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Funny or odd street names in your town.
Posted: 25 October 2007 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have been putting together a database at work with names and addresses in it, and it got me to thinking about street and area names.
There’s an awful lot of weird ones in Edinburgh.
So, what have you got?

One rule, and one rule only… if you’re offering names, you have to at least have lived in that town for a period of time.
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So, I give you:

Parrotshot (no idea)
Dumbiedykes (no idea)
The Jewel (perhaps the roads are in a diamond pattern?)
World’s End Close (when Edinburgh was just a small area around the castle, it was a walled city. This was the nearest close to the wall, and ‘the end of the [civilised] world’, so I see the logic. However, it just sounds really ominous.)

Anyone else?

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Posted: 25 October 2007 06:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The only one I can think of at the moment for where I live now is Silopanna Ave, which is the name of the town (Annapolis)spelled backwards.

Back where I used to live in Pennsylvania there was a Gallows Hill Road… you can guess what they did there.

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Posted: 25 October 2007 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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For several years I have lived in the “Diefsteeg” (“Thieves alley”).

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Posted: 25 October 2007 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Heh, a lot of the Aboriginal names used can be interesting.  And I’ve taken a smidgeon of liberty, and the following are all in the 1998 Perth Street Directory.

Badgerup Road
Bonewood Court
Bygum Lane
Kookerbrook Street
Pensioner Guard Road

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Posted: 25 October 2007 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It was always morbidly fitting that one of the most famous unsolved (now solved thankfully) murders in Scottish criminal history was the World’s End Killings (the girls were last seen in the World’s End Pub).

There’s a street in Yorkshire called Whipmawhopmagate. Where you went to whip your wife with birch twigs if she was playing around.

I live on the corner of Gallowgate (no prizes for guessing what they did here). There’s not too many cool names in Glasgow.
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Posted: 25 October 2007 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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We have a lot of names around here that might just sound funny to a lot of people (Wicomico, Nassawango, Wetipquin, Chassaconessix, etc), but then that can be said for just about any name.

There are a few names that also are just oddly appropriate (or inappropriate), though.  There’s Division Street, which has the southern half divided from the northern half by about three miles.  And the fact that there’s an all-girl Catholic high school on Ogle Avenue has merited some mention from various people.  And Deep Harbor Road is a bit of an odd name, since it’s about as far from any navigable water as you can get around here and is on a hill.

We also have a Muddy Hole Road, East Eden Road, Pea Hill Gut, Nutters Neck Road, Cat Hell Road, Experimental Road, and Mild Stagger Road.

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Posted: 25 October 2007 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Accipiter - 25 October 2007 03:54 PM

We have a lot of names around here that might just sound funny to a lot of people (Wicomico, Nassawango, Wetipquin, Chassaconessix, etc), but then that can be said for just about any name.

There are a few names that also are just oddly appropriate (or inappropriate), though.  There’s Division Street, which has the southern half divided from the northern half by about three miles.  And the fact that there’s an all-girl Catholic high school on Ogle Avenue has merited some mention from various people.  And Deep Harbor Road is a bit of an odd name, since it’s about as far from any navigable water as you can get around here and is on a hill.

We also have a Muddy Hole Road, East Eden Road, Pea Hill Gut, Nutters Neck Road, Cat Hell Road, Experimental Road, and Mild Stagger Road.

Mild Stagger Road must be filled with pubs…

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Posted: 25 October 2007 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Renquist - 25 October 2007 04:18 PM

Mild Stagger Road must be filled with pubs…

It’s actually out in the middle of nowhere right now, but a few hundred years ago. . .who knows?  Towns here have a habit of sort of migrating along.

Renquist - 25 October 2007 03:11 PM

All our streets are named after great thinkers and inventors and statesmen downer

Great Glaswegian thinkers and Glaswegian inventors and Glaswegian statesmen?  Gosh, I didn’t realise that Glasgow was such a small town.  wink

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Posted: 25 October 2007 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Accipiter - 25 October 2007 04:23 PM
Renquist - 25 October 2007 04:18 PM

Mild Stagger Road must be filled with pubs…

It’s actually out in the middle of nowhere right now, but a few hundred years ago. . .who knows?  Towns here have a habit of sort of migrating along.

Renquist - 25 October 2007 03:11 PM

All our streets are named after great thinkers and inventors and statesmen downer

Great Glaswegian thinkers and Glaswegian inventors and Glaswegian statesmen?  Gosh, I didn’t realise that Glasgow was such a small town.  wink

You say that like you guys invented anything of use LOL

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Posted: 25 October 2007 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 25 October 2007 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Sharruma - 25 October 2007 06:07 PM

I used to live near a place called ‘One Tree Hill’ it was a hill covered with trees.

That’s a pretty accurate name then.

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Posted: 25 October 2007 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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One of the exotic clubs in Lansing, Michigan is located on Jolly road… talk about good marketing (linky is safe for work)

Location, Location, Location!

The club’s tagline is: Deja Vu Showgirls:: 1000’s of Beautiful Girls and 3 Ugly Ones! LOL

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