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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #125 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #126 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
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #127 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:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #129 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #130 on: April 18, 2015, 07:40:19 PM »

There are a few streets around the country named Goa Way.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #131 on: April 18, 2015, 08:55:56 PM »

Stud Road in Scoresby, Australia.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #132 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.



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

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2015, 08:23:08 PM »

Apologies if this has been mentioned before: PL
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #134 on: April 25, 2015, 11:01:57 PM »

Lower Slobovia Rd, Clay County, TX
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #135 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.



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 (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, 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #136 on: April 26, 2015, 06:31:29 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #137 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.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #138 on: April 26, 2015, 08:36:36 PM »

Urtuzuastegui St, San Luis, AZ
http://goo.gl/maps/8BQus
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #139 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).
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #140 on: April 27, 2015, 06:53:16 PM »

Saw this at another forum:

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #141 on: April 27, 2015, 11:34:54 PM »

Obviously shopped.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #142 on: April 28, 2015, 07:29:52 PM »

Obviously shopped.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #143 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #144 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.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #145 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". 
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #146 on: May 23, 2015, 05:58:44 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #147 on: June 06, 2015, 02:46:24 AM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #148 on: June 06, 2015, 06:57:20 PM »



Yeah they should probably update that one.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #149 on: June 06, 2015, 07:15:00 PM »

There's an Isle of Q Rd along US 209 between Millersburg and Elizabethville, PA
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