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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #525 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-(
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #527 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #528 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #529 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".
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« Reply #530 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #531 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #532 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:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #533 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #534 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #535 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #536 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.
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« Reply #537 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #538 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

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.
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« Reply #539 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
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« Reply #540 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.
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« Reply #541 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?
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« Reply #542 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).
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« Reply #544 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!
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« Reply #545 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.
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« Reply #546 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.
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« Reply #547 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...
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« Reply #548 on: November 08, 2017, 03:48:27 PM »

^^ Translates to crosswise or transverse Street
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« Reply #549 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...

^^ 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.
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