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Topic: Funny Street Names
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2006-09-12 21:57:03 and read 12494 times.

Has anyone SEEN a funny street name personally? I don't mean a picture or "oh I heard there is one called so and so..". I mean personally SEEN the sign.

I'll start. In North York we have a housing division called the "Morning Gloryway" and in Metro-Toronto "Fudger Gardens".

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: 9VSPO
Posted 2006-09-12 22:02:55 and read 12490 times.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: SlamClick
Posted 2006-09-12 22:08:44 and read 12485 times.

In Reno we have Bowling Alley and in Sparks we have Disc Drive. Both were intentional I believe.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Superfly
Posted 2006-09-12 22:17:29 and read 12473 times.


This is down in southern California


Street names here in San Francisco.
Uranus street
Colon street
Head streat

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: SlamClick
Posted 2006-09-12 22:27:50 and read 12467 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):

Of course you are familiar with Dooby Avenue, even if you didn't go there this year.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Nirmalmakadia
Posted 2006-09-12 22:32:24 and read 12464 times.

My business is on "Cowpath Rd"

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Superfly
Posted 2006-09-12 22:34:47 and read 12461 times.

SlamClick:
Oh yes of course.  Smile

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: 808TWA
Posted 2006-09-12 22:37:12 and read 12453 times.

Avenue Road / Toronto
Orfus Road / Toronto
Rawdick Road / Markham

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Dtwclipper
Posted 2006-09-12 22:44:45 and read 12451 times.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Bushpilot
Posted 2006-09-12 23:08:32 and read 12439 times.

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I have always been a fan of this one.

Also in ANC, there is a Lois Drive, some superman nerds tried unsuccessfully awhile back to change it to Lois Lane.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Dtwclipper
Posted 2006-09-12 23:47:47 and read 12428 times.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 9):
Also in ANC, there is a Lois Drive, some superman nerds tried unsuccessfully awhile back to change it to Lois Lane.

There is a street in the Metro Detroit area (specifically, the city of Southfield) called "Lois Lane"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Lane

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Traindriver
Posted 2006-09-13 01:44:35 and read 12400 times.

9VSPO, I've always loved that street sign. Many, many eons ago, I used
to live there. It's an intersection in the Inwood section of upper Manhattan
in NYC.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Superfly
Posted 2006-09-13 01:46:06 and read 12400 times.

Bushpilot:
Is that sign for real?

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Bushpilot
Posted 2006-09-13 02:27:36 and read 12372 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Is that sign for real?

Yeah, it is real, named after Bush 41 who was CIA director in the late 70s I believe the time frame is. I have family I was visiting in DC and I begged to make the trip to Langely just to see the signs myself. I laughed for the rest of the day.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: ABfemme
Posted 2006-09-13 02:27:41 and read 12372 times.

We have a Butt lane near us!!

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Boston92
Posted 2006-09-13 02:46:21 and read 12365 times.

Gay Street, where I live.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Superfly
Posted 2006-09-13 02:53:55 and read 12360 times.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 13):
Yeah, it is real, named after Bush 41...

OK. It's wicked intelligence but I guess he can pass for intelligence.
They need to add the 'H' in the middle so it won't cause any traffic accidents.

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 14):
We have a Butt lane near us!!

Show us your Butt
lane.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: ABfemme
Posted 2006-09-13 03:05:54 and read 12353 times.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/i...es/snow_pics_1105_gallery.shtml?21

Best I can find!

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: FLYtoEGCC
Posted 2006-09-13 13:27:35 and read 12319 times.

The focal point for the gay community in Manchester is a road called Canal Street. There is an on-going joke that if you drop the first letter of each of those two words, the resulting name spells something which might be more fitting to that particular group... Big grin

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: VC10BOAC
Posted 2006-09-13 18:46:48 and read 12291 times.

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 15):
Gay Street, where I live

Do you live in Baltimore? There is a Gay Street downtown that runs through the red-light district (not that I would know where that is...)

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Usnseallt82
Posted 2006-09-13 18:54:59 and read 12280 times.

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
Funny Street Names







 Big grin

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: ConcordeLoss
Posted 2006-09-13 19:12:29 and read 12270 times.

Random Street in Cleveland, OH

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: IL76
Posted 2006-09-13 19:40:50 and read 12262 times.

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(Aachen, Germany)

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Superfly
Posted 2006-09-13 22:11:46 and read 12247 times.

Usnseallt82:
I passed by that sign last month of I-94 in Wisconsin.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Usnseallt82
Posted 2006-09-14 00:11:18 and read 12234 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
I passed by that sign last month of I-94 in Wisconsin.

I "passed" it sometime during high school, but I can't comment any further.  Big grin

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Usair320
Posted 2006-09-14 01:08:33 and read 12223 times.

There is a Bent Street in Taos,NM about 2 hours north of my house in SAF. A bit off topic but I always found Phuket,Thailand to look quite funny although not pronounced the way it looks.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Glydrflyr
Posted 2006-09-14 03:18:04 and read 12206 times.

How about "Shades of Death Road" in Warren County, New Jersey, or "Skunks Misery Delight" on Long Island, I think in Bethpage.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Kingsford
Posted 2006-09-14 11:02:52 and read 12184 times.

I live at the intersection of Gay street and Gorgeous lane.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Azza40
Posted 2006-09-14 17:06:20 and read 12166 times.

There is a little run down road near mine called "Asshoole Walkway"

Aaron  swirl 

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2006-09-14 17:12:33 and read 12161 times.

There is also a street in King City (30 mins north of Toronto) called "LongWood".

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Azza40
Posted 2006-09-14 17:14:23 and read 12161 times.

 Wow! I just asked my dad for funny ones, and he said there was a forest near his shop called "Hairy Bush"

Aaron  swirl 

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: TransIsland
Posted 2006-09-14 20:30:12 and read 12136 times.

Here in Nassau we've got quite a few... judging by what others find funny, I guess I could start with "Cowpen Road." (not funny, IMHO)

For the atheists out there (me being one of them): Faith Avenue.

Now my favourites:

3. Bias Corner
2. Dumping Ground Corner (and it's NOT not the municipal landfill)
.
.
.
.
1. Dog Flea Alley

Probably lots more, but I can't think of any right now. And yes, I've seen them all with my own two eyes.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: TransIsland
Posted 2006-09-14 20:46:03 and read 12131 times.

Coming to think of it... a few more from Nassau (admittedly, haven't seen all of them myself, just flicked through the phone book for reference):

Bacardi Road (named after the Bacardi distillery there)
Jail Alley and Gaol Alley
Hurricane Hole
Tuckaway Road
New Hope Drive
Horse Shoe Drive
Harmony Hill
Shady Tree Street
Koolair Drive [sic!]
Lady Slipper Avenue
Tranquilizer Estates

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Dvk
Posted 2006-09-14 20:51:17 and read 12124 times.

My hometown has "18 1/2 Avenue"

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Fbgdavidson
Posted 2006-09-14 21:27:41 and read 12119 times.

I guess the best I can come up with is back in the UK, Alderman Willy Close in Wokingham, Berks. Where Woodley Airfield was in Reading, Berks the council named all the streets after aircraft and pilots. There were going to name a small street, Douglas Bader Walk, somewhat ironic since the guy lost his legs there...In the end they named the main thoroughfare after him, Bader Way.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 9):
Also in ANC, there is a Lois Drive, some superman nerds tried unsuccessfully awhile back to change it to Lois Lane.

My wife lived on a Lois Lane in Harrisonburg, VA when she was at Uni. I thought she was joking...

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 29):
There is also a street in King City (30 mins north of Toronto) called "LongWood".

A friend of mine went here:
http://www.longwood.edu/

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: EGTESkyGod
Posted 2006-09-18 09:06:30 and read 12067 times.

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 7):
Avenue Road

I live in an Avenue Road (well, I do in the UK!!)

Not a road sign, but the Aussies have some superb signs out here. Went to Sydney Aquarium and saw a sign that said

"Please do not climb over this fence. If the fall doesn't kill you, the crocodile will."

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: EI747SYDNEY
Posted 2006-09-18 09:38:46 and read 12066 times.

Hey I;m in Sydney and there is a street name in the west area of Saint Clair and its called "Swallow Drive"


Rob

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: BananaBoY
Posted 2006-09-18 09:55:56 and read 12065 times.

I saw a "Glenn Close" when I was in the Isle of Man.


Mark

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Egmcman
Posted 2006-09-18 21:21:16 and read 12029 times.

Electric Avenue here in Westlciff on Sea area of Southend.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Egmcman
Posted 2006-09-18 21:24:28 and read 12025 times.

I almost forgot there is a road called Aviation Way by SEN.

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: OB1504
Posted 2006-09-18 22:03:10 and read 12016 times.

There's actually a Cow Pen Rd in Miami Lakes, where I live. There are, in fact, many cows living around it, although they're bulding over the pastures.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...0.004352,0.010815&t=h&om=1&iwloc=A

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: Gregtx
Posted 2006-09-18 22:21:23 and read 12007 times.

Between Vegas and and Los Angeles on I-15 there is an exit for Zzyzx Rd.
Not a clue.....

Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: AirworldA320
Posted 2006-09-18 22:29:15 and read 12005 times.

Drain Lane in Brough, East Yorkshire

Spittal Hardwick Lane in Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Land Of Green Ginger in Hull, East Yorkshire

Not a street but in North Yorkshire a village named Blubberhouses, a village in East Yorkshire named Wetwang, one near Driffield called Land Of Nod!!!



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Topic: RE: Funny Street Names
Username: B777-700
Posted 2006-09-19 00:21:49 and read 11983 times.

There's a Stall Road around the Tampa, FL area. I was always afraid to drive down it and see a whole mess of cars along side the road.

Beaver Ruin Road in the Atlanta is also a classic, for obvious reasons. Big grin


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