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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #250 on: May 25, 2016, 12:40:41 AM »

Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA



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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2016, 08:13:02 AM »

Bakersfield, CA:

https://goo.gl/NaHwlA



I wonder if they have problems with that lower sign getting vandalized.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #252 on: May 28, 2016, 01:22:01 AM »

Reminds me of Eddie Murphy's song "Boogie In Your Butt": 
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #253 on: June 22, 2016, 10:04:08 PM »

Not literally a "street", but signed like one: Married Man's Trail, at its intersection with Park Ave. in Ketchikan, Alaska:



The Trail connects Park Ave. to Creek St. Both the Trail and Creek St. are pedestrian-only (the Trail is mostly boardwalk, the street is wider and all boardwalk), but both are signed as if they were streets. Creek St. used to be Ketchikan's red-light district (it is now full of art galleries and other assaults on your wallet), and Married Man's Trail was the back entrance used to sneak in to Creek St. without being noticed.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #254 on: June 23, 2016, 12:53:53 PM »

The Trail connects Park Ave. to Creek St. Both the Trail and Creek St. are pedestrian-only (the Trail is mostly boardwalk, the street is wider and all boardwalk), but both are signed as if they were streets. Creek St. used to be Ketchikan's red-light district (it is now full of art galleries and other assaults on your wallet), and Married Man's Trail was the back entrance used to sneak in to Creek St. without being noticed.

This one's definitely funnier with the historical context.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #255 on: June 23, 2016, 05:37:40 PM »

There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #256 on: June 23, 2016, 06:27:45 PM »

There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today

Well do you want to Google it, or shall I?  :wow:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #257 on: June 23, 2016, 06:33:40 PM »

There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today

Not seeing what sign you're talking about.  That link takes me to a map page, not a streetview.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #258 on: June 23, 2016, 06:34:07 PM »

There has to be an explanation for this one I saw earlier today

Not seeing what sign you're talking about.  That link takes me to a map page, not a streetview.

Street view doesn't exist here. The street name is all you need.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #259 on: June 26, 2016, 06:22:27 PM »

Old News Road in Williamsburg. The old alignment of News Road.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #260 on: June 26, 2016, 07:00:52 PM »

"A street" in downtown Cathedral City near Palm Springs (part of the alphabetical order scheme), then you ask where "A street" is?

In my hometown Indio CA we have a Date Avenue, which should be a romantic place to take your date on a honeymoon night (South Jackson park).

Butt Road in Fort Wayne, IN (Google it) and a few schools named Butt(s)-I wonder the children can easily say the name of their school. (LOL!)

and Google also shown me Dick Road in Crosby Township, OH. I'm trying to keep it clean, could been named for a man named Dick. xD
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #261 on: June 26, 2016, 07:27:37 PM »

Crosby Township, OH

You say that as if townships are uniquely named across Ohio. They are not. Granted, I did not research whether there is more than one Crosby Township in Ohio, but one of my pet peeves is people who use "[Townnship], [State]" as if it were as unambiguous as "[City], [State]" in Northwest Ordinance states.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #262 on: June 26, 2016, 08:25:04 PM »

Crosby Township, OH

You say that as if townships are uniquely named across Ohio. They are not. Granted, I did not research whether there is more than one Crosby Township in Ohio, but one of my pet peeves is people who use "[Townnship], [State]" as if it were as unambiguous as "[City], [State]" in Northwest Ordinance states.

It is one of the few that is unique. Truro Township in Franklin County is another. Hell, even in New York, there are two towns that share a name (Brighton, Monroe County and Franklin County). Remember that New York towns are like New England towns.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #263 on: June 26, 2016, 09:24:44 PM »

I was giving my brother directions the other day and I told him "if you come to Bitch* Street, you went too far."

https://goo.gl/maps/RFFLT93mtGn

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*Post edited in view of cl94's objection, though "Bitch" is far less accurate and less descriptive than the word I really used.
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« Reply #264 on: June 26, 2016, 09:43:11 PM »

I was giving my brother directions the other day and I told him "if you come to C*** Street, you went too far."

https://goo.gl/maps/RFFLT93mtGn

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Hey, we have kids on here, but nice job blocking it out. Of course, her husband is more likely to be found on this street.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #265 on: June 30, 2016, 08:53:30 PM »

I like Tu-Lane Street,
https://goo.gl/maps/Jy2YJH1o3UP2

Hopefully they don't plan on widening  :bigass:
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #266 on: July 01, 2016, 08:36:55 AM »

On the other side of the Colorado River in Az. across from Needles CA, a road named "Jap Road" was renamed "Bonzai Slough Road" to properly honor Japanese-American farmers in the region. The word "Jap" is undeniably and definitely racist, not to mention not all Asian-Americans are Japanese, but in this case they played a huge role in irrigating the desert lands of the Southwest (CA, AZ and NV).
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« Reply #267 on: August 25, 2016, 07:22:38 AM »

Unusual sounding street name- "Quex Road" in London
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« Reply #270 on: August 25, 2016, 07:40:24 PM »

The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #271 on: August 26, 2016, 08:17:22 AM »

The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #272 on: August 26, 2016, 02:37:08 PM »

The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.
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« Reply #273 on: August 26, 2016, 03:53:41 PM »

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympthathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

To quote that fount of wisdom, Office Space:  "Why should I change?  He's the one who sucks."
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« Reply #274 on: August 26, 2016, 05:25:00 PM »

The photo of Fuhrer earlier in this thread made me think of Hitler Street in Kimmel, Indiana:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+Hitler+St,+Kimmell,+IN+46760/@41.3944609,-85.5494287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88166309c176cd45:0xd7a76b40f501e307!8m2!3d41.3944569!4d-85.54724

That belongs in "least funny street names".

Well, not "least funny". But certainly "most bizarre", even if there's a story behind it.

The story is probably this: There are several people in the world named Hitler, and one just ruined it for the rest.

More than likely, unless the townsmen are Nazi sympthathizers. The bizzare bit is that, between WWII and now, the name of the street wasn't changed.

The street was named after Joe Hitler. Read more here: http://kpcnews.com/columnists/steve_garbacz/kpcnews/article_1ac8f77d-9e9a-567a-9c92-2cec70f81419.html
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