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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2014, 09:14:55 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2014, 10:02:10 PM »


The signs are not together like that anymore though :/
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2014, 10:04:05 PM »

And this one 

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/
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
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #28 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".
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #29 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?)
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #30 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-(
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #32 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

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2014, 08:35:00 PM »

Louisville, KY has a Dreams End Drive.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2014, 10:52:57 PM »

Just north of Birmingham there's a short dead end road called Jew Hill Road.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #38 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #39 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
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2014, 12:54:15 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #45 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:



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

Another one he loved:



If you were less than mature, there is some obvious letter replacing that could be performed here.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 03:10:35 PM by jake »
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #46 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:



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.
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« Reply #47 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:

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2014, 03:18:00 PM »

Oh. Well...dur! So much for my knowledge of BC signage.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #49 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
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