8&hl=en&geocode=Fd8nxgIdVbE1_A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Eddie+Murphy+Rd,+Prince+Edward+Island,+Canada&ll=46.539278,-63.594092&spn=0.005195,0.009559&t=m&z=17&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=46.539337,-63.593962&panoid=SB4y1tffxEG7BKyC9UM-ZA&cbp=12,287.22,,2,2.5) (That's pretty funny, right?)

Also: Katie Crotch Rd in New Portland, ME
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on March 15, 2015, 06:31:22 AM
Eddie Murphy Rd. (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Eddie+Murphy+Rd,+Lot+20,+Queens+County,+Prince+Edward+Island+C0A,+Canada&ie=UTF8&hl=en&geocode=Fd8nxgIdVbE1_A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Eddie+Murphy+Rd,+Prince+Edward+Island,+Canada&ll=46.539278,-63.594092&spn=0.005195,0.009559&t=m&z=17&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=46.539337,-63.593962&panoid=SB4y1tffxEG7BKyC9UM-ZA&cbp=12,287.22,,2,2.5) (That's pretty funny, right?)

Also: Katie Crotch Rd in New Portland, ME

Along those lines,

Richard Pryor Place (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.689953,-89.603655&spn=0.006923,0.009645&t=h&z=17), Peoria, Illinois.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jmd41280 on March 15, 2015, 12:17:28 PM
Electric Ave. in East Pittsburgh, PA...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/16350643610_bde6bf9f15_z.jpg)
...and then we take it higher! (http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/qURjGs) by jmd41280 (https://www.flickr.com/people/91396833@N00/), on Flickr

Electric Ave. in Lewistown, PA...

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7640176478_668aea2986_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/cD8UhE)
US 322 approaching split w/ US 22 & US 522 - Lewistown, PA (https://flic.kr/p/cD8UhE) by jmd41280 (https://www.flickr.com/people/91396833@N00/), on Flickr

Pud Miller Rd. in Accident, MD...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Accident,+MD+21520/@39.6413002,-79.3093773,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89caadbb8131a801:0x4eab37eb4cf8f1d2 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Accident,+MD+21520/@39.6413002,-79.3093773,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89caadbb8131a801:0x4eab37eb4cf8f1d2)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on March 15, 2015, 12:27:22 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/99/fe/7f99fe9d201a56609c31f4125421455c.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 15, 2015, 04:08:32 PM
 I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.

Now, Mustard St. in Rochester, NY, that's a funny street name. :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on March 15, 2015, 04:10:45 PM
I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.
With that name, the joke is that there is no electrical outlet.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 15, 2015, 04:29:46 PM
I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/13/13207377128fd71cd6cf7d4b43f27c91b83672698e0c1ab5df16c71d2f60cde4.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 15, 2015, 06:24:39 PM
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/13/13207377128fd71cd6cf7d4b43f27c91b83672698e0c1ab5df16c71d2f60cde4.jpg)

Serious. Is there some obvious connotation I should be finding (perhaps if I were less of an old person)?

With that name, the joke is that there is no electrical outlet.

Ha, well that one I do get, in the case of the third photo anyway!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on March 15, 2015, 06:26:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Avenue_%28song%29
The song is explicitly named after a street, so no more funny than e.g. Sunset Boulevard or Broadway.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 15, 2015, 06:33:02 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Avenue_%28song%29
The song is explicitly named after a street, so no more funny than e.g. Sunset Boulevard or Broadway.

Right, definitely knew about the song; so that's it, is it?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jmd41280 on March 15, 2015, 06:47:10 PM
It definitely is the song.  Not exactly a funny-ha-ha thing, but more of a 80s reference than anything else.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 15, 2015, 07:24:20 PM

Serious. Is there some obvious connotation I should be finding (perhaps if I were less of an old person)?

I guess it's geographical. I find the street name funny because I've never seen an "Electric Ave" before.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSOWorld on March 15, 2015, 07:46:04 PM
not something you see "everyday"

https://goo.gl/maps/i9RXM
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 15, 2015, 08:37:03 PM
Funny this was the first thread I saw when I got on the board just now because I was going to post the pictures I took today in Cosmos, MN (80 miles west of Minneapolis). All the streets are named after planets, constellations, and other celestial features.

MN 4 is Milkyway Street, and MN 7 is Astro Avenue.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11050693_398840053633949_410914676607669766_n.jpg?oh=55d44cee651c0ce49668249a86596492&oe=558439A3&__gda__=1434272098_26bd9af4601023edc8ec832a81bef283)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11065958_398840456967242_3821808525373827905_n.jpg?oh=eb56ac476f3e0e87e91bf3b314f18d11&oe=557E90BE&__gda__=1438392375_e73669cae64fd74987e341fde80d3c57)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on March 16, 2015, 04:21:32 AM
Milkvwav St…

Would insufficient bottom margin resulting in truncated descenders qualify that for the Signs With Design Errors thread?

As far as "funniest street names", no.  A space theme isn't automatically funny, let alone the superlative "funniest".  I think we may have a thread for themed street names around here somewhere…
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dgolub on March 16, 2015, 08:48:21 PM
How about Double Trouble Road (Ocean CR 619) in South Toms River, New Jersey?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 17, 2015, 07:45:22 AM
There's an Electric Avenue over near Tysons Corner and the people who lived along there in the 1980s hated that song because of the rash of street sign thefts it prompted.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buck87 on March 17, 2015, 09:13:57 PM
Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County

(http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0020/6486/Fangboner_by_Mike_Zienowicz_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zzonkmiles on March 20, 2015, 12:39:55 AM
Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County

(http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0020/6486/Fangboner_by_Mike_Zienowicz_large.jpg)

Given the past troubles with Penn State next door, that county name is most unfortunate.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on March 20, 2015, 05:07:07 AM
Sandusky County

Given the past troubles with Penn State next door, that county name is most unfortunate.

We have had a river, a county, and two notable small cities with the name Sandusky for a long time. The association of that name with Penn State Jerry was a flash in the pan for us.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Brandon on March 20, 2015, 12:44:06 PM
Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County

(http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0020/6486/Fangboner_by_Mike_Zienowicz_large.jpg)

Sounds like something from True Blood.  :bigass:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on March 20, 2015, 06:11:15 PM
Sandusky County

Given the past troubles with Penn State next door, that county name is most unfortunate.

We have had a river, a county, and two notable small cities with the name Sandusky for a long time. The association of that name with Penn State Jerry was a flash in the pan for us.
I grew up with family vacations taken on beautiful Sandusky Bay. They led to so many great memories that I never once associated "Sandusky" with that scumbag from PSU.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on March 22, 2015, 09:07:39 PM
Homer ave, and Simpson ave are quite close to each other in Cincinnati, Ohio

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1480624,-84.3889255,17z
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on March 23, 2015, 06:36:35 AM
Homer ave, and Simpson ave are quite close to each other in Cincinnati, Ohio

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1480624,-84.3889255,17z
Homer is a typical man's name. Simpson is a typical surname. Coincidental, but not actually that funny. :no:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: PHLBOS on March 23, 2015, 12:24:50 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11050693_398840053633949_410914676607669766_n.jpg?oh=55d44cee651c0ce49668249a86596492&oe=558439A3&__gda__=1434272098_26bd9af4601023edc8ec832a81bef283)
The above (top sign in particular) would go rather nicely with this one along PA 61 in West Hamburg, PA (http://goo.gl/maps/cLDct)

Here's two odd-named roads located in noneother than Accident, MD; unfortunately, GSV is not available (http://goo.gl/maps/ZL1Ay).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 25, 2015, 10:49:53 AM
This may be deemed offensive by some, but either way, this seems like the most appropriate place for it. It's in Howard County, Maryland. It's unclear whether "Coon" in this case is short for "raccoon" or whether it's the racial term.

(http://www.baltimoreorless.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120717-233146.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Super Mateo on April 18, 2015, 07:40:19 PM
There are a few streets around the country named Goa Way.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CapeCodder on April 18, 2015, 08:55:56 PM
Stud Road in Scoresby, Australia.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on April 18, 2015, 10:55:14 PM
This may be deemed offensive by some, but either way, this seems like the most appropriate place for it. It's in Howard County, Maryland. It's unclear whether "Coon" in this case is short for "raccoon" or whether it's the racial term.

(http://www.baltimoreorless.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120717-233146.jpg)

I'm sure Jerry Clower and Marcel Ledbetter would have loved to live there if it were in southwest Mississippi.   :bigass:

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tcorlandoinsavannah on April 19, 2015, 08:23:08 PM
Apologies if this has been mentioned before: PL (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pussy+Ln,+New+Hartford,+CT+06057&ll=41.861219,-73.007734&spn=0.011027,0.022724&sll=41.8580722,-73.0070567&sspn=0.006137,0.0109864&hnear=Pussy+Ln,+New+Hartford,+Connecticut+06057&t=m&z=16)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on April 25, 2015, 11:01:57 PM
Lower Slobovia Rd (https://maps.google.com/maps?vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&ll=33.63213,-98.200092&spn=0.02855,0.038581&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=33.633006,-98.200096&panoid=aqDSdupsle_GyZBlehBiGQ&cbp=12,1,,0,0.8), Clay County, TX
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cpzilliacus on April 26, 2015, 05:12:51 PM
This may be deemed offensive by some, but either way, this seems like the most appropriate place for it. It's in Howard County, Maryland. It's unclear whether "Coon" in this case is short for "raccoon" or whether it's the racial term.

(http://www.baltimoreorless.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120717-233146.jpg)

White lettering on blue background street signs in Howard County, Maryland means that the street (sometimes just the corner) is within the limits of the jurisdiction of the the Columbia Association (http://www.columbiaassociation.com/) (f/k/a The Columbia Park and Recreation Association, Inc., often still referred to as "CPRA"), a private association (no municipalities in Howard County, map here (http://www.columbiavillages.org/#map), but the map is not entirely correct, as there are "outparcels" within Columbia that are not part of the Columbia Association).  The Columbia Association was established by the developer of Columbia, the Rouse Company, before development of Columbia began in the late 1960's. 

Streets within the Columbia Association were usually named for places, names and passages from English literature (a few examples include Kilimanjaro RoadBroken Staff, Broken Land Parkway, Setting Sun Way and Sunny Spring).  Presumably that applies to Coon Hunt Court as well.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: steviep24 on April 26, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
Quail Bush Dr. Funny because of Vice President Dan Quayle and President George HW Bush during the late 80's early 90's.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Quailbush+Dr,+Fairport,+NY+14450/@43.068802,-77.42785,3a,15y,65.64h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1sZiqzYJOUAKomg0bPnrRQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d1331cf892d929:0x2ae2d985f7849608?hl=en

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on April 26, 2015, 08:30:21 PM
A few minutes away from my house there is a street where the blade reads "Bristol Ct".  Everytime I pass that sign, I think of Bristol, Connecticut and ESPN.

And practically across the street from that intersection is a subdivision with a street called Donna Roberts Lane.  Donna and Robert happen to be the names of my inlaws who also live a few minutes away from "their" street (though it was not named for them -- just a co-winky-dink).

But when we took them over to get their picture taken by their street blade, some of the area neighbors came over to see what we were doing.  We led them to believe that the street was named after the two of them and my father in-law really laid it on thick!  He is pretty much a celebrity along that short block street now.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on April 26, 2015, 08:36:36 PM
Urtuzuastegui St, San Luis, AZ
http://goo.gl/maps/8BQus (http://goo.gl/maps/8BQus)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on April 27, 2015, 09:10:43 AM
Damn 'short' Basque last names :sombrero:. I was told those actually consist of two names, in this case 'Urtuzu' and 'Astegui' (originally 'Urtutzu' and 'Astegi', both of which were then adapted into Spanish).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on April 27, 2015, 06:53:16 PM
Saw this at another forum:

(http://i.imgur.com/l7bHRNY.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on April 27, 2015, 11:34:54 PM
Obviously shopped.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on April 28, 2015, 07:29:52 PM
Obviously shopped.

Submitted for your approval - http://goo.gl/maps/sa99C
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on April 28, 2015, 09:56:12 PM
Hmmm. The street view does match except that there was no sign in 2008. I wonder why the Hs and Ms have less reflectivity.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on April 28, 2015, 11:06:13 PM
Hmmm. The street view does match except that there was no sign in 2008. I wonder why the Hs and Ms have less reflectivity.

Maybe it's for the same reason whole letters of button copy in Ohio seem to lose reflectivity over time, rather than button by button or uniformly over the whole sign… probably not but it's just as mysterious.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on May 14, 2015, 09:33:29 PM
One pair of local roads in the Yukon I hadn't mentioned earlier: on the Atlin Road (YT 7 south from the Alaska Highway), there are Snafu Lake Road and Tarfu Lake Road. Atlin Road was built by the Canadian military after World War II, when its army probably picked up those acronyms from our army: "Situation Normal, All F____d Up" and "Things Are Really F____d Up". 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Bruce on May 23, 2015, 05:58:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ap24FzU.jpg)

Source: reddit.com/r/bicycling (https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments/37090v/breaking_in_my_new_bikewhich_way_should_i_go/)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on June 06, 2015, 02:46:24 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/05/d112501aba45fec604beba52ea70a9ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on June 06, 2015, 06:57:20 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/05/d112501aba45fec604beba52ea70a9ea.jpg)

Yeah they should probably update that one.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CentralPAguy on June 06, 2015, 07:15:00 PM
There's an Isle of Q Rd along US 209 between Millersburg and Elizabethville, PA
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KEK Inc. on June 06, 2015, 09:47:33 PM
This made it to the front page of reddit.

(http://i.imgur.com/dPEunmH.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on June 06, 2015, 11:24:25 PM

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/05/d112501aba45fec604beba52ea70a9ea.jpg)

Yeah they should probably update that one.
But only part of the street should be renamed, so that Bruce Jenner could turn into Caitlyn Jenner.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on June 07, 2015, 01:54:59 AM


Yeah they should probably update that one.

But only part of the street should be renamed, so that Bruce Jenner could turn into Caitlyn Jenner.

Fuckin hell. That's genius.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: sipes23 on June 07, 2015, 04:45:43 PM
Given the recent road closures in and a pending move to Wyoming, I present Beer Can Road, Lusk, WY.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beer+Can+Rd,+Lusk,+WY+82225/@42.7703075,-104.4323958,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x87647a4e5af8fcd1:0x85c800580c9c3c38!5m1!1e3
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on June 07, 2015, 09:23:55 PM

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/05/d112501aba45fec604beba52ea70a9ea.jpg)

Yeah they should probably update that one.
But only part of the street should be renamed, so that Bruce Jenner could turn into Caitlyn Jenner.

I just say call it Jenner Ln.  Then the driver, resident, etc... can decide if the road is/was named for Bruce/Caitlin.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KG909 on June 07, 2015, 09:25:48 PM
I found it while browsing Facebook. It was on a news article about wether keeping it Bruce or changing the name to Caitlyn.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dfwmapper on June 08, 2015, 01:19:08 AM
Such a retarded conversation. It was named in recognition of what was done by Bruce and should remain named that way. Just because she is no longer Bruce doesn't change the history of what was done by Bruce. Caitlyn can perhaps get her own street someday.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on June 08, 2015, 07:35:01 AM
Such a retarded conversation.

That is your opinion / interpretation of the situation.  Obviously not everyone agrees with you on this or you wouldn't have to say it's "retarded".  (You actually don't have to say it's "retarded" anyway, and in fact there are a few problems with doing so.)  I would proceed to explain why I think you are wrong, except this thread is not the place for sorting out this disagreement, as it is off-topic and may be considered political in nature.  I hope you don't feel the need to further assert your view on the matter.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dfwmapper on June 08, 2015, 11:58:24 AM
I'm specifically referring to a conversation about renaming the street, not a broader conversation about the the person. And going off the statements of the person in question and other people in similar situations, they want to have the correct names and pronouns used for any particular moment being discussed - what happened as Bruce stays as Bruce, what happens as Caitlyn stays as Caitlyn. The street was named in recognition of things Bruce did, and that history didn't change just because Bruce doesn't exist anymore.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on June 08, 2015, 12:23:10 PM
What's more important, of course, is that "Bruce Jenner Lane" isn't a particularly funny street name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cabiness42 on June 08, 2015, 01:08:35 PM
Marshall County, IN, has A Road
Monroe County, IN, has That Road
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on June 08, 2015, 06:48:16 PM
… for any particular moment being discussed … what happened as Bruce stays as Bruce, what happens as Caitlyn stays as Caitlyn. … Bruce doesn't exist anymore.

That is your opinion / interpretation of the situation.  Not everyone agrees with this framework of ideas. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman65 on June 08, 2015, 06:58:11 PM
Compare Bruce to Caitlin as the artist John Cougar, to John Cougar Mellencamp, to recently used name John Mellencamp.  Problem solved.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Avalanchez71 on June 08, 2015, 08:47:15 PM
HARD PINCH RD
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on June 08, 2015, 08:49:54 PM
It was named in recognition of what was done by Bruce and should remain named that way. Just because she is no longer Bruce doesn't change the history of what was done by Bruce.
Considering the cross street is named for Jim Thorpe, I presume that the streets in this area are named for Olympic athletes, gold medalists in particular. Thus the logical thing to do is to keep the street named as it is, and give Caitlyn Jenner her own street once she wins her own gold medal.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on June 08, 2015, 08:53:44 PM
I did grow up on the most cautious street - Careful Drive

(https://mollybandme.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/careful-drive.jpg?w=788)


Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SignGeek101 on June 15, 2015, 10:51:03 PM
What about this?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JC7xmw9RJgjcHoWGk-Lnvrar2PDrAIAWysPqnYZKsRA=w858-h643-no)

Not that funny I guess, but still. "Cactus Jack's Place" sounds like a restaurant, and "Jack Blick" sounds like "Jack Black".

Jack Blick is named after John Oliver “Jack” Blick, a WWII pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force

Cactus Jack could be named after Mick Foley, a WWE wrestler. But who knows?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: peterj920 on June 15, 2015, 11:54:42 PM
Just north of Mischicot, WI  there is an Assman Rd.  It's extremely hard to get a picture of the sign because they are frequently stolen.  Here's a screenshot on google maps, the sign is put on a high pole, but since this sign was put up, it was stolen again.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.25497,-87.64455,3a,15y,4.24h,92.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVjqwCp5s3EvY3tnl12MrBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on June 21, 2015, 03:56:50 PM
A Place, Decatur, AL:
https://www.google.com/maps?q=A+Place,+Decatur,+AL&hl=en&ll=34.604423,-86.987571&spn=0.002801,0.004128&sll=34.604637,-86.987489&sspn=0.001407,0.002064&oq=A+Plave&t=h&hnear=A+Pl,+Decatur,+Alabama+35601&z=19
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TEG24601 on June 21, 2015, 07:18:24 PM
(http://www.getoffonbigbeaver.com/images/roadsign_opt.gif)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TheCatalyst31 on June 23, 2015, 12:40:19 AM
The great combination of Lott and Butz (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.201528,-89.824767,3a,15y,351.55h,99.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sePcu4jX0Vg5_ZD2TPBDDbQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in Stephenson County, IL.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hm insulators on June 24, 2015, 06:37:25 PM
Last week I was driving up a stretch of 7th Avenue in Phoenix that I seldom use and noticed a sign to a side street called Why Worry Lane.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on June 25, 2015, 08:31:46 AM
I read in another thread that Calhoun County, Michigan, names its East-West rural roads in such a way that the roads immediately adjacent to Division Drive are named A Drive North and A Drive South :sombrero:.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on June 25, 2015, 10:56:19 AM
The great combination of Lott and Butz (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.201528,-89.824767,3a,15y,351.55h,99.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sePcu4jX0Vg5_ZD2TPBDDbQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in Stephenson County, IL.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Butz


Butz Rd is named after Earl Butz [/font][/size]Secretary of Agriculture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Agriculture) During the Nixon and Ford Administrations.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on June 25, 2015, 01:08:08 PM
The great combination of Lott and Butz (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.201528,-89.824767,3a,15y,351.55h,99.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sePcu4jX0Vg5_ZD2TPBDDbQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in Stephenson County, IL.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Butz


Butz Rd is named after Earl Butz [/font][/size]Secretary of Agriculture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Agriculture) During the Nixon and Ford Administrations.

Eh, I still picked on the guy in grade school.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on July 02, 2015, 05:27:55 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.899974,-110.158714,3a,75y,357.76h,74.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQkevPaHsJs2tZpg5ZdoyVQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

Bucket of Blood Street. Notice the sign is missing if you scroll to the left. The URL image provided above is from 2008 and the other one is from 2011. Perhaps the sign was stolen  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kniwt on July 02, 2015, 06:23:47 PM
Elvis Alive Drive, on NV 157 northwest of Las Vegas (photo taken today):
(http://i.imgur.com/tFyOhky.jpg)
Title: Funniest street names
Post by: Pete from Boston on July 02, 2015, 06:25:14 PM
Thought I posted this to this thread already, but don't see it: Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland, New Hampshire.  Whets my appetite every time I pass under it heading to Portsmouth (often to eat).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Quillz on July 07, 2015, 02:53:32 AM
Driving around the Northwest region with my Australian friend was fun, because he was laughing at basically every aboriginal name he saw. Here's one he loved:

Obviously, we pronounced it "anus road" but I'm sure it's "anne-is" or something.

That photo qualifies for Department of Redundency Department because of the EXIT box, plus, it's a design error. Funny, but still a massive pile of fail in every regard.

That's just how British Columbia signs their exits. Each sign has a distance boxed. At the gore point, the distance is replaced with "exit". Actually pretty clever, I think:

(http://i.imgur.com/DoA46Nz.png)(http://i.imgur.com/gq0R5I8.png)(http://i.imgur.com/ecUhfqT.png)
Off-topic, but I think this is a great idea, now that I've seen all three signs in context. (The original "EXIT" sign seemed redundant, as noted).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSOWorld on July 09, 2015, 09:06:07 PM
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/20050

Let it speak for itself.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrsman on July 12, 2015, 07:36:13 AM
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/20050

Let it speak for itself.

For those who didn't click through:

Quote

Haveteur Way and Unida Place
There is a residential neighborhood in the Serra Mesa area of San Diego with the cross streets of Haveteur Way (Have it your way) and Unida Place (You need a place).


IMO the only way you would get it is if you are fluent in license plate - speak.  CA probably has more personalized license plates than any other states and it was always fun trying to guess what the real meaning was.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on July 12, 2015, 09:39:14 PM
Is there a Burger King on Haveteur Way?  :sombrero:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on July 13, 2015, 12:36:27 PM
Is there a Burger King on Haveteur Way?  :sombrero:

That reminds me of the McDonald's in Bellevue, Ohio which is on the corner of Ronald Lane and McDonald Drive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on July 13, 2015, 02:39:16 PM
There's a Mormon church on Brigham Lane in Amherst, MA -- the road's name predated the church's existence I believe.  Somebody joked that the parking lot could be "Young Street" so the church could be at the corner of Brigham and Young.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zzonkmiles on July 13, 2015, 10:40:43 PM
Just found a "Tea Table Lane" near US-1 south of DC.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buck87 on July 14, 2015, 08:44:15 PM
That reminds me of the McDonald's in Bellevue, Ohio which is on the corner of Ronald Lane and McDonald Drive.

Which of course is entirely on purpose
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on July 19, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
Saw this at the Lake County (IL) Fairgrounds:(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/19/6d77b29fbfb1d469df23369c9fcce0cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zzonkmiles on July 19, 2015, 11:48:32 PM
I found a "Wild Wings Ave." in Danville, VA today. Turned out a Buffalo Wild Wings was at the end of the street. So I guess that doesn't count if a business can name its own street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: midwesternroadguy on July 31, 2015, 10:08:16 AM
I nominate:

Dingleberry Road


It intersects Iowa 1, between I-80 and Solon, IA.  The street sign can be read on Google Earth Street View, by zooming in.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TravelingBethelite on July 31, 2015, 10:59:21 AM
I remember, in New Milford, CT, there is a Lois Lane. I am also aware of a few in Westchester County.
https://goo.gl/0W9IwS
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: BamaZeus on July 31, 2015, 11:28:11 AM
I have a customer here in Alabama who lives on Lois Lane in her little hamlet.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on July 31, 2015, 11:48:23 AM
I have a customer here in Alabama who lives on Lois Lane in her little hamlet.

Yeah, there's a Lois Lane in Niskayuna or Colonie, NY as well.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on August 01, 2015, 02:32:45 AM
http://maps.google.com/?q=Lois+Lane+04038

O HAY, let's enumerate all of them in the US!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on August 01, 2015, 09:58:54 AM
You can throw in Lois Lane in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (an appropriate place, since one of the actresses playing that character in the Superman movies was Yellowknife native Margot Kidder).

Doesn't have the sign theft issues with Yellowknife's Ragged Ass Road (photo on page 1 of this topic).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Jim on August 01, 2015, 02:35:56 PM
So it's not hilarious or anything, but in Kansas near KC, I thought "Parallel Parkway" was at least unusual.  The local road tests probably require one to demonstrate parallel parking skills off this exit.

(http://www.teresco.org/pics/omahatonaples-20150722-24/22/DSCF0051-800.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zeffy on August 02, 2015, 10:41:52 AM
It's not really as funny as others, but it sure is quirky: Cold Saturday Drive in Finksburg, MD:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.487696,-76.899466,3a,15y,172.95h,86.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spr6KZ5m2cyKdfRvuPgFXDQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Pete from Boston on August 02, 2015, 10:10:35 PM
I find Clapboardtree Street in Westwood, Mass., kind of funny.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Duke87 on August 05, 2015, 11:25:11 PM
Today I encountered this:
(http://i.imgur.com/gHPyOOe.jpg)

Which would be perhaps of note on its own, but the best part - this road is an area where there are lots of Jewish summer camps/resorts.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kkt on August 07, 2015, 04:03:33 PM
Fuhrer is (was?) a pretty common last name in German-speaking countries.  One of the climbing routes on Mt. Rainier is named Fuhrer Finger, after Hans Fuhrer who was a climbing guide in the early 20th century and pioneered the route.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 07, 2015, 06:23:43 PM
There's a Lois Lane five minutes from my grandparents' house in Edina, MN.

This, on I-94 in eastern Montana:

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11350637_476893732474681_3635294372077949437_n.jpg?oh=e7851434c9a2f1f8663c095f0ac81863&oe=5682144B)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on August 08, 2015, 01:37:20 AM
There's a Lois Lane five minutes from my grandparents' house in Edina, MN.

This, on I-94 in eastern Montana:

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11350637_476893732474681_3635294372077949437_n.jpg?oh=e7851434c9a2f1f8663c095f0ac81863&oe=5682144B)

Bad Route Bad Route,
Whatcha Gonna Do When Someone Drives On Youuuuu?
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mariethefoxy on August 08, 2015, 02:08:26 AM
Hicksville Road on Long Island
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Ian on August 08, 2015, 11:19:42 AM
Hicksville Road on Long Island

I always found it ironic that a town named Hicksville was located in a place like Long Island, a place where I can't imagine too many hicks actually are.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on August 08, 2015, 12:55:30 PM

Hicksville Road on Long Island

I always found it ironic that a town named Hicksville was located in a place like Long Island, a place where I can't imagine too many hicks actually are.

You might be surprised…


iPhone
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iowahighways on August 08, 2015, 02:46:33 PM
Adel, IA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/476/20170183079_c117efea29_z.jpg)

Needless to say, you won't find any here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zeffy on August 08, 2015, 07:56:20 PM
Again not funny, but... patriotic?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.197061,-74.637805,3a,15y,37.05h,92.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slMY0LOIIfWWDt_vPZ66fRQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: noelbotevera on August 08, 2015, 09:09:56 PM
Again not funny, but... patriotic?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.197061,-74.637805,3a,15y,37.05h,92.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slMY0LOIIfWWDt_vPZ66fRQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
I completely misunderstood New Jersey! I thought it was full of idiots from the Jersey Shore. Well, when I write my memoirs, may as well write about Jersey.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zeffy on August 08, 2015, 09:16:50 PM
I completely misunderstood New Jersey! I thought it was full of idiots from the Jersey Shore. Well, when I write my memoirs, may as well write about Jersey.

Please don't let that tasteless piece of shit trash they call "entertainment" poison your mind with their lies about New Jersey. The real New Jersey can only be experienced by visiting everything our wonderful state has to offer, and seeing for yourself why so many people choose to live here when they can move.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: noelbotevera on August 08, 2015, 09:20:11 PM
I completely misunderstood New Jersey! I thought it was full of idiots from the Jersey Shore. Well, when I write my memoirs, may as well write about Jersey.

Please don't let that tasteless piece of shit trash they call "entertainment" poison your mind with their lies about New Jersey. The real New Jersey can only be experienced by visiting everything our wonderful state has to offer, and seeing for yourself why so many people choose to live here when they can move.
I know. I don't think that 2 days in Atlantic and Ocean Cities would really change my opinion about Jersey, no? Well, I am from Southcentral PA and I really do know Jersey is a great state. been there, done that.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on August 08, 2015, 11:19:36 PM

http://cartographic.info/usa/street/map.php?p=california&id=330920 (http://cartographic.info/usa/street/map.php?p=california&id=330920)

Trump Street in Perris, CA


http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1661778 (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1661778)


Also there is a Trump street in the UK.


http://www.trulia.com/property-sitemap/SC/North_Charleston/29420/Trump_Street/ (http://www.trulia.com/property-sitemap/SC/North_Charleston/29420/Trump_Street/)


Also a Trump Street in South Carolina.


Wow!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on August 09, 2015, 03:07:27 AM
OH MY GOD TRUMP SO FUNNY
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jeffandnicole on August 09, 2015, 09:02:21 AM
A street name is funny because it just happens to have the same name as someone who is running for president?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 09, 2015, 10:53:49 AM
Well, I find a the name of a square in my hometown funny just because it is the second last name* of a friend. Recently they have installed a sign explaining the origin of its name, but still.

* In Spain, full names contain no middle name and 2 (yes, TWO) last names, which are inherited from both parents. Also, women retain their last names upon marrying.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kkt on August 09, 2015, 11:14:56 AM
Trump Street in Perris, CA
Also there is a Trump street in the UK.
Also a Trump Street in South Carolina.
Wow!

Perhaps they're a bunch of contract bridge players?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on August 10, 2015, 08:33:19 AM
A street name is funny because it just happens to have the same name as someone who is running for president?

Well, Trump is a funnier-than-usual surname, but otherwise I agree.

(Actually I have kind of the same view about "Hicksville", mentioned earlier.)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Jim on August 17, 2015, 12:09:38 AM
Passed a couple times this week but never managed my own pictures:

- Dirt Rd. in Holderness, NH.  I can't find it on Google Maps, so maybe it's not a real street name, just someone's long, dirt driveway.  Somewhere on NH 113 along the north shore of Squam Lake.  Surely there are other "Dirt Rd" instances out there.

- Ta Da Dump Rd, also in Holderness.  This one's on Google and in GMSV: https://goo.gl/maps/wuUxm (https://goo.gl/maps/wuUxm)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on August 17, 2015, 09:19:58 AM
- Dirt Rd. in Holderness, NH.  I can't find it on Google Maps, so maybe it's not a real street name, just someone's long, dirt driveway.  Somewhere on NH 113 along the north shore of Squam Lake.  Surely there are other "Dirt Rd" instances out there.

I would have found it funnier if Dirt Rd. was paved.

By the way, "Holderness" is a funny town name. It's as if it was a noun with a root of "hold" and a suffix of "-ness".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on August 17, 2015, 09:44:12 AM
https://www.google.ca/maps/@39.1148051,-86.557953,17z
"That Road" in Bloomington, IN.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Lol+Ave,+New+Iberia,+LA+70563,+USA/@30.0165394,-91.7509433,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86238478e3f37c91:0xe750dc07e1b34779
Lol Avenue in New Iberia, LA.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/What+Rd,+Brandon,+MS+39042,+USA/@32.1889795,-89.9285412,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x888283590104de95:0x37f760e9172313a9
"What Road" in Brandon, MS.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hm insulators on August 18, 2015, 02:47:43 PM
https://www.google.ca/maps/@39.1148051,-86.557953,17z
"That Road" in Bloomington, IN.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Lol+Ave,+New+Iberia,+LA+70563,+USA/@30.0165394,-91.7509433,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86238478e3f37c91:0xe750dc07e1b34779
Lol Avenue in New Iberia, LA.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/What+Rd,+Brandon,+MS+39042,+USA/@32.1889795,-89.9285412,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x888283590104de95:0x37f760e9172313a9
"What Road" in Brandon, MS.

"The Old Road" in Santa Clarita, California.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on August 19, 2015, 11:53:07 PM
I would have found it funnier if Dirt Rd. was paved.

Main Street in Eber, Ohio [street view link 1] (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.575228,-83.474915,3a,66.8y,161.94h,81.01t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sgoEC9j7W1i5C8lemxW_Pwg!2e0) isn't either of the two through roads in the hamlet.  It was later extended [street view link 2] (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.572435,-83.473542,3a,66.8y,340.66h,82.76t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1scvc1K1WqiK6SfpQk7VNCxA!2e0) into a residential subdivision, which subsequently disconnected itself from the original Main Street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 20, 2015, 04:55:00 AM
I mentioned earlier in this thread A Drive North (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.2611559,-84.963995,3a,15y,241.98h,91.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swwGJow8HbX0pZuYq1fL9fg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), which in the way the photo is would be actually a drive West :sombrero:.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on August 28, 2015, 07:39:05 AM
Humpybong Esplanade - Redcliffe, Queensland
https://goo.gl/1FekQU (https://goo.gl/1FekQU)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on August 28, 2015, 07:50:43 AM
Somewhere in Kentucky there is a road called Gravel Road, which is paved. It is possible it was originally Gravel hence the name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: elsmere241 on August 28, 2015, 09:18:46 AM
"The Old Road" in Santa Clarita, California.

"New Road" in Elsmere, Delaware, which is mostly now the old road.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on August 28, 2015, 01:46:12 PM
New Road in St. Joseph County, Indiana, has a new part, the bridge passing over US 31: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5644276,-86.2448562,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sq2JH3P5piv4JxX1bcz-TRA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5644276,-86.2448562,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sq2JH3P5piv4JxX1bcz-TRA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

If you slide back the timeline, you can see the old part.

"New" in this case at least refers to some historical person, as do most E-W roads in the county. I don't know who it is, and can't figure out how to Google it. Searching "New St. Joseph County" wouldn't provide useful results.

Modified to add that I found my own answer to the name of New Road: http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/departments/Surveyor/countyroadnames.htm (http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/departments/Surveyor/countyroadnames.htm)

Quote
New Road – Harry S. New was a U. S. Senator from 1917 to 1923. He was also Postmaster General under President Harding and Coolidge, 1923 to 1929.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Jim on August 28, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
One more for this thread from my recent NH travels.  This one in Sandwich.

(http://www.teresco.org/pics/vt-nh-20150813-16/15/DSCF0002-800.jpg)

I prefer my sandwiches NOT to be recycled.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: noelbotevera on August 29, 2015, 09:49:15 AM
One more for this thread from my recent NH travels.  This one in Sandwich.

(http://www.teresco.org/pics/vt-nh-20150813-16/15/DSCF0002-800.jpg)

I prefer my sandwiches NOT to be recycled.
Would you like compost or trash sandwiches? We serve those here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on August 29, 2015, 03:04:14 PM
Apparently in the 31st century, sandwiches will indeed be made from recycled sandwich remnants. Leela says so.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: noelbotevera on August 29, 2015, 04:59:18 PM
Apparently in the 31st century, sandwiches will indeed be made from recycled sandwich remnants. Leela says so.
That's in a thousand years. But we can stop that future. Right?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on August 30, 2015, 11:43:10 AM

Somewhere in Kentucky there is a road called Gravel Road, which is paved. It is possible it was originally Gravel hence the name.
Old Shell Road in Mobile was originally paved with sea shells, hence the name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: MN34 on September 03, 2015, 12:06:04 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.6550848,-95.7678863,560m/data=!3m1!1e3 (https://www.google.com/maps/@46.6550848,-95.7678863,560m/data=!3m1!1e3)
Not really funny, but interesting.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hm insulators on September 10, 2015, 05:31:11 PM
Apparently in the 31st century, sandwiches will indeed be made from recycled sandwich remnants. Leela says so.
That's in a thousand years. But we can stop that future. Right?

Anyone for Soylent Green Sandwiches?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on September 10, 2015, 05:40:40 PM
Apparently in the 31st century, sandwiches will indeed be made from recycled sandwich remnants. Leela says so.
That's in a thousand years. But we can stop that future. Right?

Anyone for Soylent Green Sandwiches?
With your 650$ movie ticket. Movie tickets will be 650$ in the future.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on October 24, 2015, 04:15:51 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/a72db0e817e9d9aa76033cdb91f7cd3f.jpg)
Found this on the AARoads' Facebook page. This aptly-named road is on I-90 in Idaho.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 24, 2015, 12:20:35 PM
Found this on the AARoads' Facebook page. This aptly-named road is on I-90 in Idaho.

I see a McDonald's and a big-box building. I take it the pleasant view is further down the road? :D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TravelingBethelite on November 05, 2015, 08:50:35 AM
I'm not feeling so good...
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5317229,-122.3330149,3a,15y,284.29h,101.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHcscJXrj2vDV9lZ-eFRtzg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5317229,-122.3330149,3a,15y,284.29h,101.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHcscJXrj2vDV9lZ-eFRtzg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

That's better:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7364927,-72.7430405,3a,37.5y,9.03h,93.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2vNrYG2vjzR5A_zQGVCQkw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7364927,-72.7430405,3a,37.5y,9.03h,93.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2vNrYG2vjzR5A_zQGVCQkw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Terry Shea on January 01, 2016, 05:56:49 PM
https://www.facebook.com/terry.shea.5/posts/878954532201792
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on January 01, 2016, 11:39:11 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878954318868480&set=a.641227955974452.1073741826.100002617599009&type=3

Not visible to me. Restricted to a particular FB group, it seems.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Terry Shea on January 02, 2016, 12:11:19 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878954318868480&set=a.641227955974452.1073741826.100002617599009&type=3

Not visible to me. Restricted to a particular FB group, it seems.
Try it now.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zzonkmiles on January 04, 2016, 01:02:24 AM
I-85 in Virginia crosses under Poor House Road (no interchange available). I know this area of Virginia is economically depressed, so I wonder if there's any connection there.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on January 04, 2016, 02:47:35 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878954318868480&set=a.641227955974452.1073741826.100002617599009&type=3

Not visible to me. Restricted to a particular FB group, it seems.
Try it now.
Works great now, and worth the wait. Thanks.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on January 04, 2016, 06:15:43 PM
I-85 in Virginia crosses under Poor House Road (no interchange available). I know this area of Virginia is economically depressed, so I wonder if there's any connection there.

Probably something to do with this:  http://www.poorhousestory.com/poorhouses_in_virginia.htm
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Zzonkmiles on January 04, 2016, 10:07:52 PM
I-85 in Virginia crosses under Poor House Road (no interchange available). I know this area of Virginia is economically depressed, so I wonder if there's any connection there.

Probably something to do with this:  http://www.poorhousestory.com/poorhouses_in_virginia.htm

Thanks for the find. I had no idea that a "poorhouse" was an actual nonslang word for an actual place that was not related to gambling.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: hbelkins on January 16, 2016, 11:01:16 PM
Saw a picture a co-worker posted standing under a street blade in Louisville. The street's name? Nanny Goat Strut.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on January 17, 2016, 07:03:42 AM
Saw a picture a co-worker posted standing under a street blade in Louisville. The street's name? Nanny Goat Strut.

I had to look it up.  And I found 2 blocks away is Billy Goat Strut Alley.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nanny+Goat+Strut,+Louisville,+KY/@38.2523237,-85.7385031,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x886972c5018bcf2b:0x1d7a259138e9815f?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on January 20, 2016, 12:30:20 AM
Knob Lick Rd:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5757886,-84.7915393,3a,50.8y,63.3h,75.58t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sVRg5FD0j54YPQEeFruz9tA!2e0
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mapman1071 on January 26, 2016, 08:54:53 PM
Deuce of Clubs (US 60 (AZ 77, AZ 260)) Show Low, AZ
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on May 24, 2016, 06:02:55 AM
There is an Old Old Alabama Road in Emerson, GA.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160524/17fb31773a69ef55cdb6dd41acefbe6f.jpg)


iPhone
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on May 24, 2016, 01:38:57 PM
Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA

(http://i.imgur.com/8Mhj55L.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman on May 24, 2016, 04:13:12 PM
With your 650$ movie ticket. Movie tickets will be 650$ in the future.

But that's only the discounted rate for senior citizens and Supreme Court justices.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on May 25, 2016, 12:40:41 AM
Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA

(http://i.imgur.com/8Mhj55L.png)

Reminds me of Eddie Murphy's song "Boogie In Your Butt": 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on May 25, 2016, 08:13:02 AM
Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA

(http://i.imgur.com/8Mhj55L.png)

I wonder if they have problems with that lower sign getting vandalized.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on May 28, 2016, 01:22:01 AM
Reminds me of Eddie Murphy's song "Boogie In Your Butt": 
I'm gonna have to repost this. (https://www.google.com/maps/@46.539289,-63.5940615,3a,31.7y,330.09h,81.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdyLPsw5Xy2TRi8uU2o2U1w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on June 22, 2016, 10:04:08 PM
Not literally a "street", but signed like one: Married Man's Trail, at its intersection with Park Ave. in Ketchikan, Alaska:

(http://www.alaskaroads.com/Ketchikan-married-mans-trail_DSC_1117.jpg)

The Trail connects Park Ave. to Creek St. Both the Trail and Creek St. are pedestrian-only (the Trail is mostly boardwalk, the street is wider and all boardwalk), but both are signed as if they were streets. Creek St. used to be Ketchikan's red-light district (it is now full of art galleries and other assaults on your wallet), and Married Man's Trail was the back entrance used to sneak in to Creek St. without being noticed.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on June 23, 2016, 12:53:53 PM
The Trail connects Park Ave. to Creek St. Both the Trail and Creek St. are pedestrian-only (the Trail is mostly boardwalk, the street is wider and all boardwalk), but both are signed as if they were streets. Creek St. used to be Ketchikan's red-light district (it is now full of art galleries and other assaults on your wallet), and Married Man's Trail was the back entrance used to sneak in to Creek St. without being noticed.

This one's definitely funnier with the historical context.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on June 23, 2016, 05:37:40 PM
There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3796067,-74.5207863,18.25z)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on June 23, 2016, 06:27:45 PM
There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3796067,-74.5207863,18.25z)

Well do you want to Google it, or shall I?  :wow:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kkt on June 23, 2016, 06:33:40 PM
There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3796067,-74.5207863,18.25z)

Not seeing what sign you're talking about.  That link takes me to a map page, not a streetview.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on June 23, 2016, 06:34:07 PM
There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3796067,-74.5207863,18.25z)

Not seeing what sign you're talking about.  That link takes me to a map page, not a streetview.

Street view doesn't exist here. The street name is all you need.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Takumi on June 26, 2016, 06:22:27 PM
Old News Road in Williamsburg. The old alignment of News Road.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on June 26, 2016, 07:00:52 PM
"A street" in downtown Cathedral City near Palm Springs (part of the alphabetical order scheme), then you ask where "A street" is?

In my hometown Indio CA we have a Date Avenue, which should be a romantic place to take your date on a honeymoon night (South Jackson park).

Butt Road in Fort Wayne, IN (Google it) and a few schools named Butt(s)-I wonder the children can easily say the name of their school. (LOL!)

and Google also shown me Dick Road in Crosby Township, OH. I'm trying to keep it clean, could been named for a man named Dick. xD
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: vtk on June 26, 2016, 07:27:37 PM
Crosby Township, OH

You say that as if townships are uniquely named across Ohio. They are not. Granted, I did not research whether there is more than one Crosby Township in Ohio, but one of my pet peeves is people who use "[Townnship], [State]" as if it were as unambiguous as "[City], [State]" in Northwest Ordinance states.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on June 26, 2016, 08:25:04 PM
Crosby Township, OH

You say that as if townships are uniquely named across Ohio. They are not. Granted, I did not research whether there is more than one Crosby Township in Ohio, but one of my pet peeves is people who use "[Townnship], [State]" as if it were as unambiguous as "[City], [State]" in Northwest Ordinance states.

It is one of the few that is unique. Truro Township in Franklin County is another. Hell, even in New York, there are two towns that share a name (Brighton, Monroe County and Franklin County). Remember that New York towns are like New England towns.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on June 26, 2016, 09:24:44 PM
I was giving my brother directions the other day and I told him "if you come to Bitch* Street, you went too far."

https://goo.gl/maps/RFFLT93mtGn

  :bigass: :bigass: :bigass: :bigass:


*Post edited in view of cl94's objection, though "Bitch" is far less accurate and less descriptive than the word I really used.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on June 26, 2016, 09:43:11 PM
I was giving my brother directions the other day and I told him "if you come to C*** Street, you went too far."

https://goo.gl/maps/RFFLT93mtGn

  :bigass: :bigass: :bigass: :bigass:

Hey, we have kids on here, but nice job blocking it out. Of course, her husband is more likely to be found on this street (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monica+Ct,+Fairfax,+VA+22030/@38.8510685,-77.3985316,19.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b6459901bd765d:0x402256a3639130ba!8m2!3d38.8510984!4d-77.3984648?hl=en-US).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on June 30, 2016, 08:53:30 PM
I like Tu-Lane Street,
https://goo.gl/maps/Jy2YJH1o3UP2 (https://goo.gl/maps/Jy2YJH1o3UP2)

Hopefully they don't plan on widening  :bigass:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on July 01, 2016, 08:36:55 AM
On the other side of the Colorado River in Az. across from Needles CA, a road named "Jap Road" was renamed "Bonzai Slough Road" to properly honor Japanese-American farmers in the region. The word "Jap" is undeniably and definitely racist, not to mention not all Asian-Americans are Japanese, but in this case they played a huge role in irrigating the desert lands of the Southwest (CA, AZ and NV).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on August 25, 2016, 07:22:38 AM
Unusual sounding street name- "Quex Road" in London
http://goo.gl/ULaRQ91 (http://goo.gl/ULaRQ91)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TR69 on August 25, 2016, 07:19:11 PM
Turkey Foot Road, which is actually a major thoroughfare through KY suburbs of Cincinnati:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Turkey+Foot+Rd,+Kentucky/@38.9996749,-84.5840917,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8841b861ac0d9a8b:0x2b6ef3229e1b9524!8m2!3d38.9996708!4d-84.581903?hl=en

The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on August 25, 2016, 07:28:22 PM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 25, 2016, 07:40:24 PM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on August 26, 2016, 08:17:22 AM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 26, 2016, 02:37:08 PM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kkt on August 26, 2016, 03:53:41 PM
More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympthathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

To quote that fount of wisdom, Office Space:  "Why should I change?  He's the one who sucks."
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TR69 on August 26, 2016, 05:25:00 PM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympthathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

The street was named after Joe Hitler. Read more here: http://kpcnews.com/columnists/steve_garbacz/kpcnews/article_1ac8f77d-9e9a-567a-9c92-2cec70f81419.html
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 26, 2016, 05:43:55 PM
The street was named after Joe Hitler. Read more here: http://kpcnews.com/columnists/steve_garbacz/kpcnews/article_1ac8f77d-9e9a-567a-9c92-2cec70f81419.html

Very interesting. Thanks for the link.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

To quote that fount of wisdom, Office Space:  "Why should I change?  He's the one who sucks."

And that's as may be. But the general public is pretty dumb. The fact that no one has thought to change it, just to avoid confusion, genuinely surprises me.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on August 27, 2016, 10:54:38 AM
The street was named after Joe Hitler. Read more here: http://kpcnews.com/columnists/steve_garbacz/kpcnews/article_1ac8f77d-9e9a-567a-9c92-2cec70f81419.html

They could put a lot of this to rest by naming the road "Joseph Hitler Road."
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on August 27, 2016, 12:41:50 PM
The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympthathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

The street was named after Joe Hitler. Read more here: http://kpcnews.com/columnists/steve_garbacz/kpcnews/article_1ac8f77d-9e9a-567a-9c92-2cec70f81419.html

Marne, Michigan, was called Berlin, but changed at WW1.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marne,_Michigan
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Revive 755 on September 11, 2016, 12:14:09 PM
McEvilly Road in Minooka, IL:   (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4477324,-88.2710234,3a,15y,20.2h,94.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sLwKmnDXQVZ37XscC_LrdAQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DLwKmnDXQVZ37XscC_LrdAQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D304.60825%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: PHLBOS on September 26, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
I saw this one (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.8608406,-75.424818,17.75z) while driving through Aston, PA yesterday.

GSV (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.8605763,-75.4258317,3a,75y,339.6h,100.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2YigAy2evhAEo6BSxVxhPg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) of street sign for the above-map.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buffaboy on October 05, 2016, 11:18:32 AM
"Hakanaw Ave" in Wanakah, NY:

(http://i.imgur.com/l5NQCqB.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on October 05, 2016, 02:18:36 PM
Nine Partners Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8868754,-73.7688226,3a,19.1y,32.86h,81.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sayZ1PkL13lETfg9scAvitA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in northern Dutchess. I want to know the story behind this one.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buffaboy on October 06, 2016, 01:10:20 AM
Nine Partners Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8868754,-73.7688226,3a,19.1y,32.86h,81.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sayZ1PkL13lETfg9scAvitA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in northern Dutchess. I want to know the story behind this one.

My mind made up some silly conclusions for that one. I have no idea what it could be.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: route17fan on October 06, 2016, 08:42:35 AM
Nine Partners Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8868754,-73.7688226,3a,19.1y,32.86h,81.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sayZ1PkL13lETfg9scAvitA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in northern Dutchess. I want to know the story behind this one.

My mind made up some silly conclusions for that one. I have no idea what it could be.

While not a direct answer, there is some insight in this fascinating Wikipedia article which may shed some light:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Partners_Meeting_House_and_Cemetery
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jeffandnicole on October 07, 2016, 12:29:53 PM
"Weirdo Lane" popped up as a street name when I was searching for a business in Marlton, NJ.  It's really just a parking lot lane (and an exit lane at that) for a small shopping center.  https://goo.gl/maps/9k4TEfKE26E2

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 07, 2016, 02:20:12 PM
"Weirdo Lane" popped up as a street name when I was searching for a business in Marlton, NJ.  It's really just a parking lot lane (and an exit lane at that) for a small shopping center.  https://goo.gl/maps/9k4TEfKE26E2

According to Google Maps it's actually "Weido" Lane (no R).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on October 13, 2016, 04:30:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/1O82sTe.jpg)

The intersection of Beaver Street and Date Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. Nearby is a Kum & Go right next to a Subway.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on October 13, 2016, 08:40:00 PM
The intersection of Beaver Street and Date Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. Nearby is a Kum & Go right next to a Subway.

I gotta be honest, I never found "beaver" references to be particularly funny. I guess I just never adopted that term for its colloquial meaning, so I'm not wont to titter when I see it out of context.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 13, 2016, 10:59:39 PM
https://www.instantstreetview.com/@32.517224,-92.162591,140.77h,-0.79p,2.78z

West Monroe, LA. The old blades gave the impression it was one word. In this view, they have capital letters but no spaces.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 14, 2016, 12:50:51 PM
https://www.instantstreetview.com/@32.517224,-92.162591,140.77h,-0.79p,2.78z

West Monroe, LA. The old blades gave the impression it was one word. In this view, they have capital letters but no spaces.

I sure hope there's a good story behind that name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnati27 on October 14, 2016, 01:55:58 PM
In West Chester, Ohio, you may find yourself at the corner of Grinn and Barret

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3401381,-84.3766061,3a,39.2y,50.89h,83.8t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1shLyFZsLW1RkevC9JPzorxQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DhLyFZsLW1RkevC9JPzorxQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D301.91498%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3401381,-84.3766061,3a,39.2y,50.89h,83.8t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1shLyFZsLW1RkevC9JPzorxQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DhLyFZsLW1RkevC9JPzorxQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D301.91498%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on October 14, 2016, 03:27:13 PM
https://www.instantstreetview.com/@32.517224,-92.162591,140.77h,-0.79p,2.78z

West Monroe, LA. The old blades gave the impression it was one word. In this view, they have capital letters but no spaces.

I sure hope there's a good story behind that name.

Suquaknatchah: Possible clan of the Choctaw? (http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Chronicle/ChronicleScannedImage.asp?IN=Deed-209-408)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 14, 2016, 04:41:45 PM
https://www.instantstreetview.com/@32.517224,-92.162591,140.77h,-0.79p,2.78z

West Monroe, LA. The old blades gave the impression it was one word. In this view, they have capital letters but no spaces.

I sure hope there's a good story behind that name.

Suquaknatchah: Possible clan of the Choctaw? (http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Chronicle/ChronicleScannedImage.asp?IN=Deed-209-408)

I wonder how many people in that neighborhood actually know how to pronounce that name, especially for 911 calls....and if the operator knows what to say or type to the police/fire/ambulance personnel being dispatched.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on October 14, 2016, 07:25:53 PM
I wonder how many people in that neighborhood actually know how to pronounce that name, especially for 911 calls....and if the operator knows what to say or type to the police/fire/ambulance personnel being dispatched.

"Hey Beavis, that street is called Suck-a-natch. Huh huh, huhhuhhuhuhhuhuh..."
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 23, 2016, 02:19:53 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/JX9SUMjdTio

On the left side is Jedi Way. Zoom in a little and you will find Negro Head Rd.

The history of this must be deeply interesting.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cl94 on October 23, 2016, 02:45:54 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/JX9SUMjdTio

On the left side is Jedi Way. Zoom in a little and you will find Negro Head Rd.

The history of this must be deeply interesting.

Once upon a time, there were a bunch of things named N----- Head, so this is probably renamed from that.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 23, 2016, 04:01:35 PM
This one:

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/MadMaxRockatansky73/31_zpse3xvncaw.jpg)

Best part is that it's a state highway even.  :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on October 29, 2016, 01:03:11 PM
Rambo Dr, in Dill City OK
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on November 04, 2016, 04:01:35 AM
Nothing particularly funny about Brown Rd, except when there are two of them:

(http://m5.i.pbase.com/o6/73/234373/1/108888145.6xqw078l.09010104CornerofBrownandBrown.jpg)
That's in Inyokern, CA.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: national highway 1 on November 08, 2016, 12:56:39 AM
Nothing particularly funny about Brown Rd, except when there are two of them
'Brown St' is a fairly common street name, nothing funny about that name, just because the street is primarily named after the surname Brown, not the color.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kacie Jane on November 08, 2016, 12:45:54 PM
The intersection of Beaver Street and Date Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. Nearby is a Kum & Go right next to a Subway.

I gotta be honest, I never found "beaver" references to be particularly funny. I guess I just never adopted that term for its colloquial meaning, so I'm not wont to titter when I see it out of context.

*giggles* You said "tit".

Nothing particularly funny about Brown Rd, except when there are two of them
'Brown St' is a fairly common street name, nothing funny about that name, just because the street is primarily named after the surname Brown, not the color.

That's what they said. What's funny is that it's the intersection of Brown and Brown.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on November 08, 2016, 05:00:53 PM
I like every street that is also a pun, such as Fore St, Fir St, New Haven Ct and so on.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on November 09, 2016, 02:27:07 AM
Jacksonville FL has a Retaw St along the Cedar River.. Not particularly funny just water backwards

LGMS428

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on November 09, 2016, 07:25:32 AM
Well....the Canadians beat us to it:

https://goo.gl/maps/3ComEeBhiS32
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on November 09, 2016, 10:43:31 PM
I like every street that is also a pun, such as Fore St, Fir St, New Haven Ct and so on.

Reta Road  :spin:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 09, 2016, 11:31:09 PM
Penile Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!8m2!3d38.110132!4d-85.7942385?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on November 11, 2016, 06:53:41 AM
Jacksonville FL has a Retaw St along the Cedar River.. Not particularly funny just water backwards

LGMS428

Neenah, WI has a Retlaw Drive (Walter backwards).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: sandwalk on November 13, 2016, 09:12:23 AM
Well....the Canadians beat us to it:

https://goo.gl/maps/3ComEeBhiS32

Not quite....
https://goo.gl/maps/8wkHwgPBmww
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: slorydn1 on November 13, 2016, 09:23:11 AM
Penile Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!8m2!3d38.110132!4d-85.7942385?hl=en

I'm surprised that you didn't take the opportunity to walk your plot around the corner to this intersection and score a twofer:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.1089586,-85.7977146/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!2m2!1d-85.7942385!2d38.110132?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 13, 2016, 09:28:19 AM
Penile Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!8m2!3d38.110132!4d-85.7942385?hl=en

I'm surprised that you didn't take the opportunity to walk your plot around the corner to this intersection and score a twofer:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.1089586,-85.7977146/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!2m2!1d-85.7942385!2d38.110132?hl=en

It would have even more of a punch if there was a "Penile Road" blade to go along with the "Cummings Road" blade that's actually present:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1089237,-85.7977259,3a,75y,180h,70.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFp7uc6VvE1QO7nJQSUxpgg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

So what do you tell people when you are giving directions to your house?  Hey take this road, this road, this road, and look for Penile Cummings...once you see that you know you in the right place.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DanTheMan414 on November 13, 2016, 12:12:07 PM
Not quite a specific road, but the circumstance of 2 intersecting roadways in Portage, MI:
Romence Drive & Lovers Lane
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tidecat on November 13, 2016, 12:56:21 PM
I didn't know Louisville had an Old New Cut Road, either.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 . Hey, do you smell anything burning?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 13, 2016, 01:19:54 PM
I didn't know Louisville had an Old New Cut Road, either.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 . Hey, do you smell anything burning?

So was the original called just called 'New Cut Road" from the get go?  It sure looks like it on the map of the area, kind of intriguing why it was called that when there isn't even an "Old Cut Road" anywhere in the vicinity.  And yes...there is an error on the map that briefly says "Old Cut Road," but the street blades disagrees:

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4682632,-86.8663331,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sj__Ta8UvIFXVrHGhHh6_iw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on November 16, 2016, 10:52:10 PM
Penile Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!8m2!3d38.110132!4d-85.7942385?hl=en

I'm surprised that you didn't take the opportunity to walk your plot around the corner to this intersection and score a twofer:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.1089586,-85.7977146/Penile+Rd,+Louisville,+KY+40272/@38.110132,-85.7964272,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8869104c4a0155e3:0x56aff3b03260bc1a!2m2!1d-85.7942385!2d38.110132?hl=en

It would have even more of a punch if there was a "Penile Road" blade to go along with the "Cummings Road" blade that's actually present:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1089237,-85.7977259,3a,75y,180h,70.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFp7uc6VvE1QO7nJQSUxpgg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

So what do you tell people when you are giving directions to your house?  Hey take this road, this road, this road, and look for Penile Cummings...once you see that you know you in the right place.  :rofl:
Cumming,GA has a BJs and a Dicks.... My friend told me that and my inner 4th grade boy got a good laugh

LGMS428

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Katavia on November 18, 2016, 07:12:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/apJBaCF.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on November 19, 2016, 11:57:15 AM
That pronunciation though...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CapeCodder on November 20, 2016, 09:49:51 AM
In Buffalo there is a Dick Road.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 20, 2016, 06:37:49 PM
In Buffalo there is a Dick Road.

That Buffalo Dick Road ( :-D) has nothing on the intersection of Kitchen-Dick Road and Woodcock Road in Sequim, WA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@48.1160153,-123.2001013,3a,75y,90h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sp8fz_vfwMzRf0cDEzlS4ww!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1?hl=en

So what do you tell your friends and family when they are trying to find your house?  Keep straight on Dick, if you turn right on Cock you did it wrong.  :)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 20, 2016, 07:28:44 PM
In Buffalo there is a Dick Road.

That Buffalo Dick Road ( :-D) has nothing on the intersection of Kitchen-Dick Road and Woodcock Road in Sequim, WA

Several roads around Sequim have strange names:

- Galaxy View Ct
- Bon Jon View Ct
- Voice of America Rd
- Hogback Rd
- Fat Cat Ln (??)
- Gold Dust Ln
- Buttercup Ln
- Livengood Ln
- Many Feathers Way
- Frick St
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 20, 2016, 07:43:05 PM
In Buffalo there is a Dick Road.

That Buffalo Dick Road ( :-D) has nothing on the intersection of Kitchen-Dick Road and Woodcock Road in Sequim, WA

Several roads around Sequim have strange names:

- Galaxy View Ct
- Bon Jon View Ct
- Voice of America Rd
- Hogback Rd
- Fat Cat Ln (??)
- Gold Dust Ln
- Buttercup Ln
- Livengood Ln
- Many Feathers Way
- Frick St

Someone had a sense of humor that's for sure.  I ran across someone selling one of those Kitchen-Dick signs on eBay a couple hours back...I can't believe that I didn't grab a picture when I was coming back from Hurricane Ridge last year:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Dick-Road-Street-Sign-36in-x-6in-Famous-Sign-/230667727110?hash=item35b4de3106:m:mbZ6Sq7sCXO59HLSU-eKCww

Apparently Woodcock can be had also for about $30 dollars cheaper:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Woodcock-Road-Street-Sign-28in-x-6in-Famous-Actual-Sign-Cool/330609134760?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3D1c12573587924600935fedda42a6e9cc%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D230667727110

And why would someone from Bellingham have multiple copies?...either it's a scrapper or someone jumping on the Port Townsend Ferry to jack some signs.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: WhitePoleRD on December 02, 2016, 02:50:20 PM
About 20 miles from where I live is the unfortunately-named town of Cumming, and since it's pretty common practice to name roads after their destination we have a Cumming Road that runs between us.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on December 04, 2016, 03:19:07 PM
http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/funny-british-street-names


Heres a list of allegedly funnt street names in Britain


http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2015/11/26/the-most-unusual-san-francisco-street-names-and-clusters/
some funny street names in San Francisco.




http://www.wideopencountry.com/15-awkward-hilarious-street-names/


well some writers got some of the street names from here


http://www.oddee.com/item_96898.aspx
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Howpper on December 16, 2016, 01:55:39 AM
Spotted today in Boyle County, Ky., off KY 34: Old New Pike. (Yes, I got a picture).

There used to be a street in Mt. Vernon, Ky, that had the word "Negro" in it. I can't remember the name of the street, but it was on US 25 north of the US 150 intersection. The street name was changed before I could get a picture of the sign.

I'm pretty sure it was called "Negro Town Hill Road"
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Howpper on December 16, 2016, 02:00:34 AM
There is a "Super Chicken Drive" in Tucson.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on December 16, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
There is a "Super Chicken Drive" in Tucson.

You.KNEW the road was dangerous when you took it!!!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on February 10, 2017, 03:57:40 PM
Take the Other Road (https://goo.gl/maps/peVg8N5eky22)
(San Juan County, Utah)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 10, 2017, 04:12:43 PM
Take the Other Road (https://goo.gl/maps/peVg8N5eky22)
(San Juan County, Utah)

Apparently it was too long to spell out on the street blade:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4395059,-109.3709486,3a,15y,104.27h,88.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-22_PT4XYLPa0pH3rKd_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on February 10, 2017, 04:27:39 PM
Yes, I noticed that.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on February 13, 2017, 12:08:11 AM
I had a client at work whose home address was on Bareback Dr in Jacksonville FL

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170213/024e36c643267106a2b312f9df556ab4.jpg)

LGMS428
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 13, 2017, 11:48:01 AM
Take the Other Road (https://goo.gl/maps/peVg8N5eky22)
(San Juan County, Utah)

Apparently it was too long to spell out on the street blade:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4395059,-109.3709486,3a,15y,104.27h,88.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-22_PT4XYLPa0pH3rKd_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Almost wonder if that was done to prevent sign theft as well...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on February 14, 2017, 02:39:03 AM
I like every street that is also a pun, such as Fore St, Fir St, New Haven Ct and so on.

Norman, OK has a Justice Court.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 14, 2017, 07:26:59 AM
Take the Other Road (https://goo.gl/maps/peVg8N5eky22)
(San Juan County, Utah)

Apparently it was too long to spell out on the street blade:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.4395059,-109.3709486,3a,15y,104.27h,88.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-22_PT4XYLPa0pH3rKd_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Almost wonder if that was done to prevent sign theft as well...

I doubt it given how remote the location is considering it is south of Moab in Utah and intersects a Forest Service Road. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on February 15, 2017, 11:41:46 AM
Obviously shopped.

Submitted for your approval - http://goo.gl/maps/sa99C

I looked though some forgotten photos and found it; unfortunately, my shot with the stop sign turned out too blurry. Ooops.

(http://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7328/27645449736_b3044bc8f2_b.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/J7Wa47)

Several stop signs and blades were on "elevated" posts, so it wasn't just about Hammer time.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TravelingBethelite on February 17, 2017, 09:24:28 PM
I found a great one in Fremont, Ohio while perusing the Ohio Turnpike on Google Maps.

See for yourselves: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on February 18, 2017, 07:59:55 PM
I found a great one in Fremont, Ohio while perusing the Ohio Turnpike on Google Maps.

See for yourselves: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)

And notice how high that blade is mounted....I have no doubt a few of them are in several people's garages.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: sandwalk on February 19, 2017, 07:37:32 AM
I found a great one in Fremont, Ohio while perusing the Ohio Turnpike on Google Maps.

See for yourselves: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4000085,-83.1220442,3a,15y,324.44h,90.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDmXE7dw3qaqqwpIeUHlbBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)

And notice how high that blade is mounted....I have no doubt a few of them are in several people's garages.

....and Turnpike travelers are greeted by a sign for this road as well:
https://goo.gl/maps/twr1tG7S3yo
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 02, 2017, 12:09:57 AM
Found this one while editing my old photos, this was from Lacoochee, FL:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3873/32355587604_dafdf0f62d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ri9QWG)IMG_0031 (https://flic.kr/p/Ri9QWG) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ColossalBlocks on March 03, 2017, 09:31:26 AM
There's a Berry Dairy RD in De Soto, Missouri.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1155617,-90.5579394,18z (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1155617,-90.5579394,18z)

Knorpp RD, South of De Soto.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.091578,-90.6005407,16.42z (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.091578,-90.6005407,16.42z)

Rampart St, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

https://goo.gl/maps/dW5oHBvEVR42 (https://goo.gl/maps/dW5oHBvEVR42)

Normal Ave, Cape Girardeau.

https://goo.gl/maps/q6DzxtcbLnC2 (https://goo.gl/maps/q6DzxtcbLnC2)

Ditch Rd, McClure, Illinois.

https://goo.gl/maps/4aPziQy8Ch72 (https://goo.gl/maps/4aPziQy8Ch72)

Jims Branch, Illinois.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2572499,-89.3462813,16.02z (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2572499,-89.3462813,16.02z)

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on March 03, 2017, 10:57:49 AM
Rampart St, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

How is this funny?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 03, 2017, 01:17:35 PM
Most of those aren't very funny, actually.

Ditch Road parallels a ditch for a bit, no different than Dike Road or Railroad Avenue.
Normal is the 27th largest town in neighboring Illinois, and many of Cape's E-W streets are named after towns.
Jims Branch the road is right by Jims Branch the creek.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 05, 2017, 12:22:06 AM
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/271-Shady-Ln-Vallejo-CA-94591/15674172_zpid/

Shady lane it's a street in Vallejo, Ca but that existed way before Eminem was even famous.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on March 05, 2017, 01:30:15 AM
This thread has some dumb posts.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 05, 2017, 08:52:36 AM
This thread has some dumb posts.

What's that old saying about the pot and the kettle...... :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on March 05, 2017, 11:17:52 AM
Let me echo this down from the mountaintops, to all the members of this forum whose only value is objectivity--

((((HUMOR IS SUBJECTIVE))))

No one cares if you agree.  Stop complaining.  Especially if laughter isn't your thing to begin with--some of us enjoy laughing.

Also--In a world where loads of people laugh at dumb stuff for how dumb it is, dumb posts are exactly what we're looking for in this thread  :D
This thread has some dumb posts.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 05, 2017, 11:36:40 AM
^^^^^^

 :clap::clap::clap::clap:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: slorydn1 on March 05, 2017, 11:49:00 AM
I've seen these signs mounted on wooden posts, concrete posts, metal posts.....I haven't seen any mounted on dumb posts, am I missing something?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 05, 2017, 03:45:46 PM
Sixth Street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: steviep24 on March 05, 2017, 06:38:58 PM
Woodchuck Alley

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3451214,-78.0558434,3a,75y,359.64h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scKoXFWzOWNwq-PnuBzu75Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on March 05, 2017, 07:49:12 PM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 06, 2017, 10:01:07 AM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:

Humor is subjective.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kurumi on March 06, 2017, 11:35:16 AM
Obviously shopped.

Submitted for your approval - http://goo.gl/maps/sa99C

I looked though some forgotten photos and found it; unfortunately, my shot with the stop sign turned out too blurry. Ooops.

(http://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7328/27645449736_b3044bc8f2_b.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/J7Wa47)

Several stop signs and blades were on "elevated" posts, so it wasn't just about Hammer time.

Deliberate placement: you can't touch this.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on March 06, 2017, 12:07:52 PM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:

Someone kissed Ed Sheeran (https://www.bing.com/search?q=ed+sheeran+photograph&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN) there?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on March 07, 2017, 05:10:12 AM
Norman has a neighborhood with Dr. Seuss-themed street names. Some of these may even be funny.
(http://i.imgur.com/xnOydHx.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 07, 2017, 07:30:38 AM
Total Wreck Lane in Vail, AZ:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Total+Wreck+Ln,+Vail,+AZ+85641/@31.8777623,-110.6641883,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x86d6ed821b7b5fb3:0x6214c3d2332c7432!8m2!3d31.8777623!4d-110.6619996?hl=en

Which is named after the Total Wreck Mine....sounds like good times working there back in the day.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on March 07, 2017, 12:57:31 PM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:

It's not Sixth Avenue.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on March 10, 2017, 06:56:59 AM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:

It's not Sixth Avenue.

I'm still not getting the joke.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on March 10, 2017, 07:00:12 AM
Sixth Street.

What's funny about Sixth Street?  That's one of the most normal and unfunny street names there is. :confused:

It's not Sixth Avenue.

I'm still not getting the joke.

He was mocking the other people who were submitting street names that were not sufficiently funny.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 10, 2017, 05:30:02 PM
I once found a street, the name of it and the town where it is located matched both family names* of a friend I once had. I'm still laughing at it and the way I found it (I didn't google it, I just stumbled upon it).

* As I've said several times, in Spain people have two family names, and not just the "last name"; the second is inherited from the mother. If you know your mother's maiden name, that's your second "Spanish" family name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: steviep24 on March 11, 2017, 11:48:07 AM
Crosspost from "Right on Red Arrow" thread.

(https://image.ibb.co/hzVNVa/purcell_rd.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on March 11, 2017, 03:13:28 PM
What's funny about "Dumfries"? It's the name of a town and it's pronounced "dum-freeze." The road leads from the Manassas area to the Dumfries area, hence the road's name. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on March 12, 2017, 01:40:12 PM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on March 12, 2017, 04:03:47 PM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2
What makes it funnier is the no outlet sign on it.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on March 12, 2017, 07:17:21 PM
Zez Street. (https://www.google.com/maps/@30.0049394,-91.843778,3a,75y,292.38h,85.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPmghqfA4ne3_0SZ2P_cOlA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1) New Iberia, LA.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on March 13, 2017, 08:28:27 AM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2
What makes it funnier is the no outlet sign on it.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: slorydn1 on March 14, 2017, 02:40:44 AM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2 (https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2)


What makes it funnier is the no outlet sign on it.


I think it's funny that it leads back to the edge of a cemetery
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 14, 2017, 01:41:42 PM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2 (https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2)

What makes it funnier is the no outlet sign on it.

I think it's funny that it leads back to the edge of a cemetery

Should have put a Dead End sign instead.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on March 19, 2017, 04:22:02 PM
Here's two with photos I took today:

Quiet Place (in Waterloo, ON)
(http://i.imgur.com/UjXkCoG.jpg)

Scenic Drive (in Kitchener, ON)
(http://i.imgur.com/SKuBX8x.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 19, 2017, 05:59:37 PM
My father-in-law lives on Scenic Drive outside of Princeton, Minnesota.  I never really thought it was terribly funny, but apparently humor is subjective.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Buck87 on March 19, 2017, 08:43:27 PM
I was on a road called "Scenic Highway" in the Snellville-Lawrenceville, GA area last month, which I thought was a funny name in an ironic way, because it was a major arterial through an area of suburban sprawl. Such a "scenic" view of endless chain stores and restaurants that was.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on March 19, 2017, 09:50:19 PM
I was on a road called "Scenic Highway" in the Snellville-Lawrenceville, GA area last month, which I thought was a funny name in an ironic way, because it was a major arterial through an area of suburban sprawl. Such a "scenic" view of endless chain stores and restaurants that was.

There's a Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge, and it's not any more scenic than yours.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: epzik8 on April 04, 2017, 11:06:47 PM
Spider Web Road around Centreville, Maryland.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 07, 2017, 09:50:21 AM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2

This would be even funnier if Career Path went downhill  :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mike_OH on April 07, 2017, 04:12:02 PM
There are two streets in Cincinnati's Madisonville neighborhood that alone are not odd, but what is odd about them is the fact that "Simpson Ave" and "Homer Ave" are next to each other.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SD Mapman on April 07, 2017, 04:38:35 PM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2

This would be even funnier if Career Path went downhill  :-D
I think it actually does!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dvferyance on April 08, 2017, 10:46:12 AM
I found an neighborhood in Fishers IN that named roads after NFL teams. Strange enough I couldn't find the Colts anywhere. You would have thought that one would have gone first.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on April 08, 2017, 10:50:53 AM
I found an neighborhood in Fishers IN that named roads after NFL teams. Strange enough I couldn't find the Colts anywhere. You would have thought that one would have gone first.

Maybe, when the streets were laid out, they were the Baltimore Colts?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cabiness42 on April 09, 2017, 12:50:32 PM
I found an neighborhood in Fishers IN that named roads after NFL teams. Strange enough I couldn't find the Colts anywhere. You would have thought that one would have gone first.

This reminded me that in Scott County, in far southern IN, there are roads named for communities (Goshen, Plymouth, Jimtown, Concord) in far northern IN.  This is especially weird since the southern end of the state was settled far before the northern end.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 09, 2017, 01:39:23 PM

This reminded me that in Scott County, in far southern IN, there are roads named for communities (Goshen, Plymouth, Jimtown, Concord) in far northern IN.  This is especially weird since the southern end of the state was settled far before the northern end.

This subdivision in New Lenox, IL is naming its new streets after baseball players.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4837751,-88.0009026,17.37z
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on April 09, 2017, 02:32:41 PM
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/880-Dexter-St-890-302-Denver-CO-80220/2095891478_zpid/

Dexter Street in Denver. This is a case where the street name existed way before the Dexter book and TV Series came out.

https://www.apartments.com/555-dexter-st-santa-rosa-ca/81g1582/. And another Dexter Street in Santa Rosa.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jp the roadgeek on April 09, 2017, 03:25:11 PM
Everyone goes here just before a snowstorm.


https://goo.gl/maps/Kjf7sYAKXJD2

No vegetarians allowed on this road

https://goo.gl/maps/NsU5cZN8HQD2


Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on April 09, 2017, 10:02:18 PM
No vegetarians allowed on this road

https://goo.gl/maps/NsU5cZN8HQD2

Or on this one (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Killeen,+TX/@31.089737,-97.7342084,3a,37.5y,39.89h,88.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sRafi7yZu8YJbefi7mIyxuA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DRafi7yZu8YJbefi7mIyxuA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D74.863%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x86454b8fc898535d:0x794b81f7d1633fda!8m2!3d31.1171194!4d-97.7277959!6m1!1e1).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on April 09, 2017, 11:58:56 PM
Saw this one today near Snoqualmie, WA. Not particularly funny, but maybe unique: Better Way (SE) (https://goo.gl/QQQDXz).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on April 10, 2017, 08:27:25 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/california/business-dixon/dixon-migrant-farm-labor-camp-12143735

Radio Station rd in Dixon, Ca. The name sounds tacky but it has some historical meanings though.

http://www.theradiohistorian.org/Dixon/Dixon1.html

NBC had placed shortwave transmitters in Dixon, CA back in the 1940's at the height of World War II to broadcast programming from NBC radio to the pacific rim at the time. That later became the VOA transmitters.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 10, 2017, 09:19:28 PM
This is Kuse Road.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4622653,-87.8547744,17z

The name "Kuse" isn't funny to you unless you know this:  https://www.google.com/search?q=cooze
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 11, 2017, 01:16:48 PM
Making sure this was shared:  Career Path in Colonie, NY:

https://goo.gl/maps/rf5TQ35jrJA2

This would be even funnier if Career Path went downhill  :-D
I think it actually does!

Well yeah, unless it's absolutely level, it's bound to go downhill at some point.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on April 12, 2017, 07:04:26 AM
Saw this one today near Snoqualmie, WA. Not particularly funny, but maybe unique: Better Way (SE) (https://goo.gl/QQQDXz).

There's also a Better Way just east of Appleton, WI.  I thought it was goofy myself.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 12, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Saw this one today near Snoqualmie, WA. Not particularly funny, but maybe unique: Better Way (SE) (https://goo.gl/QQQDXz).

There's also a Better Way just east of Appleton, WI.  I thought it was goofy myself.
We have "A Cleaner Way" here in Huntsville, AL, along with a street coming off of it called "Soap Circle".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ekt8750 on April 13, 2017, 11:27:12 AM
The Borough of West Chester, PA has a pair of parallel streets named High and Church Streets and are both intersected by Gay Street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on April 13, 2017, 11:46:40 AM
Enough Road, in Missouri

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6975687,-90.8991244,15.75z
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on April 13, 2017, 12:05:44 PM
Enough Road, in Missouri

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6975687,-90.8991244,15.75z

Which goes to the Enough Boat Ramp, where Enough is Enough.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jay8g on April 15, 2017, 05:20:33 PM
Driveway Street (https://www.google.com/maps/@64.8456193,-147.7235873,3a,53.4y,295.92h,79.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCsP_QqUlqUQPXTimJeVGeQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en) is definitely not a driveway.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 15, 2017, 05:38:33 PM
Pot Hole Lane:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pot+Hole+Ln,+Stanfield,+NC+28163/@35.1724035,-80.4310176,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8854403c609850eb:0x407d6f8538f300da!8m2!3d35.1724035!4d-80.4288289?hl=en

Pot Hole Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pot+Hole+Rd,+Naples,+ID+83847/@48.6144693,-116.3607347,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x53639368f4878c2d:0x3d06c4663349c919!8m2!3d48.6144693!4d-116.358546?hl=en

Carnage Drive:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Carnage+Dr,+Raleigh,+NC+27610/@35.7615292,-78.6308257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89ac5fa135477905:0xd65652b1267eb797!8m2!3d35.7615292!4d-78.628637?hl=en

Miserable Hill Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Miserable+Hill+Rd,+Eighty+Four,+PA+15330/@40.2371295,-80.0851493,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834ff90e3e473c9:0x4804d408dc054223!8m2!3d40.2371295!4d-80.0829606?hl=en

Misery Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Misery+Rd,+Canterbury,+NH+03224/@43.3967653,-71.500195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e273f27c651e19:0x6115d18e6d5a3038!8m2!3d43.3967653!4d-71.4980063?hl=en

Calamity Lane:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Calamity+Ln,+Bakersfield,+CA+93314/@35.3653751,-119.1621572,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80ea4467a867f2b1:0x2920b311b408bba0!8m2!3d35.3653751!4d-119.1599685?hl=en

Boner Street (one of several)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boner+St,+Newark,+OH+43055/@40.0420775,-82.4028039,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x883817eda66926df:0x8f0fd17270f328d1!8m2!3d40.0420775!4d-82.4006152?hl=en

Evil Avenue:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Evil+Ave,+Belleville,+IL+62221/@38.5413137,-89.8909404,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x887605b3158d6cb7:0xd410b1e408d672d1!8m2!3d38.5413137!4d-89.8887517?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 16, 2017, 05:36:58 PM
Google Maps makes this fun.  Type in the name of what you think would be funny, and see if it finds a suggestion.

I just found a Breakdown Road near Pomeroy, Washington.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on April 17, 2017, 02:15:30 PM
Punkeydoodles Avenue in the hamlet of Punkeydoodles Corners, ON :)

(http://i.imgur.com/s9ScLvN.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 18, 2017, 11:20:01 PM
Alabaster, AL has a street named "2nd Place".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 18, 2017, 11:37:20 PM
Bad Route Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bad+Rte+Rd,+Glendive,+MT+59330/@46.9403853,-105.0294767,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x533ad26d30a97bc5:0x67e2ca41528ea16e!8m2!3d46.9403853!4d-105.027288?hl=en

No Other Way:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/No+Other+Way,+Truckee,+CA+96161/@39.3565693,-120.1842568,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x809be06d46594ceb:0xe31a4246618a1f67!8m2!3d39.3565693!4d-120.1820681?hl=en

The Other Way:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Other+Way,+La+Sal,+UT+84530/@38.3002563,-109.2737834,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87380be7b102aad7:0x1b001dad0fb94e9a!8m2!3d38.3002563!4d-109.2715947?hl=en

Terrible Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Terrible+Rd,+Three+Springs,+PA+17264/@40.2089042,-77.9843767,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89cbd9a9ba2a6cbf:0x14f40e000d5b5454!8m2!3d40.2089042!4d-77.982188?hl=en

Regret Lane:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regret+Ln,+Virginia+Beach,+VA+23453/@36.7883128,-76.0956334,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89babf8ee300f5bf:0xb3506fccb85b81a9!8m2!3d36.7883128!4d-76.0934447?hl=en

Sorry Lane:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sorry+Ln,+Okeechobee,+FL+34974/@27.0079901,-81.0434479,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88dc0ee7c932bc3d:0x6bc373921d4e277!8m2!3d27.0079901!4d-81.0412592?hl=en

Turn Around Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Turn+Around+Rd,+Belleville,+WV+26133/@39.100426,-81.6972846,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x884859fc5dac0c0d:0x5b4c9abc802f045c!8m2!3d39.100426!4d-81.6950959?hl=en

Poor Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Poor+Rd,+Palmdale,+CA+93551/@34.6179012,-118.2493647,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c25c35ed602a13:0x9c5edd20ee0a1327!8m2!3d34.6179012!4d-118.247176?hl=en

Square Circle...ironically fitting:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Square+Cir,+Waukesha,+WI+53186/@43.0155142,-88.2067533,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8805a8632ae85d67:0x86a384230d3c156b!8m2!3d43.0155142!4d-88.2045646?hl=en

Oh-My-God Road:

http://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/728-oh-my-god-road-usa.html
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 25, 2017, 04:34:36 PM
There is a dick road in buffalo.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on April 25, 2017, 08:07:34 PM
Little Guano Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5411523,-81.8649311,16.25z) in Red House, West Virginia:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/33059776653_ce6e798a4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SnnZPc)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 25, 2017, 08:52:23 PM
Little Guano Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5411523,-81.8649311,16.25z) in Red House, West Virginia:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/33059776653_ce6e798a4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SnnZPc)

And a numbered highway, to boot!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on April 25, 2017, 11:23:53 PM
Wide Awake Road on SK 56 between Katepwa Beach and Indian Head

(http://i.imgur.com/POZjDQI.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TravelingBethelite on April 26, 2017, 11:36:47 AM
Street Road (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+Rd,+Doylestown,+PA+18902/@40.3650704,-75.0583435,15.91z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c40100983bed67:0x7662f4b6985373db!8m2!3d40.3624594!4d-75.0557511?hl=en) is one of many Street Roads, and this one is in Doylestown, PA.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadsguy on April 26, 2017, 12:54:57 PM
Street Road (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+Rd,+Doylestown,+PA+18902/@40.3650704,-75.0583435,15.91z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c40100983bed67:0x7662f4b6985373db!8m2!3d40.3624594!4d-75.0557511?hl=en) is one of many Street Roads, and this one is in Doylestown, PA.

Huh, I never knew about that Street Road. Most of it even runs parallel to the "main" Street Road, albeit miles away.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on April 26, 2017, 03:13:53 PM
Little Guano Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5411523,-81.8649311,16.25z) in Red House, West Virginia:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/33059776653_ce6e798a4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SnnZPc)

And a numbered highway, to boot!

Parking spaces and indoor shopping mall mile markers are about the only things not maintained by WVDOT.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 26, 2017, 04:04:18 PM
True, but many of them don't get nice green signs with route shields on them...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on April 26, 2017, 08:17:52 PM
Little Guano Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5411523,-81.8649311,16.25z) in Red House, West Virginia:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/33059776653_ce6e798a4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SnnZPc)

Wouldn't be surprised that the locals on that road call it by what it was meant to be called:  Little $*it Road.   
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DandyDan on April 29, 2017, 04:13:21 PM
One I encountered recently is off of US 218 in the far SE corner of Waterloo, Iowa, there is Memory Lane.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 29, 2017, 11:34:48 PM
One I encountered recently is off of US 218 in the far SE corner of Waterloo, Iowa, there is Memory Lane.
Well, did you happen to stroll down it? :bigass:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on April 30, 2017, 01:26:53 PM
St. Tammany Parish, LA:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4163/34272024166_e229e4a1f3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Udv5Lo)
Double BS (https://flic.kr/p/Udv5Lo) by Jay Bienvenu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bienvenunet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadgeek01 on April 30, 2017, 08:39:47 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the most original street name ever!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+St,+Anoka,+MN+55303/@45.1897792,-93.3857564,17.67z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33ebee3b3b743:0x7c1923382bbb056d!8m2!3d45.1899806!4d-93.3836372
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 30, 2017, 09:26:51 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the most original street name ever!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+St,+Anoka,+MN+55303/@45.1897792,-93.3857564,17.67z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33ebee3b3b743:0x7c1923382bbb056d!8m2!3d45.1899806!4d-93.3836372

As opposed to....

Street Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+Rd,+Bensalem,+PA+19020/@40.1032308,-74.9521332,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c14ce1e85e307f:0xb8116835c94316a0!8m2!3d40.1032308!4d-74.9499445!6m1!1e1?hl=en

-  Surprisingly there is quite a few of the above.

Road Road:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rd+Rd,+Tunnelton,+WV+26444/@39.3404987,-79.7657777,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x884a97bf38fcd0a7:0xe6d5e0bde7c97623!8m2!3d39.3404987!4d-79.763589?hl=en

Road Street:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rd+St,+Bardwell,+KY+42023/@36.8664582,-89.0082179,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x887993e3aa8b700f:0x12b5201539148ea4!8m2!3d36.8664582!4d-89.0060292?hl=en


Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SignGeek101 on April 30, 2017, 10:38:49 PM
Don't forget Avenue Road:

https://goo.gl/maps/9N2QJnbV17u
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on May 01, 2017, 03:25:17 PM
I'm literally ROTFL as I type this.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 01, 2017, 03:35:45 PM
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-John-Doe-St-Clovis-NM-88101/2105122514_zpid/

John doe street in Clovis, New Mexico. That is an odd street name though.

That house looks like a place where you might find John Doe in a pool of his own blood.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on May 01, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
Anybody know if any of a certain grocery chain's locations reside on Safe Way???
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on May 02, 2017, 03:18:33 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/John+Doe+St,+Clovis,+NM+88101/@34.4212438,-103.2138438,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8702de6443e729dd:0xf83462ed2e89ba84!8m2!3d34.4212438!4d-103.2116551?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwuMmF9tHTAhUG3mMKHfq-DA8Q8gEIITAA (https://www.google.com/maps/place/John+Doe+St,+Clovis,+NM+88101/@34.4212438,-103.2138438,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8702de6443e729dd:0xf83462ed2e89ba84!8m2!3d34.4212438!4d-103.2116551?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwuMmF9tHTAhUG3mMKHfq-DA8Q8gEIITAA)


John Doe Street. That is an odd name here and its residential.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 05, 2017, 10:00:32 PM
#7



Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on May 06, 2017, 12:01:06 AM
#7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJL2_mFwMA

See here, Fort Myers, FL: https://goo.gl/pDChfI
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 06, 2017, 06:21:35 PM
#7

Sightly off-topic, No. 10 is (was) actually in Spain, which as far as I know doesn't speak English :sombrero:: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1800728,-3.5884207,3a,26.4y,298.52h,90.07t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8n65u3hPYacUzIh0SlRaVQ!2e0!5s20090201T000000!7i13312!8i6656

By 2013 it was replaced with a couple of no entry signs, but as of 2016 the "physically impossible entry" sign has been restored, and the restriction is now a foot wider (6 ft vs 5 ft in 2009). It is now accompanied by its Spanish sister in the other side of the gate: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.180051,-3.588397,3a,75y,268.08h,85.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sfaSvE-sMd0cuDwOAyKq6-w!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656

However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on May 06, 2017, 06:49:25 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/dixon/95620/1755-parkway-blvd-38.431293,-121.828057

Parkway blvd in Dixon, CA.

Pretty odd though for a name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on May 06, 2017, 08:28:30 PM
However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!

It's funny to see the lady at house #67 a few doors down is leaving her house just as the Google car is squeezing through that street. That is insanely narrow :-o

https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52 (https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 06, 2017, 08:34:46 PM
However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!

It's funny to see the lady at house #67 a few doors down is leaving her house just as the Google car is squeezing through that street. That is insanely narrow :-o

https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52 (https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52)

It had to be a micro car or something going through there.  Too bad you really can't see anything by pointing directly downward, on some of the older images you could make out the vehicle.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: chays on May 06, 2017, 08:57:10 PM
#7

Sightly off-topic, No. 10 is (was) actually in Spain, which as far as I know doesn't speak English :sombrero:: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1800728,-3.5884207,3a,26.4y,298.52h,90.07t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8n65u3hPYacUzIh0SlRaVQ!2e0!5s20090201T000000!7i13312!8i6656

By 2013 it was replaced with a couple of no entry signs, but as of 2016 the "physically impossible entry" sign has been restored, and the restriction is now a foot wider (6 ft vs 5 ft in 2009). It is now accompanied by its Spanish sister in the other side of the gate: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.180051,-3.588397,3a,75y,268.08h,85.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sfaSvE-sMd0cuDwOAyKq6-w!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656

However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!

I'm trying to figure out why they would have an English-language sign in Spain like that.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on May 07, 2017, 09:48:16 AM
However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!

It's funny to see the lady at house #67 a few doors down is leaving her house just as the Google car is squeezing through that street. That is insanely narrow :-o

https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52 (https://goo.gl/maps/gP1xVvsk5S52)

It had to be a micro car or something going through there.  Too bad you really can't see anything by pointing directly downward, on some of the older images you could make out the vehicle.

Yeah, I assumed it was probably the tricycle, or even a backpack rig.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DandyDan on May 08, 2017, 05:53:31 AM
One I discovered on the job tonight, we deal with a business on Frankie Lane in Mora, MN.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on May 09, 2017, 07:02:54 AM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/dixon/95620/1755-parkway-blvd-38.431293,-121.828057

Parkway blvd in Dixon, CA.

Pretty odd though for a name.

There are also a couple of streets with that name in Appleton, WI, in addition to more than one Broadway Drive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on May 20, 2017, 02:34:21 PM
John Thomas Drive in the Island Creek neighborhood in Fairfax County, Virginia:

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/1995hoo/Road%20sign%20pictures/9006DE68-465B-46A3-A1A1-2F17720B95F6_zpsy9crvrka.jpg)

If you don't know why that's funny, watch this video:

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 20, 2017, 04:23:14 PM
Avenida Trasvase de Ebro, Lorqui, Spain. Seriously, who would name a street after a cancelled (and highly controversial) water transfer project? The street was found by a friend.
Sightly off-topic, No. 10 is (was) actually in Spain, which as far as I know doesn't speak English :sombrero:: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1800728,-3.5884207,3a,26.4y,298.52h,90.07t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8n65u3hPYacUzIh0SlRaVQ!2e0!5s20090201T000000!7i13312!8i6656

By 2013 it was replaced with a couple of no entry signs, but as of 2016 the "physically impossible entry" sign has been restored, and the restriction is now a foot wider (6 ft vs 5 ft in 2009). It is now accompanied by its Spanish sister in the other side of the gate: https://www.google.es/maps/@37.180051,-3.588397,3a,75y,268.08h,85.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sfaSvE-sMd0cuDwOAyKq6-w!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656

However the Street View car has managed to go through that street, so it's not much of a "physically impossible entry". Here is the narrowest section (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1796634,-3.5923555,3a,75y,263.69h,89.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxsRb-p7dGd8KDYzlJMl97g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), only 6 ft wide!

Addendum: While the 6 ft wide street was reversed the "Physically impossible entry" sign was placed here (https://www.google.es/maps/@37.1768579,-3.595749,3a,53.7y,335.29h,91.75t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf7fF6QJ2lBtv9efLQOI2Hg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) instead.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on May 31, 2017, 04:04:49 PM
I like Best Line and Green Line on highway 3 near Tillsonburg, ON

(http://i.imgur.com/eGfiLph.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HrCP2Fy.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on June 03, 2017, 07:17:18 PM
Street in Jacksonville, FL.. Falls under the what were they thinking category. The neighborhood is a couple years old and horse/western theme for street names... Like the cross street is
Chuckwagon Trail(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170603/3163e8d3e0ed070388e714c14bf4c09f.jpg)

LGMS428

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 03, 2017, 10:04:13 PM
I like Best Line and Green Line on highway 3 near Tillsonburg, ON

(http://i.imgur.com/eGfiLph.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HrCP2Fy.jpg)
The best subway line is definitely NOT the green line.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on June 09, 2017, 11:25:34 AM
If you're a juvenile boy, Everhard Rd. in Canton, OH, and Goodwood Rd. in Baton Rouge.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 09, 2017, 11:39:34 PM
If you're a juvenile boy, Everhard Rd. in Canton, OH, and Goodwood Rd. in Baton Rouge.

Hell, I'm a lot older than a juvenile and I'm not above low brow humor.  How about Erect Road in a village of the same name in North Carolina?

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5588084,-79.6592801,3a,15y,138.04h,82.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sr8UISB07K-HheOoLnmr5ZQ!2e0!7i3328!8i1664?hl=en

Apparently Erect only has only 39 residents on the 1889 census according to Wikipedia.  One could say that "Erect" never really got all that "big."
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on June 12, 2017, 08:44:29 PM
I don't have a photo, and it's not on Google Maps or GSV either, but there is a Got Teeth Lane off Emigration Canyon Rd just outside of Salt Lake City. We always figured some dentist lived up there.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on June 13, 2017, 12:32:40 AM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ilpt4u on June 13, 2017, 02:33:50 AM
"Hey Beavis, that street is called Suck-a-natch. Huh huh, huhhuhhuhuhhuhuh..."
Long Rd @ Perrysville Rd between Danville, IL and Perrysville, IN

Nothing really too funny or weird about that...but the Street Blade for Long Rd actually is S Long Rd...

"Hey Beavis...we can walk down S Long Rd...SLong Rd...Slong Rd!"

If I still lived up that way I'd grab a pic, but now in the deep Southern part of IL. The Street View is pretty low resolution, from 2009

On a completely different level, perhaps more of a "Why?" than funny/humorous, but making Terra Cotta Rd intersect Terra Cotta Ave in far Northern IL/Crystal Lake is kinda crazy..."Meet me at the corner of Terra Cotta and Terra Cotta!"

https://goo.gl/maps/DwT5kTpshcu
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ilpt4u on June 13, 2017, 02:44:38 AM
I don't have a photo, and it's not on Google Maps or GSV either, but there is a Got Teeth Lane off Emigration Canyon Rd just outside of Salt Lake City. We always figured some dentist lived up there.
Dentist? Or a Hockey Player? Or perhaps both!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2017, 02:04:51 PM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on June 14, 2017, 12:27:03 AM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on June 14, 2017, 12:56:03 AM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on June 14, 2017, 11:32:35 AM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?

My guess is that these roads were named well before the current area towns, including GJ, were size-worthy. When I lived in NW OH, there were counties that did the same thing ("A" Road/"1" Road), and they based it on the distance from the next county & /or state line as well.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on June 14, 2017, 02:13:12 PM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

I remember driving through Grand Jct, noticing this and thinking it was weird. That's really interesting. Is there a specific reason why is this done? Couldn't they just number/name them based on the central intersection of the closest town?

My guess is that these roads were named well before the current area towns, including GJ, were size-worthy. When I lived in NW OH, there were counties that did the same thing ("A" Road/"1" Road), and they based it on the distance from the next county & /or state line as well.

Interesting. In Utah, they will just number rural roads using the street grid of the county, usually based on the county seat. This leads to some crazy big road numbers, such as "47000 West" off of US 40 in west Duchesne Co. The only problem is that within cities, they use their own grid, which often leads to confusion (there are probably more than 10 different grids in Utah County alone).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on June 15, 2017, 09:09:58 PM
In Grand Junction, there is a Fracture Lane where a Physical Rehab Center is off of.  Ironically, their physical address is NOT on that street, but rather on the main road at the corner of Fracture Lane.
Is that road called healed street?

No, but actually it's also a funny street if you don't understand the logic behind it -- 25-1/2 Road*

In several Colorado counties which border Utah, many of the North-South County Roads are named for their mileage from the Utah border (thus 25-1/2 miles east of Utah as the crow flies). 

Now in Grand Junction/Mesa County, most East-West county roads are lettered based on a point somewhere in the county ("J" road would be 10 miles north of that point). 

The funny part of this lineup of streets is that there are fraction roads (i.e. J-3/10s, pronounced "J and three-tenths Road").  Imagine if someone one asks what road you live on and have to respond, "I live on F-3/4 Road"!!!

My favorite is Q 3/4 Road, partly because it's funny, and partly because I jokingly guessed at its existence before I knew there actually was such a street. :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Terry Shea on July 11, 2017, 03:35:35 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on July 11, 2017, 03:41:09 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Terry Shea on July 11, 2017, 03:44:39 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on July 12, 2017, 02:10:47 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 12, 2017, 09:00:08 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.

Which just so happened to be the road my brother lived off of.  I want to say Kmart was headquartered there also before the merger with Sears.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on July 12, 2017, 10:14:18 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6672786,-83.9708897,3a,37.5y,129.65h,106.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDd-cTwza1xbSHE2b3Zmj8g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I think that one might be too common to be a contender. (For those who don't click the link, it's Beaver Rd.)
Not quite.  Look at the cross street.  I used Beaver Road to get the street sign in place.

There are also several Big Beaver Roads scattered across the country. The biggest one is north of Detroit, in Troy MI.

What makes that Big Beaver Road even more famous is its location off I-75...Exit 69!!!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on July 12, 2017, 01:06:13 PM
Is it Old Beaver Road that I'm looking for? I don't see this "Big Beaver".  :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: NE2 on July 12, 2017, 01:37:12 PM
Google Maps makes this fun.
Are you sure? I see no way to make this fun.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on July 12, 2017, 02:39:22 PM
Google Maps makes this fun.

Are you sure? I see no way to make this fun.

Too late to respond. Kphoger has disappeared.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on July 15, 2017, 08:56:15 AM
A place to languish in Bethlehem, NY.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35804444651_f588b82417_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WxV8Ze)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on July 15, 2017, 03:42:07 PM
If you're a juvenile boy, Everhard Rd. in Canton, OH, and Goodwood Rd. in Baton Rouge.

Probably comes from the Goodwood House, and estate (later, and airfield and racetrack) owned by the Earl of March.

I'm probably one of the few that thinks "race track" before anything else. [/hipster mode]
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on July 16, 2017, 02:43:31 PM
One I discovered on the job tonight, we deal with a business on Frankie Lane in Mora, MN.
Here's one for the Pink Floyd fans out there:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.7434451,-0.3669271,3a,15y,323.49h,94.5t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sY-LCC9JYB4qgBa0S6G7G-Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i41
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on July 22, 2017, 03:05:15 PM
Bienville Parish, LA:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/35281746893_56e3dd5bc6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VKJb9V)
Jot em Down (https://flic.kr/p/VKJb9V) by Jay Bienvenu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bienvenunet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Eth on July 22, 2017, 03:11:21 PM
Bienville Parish, LA:

(photo)
Jot em Down (https://flic.kr/p/VKJb9V) by Jay Bienvenu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bienvenunet/), on Flickr

Also available in Forsyth County, GA (https://www.google.com/maps/@34.326391,-84.0579766,3a,37.5y,26.7h,85.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfD-tBgHJhT7aX-mf1LpsQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on July 22, 2017, 03:13:11 PM
Saline, LA: Strange Church Road. (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1115149,-92.9887832,3a,75y,25.3h,74.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2No4NxaRwjAZdyQuQBig6w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) (Too bad they abbreviated it on the sign. I completely missed it as I drove by.)

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DandyDan on July 22, 2017, 10:10:03 PM
I spent part of last week hanging out with an old friend in Independence, MO and we got to drive past Necessary Road, which looked like a dead end to me.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on July 24, 2017, 02:15:35 AM
Is that really a necessary road?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on July 24, 2017, 02:58:20 PM
Is that really a necessary road?
Maybe it's necessary in the way this road was necessary?
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13772.msg2015401#msg2015401
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on July 26, 2017, 11:58:11 AM
Enjoy these submissions --

East Northport, NY: https://goo.gl/maps/fZzz1nWadtv
Locust Valley, NY: https://goo.gl/maps/uZw5NafWLXn
Shrewsbury, PA: https://goo.gl/maps/5ZqwcUuycW82
Littlestown, PA (and as far as I can tell, nowhere near a hunting range, fish hatchery, or hunting and fishing club): https://goo.gl/maps/8NUC6YgEgrk
Keymar, MD: https://goo.gl/maps/qXrrvFaPWBw
Keymar, MD (so what happens when this road is closed?): https://goo.gl/maps/Thkr1hCUzYT2
Westminster, MD (shouldn't this just be "Windsor Pike?"): https://goo.gl/maps/riyAuRAiFDR2

In the "We Couldn't Decide" category:

Westminster, MD: https://goo.gl/maps/VaaZZ8qq7aQ2
Walkersville, MD: https://goo.gl/maps/wYg4xxwhenT2
Lowell, MA: https://goo.gl/maps/BAPoHt31yqD2
Gettysburg, PA: https://goo.gl/maps/9iAm81KQubE2

Several roads in Columbia, MD sound as if they were named by hippies in the 1970s -- for example: Flight Feather, Blue Pool, Many Hours, Quiet Times -- and no, none of these have suffixes like Rd, St, or Ave -- even in GIS.

In the "uncreative" category:

Westminster, MD / Hanover PA has "Line Road" straddling (you guessed it) the state line: https://goo.gl/maps/majUWAfGBYk



Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on July 27, 2017, 01:10:20 PM
Broadway with a suffix is pretty common actually. Usually it's street, but there is a Broadway Road in Cranbury, NJ.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: KEVIN_224 on July 27, 2017, 11:48:27 PM
Funny thing with that Line Road example above, on the MD/PA border: A slight distance north of that in PA, there's a Bee Jay Lane.  :hmmm: :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on July 28, 2017, 12:18:46 PM
Broadway with a suffix is pretty common actually. Usually it's street, but there is a Broadway Road in Cranbury, NJ.

There's also a Broadway Blvd in Albuquerque, but Albuquerque usually doesn't put suffixes on street signs.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman65 on July 28, 2017, 01:50:57 PM
Wichita there is Broadway Avenue (old US 81) but not signed but in reality yes.

I have seen Broadway Blvd. in some places as well.

In Orlando we have Landstreet Road which is not comical funny but peculiar funny.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Nanis on July 29, 2017, 10:19:32 AM
I sometimes see a road named Unruh Avenue. Seems like a metal battlecry or something.
And yes, it does exist
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Unruh+Ave,+Philadelphia,+PA/@40.0382069,-75.0649442,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6b684bbf9a74b:0x29543b6551ad856
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SectorZ on July 29, 2017, 01:52:33 PM
I sometimes see a road named Unruh Avenue. Seems like a metal battlecry or something.
And yes, it does exist
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Unruh+Ave,+Philadelphia,+PA/@40.0382069,-75.0649442,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6b684bbf9a74b:0x29543b6551ad856

It is a last name, that while not common, Boston's ABC affiliate had a Heather Unruh as a local newscaster for over a decade.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on July 31, 2017, 10:04:25 PM
Jesse Unruh was a well-known California politician from the Sixties through the Eighties. The name stuck with me because it seemed odd.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 02, 2017, 09:43:35 AM
Interestingly enough, I happened to come up MD-194 yesterday after working in northern Virginia at a location where I don't normally work.

There's a long-term bridge closure on 194 for reconstruction.

The detour is signed along... wait for it...

Detour Road to MD-77 (https://goo.gl/maps/Qs4FH9uv5y32).

I took a photo because I couldn't resist, but the sun was setting so it's bad quality.  It's on my Facebook (currently as my profile cover photo), but I'm at work right now and Facebook is blocked, but I'm tckma there, in case you want to see it.  I have until September 4th (I think) to get a daytime photo, which I want to do as my current photo is too dark.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 02, 2017, 09:57:31 AM
Interestingly enough, I happened to come up MD-194 yesterday after working in northern Virginia at a location where I don't normally work.

There's a long-term bridge closure on 194 for reconstruction.

The detour is signed along... wait for it...

Detour Road to MD-77 (https://goo.gl/maps/Qs4FH9uv5y32).

I took a photo because I couldn't resist, but the sun was setting so it's bad quality.  It's on my Facebook (currently as my profile cover photo), but I'm at work right now and Facebook is blocked, but I'm tckma there, in case you want to see it.  I have until September 4th (I think) to get a daytime photo, which I want to do as my current photo is too dark.

So you're saying that you can't get to "Ladiesburg" right now on 194?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dvferyance on August 02, 2017, 01:28:06 PM
I saw a Hardscrabble Road in Jefferson County wi. Got a kick out of that after seeing Monsters University.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 02, 2017, 03:22:21 PM
I saw a Hardscrabble Road in Jefferson County wi. Got a kick out of that after seeing Monsters University.
Scrabble is hard if you can't spell.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 04, 2017, 11:46:13 AM
Interestingly enough, I happened to come up MD-194 yesterday after working in northern Virginia at a location where I don't normally work.

There's a long-term bridge closure on 194 for reconstruction.

The detour is signed along... wait for it...

Detour Road to MD-77 (https://goo.gl/maps/Qs4FH9uv5y32).

I took a photo because I couldn't resist, but the sun was setting so it's bad quality.  It's on my Facebook (currently as my profile cover photo), but I'm at work right now and Facebook is blocked, but I'm tckma there, in case you want to see it.  I have until September 4th (I think) to get a daytime photo, which I want to do as my current photo is too dark.

So you're saying that you can't get to "Ladiesburg" right now on 194?


Ladiesburg is still fully accessible (My wife's grandfather, who visited from overseas a few years ago, asked if there was a "Gentsburg" when we drove through the town).  The only part that is closed is the bridge over Little Pipe Creek at the Frederick/Carroll County Line.  To me, Good Intent Road to Claybaugh to Johnsville to Middleburg makes more sense as a detour, but then again, that crosses a single-lane bridge, and there are big trucks that use 194, so I can see why they signed the detour via Detour Road, other than just for the laughs.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 07, 2017, 02:46:17 AM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

(http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 07, 2017, 03:41:32 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

(http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png)
Why would a road be called turnpike road?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on August 07, 2017, 03:50:44 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

(http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png)
Why would a road be called turnpike road?

Some roads were turnpikes before cars existed. One example near you is the Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, MA. Less well-known roads with "turnpike" in their names are Old Union Turnpike (paralleling MA 2 east of Leominster), 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike (between Francestown NH and Mont Vernon NH), Chester Turnpike (Auburn NH to Suncook NH; passes over NH 101 without an exit). MA 114 in North Andover is also called Turnpike Street, although most people refer to it by number and not by name.

There's even a Shunpike Rd. that parallels the Garden State Parkway near Cape May, but US 9 is currently a better alternative.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 07, 2017, 04:18:26 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

(http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png)
Why would a road be called turnpike road?

Some roads were turnpikes before cars existed. One example near you is the Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, MA. Less well-known roads with "turnpike" in their names are Old Union Turnpike (paralleling MA 2 east of Leominster), 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike (between Francestown NH and Mont Vernon NH), Chester Turnpike (Auburn NH to Suncook NH; passes over NH 101 without an exit). MA 114 in North Andover is also called Turnpike Street, although most people refer to it by number and not by name.

There's even a Shunpike Rd. that parallels the Garden State Parkway near Cape May, but US 9 is currently a better alternative.

Isn't "Turnpike" and "Pike" just older English ways of saying "Toll Road" and "Road?"  New Jersey has a ton of roads/highways with "Pike" in the name.  US 30/40 are the White Horse and Black Horse Pikes if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 07, 2017, 04:52:40 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

Likely for the same reason we have Broadway Street in Lowell, MA, Short Lane Road in Westminster, MD, and Water Street Road in Walkersville, MD, among others.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 07, 2017, 04:57:11 PM
Isn't "Turnpike" and "Pike" just older English ways of saying "Toll Road" and "Road?"  New Jersey has a ton of roads/highways with "Pike" in the name.  US 30/40 are the White Horse and Black Horse Pikes if I remember correctly.

Also true of the area where I live.  Off the top of my head, I can think of a Taneytown Pike, a Baltimore Pike, a Hanover Pike, and a Littlestown Pike, and that's without even referring to Google Maps.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Blue_walleye.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 07, 2017, 05:47:26 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 07, 2017, 08:10:33 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".
Is there ever a street st?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 07, 2017, 08:49:32 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".

Is there ever a street st?

Road St and Boulevard Lane aren't unheard of, but I don't think I've seen "Street St" before. Although there's a lot of roads out there. I wouldn't rule out the possibility.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on August 07, 2017, 09:08:53 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".
Is there ever a street st?
Anoka, MN
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+St,+Anoka,+MN+55303/@45.1899701,-93.3867112,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33ebee3b3b743:0x7c1923382bbb056d!8m2!3d45.1899701!4d-93.3845225?hl=en
street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.1899543,-93.3836954,3a,75y,225.32h,66.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szqwnrwRRqnGZfZ_m3rStOg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ColossalBlocks on August 07, 2017, 09:22:49 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".
Is there ever a street st?
Anoka, MN
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+St,+Anoka,+MN+55303/@45.1899701,-93.3867112,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33ebee3b3b743:0x7c1923382bbb056d!8m2!3d45.1899701!4d-93.3845225?hl=en
street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.1899543,-93.3836954,3a,75y,225.32h,66.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szqwnrwRRqnGZfZ_m3rStOg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

When the city runs out of names.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on August 07, 2017, 11:48:58 PM
Isn't "Turnpike" and "Pike" just older English ways of saying "Toll Road" and "Road?"

Not really…you could say that "turnpike" is an older way of saying "toll road", but "pike" isn't an older way of saying "road". A pike is a stick or pole that would be turned aside upon payment of the toll. Heck, a lot of toll facilities still have them; just think of the automated arms that flip up.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on August 08, 2017, 01:15:31 AM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

(http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png)
Why would a road be called turnpike road?

That's the point of this thread.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 08, 2017, 02:06:52 AM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

That's the point of this thread.

To the extent that "Turnpike Road" could be considered funny. But it's not given the location of the sign IRL (the UK -- see post above). I only posted it because it was at the junction with Tull Road. Not spelled "toll" but said "toll", so the two together I thought were funny.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: inkyatari on August 08, 2017, 10:33:34 AM
A street 1/2 mile from me used to be named "Pig Ln." up until a couple years ago.

It was changed to Darin Rd., named after the property owner on both sides of the road
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 08, 2017, 09:03:45 PM
This roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire is the meeting point of Tull Way and Turnpike Road...

https://goo.gl/m8iM7A

http://i.imgur.com/RQvCDFL.png

Why would a road be called turnpike road?

"Turnpike" isn't a suffix in the UK. Where they came up with Turnpike, I don't know. But it's not like "Street Rd" or "Boulevard St".
Is there ever a street st?
Anoka, MN
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Street+St,+Anoka,+MN+55303/@45.1899701,-93.3867112,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33ebee3b3b743:0x7c1923382bbb056d!8m2!3d45.1899701!4d-93.3845225?hl=en
street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.1899543,-93.3836954,3a,75y,225.32h,66.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szqwnrwRRqnGZfZ_m3rStOg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
What idiot thought that would be a good idea?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on August 31, 2017, 12:47:19 AM
Quote
What idiot thought that would be a good idea?
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/91/b2/89/91b2896dab116690404f1dfab7e29713--he-he-pinterest-board.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 31, 2017, 05:43:01 AM
It's not uncommon in Spain to have streets named Calle Carretera, which means Road St.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: D-Dey65 on August 31, 2017, 07:12:25 AM
I saw a Hardscrabble Road in Jefferson County wi. Got a kick out of that after seeing Monsters University.
We've got one in Westchester County, NY too.

Did anyone mention "Weesuck Avenue" in East Quogue, New York? Or did I miss that?

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 31, 2017, 07:37:10 AM
The road leading up to the Mackinac Bridge Park in St. Ignace is called Boulevard Drive:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4415/35887095823_6993af493c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WFdKir)IMG_4372 (https://flic.kr/p/WFdKir) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on August 31, 2017, 06:01:04 PM
Isn't "Turnpike" and "Pike" just older English ways of saying "Toll Road" and "Road?"

Not really…you could say that "turnpike" is an older way of saying "toll road", but "pike" isn't an older way of saying "road". A pike is a stick or pole that would be turned aside upon payment of the toll. Heck, a lot of toll facilities still have them; just think of the automated arms that flip up.
Pike in road names is short for Turnpike. Think Mass Pike. I would imagine a turnpike road would lead you to a turnpike. Street Street? Someone's name, probably. Former mayor of Philly for example.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on September 01, 2017, 05:59:18 PM
Broadway with a suffix is pretty common actually. Usually it's street, but there is a Broadway Road in Cranbury, NJ.

Route 79 in Freehold, NJ is called Broadway Way.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on September 02, 2017, 01:53:02 AM
Broadway with a suffix is pretty common actually. Usually it's street, but there is a Broadway Road in Cranbury, NJ.

Route 79 in Freehold, NJ is called Broadway Way.

"Broadway Way" sounds so silly that I'm skeptical. It led me to check Google, which shows the name as simply "Broadway." The street sign that I see in GSV shows the same: https://goo.gl/maps/WkS7B1yiMjL2 (https://goo.gl/maps/WkS7B1yiMjL2). Can we get a source for "Broadway Way"?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on October 07, 2017, 06:50:35 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on October 19, 2017, 05:15:36 PM
From the TWSS Department*....we were on this street this afternoon in Canton, Ohio.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171019/f2cea2ab93fd8417dca38a5971aba0be.jpg)


*That's what she said
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 19, 2017, 06:33:45 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on October 19, 2017, 10:22:23 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on October 19, 2017, 10:31:39 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.

And while you're at it, get the hell off my lawn!!!   :)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 19, 2017, 11:45:24 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.

And while you're at it, get the hell off my lawn!!!   :)

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 20, 2017, 12:45:06 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg

There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.

I think he's referencing this forum's bizarre obsession with goats.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 20, 2017, 06:14:13 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg

There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.

I think he's referencing this forum's bizarre obsession with goats.

But then he has his new subtitle below his messages now....how very Alanlandish of him.  :-D :pan:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 20, 2017, 09:18:16 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.
hahahahahaha I get it!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: DandyDan on October 21, 2017, 10:14:08 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.
hahahahahaha I get it!
The real humor is that Goa is a real place.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on October 22, 2017, 01:25:41 PM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.
hahahahahaha I get it!
The real humor is that Goa is a real place.
City in India

Z981

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadfro on October 25, 2017, 10:41:34 AM
This one came to my attention yesterday: Alley Oop (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alley+Oop,+Reno,+NV+89509/@39.5043813,-119.8197806,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x809940ea271c71eb:0x74e708d34d52fe4!8m2!3d39.5043813!4d-119.8175919) in Reno, NV
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: spooky on October 25, 2017, 11:04:49 AM
This one came to my attention yesterday: Alley Oop (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alley+Oop,+Reno,+NV+89509/@39.5043813,-119.8197806,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x809940ea271c71eb:0x74e708d34d52fe4!8m2!3d39.5043813!4d-119.8175919) in Reno, NV

he's the king of the jungle jive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on October 28, 2017, 09:03:49 PM
How about in Butts Lane (https://goo.gl/maps/o8QSVAcexv22) in Purcellville, Virginia?  (Which for some reason, everybody seems to pronounce Percival, and I haven't figured out why yet.)

Yes, I'm 38 going on 5.

The quality on that GMSV image is atrocious.  I need to pass this street on my way to work on Monday (I'm at a customer site so I'm not normally commuting this way).  I'll try to remember to snap a pic.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 28, 2017, 10:12:05 PM
How about in Butts Lane (https://goo.gl/maps/o8QSVAcexv22) in Purcellville, Virginia?  (Which for some reason, everybody seems to pronounce Percival, and I haven't figured out why yet.)

Yes, I'm 38 going on 5.

The quality on that GMSV image is atrocious.  I need to pass this street on my way to work on Monday (I'm at a customer site so I'm not normally commuting this way).  I'll try to remember to snap a pic.

Speaking of 30s going on 5....how about The Poop Road Central?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Poop+Rd+Central,+Albany,+GA+31721/@31.5915761,-84.3248332,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f28132683b5ac9:0x937c089b162d20ab!8m2!3d31.5917273!4d-84.3228198?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 28, 2017, 10:30:57 PM
How about in Butts Lane (https://goo.gl/maps/o8QSVAcexv22) in Purcellville, Virginia?  (Which for some reason, everybody seems to pronounce Percival, and I haven't figured out why yet.)

Yes, I'm 38 going on 5.

The quality on that GMSV image is atrocious.  I need to pass this street on my way to work on Monday (I'm at a customer site so I'm not normally commuting this way).  I'll try to remember to snap a pic.

Speaking of 30s going on 5....how about The Poop Road Central?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Poop+Rd+Central,+Albany,+GA+31721/@31.5915761,-84.3248332,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f28132683b5ac9:0x937c089b162d20ab!8m2!3d31.5917273!4d-84.3228198?hl=en
This is the first time that I have seen central be used as a suffix for words.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 29, 2017, 10:20:28 AM
How about in Butts Lane (https://goo.gl/maps/o8QSVAcexv22) in Purcellville, Virginia?  (Which for some reason, everybody seems to pronounce Percival, and I haven't figured out why yet.)

Yes, I'm 38 going on 5.

The quality on that GMSV image is atrocious.  I need to pass this street on my way to work on Monday (I'm at a customer site so I'm not normally commuting this way).  I'll try to remember to snap a pic.

Speaking of 30s going on 5....how about The Poop Road Central?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Poop+Rd+Central,+Albany,+GA+31721/@31.5915761,-84.3248332,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f28132683b5ac9:0x937c089b162d20ab!8m2!3d31.5917273!4d-84.3228198?hl=en

I noticed the road changes names mid way (Hidden Lake Rd. to Poop Rd. Central). Must be a county line I can't see.

I, too, have not seen "central" used as a suffix before. I would venture a guess that there are other places where "central" is used as a suffix.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Takumi on October 29, 2017, 10:48:09 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/0424bcb3911e6c696b6dc749b4247dde.jpg)

Z981
There is a strange missing t.

Sound it out as it appears on the sign.
I could add something else to this statement, but it would be rude.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on October 31, 2017, 10:47:32 AM
Here is a better photo than GMSV, taken yesterday afternoon:

(https://i.imgur.com/SpW3kyn.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mike_OH on October 31, 2017, 01:24:57 PM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 01, 2017, 07:09:02 PM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on November 02, 2017, 12:24:44 AM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?

Alley??
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 02, 2017, 12:43:09 AM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?

Alley??

I only know of one street with the suffix alley, "Post Alley" in Seattle. And they don't shorten Alley to "Al" anywhere that I know of.

That said, you're probably right.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on November 02, 2017, 10:29:41 AM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?

Alley??

I only know of one street with the suffix alley, "Post Alley" in Seattle. And they don't shorten Alley to "Al" anywhere that I know of.

That said, you're probably right.

No kidding? Gosh, "alley" is extremely common in cities around the U.S. And yeah, "Al" is the typical abbreviation on signs that I've seen.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1995hoo on November 02, 2017, 10:40:05 AM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?

Alley??

I only know of one street with the suffix alley, "Post Alley" in Seattle. And they don't shorten Alley to "Al" anywhere that I know of.

That said, you're probably right.

No kidding? Gosh, "alley" is extremely common in cities around the U.S. And yeah, "Al" is the typical abbreviation on signs that I've seen.

I've seen plenty of street signs for named alleys, but if they abbreviate that word I've usually seen "Aly"—typically in all caps, so "ALY," but either way it looks a little like a girl's name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 02, 2017, 05:52:47 PM
I may be spelling this wrong but there is a Wilky Mackey Al in Cincinnati.

Sounds like a name. But what's "Al"?

Alley??

I only know of one street with the suffix alley, "Post Alley" in Seattle. And they don't shorten Alley to "Al" anywhere that I know of.

That said, you're probably right.

No kidding? Gosh, "alley" is extremely common in cities around the U.S. And yeah, "Al" is the typical abbreviation on signs that I've seen.

I can only find two other instances of "alley" in my area (besides Post Alley, which is more of a tourist attraction anyway). Both (1 (https://goo.gl/32f9J4))(2 (https://goo.gl/DwQLpF)) are where Google has labelled an alley as "Alley" :-D.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on November 03, 2017, 11:34:07 AM
Every other street in the primarily military town of Ogden, KS (https://goo.gl/maps/cvKDN7MWdP52), is named "Alley".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: JasonOfORoads on November 04, 2017, 02:05:42 PM
Bodacious Dr. in Silverton, OR: https://goo.gl/maps/HU7VN4KAuyA2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: adventurernumber1 on November 04, 2017, 04:19:23 PM
I'll be frank, I myself did not know of the abbreviated street name suffix for "Alley." I don't recall that I have ever personally seen it anywhere on the road, or even on the internet. But I know now. That is very interesting.  :nod:


Also, this might come off as a bit strange, but when I first read "Wilky Mackey Al," it sounded to me like a person named Al being described by two weird, unknown adjectives that came before it (probably due to the fact that I, like jakeroot, did not know what "Al" was referring to until the later replies).

 :hmmm:  :rofl:

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on November 04, 2017, 04:27:13 PM
Bodacious Dr. in Silverton, OR: https://goo.gl/maps/HU7VN4KAuyA2
That sign sure ain't bodacious though! X-(
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on November 04, 2017, 07:04:01 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/sacramento/95834-2904/3600-n-freeway-blvd-38.639413,-121.497736

Yes in Sacramento, CA there is a street called Freeway blvd.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 04, 2017, 07:40:48 PM
Bodacious Dr. in Silverton, OR: https://goo.gl/maps/HU7VN4KAuyA2

That sign sure ain't bodacious though! X-(

Seems okay to me. I like the big border, although I wish the text were mixed-case.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on November 05, 2017, 03:42:33 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 05, 2017, 04:55:45 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.

Seems kind of blunt. Not much different than "Lesbian Street" or "Transsexual Way".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on November 05, 2017, 05:44:35 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.

Seems kind of blunt. Not much different than "Lesbian Street" or "Transsexual Way".

(shrugs)...I know a Jewel Street in Indio CA - alter the name into "Jews" street. xD And Indio Boulevard (the old US 99) in Spanish means "Indian" - should it be called "Native American" boulevard? Same issue with Indian Avenue and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm springs. Sky Blue Water Trail in Cathedral city - how about Black Man Water Trail? How unPC is this.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on November 05, 2017, 05:45:32 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.

Seems kind of blunt. Not much different than "Lesbian Street" or "Transsexual Way".

(shrugs)...I know a Jewel Street in Indio CA - alter the name into "Jews" street. xD And Indio Boulevard (the old US 99) in Spanish means "Indian" - should it be called "Native American" boulevard? Same issue with Indian Avenue and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm springs. Sky Blue Water in Cathedral city - how about Sky Black Water? How unPC is this.

Nothing wrong with Indian anything — we're not renaming Indiana.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on November 05, 2017, 05:57:27 PM
Imagine a road with two 2s : 22 - I know there are thousands of 22nd Avenues, Streets or Routes 22 (like the Garden Grove freeway in Orange county), a 22nd Avenue north of Palm Springs should be good luck - except the San Andreas Fault crosses between I-10 and the infamous town of Desert Hot Springs CA. (and on page 22 of this thread)  :bigass:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 05, 2017, 07:41:29 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.

Seems kind of blunt. Not much different than "Lesbian Street" or "Transsexual Way".

(shrugs)...I know a Jewel Street in Indio CA - alter the name into "Jews" street. xD And Indio Boulevard (the old US 99) in Spanish means "Indian" - should it be called "Native American" boulevard? Same issue with Indian Avenue and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm springs. Sky Blue Water Trail in Cathedral city - how about Black Man Water Trail? How unPC is this.

My problem is not that it's un-PC. It's just thoughtless. If you're going to include everyone that's "out of the closest", use something like "Pride Way". Although, that isn't particularly good either. There's a reason no city in America has named a road something LGBTQ-related. It's not easy without sounding condescending. The best thing we can do is to not call attention to the matter, and just not rename any streets at all.

The only thing you really could do would be to name a road after a leader in the LGBTQ-movement. Maybe "Bayard Rustin Way", after the openly-gay organiser of the March on Washington, and adviser to MLK? He seems to have led a pretty productive life.

By the way, seeing as this is both fictional, and posted in the "Funniest street names" thread, I apologise if you meant it as a joke, and it went over my head.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on November 05, 2017, 07:48:11 PM
The best thing we can do is to not call attention to the matter, and just not rename any streets at all.

Don't ask, don't tell.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 05, 2017, 08:08:10 PM
The best thing we can do is to not call attention to the matter, and just not rename any streets at all.

Don't ask, don't tell.

I think we're getting too political here.

If the LGBTQ community wants to call attention to themselves by asking for this or that to be renamed or painted, that's fine. But the city shouldn't be deciding these things on their own.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TR69 on November 05, 2017, 08:57:52 PM
This recent thread of conversation is probably getting to the point where it should be a new topic, but I'll just quickly mention that there is a Harvey Milk Street in San Diego and a Harvey Milk Boulevard in Salt Lake City.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: adventurernumber1 on November 05, 2017, 09:17:02 PM
I propose the city of Indio CA to rename Faye street (Avenue 44 tract) to "Gay street", which will be a hit in grabbing some LGBT tourism Palm Springs gets.

Seems kind of blunt. Not much different than "Lesbian Street" or "Transsexual Way".

(shrugs)...I know a Jewel Street in Indio CA - alter the name into "Jews" street. xD And Indio Boulevard (the old US 99) in Spanish means "Indian" - should it be called "Native American" boulevard? Same issue with Indian Avenue and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm springs. Sky Blue Water Trail in Cathedral city - how about Black Man Water Trail? How unPC is this.

My problem is not that it's un-PC. It's just thoughtless. If you're going to include everyone that's "out of the closest", use something like "Pride Way". Although, that isn't particularly good either. There's a reason no city in America has named a road something LGBTQ-related. It's not easy without sounding condescending. The best thing we can do is to not call attention to the matter, and just not rename any streets at all.

The only thing you really could do would be to name a road after a leader in the LGBTQ-movement. Maybe "Bayard Rustin Way", after the openly-gay organiser of the March on Washington, and adviser to MLK? He seems to have led a pretty productive life.

By the way, seeing as this is both fictional, and posted in the "Funniest street names" thread, I apologise if you meant it as a joke, and it went over my head.

I will say that it probably would indeed be a little awkward to name a street after any sexual orientation itself. However, regarding this, a street could always, like you said, be named after a prominent leader in the LGBTQ Movement. Also, I know that there are already actually some streets that use rainbow-painted crosswalks and such on them - I think I know for a fact that this is done some in downtown Atlanta.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: theline on November 06, 2017, 03:51:00 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/sacramento/95834-2904/3600-n-freeway-blvd-38.639413,-121.497736

Yes in Sacramento, CA there is a street called Freeway blvd.

That made me think of South Bend's Tollview Dr.: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7176657,-86.2140037,18z?hl=en&authuser=0 (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7176657,-86.2140037,18z?hl=en&authuser=0)

I couldn't imagine why the subdivision developer thought that the name would sound attractive to buyers. A view of the Toll Road doesn't entice me.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on November 06, 2017, 04:07:53 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/sacramento/95834-2904/3600-n-freeway-blvd-38.639413,-121.497736

Yes in Sacramento, CA there is a street called Freeway blvd.
In East Orange, NJ the frontage roads for I-280 are known as Freeway Drive East and Freeway Drive West. There is also a Freeway Avenue in Hackettstown with no freeways anywhere near there:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8271014,-74.8426067,17z/data=!5m1!1e1
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on November 06, 2017, 05:38:52 PM
The CW teen drama Hidden Palms takes place in Palm Desert CA, and 1/2 mile south of Palm Desert high school (where I attended in the 1990s-class of 98 here), the private gated community of Hidden Palms - the entrance is appropriately named Hidden Palms Drive.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on November 07, 2017, 02:15:18 PM
The CW teen drama Hidden Palms takes place in Palm Desert CA, and 1/2 mile south of Palm Desert high school (where I attended in the 1990s-class of 98 here), the private gated community of Hidden Palms - the entrance is appropriately named Hidden Palms Drive.

So... Hidden Palms Drive leads to Hidden Palms?  How is this funny?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 07, 2017, 08:16:34 PM
I think that's more of an "interesting" funny, instead of a "ha-ha" funny (eg most things posted thus far).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: busman_49 on November 08, 2017, 06:54:18 AM
Forgive me if this has been posted, but...

No Name St, Millersburg, OH:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/No+Name+St,+Millersburg,+OH+44654/@40.549602,-81.9178683,18.79z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88376dac27c3bee7:0xe322fb6ea384b361!8m2!3d40.549665!4d-81.9172672

Street view:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5494419,-81.9180742,3a,17.1y,30.5h,87.32t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1snXgrhmgWUrhcphtcUnir-g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DnXgrhmgWUrhcphtcUnir-g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D69.14925%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Desert Man on November 08, 2017, 12:00:47 PM
The CW teen drama Hidden Palms takes place in Palm Desert CA, and 1/2 mile south of Palm Desert high school (where I attended in the 1990s-class of 98 here), the private gated community of Hidden Palms - the entrance is appropriately named Hidden Palms Drive.

So... Hidden Palms Drive leads to Hidden Palms?  How is this funny?

cus "that's not real, it's only a TV show" funny? I call this a fun, interesting = "funteresting" fact.

Avenue 69 towards the Salton Sea? Get it? LOL! I hope this one cracks up ROFLMAO!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on November 08, 2017, 01:42:05 PM
The CW teen drama Hidden Palms takes place in Palm Desert CA, and 1/2 mile south of Palm Desert high school (where I attended in the 1990s-class of 98 here), the private gated community of Hidden Palms - the entrance is appropriately named Hidden Palms Drive.

So... Hidden Palms Drive leads to Hidden Palms?  How is this funny?

cus "that's not real, it's only a TV show" funny? I call this a fun, interesting = "funteresting" fact.

Avenue 69 towards the Salton Sea? Get it? LOL! I hope this one cracks up ROFLMAO!

OK, I misread it.  I thought Hidden Palms was the real-life name of the community.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jbnv on November 08, 2017, 03:09:02 PM
https://www.mapquest.com/us/ca/sacramento/95834-2904/3600-n-freeway-blvd-38.639413,-121.497736

Yes in Sacramento, CA there is a street called Freeway blvd.
In East Orange, NJ the frontage roads for I-280 are known as Freeway Drive East and Freeway Drive West. There is also a Freeway Avenue in Hackettstown with no freeways anywhere near there:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8271014,-74.8426067,17z/data=!5m1!1e1

Baton Rouge has an "Interline" road that is... wait for it... a frontage road for the interstate and Airline Highway.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on November 08, 2017, 03:22:33 PM
I will say that it probably would indeed be a little awkward to name a street after any sexual orientation itself.

Oh, Germany... (https://goo.gl/maps/nmyENwHXgxG2)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on November 08, 2017, 03:48:27 PM
^^ Translates to crosswise or transverse Street
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on November 08, 2017, 04:02:52 PM
I will say that it probably would indeed be a little awkward to name a street after any sexual orientation itself.

Oh, Germany... (https://goo.gl/maps/nmyENwHXgxG2)

^^ Translates to crosswise or transverse Street

No, that would be Querstraße.  Of course, it might be spelled wrong on Google.  It's hard to know for sure; the Michelin map leaves that street unnamed.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on November 08, 2017, 04:17:27 PM
If you search enough, you might find some roads named Asperger Straße :sombrero:. Hint: look for a town named Asperg near Stuttgart...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: JasonOfORoads on November 16, 2017, 05:40:03 PM
Bodacious Dr. in Silverton, OR: https://goo.gl/maps/HU7VN4KAuyA2

That sign sure ain't bodacious though! X-(

Seems okay to me. I like the big borer, although I wish the text were mixed-case.

That was ODOT's standard street sign design until very recently, when they switched to mixed-case. It'll probably get replaced once it reaches end-of-life, whenever that is.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on November 17, 2017, 05:14:02 PM
Bodacious Dr. in Silverton, OR: https://goo.gl/maps/HU7VN4KAuyA2

That sign sure ain't bodacious though! X-(

Seems okay to me. I like the big bor[d]er, although I wish the text were mixed-case.

That was ODOT's standard street sign design until very recently, when they switched to mixed-case. It'll probably get replaced once it reaches end-of-life, whenever that is.

As long as it still has a big *border, I'm fine with the change.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on November 18, 2017, 01:00:48 AM
Route 79 in Freehold, NJ is called Broadway Way.

"Broadway Way" sounds so silly that I'm skeptical. It led me to check Google, which shows the name as simply "Broadway." The street sign that I see in GSV shows the same: https://goo.gl/maps/WkS7B1yiMjL2 (https://goo.gl/maps/WkS7B1yiMjL2). Can we get a source for "Broadway Way"?

MSS&T shows four of them, but three of them are contradicted by Google Street View. However, West Fargo, ND has one which Google lists as well -- you can barely see the sign in Google Street View.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on November 18, 2017, 01:09:15 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook

Google Earth lists four of these: Lavallette, NJ; Port Angeles, WA; Paradise, CA; Camdentown, MO. MSS&T lists a few more.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jwolfer on November 18, 2017, 01:10:56 AM
A high school friend found this street name.. shared it on Facebook

Google Earth lists four of these: Lavallette, NJ; Port Angeles, WA; Paradise, CA; Camdentown, MO. MSS&T lists a few more.
It's Lavallette, NJ... That's the island I grew up on. Lavallette goes to my high school

Z981

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on November 18, 2017, 01:18:36 AM
Driving around the Northwest region with my Australian friend was fun, because he was laughing at basically every aboriginal name he saw. Here's one he loved:

(http://i.imgur.com/ecUhfqT.png)

Obviously, we pronounced it "anus road" but I'm sure it's "anne-is" or something.

The southern end of route 77 in Rhode Island is called Sakonnet Point Rd, because it goes to Sakonnet Point. Kids seem to accent the wrong syllable in that one.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: D-Dey65 on January 05, 2018, 01:27:17 AM
Here is a better photo than GMSV, taken yesterday afternoon:

(https://i.imgur.com/SpW3kyn.jpg)
Speaking of Butts:
https://imgflip.com/i/1j0gk4
 :sombrero:

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: TBKS1 on January 06, 2018, 05:58:46 PM
I don't have anything here, but apparently in Perry County, there's lots of interesting road name signs to the point where people are apparently stealing the road signs.

Here's the article: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/missing-signs-are-road-blocks-for-first-responders/786830785

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on January 07, 2018, 10:01:50 AM
I don't have anything here, but apparently in Perry County, there's lots of interesting road name signs to the point where people are apparently stealing the road signs.

Here's the article: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/missing-signs-are-road-blocks-for-first-responders/786830785

Forgive my impertinence, but…wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on January 07, 2018, 04:12:07 PM
I don't have anything here, but apparently in Perry County, there's lots of interesting road name signs to the point where people are apparently stealing the road signs.

Here's the article: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/missing-signs-are-road-blocks-for-first-responders/786830785

Forgive my impertinence, but…wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

Given that the article is talking about the county replacing road signs, and quotes the county 911 coordinator, I'm guessing the EMT and other responders are at the county level too.  Not just a few roads.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on January 07, 2018, 10:27:26 PM
I don't have anything here, but apparently in Perry County, there's lots of interesting road name signs to the point where people are apparently stealing the road signs.

Here's the article: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/missing-signs-are-road-blocks-for-first-responders/786830785

Forgive my impertinence, but…wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

Given that the article is talking about the county replacing road signs, and quotes the county 911 coordinator, I'm guessing the EMT and other responders are at the county level too.  Not just a few roads.

Well, relative to what? To a tiny village? No. But to other counties around the U.S.? Sure, comparatively few, indeed. I certainly knew all the principal roads in my county, and many of the ones in adjoining counties.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2018, 02:15:28 PM
wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

They won't quickly learn the street names if there aren't any street signs for them to see.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on January 08, 2018, 03:29:36 PM
The names given in that Arkansas Matters article all sound like private drives & not county named roads.

Hard to imagine a county naming a road "Pink Floyd Rd".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on January 19, 2018, 06:53:27 AM
Hard to imagine a county naming a road "Pink Floyd Rd".

Sign theft is still wrong; it costs the county money, and we shouldn't act like animals.

Signage can still be obscured by clouds on the way to the great gig in the sky.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on January 19, 2018, 08:32:02 AM
Hard to imagine a county naming a road "Pink Floyd Rd".

Sign theft is still wrong; it costs the county money, and we shouldn't act like animals.

Signage can still be obscured by clouds on the way to the great gig in the sky.

I 100% agree. But here in Lincoln Parish, the owner of the private drives pay the parish for new signs. The theft is still wrong, but it's a private property owner losing the money.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on January 19, 2018, 09:41:44 AM
wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

They won't quickly learn the street names if there aren't any street signs for them to see.

Why? Aren't the names on county maps?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on January 19, 2018, 02:13:12 PM
wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

They won't quickly learn the street names if there aren't any street signs for them to see.

Why? Aren't the names on county maps?

I suppose.  But a driver learns street names not just by studying a map, rather by actually driving the streets.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on January 19, 2018, 03:38:53 PM
wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

They won't quickly learn the street names if there aren't any street signs for them to see.

Why? Aren't the names on county maps?

I suppose.  But a driver learns street names not just by studying a map, rather by actually driving the streets.

Exactly. So with all the driving these guys do, in addition to having good official maps to study, wouldn't they quickly become familiar enough with the local roads that an occasional missing sign wouldn't delay them to the point of being newsworthy?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on January 19, 2018, 03:58:54 PM
wouldn't the ambulance drivers in a very small, rural community quickly get to know the roads on their own?

They won't quickly learn the street names if there aren't any street signs for them to see.

Why? Aren't the names on county maps?

I suppose.  But a driver learns street names not just by studying a map, rather by actually driving the streets.

Exactly. So with all the driving these guys do, in addition to having good official maps to study, wouldn't they quickly become familiar enough with the local roads that an occasional missing sign wouldn't delay them to the point of being newsworthy?

I know the names of several of the streets closest to my house, closest to my church, closest to my parents' house, closest to my work, etc, etc.—not by having done business on those streets or by having studied them on a map, but rather by having driven past the street signs so many times.  I know that Bleckley Drive is the one that runs past a Presbyterian Church precisely because that street is on my way home from Papa Murphy's; take away the street signs, and I wouldn't have learned its name.

Is it possible to learn street names without street signs?  Yes.  But it's not as easy, and it's not as fast.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: webny99 on January 19, 2018, 04:12:12 PM
Me, personally, I don't recall ever learning a street name from driving it. At least not a street name that I needed to know and still remember, anyways. I spent an insane amount of time studying area maps as a kid, and as a result, I know the names of all the main roads in the area, and most of the neighborhood streets within a five mile radius or so of my house.

I'm trying to think of a funny street name to contribute, but, nothing yet  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on January 20, 2018, 10:43:31 AM
I know the names of several of the streets closest to my house, closest to my church, closest to my parents' house, closest to my work, etc, etc.—not by having done business on those streets or by having studied them on a map, but rather by having driven past the street signs so many times.  I know that Bleckley Drive is the one that runs past a Presbyterian Church precisely because that street is on my way home from Papa Murphy's; take away the street signs, and I wouldn't have learned its name.

Right, but these are people who drive around to specific addresses as a way of making their living, and/or of providing a vital public service. So they wouldn't be learning the roads just by chance of having driven past them; they'd be equipped with commercial mapping/navigation systems combined with officially-produced maps of the area they serve.

Quote
Is it possible to learn street names without street signs?  Yes.  But it's not as easy, and it's not as fast.

Probably not true, if you were to put that to the test. But regardless, we're talking only about the absence of a few select signs, not removing the entire system. As well, I don't dispute that it is slightly less fast to know the name of a street without a sign than with one, only that it is not so much slower as to amount to a matter of major public concern worthy of being reported in the news—or that, if it is, it is unlikely that theft of the signs can be solely to blame.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on January 20, 2018, 11:24:26 AM
http://abc7.com/traffic/odd-street-sign-to-bobs-house-pops-up-in-oc-/2968806/?sf179750628=1&sf179750842=1


And Now This Bob's house is included.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on February 22, 2018, 02:52:23 PM
Hard to imagine a county naming a road "Pink Floyd Rd".

Sign theft is still wrong; it costs the county money, and we shouldn't act like animals.

Signage can still be obscured by clouds on the way to the great gig in the sky.
Wot's... uh the deal with people stealing road signs, leaving nothing but empty spaces where they'd been? I'm lost for words; I remember a day before something like this would happen. If they don't stop, one of these days the dogs responsible will get caught. Let's hope they face justice at the trial.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrpablue on February 22, 2018, 06:06:31 PM
http://bit.ly/2GBc84i (http://bit.ly/2GBc84i)

http://bit.ly/2ELXV89 (http://bit.ly/2ELXV89)

There are many funny streets near Las Vegas' Farm Road/US95.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on February 22, 2018, 08:36:08 PM
http://bit.ly/2GBc84i (http://bit.ly/2GBc84i)

http://bit.ly/2ELXV89 (http://bit.ly/2ELXV89)

There are many funny streets near Las Vegas' Farm Road/US95.

I don't think I have ever hated Vegas as much as I do right now.  And I have hated it for a long, long time.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrpablue on February 22, 2018, 08:57:12 PM
http://bit.ly/2GBc84i (http://bit.ly/2GBc84i)

http://bit.ly/2ELXV89 (http://bit.ly/2ELXV89)

There are many funny streets near Las Vegas' Farm Road/US95.

I don't think I have ever hated Vegas as much as I do right now.  And I have hated it for a long, long time.

Do you mean because of these streets?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on February 23, 2018, 07:23:43 AM
http://bit.ly/2GBc84i (http://bit.ly/2GBc84i)

http://bit.ly/2ELXV89 (http://bit.ly/2ELXV89)

There are many funny streets near Las Vegas' Farm Road/US95.
Those street names are absolutely tarded to be honest.  Who would want to live on, say, "Tasty Court"?  It would just look and sound ridiculous!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 23, 2018, 08:41:14 AM
http://bit.ly/2GBc84i (http://bit.ly/2GBc84i)

http://bit.ly/2ELXV89 (http://bit.ly/2ELXV89)

There are many funny streets near Las Vegas' Farm Road/US95.
Those street names are absolutely tarded to be honest.  Who would want to live on, say, "Tasty Court"?  It would just look and sound ridiculous!

What if they had a Tasty Court neighborhood bake sale?   It would be great until those folks from Conquest Court came and took all of it from themselves.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on February 23, 2018, 10:04:30 AM
The other day, I passed by a street blade which said Lab Ct.

How many of you just thought of Lab COAT as being the correct name of the street?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on February 24, 2018, 11:07:07 AM
I thought Lab Connecticut.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on February 25, 2018, 12:49:57 AM
Lab cat.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Hurricane Rex on February 26, 2018, 02:26:53 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on February 26, 2018, 03:37:43 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

Okay, you're crazy.

It is very common for at least one or two cities in most states to have a grouping of roads named after states. In Tacoma, there's a large grouping of streets of I-5/exit 132, including Montana Ave, Oregon Ave, Arizona Ave, California Ave, and Idaho St.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cabiness42 on February 26, 2018, 09:17:45 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

If Illinois is one of several streets named for states it's not weird, but if it's the only street in town named for a state that's a bit odd.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: inkyatari on February 26, 2018, 09:31:00 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

Well, there is an Illinois river in Oregon, which I find funner, as I live near the Illinois river in Illinois.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Hurricane Rex on February 26, 2018, 10:33:12 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

If Illinois is one of several streets named for states it's not weird, but if it's the only street in town named for a state that's a bit odd.
In Newberg, there is only Illinois street however Sherwood, 7 miles north has Washington and oregon streets so make your judgments off that

LG-TP260

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on February 27, 2018, 04:59:00 PM
https://worldwideinterweb.com/the-funniest-street-names-ever-pictures/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66000/15-weirdest-street-names-across-us

http://www.dumb.com/funny_street_names.php

Here are some lists for Funny Streets the inks have posted here but some have been previously mentioned here.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on February 27, 2018, 05:55:12 PM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

Well, there is an Illinois river in Oregon, which I find funner, as I live near the Illinois river in Illinois.

And there's an Oregon, IL - but unfortunately, it's on the Rock River, not the Illinois.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on February 28, 2018, 02:37:24 PM
https://worldwideinterweb.com/the-funniest-street-names-ever-pictures/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66000/15-weirdest-street-names-across-us

http://www.dumb.com/funny_street_names.php

Here are some lists for Funny Streets the inks have posted here but some have been previously mentioned here.

y u do dis

(https://i.imgur.com/d8bWRsQ.png)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: inkyatari on March 01, 2018, 09:01:51 AM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

Well, there is an Illinois river in Oregon, which I find funner, as I live near the Illinois river in Illinois.

And there's an Oregon, IL - but unfortunately, it's on the Rock River, not the Illinois.

When people talk about going to Oregon, it still catches me off guard, thinking they mean the state.

There's a great charity bicycle ride up there called the Tour of Scenic Ogle County.  That's one of the most beautiful areas in Illinois, maybe even the midwest.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on March 03, 2018, 08:47:43 AM
^ ITT: People ogling the landscape of Ogle County :D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GHayesNRP on March 27, 2018, 04:19:59 PM
In the town of Stamford, NY there is Porn Road
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 27, 2018, 05:59:27 PM
In the town of Stamford, NY there is Porn Road

*Bruce Porn, but still odd (even if it is a name).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on March 27, 2018, 06:53:55 PM

y u do dis

(https://i.imgur.com/d8bWRsQ.png)

The moderator of Pacific Southwest has told bing101 to stop using size tags in his posts on that board. I don't see why he keeps using them. But at least he isn't using size=2px tags as he's done on Pacific Southwest, which make the links almost completely invisible.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 28, 2018, 02:35:10 PM
y u do dis

https://i.imgur.com/d8bWRsQ.png

The moderator of Pacific Southwest has told bing101 to stop using size tags in his posts on that board. I don't see why he keeps using them. But at least he isn't using size=2px tags as he's done on Pacific Southwest, which make the links almost completely invisible.

Yeah, he's been told off several times for doing this. The issue, as far as I can tell, is that he rarely follows up on anything he posts. Most users here will converse with users who respond to their posts (as is the way with forums). 90% of bing101's posts are just these "update" posts, and he almost never follows up any responses to those posts. In fact, I bet he never actually saw my "y u do dis" image of his size tags.

bing101, if you are out there: please respond to this post with "I am out there".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: sandwalk on March 28, 2018, 04:10:48 PM
I can't remember if I've posted this here before (too lazy to check today):

Jackass Hill Road
Littleton, CO
map: https://goo.gl/maps/YntzZ21ZCJQ2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on April 06, 2018, 09:48:23 PM
There's a Paul "Bear" Bryant Road in Briarfield, AL. To me, the reason why it's amusing is that only here in Alabama would you have a road named after a former Alabama football coach.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on April 06, 2018, 09:57:18 PM
There's a Paul "Bear" Bryant Road in Briarfield, AL. To me, the reason why it's amusing is that only here in Alabama would you have a road named after a former Alabama football coach.
IN Green Bay, if you win a Super Bowl, they will remane a strre for you.  There is Lombardi Ave, Holmgren Way and Mike McCarthey Way.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 06, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
Brown Material Road which happens to intersect CA 46. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 25, 2018, 08:05:24 AM
Seldom Seen Road southeast of Moab, UT.  Seems the area has an affinity for humorously names roads given some of the other examples upthread. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on April 28, 2018, 05:45:30 PM
Call me crazy but I've always found Illinois street in Newberg, OR to be funny considering we are 1704 miles from Illinois as the crow flies to ORD.

Okay, you're crazy.

It is very common for at least one or two cities in most states to have a grouping of roads named after states. In Tacoma, there's a large grouping of streets of I-5/exit 132, including Montana Ave, Oregon Ave, Arizona Ave, California Ave, and Idaho St.
Many people know that most of the streets in Indianapolis' Mile Square (our central business district) are named after states, but many are not aware that two - Capitol Ave and Senate Ave - were originally named after southern states but got rechristened during the Civil War. However, not all such streets had their names changed, as Louisiana St, Virginia Ave, Georgia St, Kentucky Ave, and Alabama St all kept their names. Guess the powers that be back then just didn't want the two roadways that form the eastern and western borders of the Indiana State House to have names of rebel states (Mississippi St and Tennessee St, I believe). There once were streets named for North Carolina and South Carolina in the Mile Square as well, but those bordered Pogue's Run and were obliterated when that stream got buried in a tunnel as part of a project to elevate the railroad tracks through downtown Indy near the turn of the 20th Century.

Also, streets at the outer borders of the Mile Square are named for their relative position: North St, South St, East St, and West St. Which, of course, leads to addressing like East North St, West South St, South West St, et cetera. Still not as confusing as places like Salt Lake City though.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on April 28, 2018, 07:53:33 PM
Also, streets at the outer borders of the Mile Square are named for their relative position: North St, South St, East St, and West St. Which, of course, leads to addressing like East North St, West South St, South West St, et cetera. Still not as confusing as places like Salt Lake City though.

That is exactly how the roads surrounding Temple Square in Salt Lake City are named, but with the word “Temple” as in “South Temple”. However, the road that would be East Temple is called Main Street.

Of course, Salt Lake also has the grid coordinate system. That takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out it’s actually very helpful in getting around, and you even find yourself asking the grid coordinate of named streets (for example, Redwood Rd is 1700 West).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on April 28, 2018, 07:57:00 PM
Also, streets at the outer borders of the Mile Square are named for their relative position: North St, South St, East St, and West St. Which, of course, leads to addressing like East North St, West South St, South West St, et cetera. Still not as confusing as places like Salt Lake City though.

That is exactly how the roads surrounding Temple Square in Salt Lake City are named, but with the word “Temple” as in “South Temple”. However, the road that would be East Temple is called Main Street.

Of course, Salt Lake also has the grid coordinate system. That takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out it’s actually very helpful in getting around, and you even find yourself asking the grid coordinate of named streets (for example, Redwood Rd is 1700 West).
Agreed, but having 4 separate "4th Street"s can be baffling to those not familiar with that system.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on April 28, 2018, 08:08:32 PM
Also, streets at the outer borders of the Mile Square are named for their relative position: North St, South St, East St, and West St. Which, of course, leads to addressing like East North St, West South St, South West St, et cetera. Still not as confusing as places like Salt Lake City though.

That is exactly how the roads surrounding Temple Square in Salt Lake City are named, but with the word “Temple” as in “South Temple”. However, the road that would be East Temple is called Main Street.

Of course, Salt Lake also has the grid coordinate system. That takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out it’s actually very helpful in getting around, and you even find yourself asking the grid coordinate of named streets (for example, Redwood Rd is 1700 West).
Agreed, but having 4 separate "4th Street"s can be baffling to those not familiar with that system.

That’s true. However, none of those roads are actually named “4th Street”. The names of those roads are 400 South, 400 West, etc., and locals refer to them as “4th South” etc. It’s pretty unusual to not specify which “4th” you’re referring to. The exception is for major roads a bit farther away from the city center, because those numbers are less likely to be duplicated. For example, if someone says something is on 33rd, they’re likely referring to 3300 South, the major arterial. There may be a 3300 East or 3300 West somewhere, but those aren’t major streets. If they were referring to one of those, they would have specified.

Really, it isn’t any different from cities with a “4th St” and a “4th Ave” that intersect.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on April 28, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
Also, streets at the outer borders of the Mile Square are named for their relative position: North St, South St, East St, and West St. Which, of course, leads to addressing like East North St, West South St, South West St, et cetera. Still not as confusing as places like Salt Lake City though.

That is exactly how the roads surrounding Temple Square in Salt Lake City are named, but with the word “Temple” as in “South Temple”. However, the road that would be East Temple is called Main Street.

Of course, Salt Lake also has the grid coordinate system. That takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out it’s actually very helpful in getting around, and you even find yourself asking the grid coordinate of named streets (for example, Redwood Rd is 1700 West).
Agreed, but having 4 separate "4th Street"s can be baffling to those not familiar with that system.

That’s true. However, none of those roads are actually named “4th Street”. The names of those roads are 400 South, 400 West, etc., and locals refer to them as “4th South” etc. It’s pretty unusual to not specify which “4th” you’re referring to. The exception is for major roads a bit farther away from the city center, because those numbers are less likely to be duplicated. For example, if someone says something is on 33rd, they’re likely referring to 3300 South, the major arterial. There may be a 3300 East or 3300 West somewhere, but those aren’t major streets. If they were referring to one of those, they would have specified.

Really, it isn’t any different from cities with a “4th St” and a “4th Ave” that intersect.
Ture. I was looking at an old RMcN road atlas (which DID show a "4th St", probably long-since corrected), since it's been awhile since I've been to Utah's capitol city. But my point was more about someone who is unfamiliar with the area.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on April 28, 2018, 08:53:41 PM
Complicating things for the Salt Lake City (and other similar) street grid systems is that not all the numbers end in 00. Some minor streets have numbers ending in 20, 25, 50, or even 35 (like I've seen in multiple visits to SLC and its suburbs). Those don't lend themselves to shorthands like 4th Street, etc. But some "in-between" streets get non-numeric names instead of numbers.

Yeah, it's an unusual system, but I got used to it quickly and find it very helpful.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Rothman on April 28, 2018, 08:59:37 PM
I love it when Utahns move east and are totally lost without the Mormon Grid (or the Wasatch on the east and the Oquirrh on the west, for that matter).  The Mormon coordinate system is ridiculously simple and makes sense...but seeing them unable to navigate away from it makes me reluctant to recommend it in other areas.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadfro on April 29, 2018, 04:03:21 PM
That’s true. However, none of those roads are actually named “4th Street”. The names of those roads are 400 South, 400 West, etc., and locals refer to them as “4th South” etc. It’s pretty unusual to not specify which “4th” you’re referring to. The exception is for major roads a bit farther away from the city center, because those numbers are less likely to be duplicated. For example, if someone says something is on 33rd, they’re likely referring to 3300 South, the major arterial. There may be a 3300 East or 3300 West somewhere, but those aren’t major streets. If they were referring to one of those, they would have specified.

Really, it isn’t any different from cities with a “4th St” and a “4th Ave” that intersect.

The concept is similar, but the Utah grid system is further complicated by potentially having the equivalent of two 4th Streets and two 4th Avenues, which can result in up to four separate intersections of "4th & 4th". But in such a scenario, I imagine there'd be some kind of qualifier for distinguishing beyond the origin, such as the east-west roads being called "4th St North" vs "4th St South" or "4th St NW"/"4th St NE" vs "4th St SW"/"4th St SE".

So it can still be confusing to those unfamiliar with the system without further clarification. You'd have to specify something like "Let's meet at the Taco Bell on 4th North & 4th West".

But I agree that once you get used to a road naming/grid system arranged in such a manner, it'd be the easiest thing in the world to navigate.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on April 29, 2018, 04:29:16 PM
That’s true. However, none of those roads are actually named “4th Street”. The names of those roads are 400 South, 400 West, etc., and locals refer to them as “4th South” etc. It’s pretty unusual to not specify which “4th” you’re referring to. The exception is for major roads a bit farther away from the city center, because those numbers are less likely to be duplicated. For example, if someone says something is on 33rd, they’re likely referring to 3300 South, the major arterial. There may be a 3300 East or 3300 West somewhere, but those aren’t major streets. If they were referring to one of those, they would have specified.

Really, it isn’t any different from cities with a “4th St” and a “4th Ave” that intersect.

The concept is similar, but the Utah grid system is further complicated by potentially having the equivalent of two 4th Streets and two 4th Avenues, which can result in up to four separate intersections of "4th & 4th". But in such a scenario, I imagine there'd be some kind of qualifier for distinguishing beyond the origin, such as the east-west roads being called "4th St North" vs "4th St South" or "4th St NW"/"4th St NE" vs "4th St SW"/"4th St SE".

So it can still be confusing to those unfamiliar with the system without further clarification. You'd have to specify something like "Let's meet at the Taco Bell on 4th North & 4th West".

Or use that corner's street address: 400 North 400 West. Other street addresses use that format, too (the ones not on corners use the street they're on, and the "house number" along that block, such as 1494 South 730 West).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ErmineNotyours on May 24, 2018, 11:09:26 PM
Once I saw this name for a waterfall, I had to see it in person.  As a bonus, it has a street with the name too.  The falls isn't much.  It's just a trickle of water [chortle].

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/41433633455_d3e625d6da_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/268mcGB)Makapipi Road, Hanna Highway, Maui (https://flic.kr/p/268mcGB) by Arthur Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/116988743@N07/), on Flickr

Google Street View (https://goo.gl/maps/JCyrtYATmX52)

And in my own home town of Renton, Washington, there's a street named Shattuck.  Once regulations required all bus stops to be verbally announced by the bus's automation, this street name was included in the announcement, causing me to think every time, "Heh, heh.  Heh, heh.  SHE said..."
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 24, 2018, 11:58:35 PM
I'm sure Kitchen Dick Road has been mentioned several times already but why not a photo:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/42266889462_3db6b3a313_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oYRFu)IMG_6158 (https://flic.kr/p/27oYRFu) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on May 25, 2018, 02:22:25 AM
I'm sure Kitchen Dick Road has been mentioned several times already but why not a photo:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/42266889462_3db6b3a313_h.jpg

That photo wasn't too far from Kitchen Dick's junction with Woodcock Road: https://goo.gl/o7p8pf
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 25, 2018, 03:18:20 PM
I'm sure Kitchen Dick Road has been mentioned several times already but why not a photo:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/42266889462_3db6b3a313_h.jpg

That photo wasn't too far from Kitchen Dick's junction with Woodcock Road: https://goo.gl/o7p8pf

Indeed, total missed opportunity.   I barely remembered Kitchen Dick was there as I was rolling into Port Angeles.  My significant other actually wanted to stop to get photos with the street blade, I regret not doing it now. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on May 25, 2018, 04:13:00 PM
Kitchen Dick

I assume this refers to someone who investigates culinary crimes.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 25, 2018, 04:23:22 PM
Kitchen Dick

I assume this refers to someone who investigates culinary crimes.

But what about Woodcock?   Maybe a wooden chicken brought to life to help investigate kitchen based culinary crimes?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on May 27, 2018, 01:13:11 PM
Kitchen Dick

I assume this refers to someone who investigates culinary crimes.  :pan:

The crime: using mayo to make tater salad instead of mustard.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 27, 2018, 01:46:05 PM
Kitchen Dick

I assume this refers to someone who investigates culinary crimes.  :pan:

The crime: using mayo to make tater salad instead of mustard.

Turns out the naming convention of "Kitchen Dick and Woodcock" is actually incredibly mundane:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=22935.msg2330734#new
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on August 24, 2018, 02:22:52 AM
Google Maps makes this fun.
Are you sure? I see no way to make this fun.
Dude stop trolling and being a stick in the mud.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on August 24, 2018, 10:09:01 AM
What in the hell is this street name supposed to be referencing?  Is this a rapper's name??  Found in Carson, WA.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/44098155652_3aa969edbd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2abNzju)
bladePZ (https://flic.kr/p/2abNzju) by Paul Drives (https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on August 24, 2018, 03:41:02 PM
Google Maps makes this fun.
Are you sure? I see no way to make this fun.
Dude stop trolling and being a stick in the mud.

Whew, glad you nipped that one in the bud! :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 24, 2018, 04:14:11 PM
Google Maps makes this fun.
Are you sure? I see no way to make this fun.
Dude stop trolling and being a stick in the mud.

Whew, glad you nipped that one in the bud! :-D

Over a year after the fact no less. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 27, 2018, 09:38:38 AM
Turning down Vegan Road (https://goo.gl/maps/hvCp4TYs37p) seems like it would be a huge missed steak.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: inkyatari on August 28, 2018, 12:54:11 PM
Turning down Vegan Road (https://goo.gl/maps/hvCp4TYs37p) seems like it would be a huge missed steak.

And boom goes the dynamite.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 28, 2018, 11:28:57 PM
Inyo/Butte was on Freewayjim the other day...guess I have more photos to take in Bakersfield after all.  :rolleyes:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WzT65g18ydI/VRixqJFz_8I/AAAAAAAAJRc/TwszwNJDHHA/s1600/Inyo%2BButte.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on August 29, 2018, 09:54:07 AM
Inyo/Butte was on Freewayjim the other day...guess I have more photos to take in Bakersfield after all.  :rolleyes:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WzT65g18ydI/VRixqJFz_8I/AAAAAAAAJRc/TwszwNJDHHA/s1600/Inyo%2BButte.jpg)

Reminds me of the Eddie Murphy novelty song, "Boogie In Your Butt".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: dvferyance on August 29, 2018, 04:33:11 PM
Wauwatosa WI has a Met to Wee Ln. Whatever that means.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ErmineNotyours on August 29, 2018, 11:08:45 PM
Auburn, Washington has lettered streets (A, B, C, etc.) but had to change P to Pike because the single letter was too embarrassing.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: westerninterloper on August 29, 2018, 11:14:39 PM
There's a Paul "Bear" Bryant Road in Briarfield, AL. To me, the reason why it's amusing is that only here in Alabama would you have a road named after a former Alabama football coach.

Bloomington Ind has a street named for Bill Mallory, probably the last winning Hoosier football coach.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/E+Bill+Mallory+Dr,+Bloomington,+IN+47401/@39.1593435,-86.4782783,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886c644117bd34a7:0xd784fba80c12e93d!8m2!3d39.1593394!4d-86.4760896



Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on August 29, 2018, 11:41:57 PM
Inyo/Butte was on Freewayjim the other day...guess I have more photos to take in Bakersfield after all.  :rolleyes:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WzT65g18ydI/VRixqJFz_8I/AAAAAAAAJRc/TwszwNJDHHA/s1600/Inyo%2BButte.jpg

Reminds me of the Eddie Murphy novelty song, "Boogie In Your Butt".

I'm having deja Vu...

Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA

(http://i.imgur.com/8Mhj55L.png)

Reminds me of Eddie Murphy's song "Boogie In Your Butt": 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bcroadguy on August 30, 2018, 02:13:05 AM
Nanaimo, BC has Dingle Bingle Hill Rd:(https://www.google.com/maps/@49.2150072,-124.0114198,3a,15y,267.64h,88.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szgqwMs9WmUKONtiB55zYiQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

and also Twiggly Wiggly Rd:(https://www.google.com/maps/@49.169334,-123.998591,3a,15.9y,125.88h,90.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFdkRo7sUwv0maqEX3NsRBQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).

Apparently a former mayor let his kids name some of the streets.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on August 30, 2018, 09:03:45 AM
Baltimore has a Gay St. (https://goo.gl/maps/CZ4Kjy1Sj1o)  So does Phoenixville, PA. (https://goo.gl/maps/GTUGHnNsgUs)  (Yes, I'm 12.)

I think the rest of the letters of "LGBTQIA" are feeling left out, here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ErmineNotyours on August 30, 2018, 09:39:24 AM
Seattle has a Gay Avenue: Google Street View. (https://goo.gl/maps/8Ei99K6CCe12)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: J Route Z on August 31, 2018, 08:32:05 PM
So does Virginia https://goo.gl/maps/FsE38XrDBx52 and lots of other cities.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on September 03, 2018, 01:20:04 PM
Baltimore has a Gay St. (https://goo.gl/maps/CZ4Kjy1Sj1o)  So does Phoenixville, PA. (https://goo.gl/maps/GTUGHnNsgUs)  (Yes, I'm 12.)

I think the rest of the letters of "LGBTQIA" are feeling left out, here.
Lots of cities have a "Gay Street", including my city of birth, Fort Wayne, IN.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kulerage on September 03, 2018, 03:16:12 PM
I can't find any posts for it, so I assume "Coffee Pot Boulevard" in St. Petersburg, FL has not been posted
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.7896207,-82.6233901,3a,59.8y,208.97h,85.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXzXztO6GzHuDnELQB6WRXw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on September 03, 2018, 06:22:54 PM
There's a Coffee Pot Drive in Sedona, AZ (https://goo.gl/maps/wPnKmY9uwBk) too.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on September 04, 2018, 07:58:54 AM
The area where I grew up on Long Island has a lot of them, and I'm not sure if they've been posted before.

Skunks' Misery Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/vEwRwDBGk9A2)
Chicken Valley Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/b5yQEwFTZwp)
Bread and Cheese Hollow Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/GTTS7p3Wj5z)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on September 04, 2018, 11:20:59 AM
 :hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on September 04, 2018, 03:55:10 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on September 04, 2018, 07:54:57 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:

Made obsolete by MP3 players and streaming (or Blu-Ray), respectively.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on September 04, 2018, 08:53:02 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:

Made obsolete by MP3 players and streaming (or Blu-Ray), respectively.

Not to mention the "Cloud"...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on September 05, 2018, 05:13:31 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:

Made obsolete by MP3 players and streaming (or Blu-Ray), respectively.

Not to mention the "Cloud"...
Honestly, screw the "cloud", and screw millennials who are perfectly content listening to someone else's music collection and watching someone else's movie collection.  I still like having a physical copy of my music, thank you very much, and this will be the case even when I'm 100 years old and streaming is considered "oh my gosh that's what great-grandpa did".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: freebrickproductions on September 06, 2018, 03:29:37 AM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
Wonder what happened there? 2007 street view along one of the roads shows several office buildings that are obviously no longer there...
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on September 06, 2018, 07:53:39 AM
Wonder what happened there? 2007 street view along one of the roads shows several office buildings that are obviously no longer there...

IOmega?  They made tape drives, (hard) disk drives, and the ZIP and JAZ drives.  Bought out by Lenovo, apparently. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LenovoEMC)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on September 11, 2018, 08:58:38 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:

Made obsolete by MP3 players and streaming (or Blu-Ray), respectively.

Not to mention the "Cloud"...
Honestly, screw the "cloud", and screw millennials who are perfectly content listening to someone else's music collection and watching someone else's movie collection.  I still like having a physical copy of my music, thank you very much, and this will be the case even when I'm 100 years old and streaming is considered "oh my gosh that's what great-grandpa did".

You're being needlessly stubborn. The cloud has done plenty of good things. One of those things is not destroying the physical media industry.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on September 14, 2018, 05:51:54 PM
:hmmm:On the "Free" section of the Northwest Parkway near Louisville, CO, there is an abandoned/closed industrial subdivision where 2 of the street names are:

• Tape Drive, and
• Disc Drive.

https://goo.gl/maps/YHGQBN9cZL72

Guess the roads were closed/abandoned because they are outdated?   :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
I still fail to see how CDs and DVDs are "outdated", but OK.  :paranoid:

Made obsolete by MP3 players and streaming (or Blu-Ray), respectively.

Not to mention the "Cloud"...
Honestly, screw the "cloud", and screw millennials who are perfectly content listening to someone else's music collection and watching someone else's movie collection.  I still like having a physical copy of my music, thank you very much, and this will be the case even when I'm 100 years old and streaming is considered "oh my gosh that's what great-grandpa did".

You're being needlessly stubborn. The cloud has done plenty of good things. One of those things is not destroying the physical media industry.
Could you please explain what "good things" the cloud has done?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mark68 on September 14, 2018, 06:34:33 PM
Nanaimo, BC has Dingle Bingle Hill Rd:(https://www.google.com/maps/@49.2150072,-124.0114198,3a,15y,267.64h,88.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szgqwMs9WmUKONtiB55zYiQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

and also Twiggly Wiggly Rd:(https://www.google.com/maps/@49.169334,-123.998591,3a,15.9y,125.88h,90.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFdkRo7sUwv0maqEX3NsRBQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).

Apparently a former mayor let his kids name some of the streets.

How very Boaty McBoatface of him!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on September 15, 2018, 12:27:56 AM
Could you please explain what "good things" the cloud has done?

As it relates to what? Music? Photos? The internet? It has its hands in a lot of things people use every day.

I personally use the cloud to access my entire music library (only some of which is on my phone) any time I have an internet connection (virtually all the time), access school documents on any computer (via OneDrive), keep my phone, laptop, and tablet synced together (Google cloud services), upload and share photos immediately, etc.

I'm willing to bet you use the cloud far more than you think you do: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 20160805 on September 16, 2018, 02:56:33 PM
^ I know I'm old  :rolleyes:, but my entire music collection is physical.  All my photos are either physical or stored on my computer directly; Mr Onlinesnoop doesn't need to see my personal pictures.  And what funky stuff are millennials up to where they can have access to the Internet 'virtually all the time'?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on September 16, 2018, 04:41:52 PM
^ I know I'm old  :rolleyes:, but my entire music collection is physical.  All my photos are either physical or stored on my computer directly; Mr Onlinesnoop doesn't need to see my personal pictures.  And what funky stuff are millennials up to where they can have access to the Internet 'virtually all the time'?

Dude, you're 25, and we're both millennials. Stop pretending like your some crotchety old man. My point from earlier remains: the cloud has not made it harder to use physical storage as you prefer. Don't hate what doesn't have any effect on you.

Having internet all the time is important for cloud storage. You can thank the cloud for the carrier race to blanket the US in LTE. I just drove from LA to SEA (1100 miles), and I lost connection once (for about 30 miles total in northern California and Southern Oregon.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: adventurernumber1 on September 17, 2018, 05:01:46 PM
My entire musical collection is physical as well, but I would think the Cloud does some good things. If I recall correctly, the Cloud helps keep information (i.e. photos and videos) safe and secure in a backup, in case something happens to the original copies on the original source (the phone). I listen to CDs and YouTube for music, but not any Cloud or iTunes stuff on my phone. However, I could probably largely benefit from securing my many road photos and videos on the Cloud so I have extra copies in an extra place. I have a lot of road videos and photos that are still not anywhere else other than my phone, and that is very risky for making sure I don't lose them. Most of them aren't even uploaded to my computer yet, due to problems I have had getting that to work for the past year. I am largely old fashioned, too, when it comes to music and movies (I watch DVDs, I don't have Netflix or online movies really), but I think the Cloud might have a lot of benefits. You don't have to use it, but it can be useful for the people who do use it. I don't really consider CDs and DVDs to be outdated or obsolete at all, but it is just the Cloud and online stuff is newer and much more popular now - but I don't see why CDs and DVDs should no longer be able to function anymore in today's society. I hope CDs and DVDs never die off, at least not completely, but I am fine with the Cloud. Hopefully all of those things can continue to co-exist just fine.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on October 03, 2018, 09:12:36 PM
This one should fit most folks here:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1970/44365258024_3a3790fb1c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aApxxN)Jackson Parish road 324 at LA 4. Befitting of road enthusiasts. (https://flic.kr/p/2aApxxN) by Jess Kilgore (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130771900@N08/), on Flickr


This one reminds me of a movie I saw once:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44174263105_294453e5b8.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aiwDpX)Jackson Parish road 319 at LA 4. Reminds me of a movie I saw once.... (https://flic.kr/p/2aiwDpX) by Jess Kilgore (https://www.flickr.com/photos/130771900@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSOWorld on October 14, 2018, 05:22:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/fjzr5UN.png)

https://goo.gl/maps/MaMaWdUBwgE2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 14, 2018, 05:24:09 PM
I remember running into that neighborhood looking for Trailer Park Boys filming locations. I had seen it before, but totally forgot it was in NS.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on October 15, 2018, 08:45:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fjzr5UN.png)

https://goo.gl/maps/MaMaWdUBwgE2

Since when does US-7 go through Canada?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on October 15, 2018, 08:51:43 AM
Since when does US-7 go through Canada?

Nova Scotia has US route lookalikes, even though they aren't actually US routes.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on October 15, 2018, 10:51:35 AM
Since when does US-7 go through Canada?

Nova Scotia has US route lookalikes, even though they aren't actually US routes.

It's Route 7-up.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on October 15, 2018, 01:56:33 PM
It's Route 7-up.

That would be in Michigan, for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on October 15, 2018, 03:24:20 PM
It's Route 7-up.

That would be in Michigan, for obvious reasons.

For now, that's 7-dn.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on October 15, 2018, 04:12:53 PM
For now, that's 7-dn.

You lost me.  That went over my head.  At least you didn't say it was "for obvious reasons"....
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: webny99 on October 15, 2018, 04:26:06 PM
7-dn = 7-down, maybe?  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on October 15, 2018, 04:28:07 PM
7-dn = 7-down, maybe?  :hmmm:

That's what I thought, in addition to "dn" looking like "up" upside-down, but it still doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Paulinator66 on October 16, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
I have a friend that lives near the corner of Possum Trot and Chicken Bristle.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7275061,-89.5483602,17.49z (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7275061,-89.5483602,17.49z)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pdx-wanderer on October 21, 2018, 10:35:42 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181022/059e45e7dba7656dc44039633d6a2464.png)

From a housing subdivision in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 21, 2018, 10:43:32 PM
^^^

Kind of prefer Butterfly Sky Street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadfro on October 25, 2018, 10:44:16 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181022/059e45e7dba7656dc44039633d6a2464.png)

From a housing subdivision in Las Vegas.

It's actually in North Las Vegas. Blue street blades (and non-lit street name signs at traffic signals) is the surefire way to tell when you're in North Las Vegas instead of Las Vegas/unincorporated Clark County.

On Google Maps (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Frapuccino+Ave,+North+Las+Vegas,+NV+89084/@36.2782786,-115.1426956,406m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8e902144686ef:0x15e20dd9a8cf0372!8m2!3d36.2783919!4d-115.1421712), I see these streets are in a neighborhood of (oddly square, flat roof duplex houses) that employs other food/beverage-related street names, such as Barista St, Toasted Almond Ave, Macadamia Nut Ave, etc.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: tckma on October 30, 2018, 07:53:55 AM
Expanding on a previous post of mine...

Phoenixville, PA: Gay Street has an intersection with Purple Pride Parkway.

https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lon=-75.52011&lat=40.11882&s=1447034879&zoom=8
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 30, 2018, 12:56:31 PM
Expanding on a previous post of mine...

Phoenixville, PA: Gay Street has an intersection with Purple Pride Parkway.

A Waze link doesn't do us any good.

Isn't "Purple" a reference to the school? Purple is only one color of the pride flag; on its own it doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: inkyatari on October 30, 2018, 02:14:30 PM
Expanding on a previous post of mine...

Phoenixville, PA: Gay Street has an intersection with Purple Pride Parkway.

A Waze link doesn't do us any good.

Isn't "Purple" a reference to the school? Purple is only one color of the pride flag; on its own it doesn't mean anything.

Here ya go..

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1189575,-75.5209703,19z

I think that  Purple Pride is indeed connected with the school, given the location of the street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on October 30, 2018, 03:34:11 PM
Here ya go..

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1189575,-75.5209703,19z

I think that  Purple Pride is indeed connected with the school, given the location of the street.

Kind of like how Northwestern University proudly boasts about their school color of purple, which led the CTA line accessing the school to be labeled the Purple Line.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on October 30, 2018, 03:38:51 PM
Northwestern University ... led the CTA line accessing the school to be labeled the Purple Line.

Is that just conjecture, or is there anything to actually support the statement?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on October 30, 2018, 09:54:25 PM
Northwestern University ... led the CTA line accessing the school to be labeled the Purple Line.

Is that just conjecture, or is there anything to actually support the statement?

If there is any supporting evidence, it's likely locked away somewhere in a public library archive these days. But it would make sense.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: pderocco on December 11, 2018, 07:24:16 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181022/059e45e7dba7656dc44039633d6a2464.png)

From a housing subdivision in Las Vegas.

They misspelled Frappuccino.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on December 11, 2018, 07:36:30 PM
They misspelled Frappuccino.

Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on December 11, 2018, 09:35:16 PM
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on December 11, 2018, 10:23:53 PM
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.

Two of them are Ragged Ass Road in Yellowknife NT, and the Road to Nowhere in Iqaluit NU. There's a photo of the first on the first page of this thread. A trip report on the second (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13220.msg2000190#msg2000190) is elsewhere on this forum.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Tom958 on December 11, 2018, 10:35:01 PM
Creepy (https://www.google.com/maps/@33.4644496,-81.9912325,3a,41.6y,99.73h,83.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIJ7xlmzqJ2wIyZdvwc_X2g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), not funny, if you've seen The Deer Hunter.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on December 12, 2018, 01:22:43 AM
They misspelled Frappuccino.

Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.

Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: MNHighwayMan on December 12, 2018, 06:06:49 AM
They misspelled Frappuccino.
Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.
Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.

How so? The city/local government isn't profiting from naming the street with that name.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on December 12, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
I've actually been to Avenida de Super Mario Bros :sombrero:. This and other streets named after videogames are in a new housing development to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain (and only a handful of those streets are open to traffic, with the only purpose of providing access to the lone building located in that area so far).

In another part of the world there is Longyang Lu (龙阳路) in Shanghai, China. 龙阳 Lóngyáng means "gay" (as in "homosexual") in a positive manner.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on December 12, 2018, 05:58:19 PM
Avenida de Super Mario Bros ... to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain

So how do Spaniards pronounce the "Bros" part?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on December 13, 2018, 05:57:44 PM
They misspelled Frappuccino.
Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.
Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.
How so? The city/local government isn't profiting from naming the street with that name.

I doubt Starbucks would actually care. In fact, other homeowners from nearby streets would have the strongest argument against the name, if housing values along said street were higher because of the street name. I know that's a stretch, but it's something.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrsman on December 18, 2018, 12:02:08 PM
I've actually been to Avenida de Super Mario Bros :sombrero:. This and other streets named after videogames are in a new housing development to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain (and only a handful of those streets are open to traffic, with the only purpose of providing access to the lone building located in that area so far).

In another part of the world there is Longyang Lu (龙阳路) in Shanghai, China. 龙阳 Lóngyáng means "gay" (as in "homosexual") in a positive manner.

What's even odder is that those streets in Zaragoza are connected to streets named after famous composers like Chopin, Vivialdi, and Beethoven.  A mix of high culture and low culture.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on December 18, 2018, 02:55:49 PM
Yup. That is Rosales del Canal, a neighborhood really off the beaten path (and served by bus route 41, which explains why my avatar here is I-41). Notice that Mozart is missing from that area due to him already having a circle across the city.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on December 30, 2018, 11:56:07 PM
Brown Material Road which happens to intersect CA 46.

And CA 33...made a point of getting pics:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/46482461522_d03b1e724e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuLoo)IMG_5330 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuLoo) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/46482459772_abaa6ef168_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuKSd)IMG_5331 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuKSd) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7920/46482458512_f2ec5556cb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuKuu)IMG_5332 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPuKuu) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on December 31, 2018, 08:04:59 PM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on December 31, 2018, 08:19:15 PM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on December 31, 2018, 08:29:45 PM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.” 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on January 01, 2019, 09:52:42 AM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”

If I had bothered to actually scroll right (mobile browsing), I might have noticed that.  :D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 01, 2019, 11:48:30 AM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”
What brown material? Paint? Dirt? Poop?
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 01, 2019, 12:04:24 PM
Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”
What brown material? Paint? Dirt? Poop?

Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: oscar on January 01, 2019, 12:12:46 PM
Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 

According to a 1937 court decision (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1783680.html), there was a local seller of oil drilling muds called "Brown Materials Company". The decision does not say whether "Brown" was the last name of the company's founder, or rather the color of the products it sold.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 01, 2019, 12:21:23 PM
Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 

According to a 1937 court decision (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1783680.html), there was a local seller of oil drilling muds called "Brown Materials Company". The decision does not say whether "Brown" is the last name of the company's founder, or rather the color of the products it sells.

Well that would explain why that road has been there so long then.  It’s on every USGS map of the area I’ve looked at.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Ben114 on January 01, 2019, 12:33:05 PM
There is a Gill Ct. and Cove Pl. in Northbridge, MA
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on January 01, 2019, 12:38:35 PM
There is a Gill Ct. and Cove Pl. in Northbridge, MA

I don't see what's funny about those names. Even with Gill Ct. being nowhere near the town of Gill, MA, I don't see anything interesting.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on January 01, 2019, 10:10:04 PM
Gills of a fish, and the fish swim in coves? I hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on January 05, 2019, 02:57:23 PM
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.
Someone should build a Piggly Wiggly store on Twiggly Wiggly Rd!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: yakra on March 05, 2019, 03:35:56 AM
No. 10 Downing St makes perfect sense in London.
No. 10 Downing St makes me LOL in Waco, Texas.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 05, 2019, 06:23:16 PM
No. 10 Downing St makes perfect sense in London.
No. 10 Downing St makes me LOL in Waco, Texas.

Yup I saw that
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/991-Downing-St-10-China-Spring-TX-76633/52051179_zpid/

There's a 10 Downing street in China Spring, TX.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ipeters61 on March 05, 2019, 07:45:14 PM
Maybe not funny as much as odd, but when I first saw this sign in Chincoteague VA, I was thinking "Cat Hell"?

(https://i.ibb.co/X7Y2BLr/IMG-4594.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZB2LsXp)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 06, 2019, 10:59:58 PM
Recently encountered the Ice Cream Grade west of Felton in Santa Cruz County, California.  The Ice Cream Grade is a fairly inconsequential road so I didn't it merited it's own thread but was nonetheless amusing:

https://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2019/03/ice-cream-grade.html

The street blades are actually pretty prominent which was a surprise:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/47087183682_19069151f7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJW8dw)0 (https://flic.kr/p/2eJW8dw) by Max Rockatansky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151828809@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: gonealookin on March 06, 2019, 11:15:11 PM
I was looking for the "Boiling Pots" in the Wailuku River in Hilo, HI today.  To get there you turn on to this street.  Not the sign you most want to see if you're driving along and really, really need to go.

(https://i.imgur.com/Go8PZl9.jpg?1)

(I believe the correct spelling is actually "Pe'epe'e" as shown on the intersecting street's blade.)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 07, 2019, 01:20:17 AM
No. 10 Downing St makes perfect sense in London.
No. 10 Downing St makes me LOL in Waco, Texas.

Yup I saw that
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/991-Downing-St-10-China-Spring-TX-76633/52051179_zpid/

There's a 10 Downing street in China Spring, TX.

That address (in the link) is 991 Downing Street, not 10 Downing Street.

British house numbers are usually quite small; the equivalent for your link would be "number double-nine-one" or "number nine-nine-one"...the #10 is referring to suite 10, not the entire building (as is the case for the PM's residence, No. 10 Downing St).

Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim. Ontario seems to have a very strange house numbering system that seems to have more in common with other Commonwealth countries, than the rest of Canada; as such, there are more than a few "10 Downing St" addresses in that province.

For the record, the "No 10 Downing Street" that yakra is referring to in Waco is the actual name of a street (which is very bizarre, but whatever), not a house number and street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on March 07, 2019, 06:56:28 AM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim. Ontario seems to have a very strange house numbering system that seems to have more in common with other Commonwealth countries, than the rest of Canada; as such, there are more than a few "10 Downing St" addresses in that province.

It entirely depends on what number the city starts with after a road crosses the baseline. Norman starts at 100, making any address less than 100 entirely impossible.

However, in Oklahoma City, address numbering starts at 0. For an example, here's a random duplex at 1 and 3 Akin Street, Oklahoma City, OK (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3796706,-97.5122266,3a,41.9y,20.26h,82.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssKRdHFHmUzBVGcSpo6RksA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). (Somewhat amusingly, the property owner decided to post the house numbers as '01' and '03'.) If you want a single-family example, here's the next street north, 1 Pentree Drive (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3804344,-97.5121245,3a,48.3y,359.55h,84.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSggHLw1k5OjOu4aflFkXnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), complete with a gigantic '1' on the mailbox.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 07, 2019, 01:26:03 PM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.

Hmm…I get what you're saying, but given how universal the practice is in my area (4 of my past 5 house numbers have been 2 digits), I wonder how true that is? Depends, I suppose, on how you define "most American cities".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on March 07, 2019, 01:30:23 PM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.

Hmm…I get what you're saying, but given how universal the practice is in my area (4 of my past 5 house numbers have been 2 digits), I wonder how true that is? Depends, I suppose, on how you define "most American cities".

The Northeast is different. Mostly due to lack of a grid, house numbers start at 1.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ipeters61 on March 07, 2019, 01:36:54 PM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.

Hmm…I get what you're saying, but given how universal the practice is in my area (4 of my past 5 house numbers have been 2 digits), I wonder how true that is? Depends, I suppose, on how you define "most American cities".

The Northeast is different. Mostly due to lack of a grid, house numbers start at 1.
In Delaware, from what I have observed, most homes within a municipality have fairly small numbers (I've lived in Newark and Dover and all three of the addresses I've had have been 2-3 digits, examples are 11 North Dupont Highway, Dover or 124 East Main Street, Newark).  However, in unincorporated areas, they can be very large (e.g. Cape Henlopen State Park is 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes - Cape Henlopen Drive only serves the park and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal).
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on March 07, 2019, 04:13:31 PM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.
That may be true for big cities, but in suburbs, the story is much different. Here's a "10 Downing Street" in the town I live in
https://www.google.com/maps/place/10+Downing+St,+Cherry+Hill,+NJ+08003/@39.8873748,-74.9331186,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c13362f5acf0bb:0x9dc77a96e9c57882!8m2!3d39.887593!4d-74.935318
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mark68 on March 07, 2019, 04:35:17 PM
In Denver, 10 Downing St is actually on the Denver CC golf course.

https://goo.gl/maps/fpWPXZw6Svu
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 07, 2019, 06:09:02 PM
Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.

Hmm…I get what you're saying, but given how universal the practice is in my area (4 of my past 5 house numbers have been 2 digits), I wonder how true that is? Depends, I suppose, on how you define "most American cities".

The Northeast is different. Mostly due to lack of a grid, house numbers start at 1.

Right. And I'm not saying one or two digit house numbers don't exist at all, they're just relegated to one or two blocks in most western states and cities. While a few cities in the Seattle area have adopted their own street numbers, unincorporated areas (county-governed) and most cities use a county-supplied house numbering scheme. So you can get huge numbers, like this ranch (https://goo.gl/maps/YzRLVBXzpAU2) in King County, WA (62201 Meadow Way E). But incorporated area or not, windy suburban streets (https://goo.gl/maps/6KVr318SZB72) still have house numbers that correspond to the grid, even if every street has custom names.

In Pierce County, the only single-digit addresses that I know of are in this triangular area (http://bit.ly/2NPJH7E) of Tacoma. Other cities with their own house numbers, like Puyallup and Sumner, don't have anything lower than 100 that I can find.

In Delaware, from what I have observed, most homes within a municipality have fairly small numbers (I've lived in Newark and Dover and all three of the addresses I've had have been 2-3 digits, examples are 11 North Dupont Highway, Dover or 124 East Main Street, Newark).  However, in unincorporated areas, they can be very large (e.g. Cape Henlopen State Park is 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes - Cape Henlopen Drive only serves the park and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal).

See my above reply.

However, in Oklahoma City, address numbering starts at 0. For an example, here's a random duplex at 1 and 3 Akin Street, Oklahoma City, OK (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3796706,-97.5122266,3a,41.9y,20.26h,82.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssKRdHFHmUzBVGcSpo6RksA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). (Somewhat amusingly, the property owner decided to post the house numbers as '01' and '03'.) If you want a single-family example, here's the next street north, 1 Pentree Drive (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3804344,-97.5121245,3a,48.3y,359.55h,84.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSggHLw1k5OjOu4aflFkXnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), complete with a gigantic '1' on the mailbox.

My point wasn't that single or dual digit houses don't exist. My point was that the chances of a Downing Street passing through that 0-100 block of a city's is probably pretty rare.

In Denver, 10 Downing St is actually on the Denver CC golf course.

https://goo.gl/maps/fpWPXZw6Svu

And that's a relatively rare situation, having a "Downing Street" that happens to pass through the 0-100 numbers of Denver's number scheme.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: skluth on March 08, 2019, 04:59:08 PM
There can be single and double-digit address numbers even in places with a grid that starts with 100. I live in a trailer park. The homes are numbered 1-280 and whatever "street" the mobile home is on. Palm Springs nor the USPS has a problem with this, even though PS has a street grid with numbers starting at 100. There could easily be a 10 Downing St here, though I don't know of any local British-themed mobile home trailer parks so I doubt there's any nearby 10 Downing St.

The point is, just because you have a grid system starting at 100 doesn't mean you can't have a 10 Downing St.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ipeters61 on March 08, 2019, 07:11:34 PM
I just remembered a trailer park in the Dover area had a bunch of street names that only someone with legal trouble needs to concern themselves with (Jury Drive, Evidence Road, Immunity Lane): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barker's+Landing+Community/@39.0528462,-75.4659167,17.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xbff32457f307816!8m2!3d39.0511977!4d-75.4663304
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 09, 2019, 12:55:14 PM
Hmm…I get what you're saying, but given how universal the practice is in my area (4 of my past 5 house numbers have been 2 digits), I wonder how true that is? Depends, I suppose, on how you define "most American cities".

The Northeast is different. Mostly due to lack of a grid, house numbers start at 1.

Well, exactly. But how far does the different Northeast go towards the whole body of American cities? How many cities are there in the Northeast versus elsewhere? (What even counts as a "city"?)

Right. And I'm not saying one or two digit house numbers don't exist at all, they're just relegated to one or two blocks in most western states and cities.

But it's the same in the east. One-digit house numbers will be in the first block or two of the street.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US 89 on March 09, 2019, 01:25:59 PM
Right. And I'm not saying one or two digit house numbers don't exist at all, they're just relegated to one or two blocks in most western states and cities.

But it's the same in the east. One-digit house numbers will be in the first block or two of the street.

The zero point of eastern streets is just the start of the street, but the zero point of most western grid systems is some arbitrary street or maybe a railroad line, which likely isn't even close to the street in question. That means the vast majority of western streets don't start at 1. I'll throw out Denver as an example -- only streets that exist within a block of Broadway or Ellsworth can even have two-digit numbers. A random residential street in the distant suburbs might start at 10000 or something.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: webny99 on March 09, 2019, 01:58:42 PM
^ Yes, exactly. I have family in the Minneapolis suburbs who live on a residential street with maybe 30 houses. The entire neighborhood has five-digit house numbers in the 17XXX series.

They'll also have named streets end and then start up a mile away and keep the same numbering pattern. Theoretically all the bits and pieces of, say, 175th St. could be joined up to form a continuous street, but development patterns are often such that it will never happen.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 10, 2019, 12:24:38 AM
Right. And I'm not saying one or two digit house numbers don't exist at all, they're just relegated to one or two blocks in most western states and cities.

But it's the same in the east. One-digit house numbers will be in the first block or two of the street.

The zero point of eastern streets is just the start of the street, but the zero point of most western grid systems is some arbitrary street or maybe a railroad line, which likely isn't even close to the street in question. That means the vast majority of western streets don't start at 1. I'll throw out Denver as an example -- only streets that exist within a block of Broadway or Ellsworth can even have two-digit numbers. A random residential street in the distant suburbs might start at 10000 or something.

Exactly; indeed, that's what the whole premise of the assertion is. But on the other hand, the grid system may not apply inside of city limits, where there is likely to be a zero point at the center of the city, and so there may in fact be quite a lot of low house numbers in the first blocks of those city streets anyway.

So, the trick becomes how to quantify "most American cities" and determine whether it is indeed true that they have very few single-digit house numbers. (I suppose you would also have to quantify "very few", huh?) :)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 10, 2019, 02:33:32 PM
So, the trick becomes how to quantify "most American cities" and determine whether it is indeed true that they have very few single-digit house numbers. (I suppose you would also have to quantify "very few", huh?) :)

I have no interest in actually figuring out the specifics of my point that, "very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers". Though I want to be clear that I was speaking from a western perspective: western numbering schemes extend well into the country, eliminating most chances for a single or double digit house number anywhere except a long narrow stretch of buildings that reside next to, but not on, a "0 St/Ave" or "1 St/Ave".

As it relates to my original point, unless a "Downing St" passes through this narrow corridor, perpendicular to the aforementioned numbered streets, and has buildings on it, there's virtually no chance of a "10 Downing St" in most western cities. In the Northeast? Probably a much better chance, but there's a substantial number of cities in the US outside of the Northeast but inside grid schemes, so there's still a good chance that "most American cities" is correct.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 10, 2019, 11:36:12 PM
I have no interest in actually figuring out the specifics of my point that, "very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers".

No, of course, I wouldn't expect that you would—I'm the one who's curious about that.

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Though I want to be clear that I was speaking from a western perspective: western numbering schemes extend well into the country, eliminating most chances for a single or double digit house number anywhere except a long narrow stretch of buildings that reside next to, but not on, a "0 St/Ave" or "1 St/Ave".

Yes, that was clear at the outset, which is why, as I said, I totally get what you were saying.

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As it relates to my original point, unless a "Downing St" passes through this narrow corridor, perpendicular to the aforementioned numbered streets, and has buildings on it, there's virtually no chance of a "10 Downing St" in most western cities. In the Northeast? Probably a much better chance, but there's a substantial number of cities in the US outside of the Northeast but inside grid schemes, so there's still a good chance that "most American cities" is correct.

Wouldn't there be a good chance near the center of any number of small municipalities? Dropping in on a few random ones in Google Maps, some cities seem to start their numbering at 0, while others start at 100. (And of course, wouldn't there be more buildings in the cities than in the vastly unpopulated county margins where the zero points of those grids lie?)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Kulerage on March 11, 2019, 08:40:30 PM
I found "No Help Road" in Georgia
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1113145,-85.0772431,17.75z
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 13, 2019, 05:13:11 PM
As it relates to my original point, unless a "Downing St" passes through this narrow corridor, perpendicular to the aforementioned numbered streets, and has buildings on it, there's virtually no chance of a "10 Downing St" in most western cities. In the Northeast? Probably a much better chance, but there's a substantial number of cities in the US outside of the Northeast but inside grid schemes, so there's still a good chance that "most American cities" is correct.

Wouldn't there be a good chance near the center of any number of small municipalities? Dropping in on a few random ones in Google Maps, some cities seem to start their numbering at 0, while others start at 100. (And of course, wouldn't there be more buildings in the cities than in the vastly unpopulated county margins where the zero points of those grids lie?)

There's a good chance in any small municipality that there's going to be single or double digit house numbers. But I don't believe the name "Downing" has much significance in the US apart from in the New York metro area, where Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet, helped acquire the city from the Dutch. With that in mind, how likely is it that there's a Downing Street in most municipalities to begin with? That's my point, in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 13, 2019, 11:33:37 PM
With that in mind, how likely is it that there's a Downing Street in most municipalities to begin with? That's my point, in a nutshell.

It is? I definitely did not get that, since you only mentioned the unlikelihood of one- or two-digit numbers; nothing about the name itself:

Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim.

And also because you literally said that your point was about the numbers:

I have no interest in actually figuring out the specifics of my point that, "very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers".

In any case, it matters not—what I was curious about was that actual statement, even if you meant something else. And you've also said it isn't interesting to you, so I really wouldn't worry about it. I've no interest in forcing something to be of interest to anyone. :-)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jakeroot on March 13, 2019, 11:52:02 PM
And also because you literally said that your point was about the numbers:

I was only repeating that particular point because that was the part of my comment that you responded to (when you quoted "most American cities").

I did mention the name in the original post, but I was not very to-the-point (making my root point unclear -- my bad!)

Very few homes in most American cities have one or two digit house numbers, so I'd imagine any chances of there being an actual "10 Downing St" would be pretty slim. Ontario seems to have a very strange house numbering system that seems to have more in common with other Commonwealth countries, than the rest of Canada; as such, there are more than a few "10 Downing St" addresses in that province.

What I didn't make clear was that, while single or double digit house numbers aren't necessarily common in cities, "Downing Street" is an even less common sight. Having a combination of the two, then, must be decently rare, as that "Downing Street" must also exist, and run through those low-digit grid squares. Of course, in areas without grid squares, all you need is a Downing Street, and you'll probably get that "rare" combo.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ErmineNotyours on March 24, 2019, 09:23:30 PM
As a compliment to the Uncommon Suffixes thread, here's Road Street in La Conner, Washington.  I'm still looking for Street Road.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/46737397494_9f7f6c736e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ed2nYb)Road Street, La Conner, WA (https://flic.kr/p/2ed2nYb) by Arthur Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/116988743@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on March 24, 2019, 11:43:57 PM
As a compliment to the Uncommon Suffixes thread, here's Road Street in La Conner, Washington.  I'm still looking for Street Road.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Route_132
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Scott5114 on March 25, 2019, 02:38:07 PM
However, in Oklahoma City, address numbering starts at 0. For an example, here's a random duplex at 1 and 3 Akin Street, Oklahoma City, OK (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3796706,-97.5122266,3a,41.9y,20.26h,82.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssKRdHFHmUzBVGcSpo6RksA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). (Somewhat amusingly, the property owner decided to post the house numbers as '01' and '03'.) If you want a single-family example, here's the next street north, 1 Pentree Drive (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3804344,-97.5121245,3a,48.3y,359.55h,84.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSggHLw1k5OjOu4aflFkXnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), complete with a gigantic '1' on the mailbox.

My point wasn't that single or dual digit houses don't exist. My point was that the chances of a Downing Street passing through that 0-100 block of a city's is probably pretty rare.

Actually, I think it's more likely that a Downing Street would pass through the 0-100 block, in cities like Oklahoma City. That's because, at least around here, developers are the ones that choose the street names. A developer working on a housing project that adjoins the baseline might be unable to resist the temptation of being cute.

That being said, the only Downing Street in the OKC metro is in The Village, which doesn't adjoin the baseline at all. Downing Street has 4-digit numbers.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 25, 2019, 07:38:59 PM
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9-Nine-Partners-Ln_Millbrook_NY_12545_M42928-95106

 9 partners Lane in Millbrook, NY. Its not necessarily a funny road name but historical context is needed though.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mark68 on March 26, 2019, 11:37:23 AM
Mainstreet (one word, no suffix...although the wife likes to add "Street" to the end) in Parker, CO:

https://goo.gl/maps/D9V8xqUcunA2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US71 on March 26, 2019, 11:41:52 AM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: paulthemapguy on March 26, 2019, 11:46:51 AM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: US71 on March 26, 2019, 11:47:57 AM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:

and begins at (Hwy) No. 2
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 26, 2019, 03:43:33 PM



https://goo.gl/maps/59CCnrK1sGK2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction_Boulevard

There are two Junction Blvd's one in Roseville, CA and another Junction Blvd in Queens, NY
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 1 on March 26, 2019, 03:44:41 PM



https://goo.gl/maps/59CCnrK1sGK2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction_Boulevard

There are two Junction Blvd's one in Roseville, CA and another Junction Blvd in Queens, NY

I don't see what's funny about it. It's not redundant or an oxymoron.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 26, 2019, 04:22:46 PM

https://goo.gl/maps/59CCnrK1sGK2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction_Boulevard

There are two Junction Blvd's one in Roseville, CA and another Junction Blvd in Queens, NY

I don't see what's funny about it. It's not redundant or an oxymoron.

The one in Roseville goes through the neighborhoods of Foothill Junction and Junction West.  For some history, Roseville is the place where the Central Pacific RR and the California Central RR had a junction, and the place was originally simply named 'Junction'.  It remained a big railroad town until highway transportation began to supplant rail transportation.  Over the years, the town name changed from Junction to Roseville Junction to Roseville.

It's a perfectly appropriate name for the road.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: GaryV on March 26, 2019, 07:58:30 PM
I'm still looking for Street Road.


This is close
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Banker+Street+Rd,+Michigan/@41.8679292,-85.5270076,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8817ab7f23d0db93:0xa73c26341b70655b!8m2!3d41.8679292!4d-85.5248189?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 26, 2019, 08:16:17 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/RJ2UoSckY422 (https://goo.gl/maps/RJ2UoSckY422)
There is a Street Road in Feasterville-Trevose, PA though.
  https://goo.gl/maps/FtBUpyAPpQm        (https://goo.gl/maps/FtBUpyAPpQm)
And There is a Freeway Drive in Napa, CA      https://goo.gl/maps/D7irWM4654q (https://goo.gl/maps/D7irWM4654q)   There is A North Freeway Blvd in Sacramento.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on March 28, 2019, 12:34:27 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/KLZjLaEDDUw


Parkway Drive in Brick Township, NJ.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on March 28, 2019, 12:52:58 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/KLZjLaEDDUw

Parkway Drive in Brick Township, NJ.

HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!    Freaking hilarious!     :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bzakharin on March 28, 2019, 12:58:14 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/RJ2UoSckY422 (https://goo.gl/maps/RJ2UoSckY422)
There is a Street Road in Feasterville-Trevose, PA though.

I've been told (don't know if it's true) that "Street" in "Street Road" actually means "Straight" in whatever language the name came from, so it's a "straight road"
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And There is a Freeway Drive in Napa, CA      https://goo.gl/maps/D7irWM4654q (https://goo.gl/maps/D7irWM4654q)   There is A North Freeway Blvd in Sacramento.
There's one of those as a frontage road to I-280 in East Orange, NJ: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7662448,-74.2232837,17z?hl=en
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: webny99 on March 28, 2019, 01:49:10 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/KLZjLaEDDUw
Parkway Drive in Brick Township, NJ.
HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!    Freaking hilarious!     :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

With all the double-suffix names, I'm starting to wonder if he thinks he is posting to a different thread. This one, maybe? (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5323.0)


Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadfro on March 30, 2019, 03:22:55 PM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:

and begins at (Hwy) No. 2


Must be a theme... The main wastewater treatment facility for Reno/Sparks, NV is virtually the only thing located on Clean Water Way.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: ipeters61 on March 30, 2019, 08:43:11 PM
There's a Wheel of Fortune Road near Dover.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/258-306+Wheel+of+Fortune+Rd,+Dover,+DE+19901/@39.2213332,-75.5255742,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c7654c0889ccfb:0xc14bc8bda7b93804!8m2!3d39.221608!4d-75.5226386
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: empirestate on April 03, 2019, 02:37:20 PM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:

and begins at (Hwy) No. 2


Must be a theme... The main wastewater treatment facility for Reno/Sparks, NV is virtually the only thing located on Clean Water Way.

Makes sense, since that's what wastewater treatment facilities do.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 03, 2019, 02:42:21 PM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:

and begins at (Hwy) No. 2


Must be a theme... The main wastewater treatment facility for Reno/Sparks, NV is virtually the only thing located on Clean Water Way.

Makes sense, since that's what wastewater treatment facilities do.

That's what I was thinking too.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Verlanka on April 04, 2019, 08:57:13 AM
Clearwater Rd in Harrisonville, MO runs to the sewer plant

Hahahahaha that's awesome.   :rofl:

and begins at (Hwy) No. 2


Must be a theme... The main wastewater treatment facility for Reno/Sparks, NV is virtually the only thing located on Clean Water Way.

Makes sense, since that's what wastewater treatment facilities do.

That's what I was thinking too.

Same here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SoCal Kid on April 08, 2019, 02:03:32 PM
http://goo.gl/maps/C8RMd

Who would live on Dead Road?
I like how the sign is crooked  :-o
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SoCal Kid on April 08, 2019, 02:10:27 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lucky+Dr,+5,+Dublin,+MD+21154/@39.6397988,-76.3089615,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c7da8d9e535baf:0x5af317b5683ec03c!8m2!3d39.6415187!4d-76.3067299?hl=en

Lucky Dr, Dublin, Maryland
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on April 10, 2019, 06:19:00 AM
OMG! They named a road after him!!

https://maps.app.goo.gl/b2yGF

YOU BASTARDS!!!  :bigass:  :sombrero:  :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: kphoger on April 10, 2019, 01:21:01 PM
OMG! They named a road after him!!

https://maps.app.goo.gl/b2yGF

YOU BASTARDS!!!  :bigass:  :sombrero:  :-D

At least it's not Kilkennedy.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman65 on April 12, 2019, 10:59:52 PM
County Road 40 in Inglis, FL is named Follow That Dream Way!  It was actually named after the Elvis Presley Movie which was actually filmed there in 1962.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: 7/8 on April 16, 2019, 10:06:00 PM
Here's a unique name I found last year in Casper, WY

Pay It Forward Drive
(https://i.imgur.com/QzisWsol.jpg)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on July 03, 2019, 07:06:27 PM
At first, I thought this was an extemporaneous way to direct you to Abner Jackson Parkway, but there's actually a "This Way" in Lake Jackson, Texas (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.04125,-95.4546963,17.3z):

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192106207_75d9098c70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqz9bT)

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on July 03, 2019, 08:55:27 PM
https://goo.gl/maps/6PQq5DKu3VYDDNkx8



That's It Lane
Alna, ME 04535
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrhappy1261 on July 12, 2019, 02:31:00 AM
Frying Pan Rd, Hunter Mill, VA

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Frying+Pan+Rd,+Hunter+Mill,+VA+20171/@38.9420263,-77.4148401,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b647bcdfb9c1d1:0xa61869a0b3e1c7!8m2!3d38.9420221!4d-77.4126514

Slay Dr, Greenville NC

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Slay+Dr,+Greenville,+NC+27858/@35.596758,-77.3501529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89aee789a72fc2a7:0x9f568f26111b1b4!8m2!3d35.5967537!4d-77.3479642

Those street names make me laugh.  :bigass: :D :D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mark68 on July 12, 2019, 04:59:32 PM
Frying Pan Rd, Hunter Mill, VA

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Frying+Pan+Rd,+Hunter+Mill,+VA+20171/@38.9420263,-77.4148401,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b647bcdfb9c1d1:0xa61869a0b3e1c7!8m2!3d38.9420221!4d-77.4126514

Slay Dr, Greenville NC

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Slay+Dr,+Greenville,+NC+27858/@35.596758,-77.3501529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89aee789a72fc2a7:0x9f568f26111b1b4!8m2!3d35.5967537!4d-77.3479642

Those street names make me laugh.  :bigass: :D :D

I'd say they need to change the name of one of the cross-streets of Frying Pan Rd to Fire Ave or some such. I nominate the currently named Monroe St, as it is also Route 666.


That way, one can go out of the Frying Pan & into the Fire.

 :-D
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrhappy1261 on July 12, 2019, 07:21:20 PM
Frying Pan Rd, Hunter Mill, VA

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Frying+Pan+Rd,+Hunter+Mill,+VA+20171/@38.9420263,-77.4148401,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b647bcdfb9c1d1:0xa61869a0b3e1c7!8m2!3d38.9420221!4d-77.4126514

Slay Dr, Greenville NC

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Slay+Dr,+Greenville,+NC+27858/@35.596758,-77.3501529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89aee789a72fc2a7:0x9f568f26111b1b4!8m2!3d35.5967537!4d-77.3479642

Those street names make me laugh.  :bigass: :D :D

I'd say they need to change the name of one of the cross-streets of Frying Pan Rd to Fire Ave or some such. I nominate the currently named Monroe St, as it is also Route 666.


That way, one can go out of the Frying Pan & into the Fire.

 :-D

Yeah, that would be nice! xD
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman65 on July 23, 2019, 12:11:56 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/48356752851/in/dateposted-public/
Not funny ha ha, but funny peculiar.  I thought that both were town names. I thought that both Hilry and Huckbaby III  were separate place names until I saw the Google map where its the name of the road.  LADOTD left out the descriptor or maybe locals call it just that like Tampa folks call Dale Mabry Highway just Dale Mabry, with old FDOT signs leaving out highway or Hwy which may play here.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 25, 2019, 10:26:11 AM
Shoo Fly Road:

https://flic.kr/p/2gsHUBi
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: cjk374 on July 26, 2019, 11:06:10 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/48356752851/in/dateposted-public/
Not funny ha ha, but funny peculiar.  I thought that both were town names. I thought that both Hilry and Huckbaby III  were separate place names until I saw the Google map where its the name of the road.  LADOTD left out the descriptor or maybe locals call it just that like Tampa folks call Dale Mabry Highway just Dale Mabry, with old FDOT signs leaving out highway or Hwy which may play here.

Many locals still refer to Hilry Huckaby III road by its original name: Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. (not a fan of naming roads after government officials)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: roadman65 on July 26, 2019, 11:11:21 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/48356752851/in/dateposted-public/
Not funny ha ha, but funny peculiar.  I thought that both were town names. I thought that both Hilry and Huckbaby III  were separate place names until I saw the Google map where its the name of the road.  LADOTD left out the descriptor or maybe locals call it just that like Tampa folks call Dale Mabry Highway just Dale Mabry, with old FDOT signs leaving out highway or Hwy which may play here.

Many locals still refer to Hilry Huckaby III road by its original name: Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. (not a fan of naming roads after government officials)
Like in NY many still refer to the Hugh Carey Tunnel as The Battery Tunnel or the RFK Bridge by its original as The Triborough Bridge.

Its common when you name a road after politicians or government officials to have critics.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on July 27, 2019, 11:31:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fjzr5UN.png)

https://goo.gl/maps/MaMaWdUBwgE2 (https://goo.gl/maps/MaMaWdUBwgE2)

Since when does US-7 go through Canada?




http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42344364/ns/travel-destination_travel/t/no-way-streets-texas-town-go-every-which-way/#.XTxtkjfYr-c (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42344364/ns/travel-destination_travel/t/no-way-streets-texas-town-go-every-which-way/#.XTxtkjfYr-c)


“We have This Way, That Way, Any Way, Circle Way, Parking Way, Winding Way and we have His Way,


https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/14982 (https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/14982)

Apparently there are streets in Lake Jackson, TX with these street names too.
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrhappy1261 on July 28, 2019, 03:57:13 AM
Would be nice to get "Her Way" in there too!
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Big John on July 28, 2019, 11:54:04 AM
^^ There is a Her Way Dr (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Her+Way+Dr,+Arizona+86327/@34.5640594,-112.1545743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x872d1e7af323f935:0x65812cbb47372142!8m2!3d34.5640594!4d-112.1523856). in Arizona
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: mrhappy1261 on July 28, 2019, 11:59:46 AM
^^ There is a Her Way Dr (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Her+Way+Dr,+Arizona+86327/@34.5640594,-112.1545743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x872d1e7af323f935:0x65812cbb47372142!8m2!3d34.5640594!4d-112.1523856). in Arizona

That's pretty neat. The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: webny99 on July 28, 2019, 04:43:11 PM
The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: bing101 on July 28, 2019, 08:15:07 PM
^^ There is a Her Way Dr (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Her+Way+Dr,+Arizona+86327/@34.5640594,-112.1545743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x872d1e7af323f935:0x65812cbb47372142!8m2!3d34.5640594!4d-112.1523856). in Arizona

That's pretty neat. The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"






https://goo.gl/maps/8YQ6t85ZV3pRz3he8

New Drive in Concord,CA.

Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: SSR_317 on August 04, 2019, 01:51:05 PM
At first, I thought this was an extemporaneous way to direct you to Abner Jackson Parkway, but there's actually a "This Way" in Lake Jackson, Texas (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.04125,-95.4546963,17.3z):

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192106207_75d9098c70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqz9bT)
Would go well with "That Road" in Bloomington, IN. Can you imagine if they intersected and someone asked for directions? "Go This Why to That Road...".
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: thenetwork on August 04, 2019, 08:33:20 PM
At first, I thought this was an extemporaneous way to direct you to Abner Jackson Parkway, but there's actually a "This Way" in Lake Jackson, Texas (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.04125,-95.4546963,17.3z):

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192106207_75d9098c70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqz9bT)
Would go well with "That Road" in Bloomington, IN. Can you imagine if they intersected and someone asked for directions? "Go This Why to That Road...".

That looks like a sign that a movie or TV show would design or use for a scene to show that the character/vehicle is on their way there.   BTW, did it once have an angled up arrow, like it should have, instead of just the straight up arrow??
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: formulanone on August 07, 2019, 06:28:17 AM
At first, I thought this was an extemporaneous way to direct you to Abner Jackson Parkway, but there's actually a "This Way" in Lake Jackson, Texas (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.04125,-95.4546963,17.3z):

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192106207_75d9098c70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqz9bT)
Would go well with "That Road" in Bloomington, IN. Can you imagine if they intersected and someone asked for directions? "Go This Why to That Road...".

That looks like a sign that a movie or TV show would design or use for a scene to show that the character/vehicle is on their way there.   BTW, did it once have an angled up arrow, like it should have, instead of just the straight up arrow??

Not sure, as it was my first visit through there.

The misplaced, upward pointing arrow doesn't seem to be used much in Texas, but I suppose its purpose is to denote that you to continue past the first traffic light, and then turn at the second one on the frontage/service road. For that reason, they really should have put "Second Signal" below it. Instead, it looks a bit comical.

Similarly, there's a handful of solitary signs in southern Florida with lots of similar arrows that only serve to ambiguously tell you to "press on":

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7860/46590830334_d7923af545_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dZ5bEb)
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: jasonh300 on August 08, 2019, 02:46:18 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@31.417599,-92.4331128,18z
Title: Re: Funniest street names
Post by: Mark68 on August 08, 2019, 03:35:47 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@31.417599,-92.4331128,18z

AKA Castration Lane