OT - Article on crazy street names - LOL - enjoy

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lovinlifeinAK, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    Whatever happened to Main Street?

    Fortunately for the inner third grader in us all, many of the country's comedic city planners ditched the old standby in favor of something a little more ... insane.

    When Mitsubishi Motors asked America to send in the zaniest street names they could find, 2,500 voters responded with a baffling barrage of bizarre byways, proudly crowning Psycho Path (in Traverse City, Mich.), as the wackiest street name in the nation, the Associated Press reports.

    Not sure what to think about that?

    Perhaps a stroll down Tennessee's Farfrompoopen Road, which happens to be the only route leading to Constipation Ridge, would clear your head.

    Maybe you'd like to purchase a happy home on Divorce Court in Heather Highlands, Pa., or settle in to a relaxing existence on Bucket of Blood Street in Holbrook, Ariz.

    Those who feel like one is not enough might try a corner lot at the intersection of Count and Basie in Richmond, Va., sing the blues at the corner of Lonesome and Hardup in Albany, Ga., or snicker at the spot where Clinton and Fidelity intersect in Houston

    Other monikers voted into the top ten include homage to the tasty (Tater Peeler Road in Lebanon, Tenn.), the ominous (Shades of Death Road in Warren County, N.J.) and the perpetually surprising (Unexpected Road in Buena, N.J.).



    Thought this was funny had to share.......

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  2. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    Very funny! have you ever heard that everyone has a pornstar name? You take your pets first name and your street name. For instance My dog is Buster and the street is Beacon so my husbands pornstar name would be Buster Beacon. My cat is Sweetie pie and mine would be Sweetie pie beacon. It used to be Sugar Emerson. Sometimes it sorks out pretty funny!

    Hugs Lynn
  3. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    There is a place called Crapstone with a butcher shop called Kneebone's.
    AC
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  4. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    Perhaps a stroll down Tennessee's Farfrompoopen Road, which happens to be the only route leading to Constipation Ridge, would clear your head.

    Oh yeah and Lynn my name would be Thumper Winwood....not very appealing name...LOL[This Message was Edited on 03/01/2006]
  5. lenaw70

    lenaw70 New Member

    Stubby Spruce ?!?!?!?!?!?!!

    WEIRD!!!!LOL!!!

    Lena
  6. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    don't think you will hit it big with that name...of course neither would..LOL
  7. Kat_in_Texas

    Kat_in_Texas New Member

    I used to live in a small town on the Texas Gulf Coast before moving to Big D. The downtown was originally laid out with nothing but winding streets, purposely done to deter speeding up and down straight stretches of road, I believe. It is crazy to find where you're going because all the streets wind around, some intersecting others more than once.

    The downtown streets are named Winding Way, This Way, That Way, West Way, Parking Way, to name a few. This Way and That Way actually go through residential areas and I have friends with addresses like "123 This Way". Later on a church was built on a brand new street, so they named that one His Way. The street where the old airport used to be is Run Way. Makes for lots of silliness when giving directions, "Well first you go This Way, and then you go That Way, and you're there!"

    I'm not making this up, it's quite a novelty and the town is well known for that. Incidentally, the streets in the town that are not unique with the "Way" name are all named with flower or tree names.


  8. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    I can see that it would start to get silly. Growing up the only problem I had was we lived in an area where the streets were are presidents last name......well we lived off Wilson, and guess what my maiden name is.....Wilson.

    Often people would get confused. Not as bad as No Name road. But always had to repeat my street name.
  9. victoria

    victoria New Member

    there is a town called 'Between'...

    Always wanted to live there so when someone asked me where I lived I could say 'Between'...

    and then they could ask, 'between WHAT?"

    -- this could easily be worked up into an Abbot & Costello routine like 'who's on first', LOLOL!

    There's also a Nowhere Rd. in Athens GA...

    :)
    Victoria
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  10. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    called "Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children" about the street names of New Orleans close to where I grew up. I was used to unique street names -- then I moved to Gainesville, FL where every street is a number with a directional, and I couldn't find my way around to save my life!

    This is a funny thread!
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  11. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    is Turkeywood rd
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