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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #775 on: September 01, 2019, 03:32:11 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?

I just clicked through on Street View and I didn't see it either. It was on the south side of VA-55 (passenger's side as you drive east from Front Royal) and it was a smaller street sign than most of the others, so there's a good chance it was privately posted.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #776 on: September 19, 2019, 09:57:29 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).

Explain? If full castration is removal of the two testicles, how is it full castration if there's only one ball cut off?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #777 on: September 22, 2019, 06:35:19 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).

Explain? If full castration is removal of the two testicles, how is it full castration if there's only one ball cut off?

Oh yeah, no shit. I think I read it as "Balls Cut Off Road". Which makes no sense, as the city being "cut off" is Ball, Louisiana. Based on that, I thought you might have assumed that only the removal of all visible reproductive organs would count as full castration (testicle removal being "half").

*facepalm* (although my version of the road is funnier!)
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #778 on: September 23, 2019, 08:26:07 AM »

This is not necessarily a weird name itself, but does anyone live in/near a town that has a College Street that is either not close to a college or doesn't have one at all?

I have also noticed multiple examples of Church St, and School St, that do not live up to their name in any manner
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #779 on: September 25, 2019, 08:23:00 AM »

This is not necessarily a weird name itself, but does anyone live in/near a town that has a College Street that is either not close to a college or doesn't have one at all?

I have also noticed multiple examples of Church St, and School St, that do not live up to their name in any manner

Church and School streets may be named for entities that used to be on those streets but no longer exist, as churches and schools often come and go.

Colleges don't often cease to exist, so a College St without a college is more weird to me than the other two.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #780 on: September 28, 2019, 05:45:40 PM »

This is not necessarily a weird name itself, but does anyone live in/near a town that has a College Street that is either not close to a college or doesn't have one at all?

Is? Sure, College Ave. in Rochester was named for the University of Rochester, which moved away to the River Campus a number of years ago (though many of the former academic buildings remain, and the U of R still owns the adjacent Memorial Art Gallery; also, the building across the street now housing part of School of the Arts was once a dormitory for students of the Eastman School of Music).
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #781 on: September 28, 2019, 11:13:10 PM »

This is not necessarily a weird name itself, but does anyone live in/near a town that has a College Street that is either not close to a college or doesn't have one at all?

Is? Sure, College Ave. in Rochester was named for the University of Rochester, which moved away to the River Campus a number of years ago (though many of the former academic buildings remain, and the U of R still owns the adjacent Memorial Art Gallery; also, the building across the street now housing part of School of the Arts was once a dormitory for students of the Eastman School of Music).

Grand Junction, CO:  City authorities recently tried to rename US-6 / North Avenue as University Blvd. as Colorado Mesa University is partially located on that street. There was too much blowback since North Avenue is one of the main drags for local businesses and they didnt want to have to invest in changing all their address information on phone listings, business cards, etc...
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #782 on: September 29, 2019, 01:58:09 AM »

"University Street" in Seattle was named for the original location of the University of Washington, but it moved about 120 years ago. Street name stuck all these years later.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #783 on: October 02, 2019, 07:48:42 PM »

College Street in Asheville, North Carolina doesn't appear to have any access points to a college, but I could just be completely blind.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5963094,-82.5486165,16.27z
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #784 on: October 02, 2019, 09:40:35 PM »

"University Street" in Seattle was named for the original location of the University of Washington, but it moved about 120 years ago. Street name stuck all these years later.

UW does still own several downtown blocks around University Street, so the name is not totally inappropriate.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #785 on: October 02, 2019, 10:10:54 PM »

Kickapoo Trail off of CA 62 in Yucca Valley:

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #786 on: October 02, 2019, 10:36:57 PM »

^^ There is a Kickapoo River in Wisconsin, with Kickapoo being an Algonquian word meaning "one who goes here, then there"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickapoo_River
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #787 on: October 02, 2019, 10:59:08 PM »

^^ There is a Kickapoo River in Wisconsin, with Kickapoo being an Algonquian word meaning "one who goes here, then there"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickapoo_River

Yes I'm aware, the interesting thing is that a lot of the street names in Yucca Valley are named after well known tribes from across the United States.  Even Old Woman Springs Road is named after an elderly tribal member who lived at a local spring. 

 


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