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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2014, 04:54:16 PM »

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

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2014, 05:22:30 PM »

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


I thought it was funny too lol
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #55 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 as well.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2014, 08:13:57 AM »

OK, from Gilroy, CA:

http://goo.gl/maps/DHah9

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #57 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.   
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #58 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.



I think it would've been funnier if the "e" in hoe fell off.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #59 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

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #60 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.)

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2014, 11:17:36 PM »

This is in D.C.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2014, 07:06:10 PM »

There's a Goose Heaven Rd. in Wayne County, IN.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2014, 09:03:45 PM »

Old US 395 just north of Carson City, Nevada:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #66 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:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #67 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:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2014, 05:01:26 AM »



Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2014, 05:05:01 AM »



Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr.
Why would you post this and not the nearby Warp Drive?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #70 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
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« Reply #71 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

I wonder why I can't find any signs...?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2014, 01:44:59 PM »


Photo courtesy Ian Ligget, Flickr.

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

I'm lucky I found the first photo.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2014, 11:55:49 PM »

Old US 395 just north of Carson City, Nevada:
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Is that on the old Bowers Mansion Road/SR 429 segment? I'm not familiar with that one.
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