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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #675 on: December 11, 2018, 09:35:16 PM »

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #676 on: December 11, 2018, 10:23:53 PM »

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.

Two of them are Ragged Ass Road in Yellowknife NT, and the Road to Nowhere in Iqaluit NU. There's a photo of the first on the first page of this thread. A trip report on the second is elsewhere on this forum.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #677 on: December 11, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »

Creepy, not funny, if you've seen The Deer Hunter.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #678 on: December 12, 2018, 01:22:43 AM »

They misspelled Frappuccino.

Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.

Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #679 on: December 12, 2018, 06:06:49 AM »

They misspelled Frappuccino.
Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.
Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.

How so? The city/local government isn't profiting from naming the street with that name.
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« Reply #680 on: December 12, 2018, 05:28:15 PM »

I've actually been to Avenida de Super Mario Bros :sombrero:. This and other streets named after videogames are in a new housing development to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain (and only a handful of those streets are open to traffic, with the only purpose of providing access to the lone building located in that area so far).

In another part of the world there is Longyang Lu (龙阳路) in Shanghai, China. 龙阳 Lóngyáng means "gay" (as in "homosexual") in a positive manner.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #681 on: December 12, 2018, 05:58:19 PM »

Avenida de Super Mario Bros ... to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain

So how do Spaniards pronounce the "Bros" part?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #682 on: December 13, 2018, 05:57:44 PM »

They misspelled Frappuccino.
Pure conjecture on my part, but that may have been on purpose, considering that "Frappuccino" is trademarked.
Most likely, though something tells me Starbucks could still ping them for infringement.
How so? The city/local government isn't profiting from naming the street with that name.

I doubt Starbucks would actually care. In fact, other homeowners from nearby streets would have the strongest argument against the name, if housing values along said street were higher because of the street name. I know that's a stretch, but it's something.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #683 on: December 18, 2018, 12:02:08 PM »

I've actually been to Avenida de Super Mario Bros :sombrero:. This and other streets named after videogames are in a new housing development to the Southwest of Zaragoza, Spain (and only a handful of those streets are open to traffic, with the only purpose of providing access to the lone building located in that area so far).

In another part of the world there is Longyang Lu (龙阳路) in Shanghai, China. 龙阳 Lóngyáng means "gay" (as in "homosexual") in a positive manner.

What's even odder is that those streets in Zaragoza are connected to streets named after famous composers like Chopin, Vivialdi, and Beethoven.  A mix of high culture and low culture.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #684 on: December 18, 2018, 02:55:49 PM »

Yup. That is Rosales del Canal, a neighborhood really off the beaten path (and served by bus route 41, which explains why my avatar here is I-41). Notice that Mozart is missing from that area due to him already having a circle across the city.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #685 on: December 30, 2018, 11:56:07 PM »

Brown Material Road which happens to intersect CA 46.

And CA 33...made a point of getting pics:

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #686 on: December 31, 2018, 08:04:59 PM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #687 on: December 31, 2018, 08:19:15 PM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?
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« Reply #688 on: December 31, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.” 

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« Reply #689 on: January 01, 2019, 09:52:42 AM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”

If I had bothered to actually scroll right (mobile browsing), I might have noticed that.  :D
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« Reply #690 on: January 01, 2019, 11:48:30 AM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”
What brown material? Paint? Dirt? Poop?
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« Reply #691 on: January 01, 2019, 12:04:24 PM »

Perhaps "Brown Mattress Road"?
Someone have a little accident?

Luckily the first pic makes it clear that we’re talking about “Brown Material.”
What brown material? Paint? Dirt? Poop?

Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 

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« Reply #692 on: January 01, 2019, 12:12:46 PM »

Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 

According to a 1937 court decision, there was a local seller of oil drilling muds called "Brown Materials Company". The decision does not say whether "Brown" was the last name of the company's founder, or rather the color of the products it sold.
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« Reply #693 on: January 01, 2019, 12:21:23 PM »

Apparently there is a “Brown Material Company” on that road.  I’m not certain if is agricultural or oil related, both are bi on the CA 33 corridor. 

According to a 1937 court decision, there was a local seller of oil drilling muds called "Brown Materials Company". The decision does not say whether "Brown" is the last name of the company's founder, or rather the color of the products it sells.

Well that would explain why that road has been there so long then.  It’s on every USGS map of the area I’ve looked at.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #694 on: January 01, 2019, 12:33:05 PM »

There is a Gill Ct. and Cove Pl. in Northbridge, MA
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« Reply #695 on: January 01, 2019, 12:38:35 PM »

There is a Gill Ct. and Cove Pl. in Northbridge, MA

I don't see what's funny about those names. Even with Gill Ct. being nowhere near the town of Gill, MA, I don't see anything interesting.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #696 on: January 01, 2019, 10:10:04 PM »

Gills of a fish, and the fish swim in coves? I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #697 on: January 05, 2019, 02:57:23 PM »

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahaspler/street-names-in-canada-are-weird-and-thats-ok

Here are other weird street names in Canada, and it also includes Mulder and Scully streets too on this list.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #698 on: March 05, 2019, 03:35:56 AM »

No. 10 Downing St makes perfect sense in London.
No. 10 Downing St makes me LOL in Waco, Texas.
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« Reply #699 on: March 05, 2019, 06:23:16 PM »

No. 10 Downing St makes perfect sense in London.
No. 10 Downing St makes me LOL in Waco, Texas.

Yup I saw that
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/991-Downing-St-10-China-Spring-TX-76633/52051179_zpid/

There's a 10 Downing street in China Spring, TX.
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