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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #750 on: April 16, 2019, 10:06:00 PM »

Here's a unique name I found last year in Casper, WY

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #751 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:



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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #752 on: July 03, 2019, 08:55:27 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/6PQq5DKu3VYDDNkx8



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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #754 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #755 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
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #756 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #757 on: July 25, 2019, 10:26:11 AM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #758 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)
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #759 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #760 on: July 27, 2019, 11:31:49 AM »



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


“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

Apparently there are streets in Lake Jackson, TX with these street names too.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #761 on: July 28, 2019, 03:57:13 AM »

Would be nice to get "Her Way" in there too!
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #762 on: July 28, 2019, 11:54:04 AM »

^^ There is a Her Way Dr. in Arizona
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #763 on: July 28, 2019, 11:59:46 AM »

^^ There is a Her Way Dr. in Arizona

That's pretty neat. The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #764 on: July 28, 2019, 04:43:11 PM »

The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #765 on: July 28, 2019, 08:15:07 PM »

^^ There is a Her Way Dr. in Arizona

That's pretty neat. The only funny street in Greenville NC is "New St"






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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #766 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:


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...".
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #767 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:


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??
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #768 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:


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":


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Re: Funniest street names
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #772 on: August 30, 2019, 03:25:37 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.417599,-92.4331128,18z

AKA Castration Lane

Correction: Semi-Castration Lane :-D

No, it would be "full" castration; castration is removal of the testicals (or modifying the organs to make them worthless).
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #773 on: August 30, 2019, 03:55:19 PM »

Yesterday afternoon we were eastbound on VA-55 just east of Front Royal when we saw a street sign for Long Winding Road. I don't see it on Google Maps or Apple Maps and I don't feel like clicking through Street View trying to find it. It was east of Front Royal but west of where the road goes under the railroad tracks near the intersection with Dismal Hollow Road.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #774 on: August 30, 2019, 07:25:07 PM »

Yesterday afternoon we were eastbound on VA-55 just east of Front Royal when we saw a street sign for Long Winding Road. I don't see it on Google Maps or Apple Maps and I don't feel like clicking through Street View trying to find it. It was east of Front Royal but west of where the road goes under the railroad tracks near the intersection with Dismal Hollow Road.

I spent some time clicking up and down, but failed to find anything. Perhaps a rogue farmer who decided to name their driveway something funny?
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